Multiple Choice

Multiple-choice questions are the most common activity type. In a multiple-choice question, there is only one correct answer in a list of answer choices. Answer choices are usually presented in list form, but due to automatic sizing, they sometimes render side by side.

Some things to keep in mind about multiple-choice questions:

  • Students select one correct answer from a list.
  • You can use this format for True/False questions.

Multiple-choice questions support the following media types as content, questions, answer choices, feedback, and hints: Text, Images, Audio, and Video.


Tips for Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

1. There should be a minimum of two answer choices, but the recommendation is four answer choices. 

2. Hints should be related to the question.

3. Avoid “all of the above” and “none of the above” as answer choices. If you decide to use these answer choices, be sure to deselect Shuffle answers so that those choices remain anchored at the bottom.

4. For any given question, think about how many distractors to include. Try to include as many misconceptions as are relevant, and be comprehensive. Distractors should be relevant, realistic (not contrived), and parallel.

5. All distractors should be approximately the same length.


Build a Multiple-Choice Question

Click + New Assessment, choose the assignment type, name the assessment, click Add, click + Add Content or Question, click + Add Question, and then click Multiple Choice.