Moodle: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Types: OU Multiple Response

An OU Multiple Response question is a multiple-choice, multiple-response question type. The main difference from a standard Multiple Choice question type is the way the grading works. When creating a question, the teacher simply indicates which choices are correct. If there are n number of choices, the student scores 1/n for each correct choice and loses 1/n for each incorrect choice.

To Add an OU Multiple Response Question to the Question Bank:

  1. Open Moodle and select your course.
  2. In the Administration block, click Question Bank then click Questions. 

    question bank link in the admin menu

  3. Click Create a new question.

    question bank with "create new question" selected

  4. Select OU Multiple Response from the sidebar at the left, then click Add at the bottom.
  5. Enter the Question name, Question text, and Default points which are Required Settings.
  6. Insert the possible answers for your multiple choice question in the Answers section and mark whether each option is correct. You can also add feedback for each.

answer settings tab


  1. Next, you can edit the Combined Feedback and Multiple Tries settings.
  • NOTE: The Penalty for each incorrect try is set to 1 by default. This will only take effect if the Quiz Question Behavior is set to 'Interactive with multiple tries.'
  1. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen to create the question.

To add your newly created question to a quiz, see Adding Quiz Questions to a Quiz.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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