Create a Multiple Answer question

Multiple Choice and Multiple Answer questions are graded automatically. If an assessment only has these types of questions, the assessment scores are posted automatically for students to view.

You'll use the same process to create questions in tests and assignments.

To create Multiple Answer questions, use the Multiple Choice question type and choose multiple correct answers. You can allow partial credit and negative credit for answers.

New questions don't have a default correct answer. You can't save unless you select at least one correct answer and add text for all your answers.

Questions have a default value of 10 points. Select the Points box to type a new value. If you want more than four answer boxes, select Add Choice. You can add as many answer boxes as you need. Select the Move icon to move an answer. Select the trash can icon to delete an answer. Delete any empty fields to enable the Save option.

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Partial and negative credit

Answer choices are equally weighted. You can't make one answer choice worth more than another answer choice.

Make a selection in the Scoring options menu:

  • All or nothing: Students must choose all answer choices correctly to receive full credit. One or more incorrect answer choices = 0 points.
  • Allow partial credit: Students receive partial credit if they answer part of the question correctly.
  • Subtract points for incorrect answers: Subtract points for incorrect answer choices to discourage guessing. The question score can total less than 0.

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