Have you ever wanted to ask your students a multiple-choice question with multiple correct answers? Do you want students to be able to provide all the correct answers in order to gain the points available from the question? If so, you’ll be interested in the new all-or-nothing multiple-choice question type now available within the quiz tool.
Presenting multiple-choice questions with multiple correct answers can be achieved in two ways. Knowing the correct way to set up your question will depend on how you want to mark it.
Option 1 – using the all-or-nothing multiple-choice question type
Set up: Create your question and indicate which of the possible answers are correct.
Marking: If your student’s answer matches the correct answers exactly, they are graded 100% for the question. If your student’s answer includes any of the incorrect choices, or doesn’t include all the correct choices, they are graded 0% for the question.
Considerations for students: We recommend letting students know, as part of the question text, they will be graded 0% for the question if they select an incorrect option or don’t select all the correct options.
Option 2 – using the multiple-choice questions type (the standard one that’s always been there)
Set up: Create your question and indicate which of the possible answers are correct and which are incorrect using a combination of positive and negative marking. Note, if you do not add any negative marking, students can select all possible answers (right and wrong) and be graded 100% for the question.
Marking: The grade your student gets for the question will depend on which choices they made and what weights were attributed to those choices. This means you could allow your students to be graded with partial marks if they get some of the answers correct but not all of them, or you could weight the answers to achieve the same grading outcome as the all-or-nothing multiple-choice question type.
Considerations for students: We recommend letting students know, as part of the question text, how they will be graded for the question (i.e. are partial marks available or not).
If you would like assistance with questions within your quiz please submit a Service One request to your local eLearning team.