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 grading mechanism. 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. In your Moodle course, click on the gear icon to open the Course Administration menu or the Quiz Administration menu inside a quiz.
  2. In the menu, click Question Bank then click Questions. You can also just click Question Bank without opening the dropdown menu.
    Course administration menu with question bank and questions link highlighted

  3. Click Create a new question.
    question bank with "create new question" selected

  4. In the popup window, select OU Multiple Response from the list of question types. Click Add.
  5. Enter the Question name, Question text, Question status, and Default points. The Default points will be applied for the whole question.
  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 possible response.

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 setting Question Behavior is set to Interactive with multiple tries in the quiz settings.
  1. Click Save changes at the bottom of the screen to create the question. You can also preview the question to make sure the correct responses were set.

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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