How do I set up Multiple Choice questions?

Ryan Richins
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From a list of possible answers, ask students to identify the one correct answer. Multiple choice questions can be added to assessments and practice questions activities.

  1. Add the Assessment or Practice Questions activity.
  2. Add a multiple choice 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:
    • Remove the option.
    • Lock the options position in the list.
    • Create feedback for students to see when they choose that specific option.
  5. Click Add choice to create new answer options.
  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. Choose the feedback type from the dropdown and enter the desired content in the field below. You can choose:

  1. Feedback for When answer is correct.
  2. Feedback for When answer is incorrect.
  3. Feedback that is Always delivered.
  4. Custom feedback for questions from specific Groups and/or when a specific Condition is met. This option allows you to set up conditions (contact support for additional assistance).


To manage the question's Interaction:

  • Indicate how you want the answer options labeled.
  • Check the Maintain response order box if you want the answer options to always appear as you entered them.
  • Indicate whether you want the answer options to Show as drop down menu.
  • Check Display workspace to give students a rich text editor where they can record their notes and processes as they work on the question.
  • 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.
  • Provide a Custom question definition (contact support for additional assistance).


Add the question to an existing Group with the associated ID, or create a new one. Groups allow you to vary settings for different questions.

Learn more: How do I vary attempt limits by question?

Objective mastery

Click Choose objective in the Objective mastery card to review and align the question with objective(s). Once you've clicked it, you can:

  1. Use the Filter field to search for specific objectives.
  2. Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the question. 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.
    • 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.

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).

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Deb Girdley

How do I create a question where there is no wrong answer?  I want them to choose from a list of items. They can choose as many items as are applicable to them and be given credit. 

Created this in BH. I didn't want the X beside their choices, but at least it gave them credit... Want to know how to create in Buzz and also not have the X.

When I am 25, expect:
to own a car
to own a house
to be married
  to have a child or children
  to have a pet
to have savings in the bank
  to own nice electronics
  to be able to go out to dinner regularly
  to go on regular holidays/vacations
  to have visited other states
  to have visited other countries
    Score:  of 1
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Burt Lo

Is there a way to set up a Multiple Choice question with a response choice of "Other" and allow the students to type an answer that is not one of the choices?

For example, https://i.stack.imgur.com/Km0sx.png 

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Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

There isn't a good way to perform this since we test against answering possible choices correctly. It may be better to have the students write out their responses in an essay question or submit a document. 

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Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

Hello Burt!

Unfortunately there isn't a way to add an optional field for student's to type their answer in the response. You may need to configure content to use in conjunction with a custom question type to allow for that. 

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