*lightbulb_outline *This question type can be used in both a digital test or a written assignment.

A multiple choice question is one of the most used question types within Ans. A multiple choice question can contain one or multiple correct answers. The answer options of a multiple choice question can also be shuffled randomly for all students.

## Create a multiple choice question

- Click the
*domain***School name**in the menu on the left. - Click on
*label_important***Courses**in the menu at the top. - Click on your course or use the search bar in the
*Courses*-section. - Click on your assignment or create a new assignment.
- Click
**New exercise**, fill in a name and click**Save**. - Click
**New question**and select**Multiple choice**. - Formulate the question in the question box.
- Fill in the amount of points the question is worth.
- Click the dropdown menu
**Correct choices***and choose**One**or**Multiple**. - Click
**Add choice**and fill in the answer option. *Repeat this for all answer options.*- If preferred, you can also set the
**Fixed starting position**. This allows you to fill in the position of the answer options when shuffle the answer options is enabled. - Click the
*more_vert***-icon**for more options. - Click
**Save.**

## Options for a multiple choice question

**Bonus**This marks the question as a bonus question, which means the number of points awarded with this question will be counted until the maximum amount of points achievable for this assignment is reached. The points of the bonus question aren’t included in the maximum amount of points that can be achieved for the assignment If the student answers the question incorrectly, this won’t be detracted from the number of points and the mark.**Skippable**

You will first need to assign which students are exempted from answering this question within the settings of your course. You can then enable which questions can be skipped by these students. In a digital test the student will be informed they can skip the question. For written assignments they will see a scissor icon next to the question, so students will need to be informed they can skip these questions. The number of points for this question will not be counted in their result. It is not possible to change this setting after the test has been taken.**Stack choices vertically**

Allows the answer options to be stacked vertically. This option works for written assignments only.**Partial scoring**Students will receive points when their answer is partly correct. For example, if the total number of points they can receive for a question is 2 and their answer is 50% correct, they will still receive 1 point. Without this option, they can only receive 0 or the maximum number of points.**Shuffle choices**Shuffles the answer options once. They will be displayed in that order for every student.**Sort answers**Sorts the choices in alphabetical order or in numerical order. If the answer options were for example red, blue, white. Then the answers would be sorted as, blue, red, white.**Negative points**All incorrect answer options will result in negative points. If for example, there are 3 possible answer options and the correct answer is worth 5 points, the two incorrect answer options will result in -2.5 points if chosen by the student. If you want to 'reset' the negative points, you will have to to delete the negative points and change them back to 0. They will not reset by clicking 'Negative points' again.

## Add a grading scheme to a multiple choice question

- Click the
*domain***School name**in the menu on the left. - Click on
*label_important***Courses**in the menu at the top. - Click on your course or use the search bar.
- Click on your assignment or create a new assignment.
- Click
**Grading scheme**in the menu at the top. - Go to the question for which you want to set the grading scheme.
- Click the
*more_horiz***-icon**and click**Edit**. - It is optional to fill in feedback that is shown to students when:

- correctly answering the question
- answering the question with a mistake
- incorrectly answering the question

- Fill in the number of points each answer option is worth.
- Filling in feedback for each choice is optional.
- You can use the
**Calculate points**-button to calculate the maximum points. The points of all the criteria will be summed up automatically. Alternatively, you can manually set the maximum number of points. - Click the
*more_vert***-icon**for more grading options. - Click
**Save**.

## Options for grading

**Model answer**A solution for the reviewers (and for participants when published). The model answer can be an extensive elaboration, an image, or a file.**Use automatic scoring**When you use automatic scoring for grading, you will need to select the correct answer options. The platform will automatically award the number of points set in the grading scheme for the question, either the full or partial points, depending on the setting. Disabling this option makes it possible to adjust the number of points awarded with each answer option. Both with the option enabled and disabled, the platform will automatically review the question, the difference is being able to differentiate between the number of points awarded for each answer.**S****tart with zero points**(For the points-per-criteria and rubrics grading method only)

If this option is enabled the marking of this question will always start at zero points and the points will be added up when selecting the criteria. When this option is disabled, the marking will start with the maximum amount of points that can be awarded for this question and selecting the criteria will be subtracted from this maximum. This means that the criteria should be added as minus points of the total amount. The reviewer can then select the criteria if the student didn’t meet this with their answer, so it can be detracted from the total amount of points.**Limit minimum to zero points**(For the points-per-criteria grading method only)

With this option enabled, it’s not possible to go below zero points when selecting the different criteria. It is still possible to manually adjust the number of points to go below zero with the adjustment option during the reviewing.**Limit maximum to total points**(For the points-per-criteria grading method only)

In the grading settings it’s possible to set the maximum amount of points achievable with the question, separate from the points per criteria When this number deviates from the maximum amount achievable by adding up the criteria points, this option will cap the maximum amount of points to this manually set number.

*error_outline* From now on, Ans will flag all multiple response questions for written assignments. We are still finding that there is not enough consistency with how students provide their answers to multiple response questions. This makes it hard to distinguish the answer option they have selected. This is a solution for now to be on the safe side. We are looking for a long term solution to reduce the number of flags while maintaining reliability.

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