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How do I create a Multiple Choice question in New Quizzes?

How do I create a Multiple Choice question in New Quizzes?

When creating an assessment, you can create a Multiple Choice question in New Quizzes. To create a question with multiple correct answers, create a Multiple Answer quiz question.

You can also duplicate Multiple Choice questions to create a new question.

Add Question

Add Question

To create a question, click the Add button anywhere in the assessment.

Add Multiple Choice Question

Add Multiple Choice Question

Click the Add Multiple Choice button.

Add Question Title and Stem

In the Question Title field [1], add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.

In the Question Stem field [2], add a question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.

Add Answers

To add answers to a Multiple Choice question, type the answers in the Answer fields [1]. To select the correct answer, click the button next to that answer [2].

To add an additional answer choice, click the Add Answer link [3]. To delete an answer, click the Delete icon [4].

Add Answer Feedback

To provide students with feedback for a specific answer choice, click the Feedback icon [1]. Then enter the feedback in the Rich Content Editor [2].

To save your feedback, click the Done button [3]. After feedback has been added to an answer, the Feedback icon will display as shaded [4].

Enable On-Screen Calculator

Enable On-Screen Calculator

To allow students to use an on-screen calculator for this question, click the Show on-screen calculator checkbox [1].

If you select this option, you can choose either a basic calculator [2] or scientific calculator [3]. The basic calculator displays numbers and basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide). The scientific calculator displays more options for advanced calculations.

Note: The on-screen calculator option is intended to be used while displaying one question at a time. If the assessment does not display one question at a time, students may be able to use the calculator for all questions.

Vary Points by Answer

To vary points based on student responses, click the Vary points by answer checkbox [1].

With this option selected, you can set specific point totals for each option by typing the point value in the Points field [2] or using the arrows to increase or decrease the point value [3].

When this option is enabled, the total points will display the highest point value possible for an answer [4].

Shuffle Answers

To shuffle answer choices, click the Shuffle Choices checkbox [1]. By default, all answer choices are shuffled and display as unlocked. To lock an answer in its location, click the Lock icon [2]. To unlock a locked question, click the Unlock icon [3].

Align to Outcome

To align the question to an outcome, click anywhere in the Align to Outcomes section.

Add to Item Bank

If you want to save a question to use in other assessments, you can add it to an item bank.

To add the question to an item bank, click the Add to Bank link.

Note: After a question has been added to an item bank, it can only be edited in the item bank. You can still set unique point values and options in the assessment for an item bank question.

Add Point Value and Feedback

Add Point Value and Feedback

To customize the point value for the question, type the point value in the Points field [1] or use the arrows to increase or decrease the point value [2].

To leave feedback for students, click the Feedback icon [3].

Save Question

Save Question

To save the question, click the Done button.


How do I duplicate a multiple choice question? I ask students to identify the part of speech - so it's the same set of answers.

@ami17han the easiest way right now is to add the question to an item bank ( and then duplicate the question within the item bank and then add the duplicate questions from the item bank to the quiz. Let us know if you have any other questions.



- Nathan

If I'm randomly choosing questions from an item bank, can I still have feedback for each question?

@jessicaelaine24 When you create a question you are able to input the feedback for that question at that point and save it.  The feedback follows that question to question bank.

How do you fix this issue? Any help will be appreciated.

1. Created a quiz with questions and forgot to add my feedback.

2. Published, then realized the mistake.

3. Edited quiz and added feedback.

4. Feedback still does not show on the questions.

Is it the edit itself that is not registering OR is it my assignment settings that it is a nongraded quiz with points?

Hi @SDonn2020 ,

 If you check this guide about adding feedback to New Quiz quiz questions, it shows that students can view question feedback when they review their quiz results. If students can't view your feedback comments when reviewing their quiz results, you may need to reach out to Canvas Support for further help. 



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