Use a checkboxes assessment question when you want to ask a question that may require more than one correct response (multiple-select) or a question with no one "correct" response (like a survey question).

Sample Checkboxes question: learner preview mode on the left and edit mode on the right

How to add a checkboxes question Block

  1. Create a new step on your course Path and open the step.

  2. Select "Assessment" then "Checkboxes." You've added a Block to your step!

  3. Replace the question template text with a question of your own or instructions. Add answer options. For each answer that should be selected in order for the question to be marked "correct" by auto-grade, toggle on the green check mark to the right of the answer option. To use the question as a survey-type question (with no "correct" answers), leave all answers unchecked. 

  4. Optionally add more Blocks. When finished, hit Publish.


You can...

  • Ask a question and mark one, several, all, or no answers as correct.

  • Add, edit, and delete possible answer options.

  • Quickly reuse a question in the same step by clicking the copy button and editing the copy.

  • Optionally add an answer explanation. This will display after the question is answered.

  • Require review or let the step auto-grade the response based on completion.

  • Receive notification when an answer is submitted and leave comments, a video, audio, or file in your response, and assign points (optional).

Learners can...

  • Select one or more responses and submit their answer.

  • Complete the assignment in order to mark the step complete.

  • Depending on your choices in the step settings, learners can reset their response to take again and view the answer explanation immediately, if provided.

  • View points and feedback by email and in-app, when applicable.


Q. How do I adjust points and grading notifications?
A. Open the step settings to adjust these settings and more for the step.

Q. Can I use this to ask multiple-choice questions?
A. You could use this and mark one option as correct, but we'd recommend using the specially styled Multiple-choice Block for that.

Q. Can I use this Block to have learners report on a list of tasks?

A. There's a Block for that! See this Tasklist Block for more information.

Q. Can I show feedback on each answer option?

A. If you'd like to add feedback that will show up after the learner has chosen his answer and submitted it, you can do this using the Answer Explanation field. The Pathwright platform currently supports only one answer explanation per question, which means that whether the learner chooses the correct or incorrect answer, the feedback they receive will be the same.

Here's an example of how you could use this field:

You'll be able to choose when to display the answer feedback to learners under the step settings.

Learn more about Blocks.

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