For every multiple-choice question, there is the opportunity to provide unique feedback for each answer choice.
What you’ll need to communicate to us for each question is:
1. The question being presented;
2. What the answer choices are; and
3. What to include in each set of feedback, or, how the feedback is structured.
The structure of the feedback will depend on what information you want the student to see when attempting the question. Note that in each case you’ll be writing the same amount and providing the same amount of explanation overall; the difference is how you’ll be presenting that information to the student. This section of the guide provides a discussion of the three basic feedback options available for multiple-choice questions. They include:
Option 1. Feedback only addresses the answer selected.
Option 2. Feedback addresses the answer selected and every other answer choice.
Option 3. Feedback addresses the answer selected and the right answer (if not the answer selected) but not the other wrong answer choices.
The section will end with information about questions that don’t require feedback.
Proceed to learn more about each option in more detail.