✅Multiple response question Block

Create a question with multi-select checkbox answers and a checklist vibe.

Laurie Garcia avatar
Written by Laurie Garcia
Updated over a week ago

Use a Multiple response Block 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 Multiple response question: learner preview mode on the left and design mode on the right

How to add a Multiple response question Block

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

  2. Select "Question" then "Multiple response." 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.

Grading Markup

Here's how to interpret the markup on a graded multiple response question.

  • The checkboxes that are filled in indicate the learner's selections.

  • The green checkmarks indicate a correct response. When a question with multiple correct answers is completed correctly, all the answer options will show a green checkmark.

  • A red X will appear beside an answer option if 1) a correct answer option was NOT selected or 2) if an incorrect answer option WAS selected.

  • One incorrect response will result in the question being scored as incorrect, if auto-grading is enabled.

Example of a multiple response question with all correct responses

Example of a multiple response question with one error


Q. How do I adjust points and grading notifications?

A. Open the step settings to adjust these settings and more for the step.

Q. How do I turn off the option to reset and retake the assessment?

A. By default, learners can reset and retake any step any number of times. To limit learners to a single attempt on all the assessment questions on a step, open the step settings and disable retries.

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.

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