Multiple Answer questions allow students to choose more than one answer. Use this type of question when more than one answer is correct. For example, in the medical field, ask students to select symptoms associated with a medical condition.

Create a Multiple Answer question

  1. Access a test, survey, or pool. From the Create Question menu, select Multiple Answer.
  2. Type the Question Text.
  3. Select Answer Numbering and Answer Orientation from the menus or leave the defaults.
  4. The default number of answers is 4. If you want to increase this, select the Number of Answers from the menu. To reduce the number of answers, select Remove next to the answer boxes to delete them. A Multiple Answer question must have at least 2 answers and no more than 100 answers.
  5. Complete the Answer box for each answer.
  6. To select the correct answers, select the Correct check box for each answer.
  7. Optionally, type feedback for correct and incorrect answers.
  8. Select Submit and Create Another or Submit to add the question to the test.

Multiple Answer questions are graded automatically. If a test only has this type of question, the test scores are posted automatically for students to view.

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Partial and negative credit

You can allow partial and negative credit for Multiple Answer questions. Partial credit rewards students whose answers demonstrate they know some of the material. Use negative credit to discourage guessing. You can allow negative scores for incorrect answers and for the question.

You must enable the options to specify partial or negative credit on the Question Settings page to use them for individual questions. The option to allow negative scores won't appear unless you selected the option to allow partial credit.

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