Create Multi-Select Questions in the Question Library

Watch how to create a multi-select question

Multi-select (M-S) questions require respondents to identify one or more correct answers in a list of possible answers. Unlike multiple choice (MC) questions, multi-select questions enable you to choose a grading format and allow students to select more than one answer.

  1. On the nav bar, select the Activities menu, then click either Quizzes, Surveys, or Self Assessments. In the example below, we selected Quizzes.
    Quizzes on the Nav Bar
  2. From the tool navigation, click Question Library.
    Question Library from Quizzes
  3. Select New.
    Question Library New
  4. Select the question type: Multi-Select Question (M-S).
  5. In the General area, enter your multi-select question details including:
    • Optional: Title Note: We recommend leaving the Title field blank. The Question Text will become the title by default, allowing you to see the question without having to click to open it.
    • Points
    • Difficulty level
    • Question Text
    • Optional – Insert an Image and Image description
      multi select question general section
  6. From the Options area, optionally, specify the following:
    • From the Enumeration drop-down list, select how you want your options to be enumerated.
    • Select how you want your question to display.
    • Select your grading method. There are three possible grading options for multi-select questions:
      • All or nothing – Students receive full points for the question only if they select all the correct answers and none of the incorrect answers. Students receive zero points for the entire question if they miss any correct answers or select any incorrect answers.
      • Right minus wrong – Students receive points equal to the number of right answers they choose minus the number of incorrect answers they choose. Students can receive a minimum of zero on a question; they cannot receive a negative mark.
        • To calculate how much each answer is worth, the system takes the total number of points assigned to the question and divides it by the total number of answer choices.
        • For example, if a question is worth 10 points total and has 5 answer choices, each choice is worth 2 points (10/5=2). Correct answers are worth +2 points each and incorrect answers are worth -2 points each. If the student selects 3 correct answers and 2 incorrect answers, they would receive 2 points for each correct answer and lose 2 points for each incorrect answer, resulting in a total score of 2 points for the question [3(2)+2(-2)=2].
    • Correct answers – Students receive points for each correct answer they select and for each incorrect answer they leave blank. Incorrect answers selected and correct answers left blank are not counted.multi select question options
  7. Enter a choice in each Value field. Select the Correct check box for every right answer.
    multi select question values
  8. Optional: For each Answer value, add Feedback in the Feedback field.
  9. Optional: Add a Question Hint. Learn about Quiz Question Hints.
  10. Optional: Add Question Feedback. Learn about Quiz Question Feedback.
  11. To verify your question, click Preview.
  12. Click Save and Close.