CheckboxesDropdownMultiple ChoiceNumerical Input and Text Input problems can created to include hints and feedback to students as they attempt to complete them. The process to create them is similar to creating the aforementioned problems, however, attention must be made to the coding.

Create a Problem with Hints and Feedback

Warning: Prior to adding or editing content in your course you will need to access Studio view. Refer to the Change from Student View to Staff Editing View guide for further instructions.

  1. In your unit, click on the Problem button.

problem button selected

  1. Click on any Problem that contains "with Hints and Feedback".

problems with hints and feedback selected

  1. Click on Edit.

edit button selected

  1. Delete the first line of text.

template text selected for deletion

  1. Replace the text between the greater-than sign and the double vertical bar with your own question e.g. >>What is the capital city of Australia?||
  2. Replace the text between the double vertical bar and less-than sign with your own hint, tip or note. e.g. ||Consult Page 15 of your textbook.<<

question and tip/note text selected

  1. Enter your answers by replacing the an incorrect answer and the correct answer text with your own answers.
  2. Mark the correct answer with x between the brackets e.g. (x) Canberra.
  3. Optionally, you can add additional answers by clicking on Multiple Choice or you can manually type in the required brackets and answers.

correct answer entered and selected, other answers are incorrect, optional addition of multiple choice responses selected

  1. Enter feedback between the curly brackets for each answer.

Note: Students will see this feedback after submitting their answer.

Note: Feedback does not need to be entered for each answer.

correct feedback selected, with incorrect answer feedback featured

  1. In the next section, enter hints between the double vertical bars.

Note: Multiple hints can be entered, provided they start on a new line and are between double vertical bars.

hints selected


  1. Click on Settings.

settings option selected

  1. Enter the question in the Display Name textbox.
  2. Ensure the textbox for Maximum Attempts is blank.

display name and maximum attempts textboxes selected

  1. Select Attempted from the Show Answer drop-down menu.
  2. Click on the Save button.

attempted option selected from show answer dropdown menu, save button selected