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To add a multiple choice question, select Multiple Choice in the “Create new question” pull-down menu. This will take you to the multiple choice question screen:


This works like a standard multiple choice question. Type in the name of the question (something to help you identify the question in the list), and type in the question. The “Question text” box allows formatting (bold, italics, etc.) by using the formatting tool bar above the text area. You do not have to type the answers in the “Question text” box – the program will list the answers you type in the various “Choice #” boxes.

You may select an image to display, if you have any loaded in your “Files” section.

Default question grade – the number of points assigned to the multiple choice question

Penalty factor - You can specify what fraction of the achieved score should be subtracted for each wrong response. This is only relevant if the quiz is run in adaptive mode so that the student is allowed to make repeated responses to the question. The penalty factor should be a number between 0 and 1. A penalty factor of 1 means that the student has to get the answer right in his first response to get any credit for it at all. A penalty factor of 0 means the student can try as often as he likes and still get the full marks.

You may then select if students are allowed to select more than one answer, or if there is only one answer allowed. You can also choose to shuffle the answers.

You may then fill in your answers, grades, and feedback for the multiple choice question, and include feedback text if you wish.

Something that is different for multiple choi ce questions is they have weight, based on the grade you give each answer. The positive answers must add up to 100%, or the system will ask if that is what you want to do. You do have the option to assign negative weight to an answer, such that a wrong answer might actually count against the student, instead of being no credit. This might be true where multiple answers are possible, such that A) is worth 50%, B) is worth -50% and C) is worth 50%. A student selecting A) and C) would get full credit, but a student selecting A) and B) would get no credit at all. You do have the option to make a wrong answer not count either way as well.

Feedback can also be given for any correct, partially correct or incorrect response.

When you are done filling in your questions, answers, feedback, and grade, click on “Save changes.” You should go back to the quiz screen again, with the new question listed.