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A multichoice question asks the student to choice ALL the answers that are correct. The teacher creates this question type by checking off a box in a Multiple Choice question. A multiple choice question only accepts one of the answers as being correct.
Lesson multichoice questions are different from Multiple Choice question type Quiz multichoice questions in the way they are scored, the way they appear to the teacher in edit mode and the way the answer details must be completed.
Overview of Multiple choice questions
Multiple choice is the default question type. They are popular question types where the student is asked to choose one answer from a set of alternatives. Generally, the correct answer takes the student further into the lesson, the wrong answers do not. The wrong answers are sometimes called the distractors and the utility of these questions often rely more on the quality of the distractors than either the questions themselves or their correct answers.
Each answer given by the student can optionally have a response given by the teacher. If no response is entered for an answer then the default response "That's the Correct Answer" or "That's the Wrong Answer" is shown to the student. In Moodle 1.6, after the student answers a lesson question, they are shown the question and the response.
Each answer can send the student to different page in the lesson, similar to a branch table. Thus a student who selects the the 2nd answer can go to one page, but a student who selects the 4th answer will go to a different page.
Multichoice in a Lesson
When in edit mode, the multichoice question in a Lesson looks like a multiple choice question. The goal is for the student to select EVERY correct answer.
- All jumps, scores and teacher responses must be the same for right answers. All jumps, scores and teacher responses must be the same for wrong answers must be the same.
This is very different from a multiple choice lesson question and from a quiz module multichoice question. Also note that partial credit is never scored on a Lesson multichoice question. The student got it entirely right or it is scored as being answered wrong.
- Editing Lesson Multiple choice on Editing question pages in the Lesson module.
- Quiz Multiple Choice question type gives instructions for creating this in the Question bank module.