1. Click on the More link in the Contextual menu at the top of the Moodle course: 

2. ISelect Question bank. 

3. Select the desired Category for the new question.

Question Bank, select a category

4. Click the Create A New Question button.

Create a new question

5. Select Multiple Choice and click the Add button.

Multiple Choice

6. Enter a Question Name. Students will not see this name.

Question Name textbox

7. Enter the Question Text. Students will see this text. It should contain the main body of the question that students will answer. 

Do not paste text from a Microsoft Word document without pasting it as Plain Text. Pasting as plain text can be accomplished by:

  • typing SHIFT+CTRL+V in either Chrome or Firefox on a PC

  • typing SHIFT+OPTION+CMD+V in either Chrome or Firefox on a Mac

  • Right-clicking and selecting Paste as Plain text in Chrome on a PC or Mac

Images can also be added into the Question Text, if needed.

Question text textbox

8. Leave the Default Points at 1.

Default points is 1

9. Enter any General Feedback that students would receive regardless of getting the question correct or incorrect.

General Feedback textbox

10. Decide if the question should accept only one answer or multiple answers from students.

One answer only or multiple answers allowed

11. Leave Shuffle the choices checked unless your answer choices must appear in a specific order.

Shuffle the choices

12. Select how Moodle should Number the choices with the dropdown menu.

Number the Choices has many options including lower and upper case letters, lower and upper case Roman Numerals, standard letters, and a no numbering option.

13. In the Show Standard Instructions dropdown, decide if Moodle should show the text "Select One" or "Select One or More" where appropriate. 

Show standard instructions No or Yes


  • Enter each choice you would like students to pick from in the Answers area. 

  • If only one answer is correct, use the Grade dropdown to select 100% for the correct choice and None for incorrect choices.

  • If multiple answers are correct, 
    • Make sure the Grade percents for correct choices add up to 100%.

    • Make the incorrect choices worth negative percentages to prevent students from selecting all choices with no penalty.

  • Enter Feedback for the individual choice if desired (this is called Specific Feedback in Review Options).

  • Repeat as needed; you can include as many choices as desired.

Answers heading first contains Choice 1 textbox, followed by Grade dropdown, then Feedback textbox

When done editing the question, click the Save Changes button. Questions can ALWAYS be updated as needed.

Save Changes

Return to Add Questions to Question Bank to learn how to create or import questions into the Question Bank.

Otherwise, return to the Quiz main resource page for more information on other topics.