How do I create a Multiple Answers quiz question?

How do I create a Multiple Answers quiz question?

You can create a question that has multiple answers in it.


Note: To calculate scores for Multiple Answers quiz questions, the Astria LMS divides the total points possible by the amount of correct answers for that question. This amount is awarded for every correct answer selected and deducted for every incorrect answer selected. No points are awarded or deducted for correct or incorrect answers that are not selected.

For example, an instructor may create a Multiple Answer quiz question with 9 points possible that includes three correct choices and two incorrect choices. If a student selects two correct answers and one incorrect answer, they would be awarded 3 total points for that question. This would be calculated by awarding 3 points (9 total points divided by 3 correct answers) for each correct answer and subtracting 3 points for the incorrect answer.


Add Question



With the Questions tab selected inside a new quiz, click the New Question button [2].

Set Name, Type, and Points and Edit Multiple Answers Question Details.


Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the Question Text field. Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily. Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).
Click the drop-down menu and select the Multiple Answers question type. Enter the number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions).
To build a Multiple Answers question, you will need to enter the following details:
  1. The question text (use the Rich Content Editor to include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
  1. Question response text
  2. Text for the answer comments under each correct answer and/or at the end of the question

Select Correct Answers



Multiple Answers questions can have more than one correct answer. Hover your cursor to the left of any answer to reveal a green "ghost" arrow. Click the green arrow to the left of the correct answers.

You will know which answers are marked as correct responses because both the arrow and the feedback bubble below the answer field will turn green. Students are required to select all correct answers to get full credit.

Student View for Multiple Answers Question

This is what students see when they encounter a Multiple Answers question in a quiz.

If you allow students to see the correct answers, correct responses are marked with a green flag [1]. 

Incorrect responses will be marked with a red flag [2] and any correct answers not indicated by the student are marked with a gray flag [3].

Note: This question type awards a fraction of the points available for each correct answer selection and subtracts an equivalent fraction for incorrect answer selection.
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For example, the example above is worth 1 point and has 4 response choices: 2 are correct and 2 are incorrect. Each correct answer is worth .5 points. If a student selects one of the right answers and one of the incorrect options, the student would earn .5 point for their correct answer, but then that amount would subtract .5 point for the incorrect answer, bringing the point total to 0.

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