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Respondus Exam Manager - About Multi-Select and Multiple Answer Questions

The article describes the Multi-Select and Multiple Answer question type in Respondus 4, highlighting that it allows students to select more than one correct answer. It explains the two grading options available—"Right Less Wrong" and "All Points or None"—and notes the navigation tips and differences in terminology with Canvas.

The Multi-Select and Multiple Answer question type is very similar to Multiple Choice, except that students can (and generally should) select more than one correct answer. 

Note: The easiest way to navigate through the answer choices is to use the PageUp and PageDown keys.  

In the column that precedes the answer choice, the letter “X” should be entered for all correct answers.

It is also necessary to select the type of “Credit Given” for correct and incorrect answers. Respondus offers two choices: “Right Less Wrong” and “All Points or None”. The “All Points or None” setting is straightforward: if any portion of the answer is wrong, no points will be awarded for the question. If the “Right Less Wrong” option is selected, incorrect choices are subtracted from correct choices. For example, if a student accurately selects the two answers out of four that are correct, but additionally selects a third answer that is wrong, she would receive 100% for answering the two questions correctly, minus 50% for the incorrect answer (for a total score of 50%). It should be noted that the default setting in Respondus prevents the final point value for a question from being negative (thereby preventing a student from losing points for answering the question incorrectly). This setting can be overwritten once questions are imported into Desire2Learn.

Note: Canvas refers to Multi-Select as Multiple Answer, they are the exact same question type.

This article is based on documentation provided by Respondus and is re-used with permission.

KeywordsMulti-Select, Multiple Answer, Multiple Choice, correct answers, PageUp, PageDown, Credit Given, Right Less Wrong, All Points or None, grading options, negative points, Desire2Learn, Canvas, question type, navigation   Doc ID67883
OwnerDavid D.GroupCETL
Created2016-10-19 13:01:24Updated2024-06-03 22:40:42
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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