Create MCQ


The MCQ solution offers a simple setup and use of multiple choice questions, which is closely connected to Digital Exam. The module contains the traditional one-best-answer logic, but also offers a more manual setup of a questionnaire, where you edit and decide the points given (this is not recommended for exam).

Select this option for automatic scoring
Select this option for a questionnaire with manual scoring.

Question types

Both types of questionnaire (automatic and manual) contains:

  • Basic question
  • Matrix question
  • Text question
  • Question group

The manual questionnaire further offers:

  • Allow multiple answers (students can select more than one answer).

Create a questionnaire

As assessor or administrator you can log in to the designer via https://designer.mcq (followed by the link to Digital Exam on your university, e.g. og )

Click the ‘Create questionnaire’

Select ‘I want a questionnaire with automatic scoring’ (or ‘I want a questionnaire with manual scoring’)

Give your questionnaire a title

Click the tree dots (on the questionnaire field seen above) for options


It is possible to randomize the order – both regarding the questions and the answer options.

If you want to use this function, check boxes when creating the questionnaire as shown below:

Add one-best-answer questions

Default questions are one-best-answer questions – that means one correct answer.

  • Click the ‘Add question’ button
  • Fill the question text
  • Specify the different answer options and mark the correct answer

This symbol indicates that you haven’t finished a given action.

Add matrix question

Matrix questions provide the opportunity to work with several questions or statements with the same answer options, eg. corresponding to a Likert scale.

Click the drop-down and select Add matrix question

  • Specify intro text
  • Fill in the possible answers and the statements
  • Add/remove possible answers and questions using the icons

Add text question

The text question is way to ask an open question, which the students must answer with text. Note that text question is not a part of the scoring.

  • Click the drop-down and select Add text question
  • Add a question text

Especially regarding manual scoring

  • Selecting the manual scoring allows for using both multiple correct answers and negative points.
    • This requires a decision for points for each answer.
  • The total score for the students is stated as a percentage, calculated by the number of points divided by the highest possible score.
  • Note that the system does not offer statistic analysis of the questions quality when using manual scoring.

Negative points and multiple correct answers

Ask a question with negative points for wrong answers

Ask a question with more than one right answer

Editing, adding and testing

  • Adding administrator to the questionnaire
    From the front page in the designer, administrator rights can be edited.
    Find the relevant administrator and allow ‘read’ access as a minimum.
  • Test the questionnaire by entering it and click in the lower right corner.
    Note that a questionnaire only can be tested as long as it is not added to an exam!