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Multiple choice question

In a Multiple Choice question, the participant selects a single choice from a number of choices to answer the question. The participant must select a single choice as the answer from the list of two or more choice options presented.

When you have entered the question wording, choices and description, it is recommended that you check the spelling of your text. To do so, click the Spell check button. 

The following options are available when saving a question: 

  • Click Save to save all changes and continue editing the question. A message appears confirming the question has been saved. 
  • Click the drop-down arrow next to the Save button and then: 
  • select Save and new Multiple Choice to save all changes and begin creating a new Multiple Choice question, 
  • hover over Save and new..., and then select the type of question to create, 
  • or select Save and exit to save all changes and exit the question editor. 

If changes have been made to a question, a revision comment must be entered first before exiting the question editor. 

Click Exit to leave the question editor. If any changes have been made to the question, a message appears warning that these changes will not be saved. 


Setting the delivery style 

It is possible to choose how you want to deliver the question. You can deliver the question in the following styles: 

  • Scored provides the ability to add specific scoring and feedback values to the question choices. 


  • Unscored provides a simple question layout for survey based assessments with no access to setting scores or adding feedback. 


 Ordering choices 

Once you have created your question choices, you can specify if you want them to be presented in a particular order, or randomly shuffled. To arrange your choices in a particular order, select a choice and drag it to the desired location. 

To shuffle choices, select your choice shuffling option from the drop-down list in the toolbar. The following options can be selected: 

  • No shuffling means that choices will be presented in the order in which they appear. 
  • All means that all choices will be shuffled. 
  • All but last choice means all choices will be shuffled, apart from the last choice which will always be presented last. 
  • All but last two choices mean all choices will be shuffled apart from the last two choices, which will always be presented last. 

Please note that if you arrange your choices in a particular order but do not select No shuffling from the drop-down list, your choices will not be presented in the specified order. 

You can also specify whether the question choices are listed vertically or horizontally. To do so, select either Vertical or Horizontal. 


Showing feedback 

You can choose to present feedback to participants based on the choice they select, although you do not have to do so. You may wish to provide more details to the participant on why a particular choice is correct or incorrect. For example, "Sorry, Erdenet is not the capital city of Mongolia. Ulan Bator, population 711,900, is the capital city of Mongolia." To present feedback to choices: 

  • Click the Show feedback button. feedbk
  • Under each choice, click where it says "Enter optional feedback here" and enter the feedback you require. 
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  • Adding a question description 

    Question descriptions enable you to provide information about the question being created. 

    To add a description to a question, click Edit question properties, enter the description in the Question description field (200 characters maximum), and click OK. 

    If no question description is specified, the question wording will be used as the question description. 

  • Adding a comment box 

    Adding a comment box to a question enables participants to provide a response to the question. This is particularly useful when creating surveys. 

    To add a comment box to a question, simply click Add comment box. The comment box will be added to the bottom of the question. 

    Once a comment box has been added, you can edit the text used to introduce the comment box. By default, this is "Add your comment". 


Adding content to a question stimulus 

In the Stimulus section, you can add additional content to a question stimulus.  

To add content to a stimulus: 

  • Click Add content. A new piece of content appears below all existing pieces of content. 
  • Click on the new piece of content. A corresponding text field with the text formatting toolbar appear below. 
  • Enter the desired content in this text field. You can use the text formatting toolbar to present the content as desired. For more information, see Using the text formatting toolbar. 

Once you have added the desired content to the stimulus, you can specify the order you want it presented. To arrange your content in a particular order, select the drag-and-drop icon for a piece of content and drag it to the desired location. 

To delete a piece of content, click the delete button next to the piece of content you want to delete. 


Question choices 

In the Choices section, existing question choices can be edited, and new question choices can be added.  

Each question choice possesses a choice ID that identifies it within the advanced question editor. By default, the first choice in a question is giving the choice ID 0, the second choice is given the choice ID 1, the third choice is assigned the choice ID 2, and so forth. 

Question choices are shown in Choice ID - "Choice text" format. For example, by default the first choice for a Yes/No question appears as 0 - "Yes".  

The Choice ID - "Choice text" format differs in certain question types. For example, in an Essay question, question choices... aren't used? so one choice appears and it reads 0 - "". 


Editing question choices 

To edit a question choice: 

  • From the Choices section, select a choice. 


Adding question outcomes 

In the Outcomes section, you can add additional question outcomes to a question. 

To add an outcome to a question: 

  • Click Add outcome. A new outcome appears below all existing outcomes. 
  • Click on the new outcome. A number of values that can be set for the new outcome. 
  • You can set: 
  • the outcome name, 
  • the score awarded to a participant for achieving the outcome, 
  • whether or not to accumulate the score with those awarded if other outcomes are processed for the same question choice, 
  • whether or not to evaluate other outcomes even if this outcome is scored. 

Once you have added the desired outcomes, you can specify the order you want them presented. To arrange the outcomes in a particular order, select the drag-and-drop icon for an outcome, and drag it to the desired location. 


 Adding conditions to an outcome 

To add a condition that must be met in order for an outcome to be processed: 

  • Click Add condition. A new condition appears below all existing conditions for that outcome. Conditions are tied to a single outcome. 
  • Optionally, select the NOT option so that the outcome isn't processed if the condition is met. 
  • From the Choices drop-down list, select a question choice to attach to the condition. 
  • From the Operation drop-down list, select a choice operator for the condition. For more information, see Choice operators. 
  • In the Value field, enter a value for the condition. Condition

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