**Create a multiple choice question**

Multiple choice questions are available in online tests and handwritten assignments.

- Write down the question in the Description text box and select
**Multiple choice**as question type. - Set the number of points the subquestion will be worth.
- Next, the type of multiple choice has to be chosen. This can be either
**One correct answer**or**Multiple correct answers**. The image above shows an example for**One correct answer**and the image below shows an example of**Multiple correct answers**. The only difference between these two choices is that the student can select one choice or multiple choices for this subquestion.*When using the multiple correct answers option, all submissions will be flagged where the number of selected choices is higher than the correct number of choices.* - After selecting the choice type, type the answers (choices) in the lines below. To add an extra choice, click
**ADD CHOICE**. - Now all choices are written down, the number of points per choice should be determined. For a choice that is correct, a positive number should be chosen. This number may be higher than the total amount of points set for this subquestion in step 2. More about what happens in this case later. For a choice that is incorrect, set either the amount of zero or to a negative amount. This way the student will get minus points for choosing the wrong answer.
- Use the buttons
**Shuffle Choices**,**Sort answers**and**Negative points**.**Shuffle choices**: Note that this button does not shuffle or mix the choices for each student individually, this is done differently, as can be read below.**Sort answers**: Sorts the answers alphabetically.**Negative points**: This option adds an 'indecisive'-option with zero points. It will also change the points per option of wrong answers to the total amount of points divided by the number of options minus one negative. The number of points of the right answer is left unchanged. See an example in the image below.

- Set the options. There are different options for handwritten assignments as for online tests.

**Options for handwritten assignments**

Set the options. In the drop-down menu **OPTIONS** above the description text box, seven choices are available:

**Start on new page**: Start the question on a new page.**Stack choices vertically**: For multiple choice options with little text, the options will be shown horizontally as the first image below. To force the answers to be shown vertically, choose this option. To stack the multiple choice options of all questions vertically, go to**edit layout**on top of the page and select**display all choices vertically**(see below at layout).- Turned off:
- Turned on:

**Bonus**marks the question as a bonus question, so the question is not obligatory.**Skippable for special students**marks the question as skippable for the group of students that is special, more about this option here.**Start with zero points**sets the number of points the student starts with to the number of points the question is worth, which is set in step 2.**Limit minimum to zero points**sets the minimum of the question to zero, so the student can not get a negative amount of points for this question.**Limit maximum to total points**limits the points a student can get for this question to the number of points set for this subquestion in step 2.

**Options for online tests**

Set the options. In the drop-down menu OPTIONS above the description text box, five choices are available:

**Bonus**marks the question as a bonus question, so the question is not obligatory.**Skippable for special students**marks the question as skippable for the group of students that is special, more about this option here.**Start with zero points**sets the number of points the student starts with to the number of points the question is worth, which is set in step 2.**Limit minimum to zero points**sets the minimum of the question to zero, so the student can not get a negative amount of points for this question.**Limit maximum to total points**limits the points a student can get for this question to the number of points set for this subquestion in step 2.

**Shuffle multiple choice choices for each student**

It may be useful to be able to shuffle the choices of the multiple choice questions for each student individually so that cribbing becomes more difficult. This is possible for handwritten assignments as well as online tests by going to **Layout**, next to Cover. The following pop-up will appear for handwritten assignments:

For online tests, only the options below *Questions* are available. To shuffle the choices for each student, select this option and click **SAVE**.

When generating the forms, so when creating a number of copies of the exam with each its own unique code, the option to shuffle the choices of the multiple choice questions can be found as well:

**Examples**

- In the 'one correct answer' question at the top of this page, the student will receive full points for the correct answer, and when 'Answer C' is selected, no points are received or subtracted. When 'Answer B' is selected, one point will be received, while this question probably contains a partly right and partly wrong answer. While this is a 'one correct answer' question, the maximum of points gathered cannot be more than 2 points in this particular case.
- In the 'multiple correct answers' question below, every correct answer is worth 1 point, and every wrong answer is worth -1 point. This way a maximum of 3 points can be gathered and a minimum of -2 points. When the limit options from step 6 are both checked, the maximum is 2 points and the minimum will be 0 points for this subquestion.
- In the 'multiple correct answers' question below, all correct answers are worth equally towards the maximum total of 2 points, so each is worth one point. When one wrong answer is chosen, the student will receive 2 negative points so it will never get a positive amount of points for choosing a wrong answer. If in options also
**limit minimum to zero points**is selected, the student will only get points for this question by only selecting correct answers. - In the 'multiple correct answers' question below, the option
**Start with zero points**is not checked, so the student starts with 2 points and can only get fewer points by selecting wrong answers while each wrong answer is worth -1 point.

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