FAQ: What is the Multiple Choice Parser?

The Multiple Choice Parser is a great tool to use for quickly entering a group of multiple-choice questions into a test or survey.  It allows you to copy/paste a group of questions directly from a word document into the Rievent Platform.  The Multiple Choice Parser will only work for multiple choice and true false question types. In order for the parser to work correctly, the text must be entered in a certain format.  Each question needs to be separated by a blank line and correct answers need to be marked with an asterisk (*). The sample format examples below will all parse correctly:

1.  Sample Question
     a. answer choice 1
    *b. answer choice 2
     c. answer choice 3

2) Another sample question
        answer choice without choice letter 1
        answer choice without choice letter 2
        correct answer without choice letter choice 3*
        ##sample rationale

Sample question without question number or choice letters
*True
False

 

How to Use the Multiple Choice Parser:

When setting up the test or survey from the Production Wizard, click the Add Question or Text button, then select Multiple Choice Parser from the menu.

 

In the external document, when formatting the multiple choice questions for the parser, be sure a blank line separates each question, and also make sure there is an asterisk (*) at the beginning or end of each correct answer choice. To include rationale, add "##rationale text goes here" as the first or last answer choice.  Additionally, HTML tags can be included in the question and/or answer choice text. Below are sample formats to use when parsing:

1.  Sample Question
     a. answer choice 1
    *b. answer choice 2
     c. answer choice 3

2) Another sample question
        answer choice without choice letter 1
        answer choice without choice letter 2
        correct answer without choice letter choice 3*
        ##sample rationale

3. Another sample question with <b>HTML formatting</b> included:
        ##sample rationale
        answer choice without choice letter 1
        answer choice without choice letter 2
        correct answer without choice letter choice 3*   

Sample question without question number or choice letters
*True
False

 

Next, copy/paste only the pre-formatted multiple choice questions into the Multiple Choice Parser. 

 
 
Use the preview button to make sure the questions were entered correctly.

 

Then click Save to add the multiple choice questions to the test or survey.

 

If needed, you can use the arrow buttons to change the order of the questions.

 

Be sure to click the Save button before continuing on to the next stage in the Production Wizard. 


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