Write Effective Distractors
Every multiple choice Activity includes two or more answer options. These options include the correct answer along with one or more distractors (wrong answers).
The effectiveness of an Activity has a lot to do with the distractors you create. Distractors that are unclear or confusing can create frustration; while distractors that are too obvious make it easy for learners to guess.
We recommend creating your distractors with the following best practices in mind:
- Write plausible distractors
- Include only one correct answer
- Avoid answer bias
- Lock your answer options in a logical order