What is the multiple response question in DigiExam?
The multiple response question allows numerous answer alternatives. This should be used when a question has one or more answers that are correct.
When using score based grading, multiple response questions are automatically graded. When using a grading rubric, the multiple response questions are not automatically graded.
There are three grading options for multiple response questions:
All or Nothing
The student must check all correct alternatives to get the max points. If the student misses any of the correct alternatives, or checks any of the incorrect ones, the student is awarded zero points.
In figure 1 below there is an example of a multiple response question in the edit view of an exam with the grading option All or nothing activated.
The examples below are based on the question in figure 1.
- Example 1: Student 1 selects Physics and Chemistry = 2 points
- Example 2: Student 2 selects Physics and Literature = 0 points
- Example 3: Student 3 selects Literature and Medicine = 0 points
- Example 4: Student 4 selects Physics = 0 points
Right Minus Wrong
The student gets plus points for each correct alternative and a minus score for each incorrect alternative. Each alternative is worth the maximum score for the question divided by the number of correct alternatives. The lowest score awarded is zero, so it is not possible to receive minus points (for example -1) for a question.
Figure 2 below shows an example of a multiple response question that is added to the edit view for an exam with the grading option Right minus wrong.
The examples below are based on the question in Figure 2.
- Example 1: Student 1 selects Stockholm, London and Copenhagen = 3 points
- Example 2: Student 2 selects Stockholm = 1 point
- Example 3: Student 3 selects Stockholm and London = 2 points
- Example 4: Student 4 selects Stockholm, London and Milan = 2 points
- Example 5: Student 5 selects all options = 0 points
- Example 6: Student 6 selects no options = 0 points
- Example 7: Student 7 selects Milan, Barcelona and Munich = 0 points
Points per response
The student receives points for the correct answers only. The students do not receive deduction if they choose the wrong alternatives, and only gets points for the correctly chosen alternatives. In order not to give students the opportunity to choose all options and still get the maximum amount of points on the question, there is a function called Limited alternatives, where you can limit the student to a certain number of alternatives they can choose on that question.
Below is an example of a multiple-choice question that is added to the edit view for an exam with the grading option Points per Answer.
Note! In this example, the student is limited to max 3 alternatives.
- Example 1: Student 1 chooses Italy, Czechia and Luxembourg = 3 points
- Example 2: Student 2 chooses Chile, Czechia and Malaysia = 1 point
- Example 3: Student 3 chooses Chile and Malaysia = 0 points
- Example 4: Student 4 chooses no alternatives = o points
Multiple response question from a student's perspective
The student will see the same multiple response question structure whether the grading type is "All or nothing" or "Right minus error". See examples of multiple response questions when the student answers them in Figures 3 and 4 below.