How do I set up Multiple Answer questions?

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Multiple answer questions ask students to identify all correct from a list of possible answers.

Multiple answer question options

Buzz allows you to set these up in various ways:

Multiple answer questions with clickable inline answers

You can place answers (text and/or media) within sentences or to appear horizontally after question. They appear within clickable dotted-line boxes, and students can select all that they think are correct.

To enable this option, check the Show inline box in the Interaction card. If the order that the options appear is important to the question (as in the example shown above), check the Maintain response order box.

If the order that the options doesn't matter (as in the example below), you don't have to check the Maintain response order box.

Multiple answer: Graphic hot spot questions

You can format Multiple answer questions as graphic hot spot interactions where you give students an image with clickable hot spots that they can select to answer a question.

For this option, check the Graphic box in the Interaction card of the question editor.

Learn more: How do I create a Multiple answer: Graphic hot spot question?

Multiple answer questions with checkboxes

You can list the answers (text and/or media) vertically under the question with checkboxes next to them. Students can check all that they think are correct. This is the default functionality in Buzz, so you aren't required to check anything particular in the Interaction card.

Create Multiple answer questions

Multiple answer questions can be added to assessments and practice questions activities:

  1. Add the Assessment or Practice Questions activity.
  2. Add a multiple answer question to the activity.
  3. Follow the directions, below.

Question content

  1. Specify how many Points the question is worth.
  2. Enter the question as you want it displayed to students.
  3. Enter the answer options in the fields below. Check the box next to the answer option(s) that are correct.
  4. Use the answer option side menus to:
  5. Click Add answer to create new answer options.
  1. If you are building a multiple answer question with inline answers, you are prompted to add placeholders to the question where the answer options should appear. place the cursor where you want them and click append placeholder. To delete placeholders, highlight the placeholder and click Delete.
  1. This section pictures and explains the default visual editor; enable the Text editor to create and edit questions with the advanced Text editor.


Click Add feedback to create various types of feedback.


To manage the question's Interaction:

  1. Indicate how you want the answer options labeled.
  2. Check the Maintain response order box if you want the answer options to always appear as you entered them.
  3. Check the Graphic box to create a Graphic hot spot question.
    • Note the accessibility message: Graphic questions are not accessible for users who require keyboard-only access or screen readers.
  4. Check the Show inline box to make answer options appear in clickable boxes inline with sentences.
  5. Check the  Display workspace box to give students a rich text editor where they can record their notes and processes as they work on the question.
  6. If one or more passages have been included in the activity, you can select one to attach to this question from the Include passage dropdown.
  7. Provide a Custom question definition (contact support for additional assistance).


The Metadata card lets you attach information to questions:

  1. Assign a Difficulty level to each question can help track your overall assessment difficulty.
  2. Add a question to an existing Group.
  3. The question ID is a unique identifier for this question.

Objective mastery

From the Objective mastery card, you can align the question with objective(s).

This makes it possible to set up Formative and Remediation assessments.



Use the Score card to indicate:

  1. If you want to allow for Partial credit for the question.
    • And, if so, if you want to automatically Round the score.
  2. If you want the question to count as Extra credit.


With the Variables section you can create a range or list of variables for use in the question.  



Check the appropriate box(es) to provide students with one or more of the following calculators to use with this question (Basic, Standard, and/or Scientific). This can also be specified for the entire activity with the Assessment activity editor.


Make a protractor available to students while they complete this question. This can also be specified for the entire activity with the Assessment activity editor.


Make one or more rulers (6 inch, 12 inch, 15 centimeter, 30 centimeter) available to students while they complete this question. This can also be specified for the entire activity with the Assessment activity editor.

Companion Material

Click Add material in Companion Material to attach any supplemental documents students need to complete this question. You can do this by:

  1. Pointing to existing resources in the course.
  2. Uploading new files (PDFs only).

Students can access Companion material by clicking the Files icon in the toolbar.


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