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Exercise type: Multiple Choice (Random)
Exercise type: Multiple Choice (Random)

Everything you need to know about the exercise types: Multiple Choice and Multiple Choice Random

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The exercise types 'Multiple Choice' and ‘Multiple Choice Random’ require users to select one or multiple answer choices from a defined list of options.

❗ Note: This exercise type is very similar to “Radio Button (Random)”. The difference is that in Radio Button (Random), students need to select precisely one answer instead of one or multiple answers.

Defining options

Options can be added by clicking on “+Add” -> “New option” in the Texts tab of the exercise.

You can add as many options as you like. Your exercise will look as follows:

And the student will see the following:

Options can contain text, but also images, applets, tables and other items. It is also possible to use variables in the options. Every option has a number, which can be used to refer to this option in the Solutions or Negative feedback tab.

Difference between Multiple Choice and Multiple Choice Random

In Multiple Choice, the options are displayed to the student in the order in which you define them, e.g. Option 1, Option 2, Option 3 …

In Multiple Choice Random, the options are displayed to the student in random order.


To define a solution, put the number of the option that has the correct solution in the Definition field.

You can define multiple correct solutions by clicking “+ Add solution”. If multiple correct solutions are defined, the student will only get full grades on this exercise if they choose all of the correct options and none of the Options that are not correct.

Negative feedback

Defining negative feedback is similar to defining solutions. Put the number of the option that you want to give feedback on in the Definition field.

If you want to give feedback when multiple options are selected, you can put the numbers of all options in the Definition field, separated by semicolons:

If the box “opposite evaluation” is checked, the feedback rule will be hit when the options in the Definition field are not selected.

Check out this article for more information on Priority and Test usage.

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