How to write good Multiple Choice Questions

Aside from the practical task of using Blackboard to set up an MCQ test and create the questions, a key concern is creating ‘good questions’ that are clear, accurate and test more than simple recall of facts. Students should not be able to easily guess the correct answer or eliminate ineffective distractors.

This document provides an introduction to three excellent resources that will help you understand the issues and develop your ability to write good questions.

Using Blackboard quizzes for assessment