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A multichoice question asks the student to select ALL the answers that are correct. It is a type of multiple choice question. This page is about the Lesson multianswer question.
Note: In Moodle 1.9 Quiz module, the multichoice question is created by selecting the Multiple Choice question type then changing the "One or multiple answers?" pulldown menu to "multiple answers allowed".
Lesson multichoice (now called multianswer) questions are different from the Quiz multichoice question type. In Lesson the "multichoice" question is created with the multiple choice question by checking the "multianswer" box. They are different from Quiz 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.
Multianswer in a Lesson
When in edit mode, the multianswer question in a Lesson looks like a multiple choice question. The goal is for the student to select EVERY correct answer.
- The correct answers must be the first answers listed in edit mode and the wrong answer follow.
- 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. Partial credit is never scored on a Lesson multianswer question. The student either selects just the correct answers to receive the correct score or Lesson scores any other combination of answers as being answered wrong.
NOTE: There must be at least one incorrect answer in all multianswer questions (at least, in the 1.9 version of the lesson module) or there will be a slight error when only 1 of the correct answers is selected. The remediation screen will not be displayed, there will be a flash of a blank page with a PHP error, and then the browser will return to the question screen (instead of just showing correct or incorrect remediation). --Amy Groshek 12:10, 9 January 2009 (CST)
- 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.