How do I create a multiple choice Item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a multiple choice item.  A multiple choice question requires the student to select one or multiple responses to a prompt.

Note: District and school administrators (admins) can also create items directly in the district item bank.

Add New Item

Add New Item

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Assessments link. Then, follow the steps to create a new item.  

Enter Question

Enter the question in the Compose question text field [1].

Enter answer options in the Multiple choice options fields [2].

To re-order options, click the Re-order icon [3] and drag the option to a new location in the list.

To add more answer options, click the Add button [4].

To delete an answer option, click the Delete icon [5].

Set Correct Answers

Set Correct Answers

To set the point value for a correct response, enter a point value for the item in the Point(s) text box [1].

To select the correct response(s), click the checkbox next to the correct answer(s) [2].

To allow multiple responses, click the Multiple responses checkbox [3].  

To re-order answer options in student views, click the Shuffle options checkbox [4].

To add additional scoring, layout, formatting, and labeling options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu [5].

View Authoring Help

For more information about additional authoring options, scroll to the top of the item authoring page and click the Authoring Help icon.

Add Optional Features

Add Optional Features

To add optional features to the item, click the Add Feature button [1] and select the features you wish to add from the drop-down menu [2].  Learn more about adding Passages and other features.

Note: The Desmos calculators are only available in districts that have paid Desmos subscriptions.

Validate Answers

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, click answer checkboxes [1].

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [2]. Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green [3]. Incorrect answers display an X and are highlighted red [4], unselected correct answers are highlighted yellow [5].  

The number of points awarded for the item as answered in the preview window over the number of points possible display in the scoring bubble [6].

Save or Publish Item  

To save the item as a draft and keep editing enabled, click the Save As Draft button [1]. When you save an item as a draft, it can be edited and deleted in your personal item bank and by admins in the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with teachers in your district, click the Publish button [2]. When you publish an item, it displays in the district teacher item bank and is available to all users in your district. You can delete the item from your personal item bank, and admins can delete the item from the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with admins only, click the Publish & Reserve button [3]. When you publish and reserve an item, you can delete it in your personal item bank, and admins can view and delete the item in the district teacher item bank.

To clear question fields and return to the Create New Item page, click the Go Back button [4].