Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Multiple Choice question.
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There are two types of Multiple Choice questions:
Basic: standard formatting; a question prompt with a list of answer choices. Basic multiple choice have four formatting options; standard, multiple response, true or false, and block layout. Click here for more information.
Choice Matrix (this article): matrix formatting; list of stems (rows) that have multiple answer options (columns). Choice matrix questions have three layout options; standard, inline, and labels.
In the Choice Matrix question, the student will pick from a number of options in a table for each stem.
💡 Tip from the Otus Team: There are many layout options to choose from. More information about these layouts can be found further in this article under the More Options section.
Article Table of Contents:
Build the Question
If you are creating a new item, select the + Create button on the assessment builder, title the item, then select the Add New plus sign to add a question.
If you are adding to an existing item, simply select the Add New plus sign (as shown above) to add a question to the item.
Next, select the Multiple Choice category from the options on the left, then choose one of the four basic multiple choice question options Choice matrix - standard, Choice matrix - inline, or Choice matrix - labels.
❗ All three of the above options have the same creation process. The only difference is in the formatting that is set by default. This article will use the Choice Matrix - Standard question as the example, but the other two are created with the exact same steps.
Step 1: Compose Question
Step 2: Stems and Options
Set Answers and Scoring
Step 1: Set Correct Answers
➡️ Multiple Responses
Step 2: Choose Scoring Type
The scoring type refers to how the question is to be graded as a whole. This is especially important if you have more than one response box in the question.
Choose from the following types:
➡️ Exact Match
The entire question must be answered correctly to receive the point(s).
➡️ Partial Match per Response
Each response is scored independently, and each is worth the number of points indicated in the point(s) field.
➡️ Partial Match
Similar to partial match per response, each response is scored independently, but the point value indicated in the point(s) field is evenly split among the responses.
It's highly recommended to Preview the question before adding it to the assessment. This displays the question as the students will see it and also verifies that the answers and scoring work as expected.
Step 1: Select the Preview button to go into Preview mode.
Step 2: Answer the question with the correct answers, including alternates.
Selecting Show Answers will present the correct answers.
Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value.
Here is a short clip of this question type from the student's perspective.
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There are other layout, formatting, and scoring options available.
Other Scoring Options:
The style, stem numeration, column/row titles, column/row width, font size, and dividers can be adjusted.
There are two style options:
➡️ Column and Row Titles
➡️ Stem and Option Width
➡️ Font Size and Dividers
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