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 be shuffled randomly for all students.
How to create a multiple choice question
- Create an assignment.
- Click New exercise, fill in a title and click Save.
- Click New question, select Multiple choice and click Save.
- Fill in the question description.
- Click the drop-down button Choice type and choose One correct answer or Multiple correct answers.
- 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, e.g. (1, 2, 3).
- Click the more_vert-icon at the top of the question for other various options.
- Click Save.
Options for a multiple choice question:
This marks the question as a bonus question.
This question will not be taken into account for the grades of exempt students.
- Stack choices vertically
Allows the choices to be stacked vertically.
- 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
Randomise the options once.
- Sort answers
Sorts the choices in alphabetical order.
- Negative points
For incorrect answers.
How to add a grading scheme to a multiple choice question
- Click Grading scheme in the switch 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 when the results are published for:
- completely correct answers.
- not completely correct answers.
- incorrect answers.
- 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 and you can use various options.
- Click Save.
Options for grading:
- Use automatic scoring
When using automatic scoring for grading, select the correct answer options.
- Grading description
A solution for the reviewers (and for students when published). The grading description can be an extensive elaboration, an image, or a file.
- Start with zero points (For the points-grading method only)
Select this option to allow all students to start with zero points before grading.
- Limit minimum to zero points (For the points-grading method only)
Select this option to allow all students to receive no negative points for this question.
- Limit maximum to total points (For the points-grading method only)
Select this option to allow all students to receive a maximum amount of points of the total amount of points for this question.
error_outline This question type will be graded automatically. Therefore it is not possible to change the score of a specific student. You can only change the points from the question.
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.