Create multiple choice questions

Multiple choice (M/C) questions present a statement or question with a list of possible answers, in which learners must choose the best possible answer. Multiple choice questions differ from multi-select questions in that learners select one answer for each multiple choice question.

If you create a multiple choice question that has more than one possible solution, you can weight the answer according to the correctness of each possible answer.

For example, if two answer choices out of five options are accepted as correct, both can be weighted 100% and the other three options can be weighted at 0%. If all five answer choices are accepted as correct but some are more correct than others, each can be weighted in ascending order with the most correct answers weighted more than the least correct answers.

  1. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Multiple Choice Question (MC).
  2. If you are directed to the welcome page, to use the new question creation experience, click Leave it on.
    Or,
    To return to the original question creation experience, click Turn it off.

If you are using the new question creation experience:

  1. In the Question Text* field, enter your multiple choice question. A preview of the question appears in the preview pane as you begin creating the question.
  2. In the Answers * area, enter the answers for the multiple choice question.
  3. To add additional answers, click Add Answer.
  4. If you want to allow each learner to submit random answers, select the Randomize answers for each learner check box.
  5. Set the number of points for the multiple choice question.
  6. From the Options drop-down list, optionally, specify the following:
    • To add feedback for each answer, select Add Feedback.
    • To add a hint to the question, select Add Hint.
    • To add a percentage weight for each answer, select Add Custom Weights. You can set different weights for each answer if some solutions are more correct than others.
    • To add a short description to the question, select Add Short Description.
    • To select how you want your options to be enumerated, select an option from the Add Enumeration > Enumeration drop-down list.
  7. Click Save.

If you are using the original question creation experience:

  1. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Multiple Choice Question (MC).
  2. In the General area, enter your multiple choice question details.
  3. In the Options area, do the following:
    • To set how your options must be enumerated, select an option from the Enumeration drop-down list.
    • Select how you want your question to display.
  4. Enter a choice in each Value field and the weight you want to assign the answer (you can set different weights if some solutions are more correct than others).
  5. To include additional answers, click Add Option.
  6. To verify your question, click Preview.