How do I use the Multiple Choice tool?
Creating a multiple choice response type is easy and flexible in TeacherMade.
There are two simple ways to do it:
1. Click on the Insert button on the toolbar; the Tools menu will pop-up. Your mouse will turn to cross-hairs and the toolbar will tell you to ‘Click in the worksheet to add a ‘Multiple Choice.’ You will want to click and drag your mouse to draw a box. You'll notice bubble/circles appear automatically in the box.
2. Click once on your activity-- or click and drag to draw a box; Click, or Click and Drag The Tools menu will pop up. Select 'Select ‘Multiple Choice’ from the left column on the Tools menu. Once you do, you'll see bubbles/circles appear in the answer box you just drew.
You should see one of the following, depending on how you drew your box:
Once your box is drawn, you will want to:
1. set the number of points a correct answer receives. (The default setting is 1.)
2. set the correct answer by clicking in the bubble/circle next to it.
3. Make some optional selections about labels and looks.
To do so, click on the 'Edit...' button on the tool bar.
How to Set Points and Labels for Your Multiple Choice Answer Box
After you click on the 'Edit...' button on the tool bar, the ‘Edit Multiple Choice’‘ screen will appear:
Here you can change:
Number of Points: This shows how many points your students will receive for correctly answering the question. By default TeacherMade will always assign all question types 1 point.
Number of Choices: This allows you to change the number of potential answers for the question type.
All but “4 Choices - 2x2” are vertical in orientation. You will click and drag up or down to set the circles. If you want to change the orientation from vertical to horizontal (or vice versa), click on the bottom right corner of the border and drag it up and to the right. The box will automatically change orientation.
Letters: By default, the multiple choice bubbles are empty. If you would like, you can add letters or numbers to the multiple choice bubbles.
*Be sure to choose, “Save Changes” when you are done.
How to Set the Correct Answer to the Multiple Choice Question Type
On your worksheet, click on the circle that’s the correct answer. That's it! The circle will turn gray to show that it is the one you chose.
PRO TIP: Although students can only select one correct answer, you as the Teacher can set multiple correct answers. To do so, hold down the SHIFT key while you choose additional answers. If a student selects one of the correct answers, the item will be scored as correct.
Multiple Choice Tool Explainer Video
Here’s a quick video showing how to make a Multiple Choice:
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