Video Guide

Create a Multiple Choice Question (YouTube, 2m 10s)


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

Example question

Which living bird lays the world’s smallest egg?

  • a. Hornbill
  • b. Bee Humming Bird
  • c. Gulls
  • d. Woodpecker

Select question type

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

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


  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: Not relevant for multiple choice questions.
    • 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 radio button for the correct answer.

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 your 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 choice question.