Multiple Response question

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark OnDemand
Questionmark OnPremise

On this screen, you can specify the following details for a Multiple Response question:

A Multiple Response question is similar to a Multiple Choice question, except that instead of being required to make one (and only one) choice, the user is allowed to make none, one, or more than one choice.

When you have entered the question wording, choices, and description, we recommend that you check the spelling of your text. To do so, click the Spell check button.

The following options are available when saving a question:

  1. Click Save to save all changes and continue editing the question. A message appears confirming the question has been saved.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Save button and then:
    • select Save and new Multiple Response to save all changes and begin creating a new Multiple Choice question,
    • hover over Save and new..., and then select the type of question to create,
    • or select Save and exit to save all changes and exit the question editor.

If changes have been made to a question, a revision comment must be entered first before exiting the question editor.

Click Exit to leave the question editor. If any changes have been made to the question, a message appears warning that these changes will not be saved.

Setting the delivery style

It's possible to choose how you want to deliver the question. You can deliver the question in the following styles from the Delivery style drop-down menu:

  • Scored provides the ability to add specific scoring and feedback values to the question choices.
  • Unscored provides a simple question layout for survey based assessments with no access to setting scores or adding feedback.

Adding the question wording

To create or edit the wording for your question, click where it says Click here to change the question wording and enter the question wording. You can use the text formatting toolbar to present the question wording in any way you wish. Refer to Using the text formatting toolbar for more information on how to do this.

Adding question choices

When you create a Multiple Response question, several choices are automatically added to the question. The text of these default choices are set to Enter new choice text here. To change this text, click it and enter the choice wording you desire. You can use the text formatting toolbar to present choices in any way you wish. Refer to Using the text formatting toolbar for more information on how to do this.

To add an additional question choice, click Add new choice. The new choice will be added to the list of choices.

To add an "all of the above" choice, click Add "All of the above" choice. The choice will be added to the list of choices.

To add a "none of the above" choice, click Add "None of the above" choice. The choice will be added to the list of choices.

To delete a question choice, click the delete button next to the question choice.

Ordering choices

Once you have created your question choices, you can specify if you want them to be presented in a particular order, or randomly shuffled. To arrange your choices in a particular order, select a choice and drag it to the desired location.

To shuffle choices, select your choice shuffling option from the Shuffling option drop-down menu. The following options can be selected:

  • No shuffling means that choices will be presented in the order in which they appear.
  • All means all choices will be shuffled.
  • All but last choice means that all choices will be shuffled, apart from the last choice which will always be presented last.
  • All but last two choices means that all choices will be shuffled apart from the last two choices, which will always be presented last.

Note that if you arrange your choices in a particular order but do not select No shuffling from the drop-down list in the toolbar, your choices will not be presented in the required order.

You can also specify whether the question choices are listed vertically or horizontally. To do so, select either Vertical or Horizontal from the Display drop-down menu.

Specifying the maximum number of responses

You can specify the maximum number of responses that participants can select when answering a Multiple Response question. This can be any number from 0 to the total number of choices available.

To specify the maximum number of responses, enter the required number in the Max number of responses field. 

Scoring choices

Two types of scoring are available for Multiple Response questions: score per choice and right/wrong

Score per choice

In score per choice scoring, a score is given for each choice selected. To use score per choice scoring, select the Score per choice option.

To score a question choice, enter the desired score for the choice in the field provided. 

Right/wrong

In right/wrong scoring, the correct score is defined by selecting a particular combination of choices. To use right/wrong scoring, make sure the Score per choice option is not selected.

In right/wrong scoring, the correct score is defined by selecting a particular combination of choices. To set the score for selecting the Correct or Incorrect choices, fill the score in the relevant field.

Showing feedback

You can choose to present feedback to participants based on the choice they select. You may wish to provide more details to the participant on why a particular choice is correct or incorrect. For example, "Sorry, Lyon is not in Germany. It is in France."

To present feedback to choices:

  1. Click the Show feedback button.
  2. Under each choice, click where it says Enter optional feedback here and enter the desired feedback.

Click Hide feedback to hide all entered feedback.

Adding a comment box

Adding a comment box to a question enables participants to provide a response to the question. This is particularly useful when creating surveys.

To add a comment box to a question, simply click Add comment box. The comment box will be added to the bottom of the question.

Once a comment box has been added, you can edit the text used to introduce the comment box. By default, this is Add your comment.