Video Guide

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


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

Example question

Which living bird lays the world’s smallest egg?

  • a. Bee Hummingbird
  • b. Hornbill
  • c. Gulls
  • d. Woodpecker

    Select question type

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

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


    1. Optionally, enter a title for the question in the Question Title textbox.
    2. Enter the question in the Question Text textbox.
    3. Optionally, to add an image within the Question Text textbox, refer to the Insert an Image using the Text Editor guide.

    Question setup with question title and the question text box circled


    1. Select the required option from the Answer Numbering drop-down list.

    Note: Ensure you choose the same option consistently.

    1. Select Vertical from the Answer Orientation drop-down list.
    2. Do not check the Allow Partial Credit checkbox, as it is not relevant for multiple choice questions.
    3. Optionally, check the Show answers in random order checkbox to limit collusion/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 number from the Number of Answers drop-down list.

    Tip: If you require less than four answer options, click on the Remove button to delete an answer option.

    1. Enter each answer in a separate Answer textbox.
    2. Select the Correct 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

    Feedback (optional)

    Note: Providing specific correct or incorrect response feedback is optional. 

    1. Enter correct response feedback in the Correct Response Feedback textbox. 
    2. Enter incorrect response feedback in the Incorrect Response Feedback textbox. 

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

    Categories and Keywords (optional)

    Adding categories and keywords to questions allows you to search your tests and pools for questions by topic, category, level of difficulty or keyword.

    Add a new topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword:

    1. Click on the Add button.
    2. Enter a word in the Add Tag textbox. 
    3. Click on the OK button to submit.

    add new category

    Add an existing topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword:

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

      add existing category

      Tip: Click on the (x) button to delete a topic/category/level of difficulty/keyword.

      Instructor Notes (optional) and Submitting

      1. Enter any notes for the marker in the Instructor Notes textbox.

      Note: Instructor Notes cannot be viewed by students.

      1. Click on the Submit button.

      Instructor notes with text box circled

      1. The question will be added to your test or pool.

      View of newly created multiple choice question.