How do I create a Multiple Dropdown question?

You can create a question that has multiple options for students to select in their response. You can create a sentence with multiple answers, as demonstrated in this lesson, or you can use the same steps to create a list.

Create a New Question

Create a New Question

With the Questions tab [1] selected inside a new quiz, click the New Question button [2].

Select Multiple Dropdowns Question Type

Select Multiple Dropdowns Question Type

Click the drop-down menu and select the Multiple Dropdowns question type.

Complete Question Details

Complete Question Details

Create a title for your question [1]. In the points box [2], enter the number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions).

Enter Question Details

Enter Question Details

Type your question into the Rich Content Editor question box. You can also use the Rich Content Editor to include video, images, math equations, or flash activities.

Create Reference Words

Create Reference Words

Now replace the words you want students to enter in the question with reference words. Reference words should be surrounded by brackets. Once you place a word in brackets, the word will populate in the Show Possible Answers for drop-down menu.

For example, red has been replaced with [color1], and blue has been replaced with [color2].

Enter Answer Responses for First Reference Word

Enter Answer Responses for First Reference Word

For each item in the drop-down menu, instructors must write one correct answer and all of the other distractors. Type the correct answer and the distractors in the Possible Answer fields [1]. Click the Add Another Answer button [2] to add additional distractors.  

Choose Correct Answer

Choose Correct Answer

Hover your cursor to the left of any answer to reveal a green "ghost" arrow. Click the green arrow to the left of the correct answer. You will know which answer is the correct answer because both the arrow and the feedback bubble around that answer will turn green. In this example, the second answer is the correct answer.

Enter Answer Responses for Additional Reference Words

Enter Answer Responses for Additional Reference Words

Select the second item in the drop-down menu and create the associated answers. Repeat this process for as many reference words as are in your question.

Update Question

Update Question

Click the Update Question button.

Save Quiz

Save Quiz

Click the Save button to save your work on your quiz.

Publish Quiz

Publish Quiz

Click the Preview button [1] if you want to verify the quiz before you publish it. When you are ready, click the Publish button [2].

Student View for Multiple Dropdowns Question

Student View for Multiple Dropdowns Question

This is what students see when they encounter a Fill-in-Multiple-Blanks question in a sentence.

Student View for Multiple Dropdowns Feedback

If you allow students to see the correct answers, correct responses are marked with a green flag [1]. Incorrect responses will be marked with a red flag [2] and any correct answers not indicated by the student are marked with a gray flag [3].Partial credit will be assigned if some of the blanks are completed correctly [4].

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