TIP: Give Partial Credit on Multiple Response Questions

Aug 19, 2022

Multiple Choice questions can give partial credit for wrong answers.

Multiple Response questions can’t.

So what can you do if you want to give partial credit for Multiple Response answers?

Use a disguised Multiple Choice slide!

The attached Storyline file demonstrates how to do this. It also explains the programming. 

4 Replies
Judy Nollet
Jürgen Schoenemeyer

very interesting solution - so many tricks for something that should actually be included in storyline (without tricks)

I understand why Articulate doesn't include this functionality.

There are so many possible variations, especially related to the responses that shouldn't be selected. For example, I added points if the user didn't select a wrong answer. Some developers might want to subtract points if a user does select a wrong answer. Or not use the state of the wrong answer at all when figuring points. 

It could also get tricky if you want all questions to be worth a given number of points (for example, 10 points). Then how do you divvy up the points when there are 3 or 4 responses? 

Personally, I've never given partial credit for a Multiple Response question, and I doubt I ever will. I only created the demo because I've seen people ask about this a few times in the Forum.

And if someone wants to use this trick, it's up to them to figure out how they want the scoring to work.  :-)