Video Guide

Create a Multiple Answer Question (Video, 2m 16s)


Questions can be added to a test (refer Create a Test guide) or pool (refer Create a Pool guide).

Example question

Which of the following are usually required when referencing a source?
a. Year of publication
b.Title of work
c. Number of words
d. Author's name
e. Abstract

Example question

  1. Click on the Create Question button.
  2. Select Multiple Answer from the drop down menu.

Create question button selected with multiple answer circled from the drop down menu

Note: The below example does not allow students to receive partial marks. i.e. Students will receive full marks if they select only the correct answers. Refer to the guide Multiple answer question (partial marks) if you want to allow partial marks.


  1. Enter a descriptive name for the question in the Question Title textbox.
  2. Enter the question into the Question Text textbox.

Question setup with question title and the question text box circled


  1. Enter the required Options.
    • Answer Numbering: Choose the same option always.
    • Answer Orientation: Vertical may be more suitable in a survey.
    • Allow Partial Credit: Students receive marks partial marks of each correct answer.

Warning: Students will not have marks deducted for incorrect answers. i.e. If students select all answers (including incorrect answers) they will receive  full marks. Refer to the guide Multiple answer question (partial marks) if you want to allow partial credit.

  • Show answers in random order: Useful to help stop cheating in summative assessments.

Options with answer numbering, answer orientation, allow partial credit and show answers in a random order circled


  1. Select the required from the Number of Answers drop down list. OR
  2. Click on the Remove button to delete a question.
  3. Enter each answer in a separate Answer textbox.
  4. Select the checkbox for the correct answers.

Answers section with number of answers drop down box, the correct answer radio button, the answer text box and the remove button circled


  1. Giving specific feedback is optional. The default is Correct / Incorrect.

Feedback section with the correct response feedbask and incorrect response feedback text boxes circled

Categories and Keywords

Adding categories and keywords to questions, allows you to search tests and pools for questions by topic etc.

To add a new Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Add button.
  2. Click on the OK button.

To delete a Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Delete button.

To add an existing Category / Topic / Level of Difficulty / Keyword:

  1. Click on the Choose from Existing button.
  2. Select a word from the drop down list.

Categories and keywords with the add button, red X Add tag text box, ok and choose from existing all circled

Instructor Notes

  1. Notes added in the Instructor Notes text box cannot be viewed by students.

Instructor notes with text box circled


  1. Click on the  Submit button.

View of newly created multiple answers question.