Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Types: Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice questions allow for the selection of a single or multiple responses from a predefined list.

To Add a Multiple Choice Question to the Question Bank

1. Open Moodle and select your course.

   2. In the Administration block, click the folder next to Question Bank, then select Questions.

 the administration tab with questions selected

3. Click Create a new question.

the Question Bank tab to create a new question

4. Select Multiple Choice from the sidebar at the left, then click Add at the bottom.

multiple response option on the Choose a Question Type window.

5. General Settings include Question Name, Question text and Default Mark which are required. Optional settings include Category and General feedback.

NOTE: It is suggested that the instructor make sure that the category is correct for organizational reasons and that the question name be something specific (other than Number 1) so that it is easier to find and edit them later.

general settings for a multiple choice question

6.  In the General settings, instructors can also designate whether the multiple choice question has a single answer or multiple responses. Other options include shuffling the options for each student and the format of the choices.

Multiple choice question options

7. The Choice optional settings are Answer, Grade, and Feedback for each answer choice available. If the question has a single correct answer, set the Grade to 100% so it receives full points. If a question has multiple answers, set each choice to a percentage of the overall points. (For example, if the question is to select 2 out of 4 items, set each correct item to 50% of the points for the question.)

Answer settings for a multiple choice question

8. Combined feedback gives the options to apply feedback: For any correct response, For any partially correct response, or For any incorrect response.

the combined feedback settings for a multiple choice question

9. Penalty for each incorrect try is required if the Question behavior in the Quiz settings is set to 'Interactive with multiple tries', and will change the percentage deducted for incorrect tries.  Hints are optional and can be applied to help the student figure out problems on their subsequent attempts.

multiple tries and the hints settings for a multiple choice question

10. Tags is an optional feature that allows an instructor to assign key words pertaining to a specific question.

the tags settings for a multiple choice question

11. Save changes when you are finished applying settings.

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

4/30/2020 11:04:14 AM