Shuffling answers in a multiple choice problem

Created by Boris Chekaev, Modified on Mon, 19 Sep 2022 at 03:23 PM by Boyko Cholakov

Introduction


You can set your multiple choice problem to shuffle the order of possible answers each time the problem is presented to learners.


You can also set any of the answers to have a fixed location in the order.


How-to


  1. Add a multiple choice problem to your course. See Creating a multiple choice problem.
  2. Using the built-in markdown editor:

    To shuffle


    Add an exclamation character ! in the first answer option.


    Example:


    >>What color is a red apple?<<
    (!) Yellow
    ( ) Green
    (x) Red

    The order of the answers will be shuffled each time it is presented to a learner.


    To fix the location of an incorrect answer


    Add the at character @ for the incorrect answer option you want to keep fixed.


    Example:


    >>What color is a red apple?<<
    (!) Yellow
    (@) Green
    (x) Red

    The location of the @ answer will stay fixed while other answers will be shuffled.


    To fix the location of an correct answer


    Add the at character @ together with the x character for the correct answer option you want to keep fixed.


    Example:


    >>What color is a red apple?<<
    (!) Yellow
    ( ) Green
    (@x) Red

    The location of the @ answer will stay fixed while other answers will be shuffled.



Additional information


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