How do I create a true false question?

A true false question requires students to indicate whether a statement is true or false.

The steps in this article assume that you have already gone to the Tests & Quizzes tool and selected an assessment. For details about how to complete these steps, open the links below.

Go to Tests & Quizzes.

Select Tests & Quizzes from the tool menu in your site.

Select an assessment.

Questions may be added to a new or existing assessment, or added directly to a question pool as described in How do I add a question to a question pool?

Create a new assessment.

Screenshot shows Add Assessment page.

For steps to create a new assessment, see How do I create an assessment?

Or edit an existing assessment.

  1. Select the Actions menu for the assessment.
  2. Select Edit.


  • Assessment editing must take place in the Working Copies tab or in the Published Copies tab before anyone accesses the assessment to take it.
  • Changes made to assessments in Working Copies do not affect assessments in Published Copies, and vice versa.

Add a true false question.

On the Questions page, use the Add Question menu to select a question type and choose True False.

Set the point value for the question.

Enter an Answer Point Value into the text box. In the example pictured above, the question is worth 10 points.

Tip: An assessment's total point value is the sum of all its questions' point values (e.g., an assessment with 10 questions worth 10 points each will be worth 100 total points).

Display point value while students are taking the exam.

To Display Point Value while student is taking the exam, leave the default value of Yes.  To hide the point value, select No.

Note: To hide the point values for ALL questions in your assessment, it is recommended to select this option in the assessment Settings rather than for individual questions.

Add a minimum point value. (Optional)

Enter a Minimum Point Value to automatically award students the minimum value for answering the question incorrectly.  Students who leave the answer blank will not receive the minimum point value.

Deduct point(s) for an incorrect answer. (Optional)

If you enter any point value other than 0 in the Points Deducted for Incorrect Answer box, students who select the incorrect answer for the question will have those points deducted from their total assessment score. For example, if a question is worth 10 points and Points Deducted for Incorrect Answer are 5 as pictured above, students would earn:

  • 10 points for the correct answer,
  • 0 points if they do not answer the question,
  • -5 points if they answer incorrectly.

Enter the question text.

Enter the Question Text into the Rich-Text Editor.

Add attachment(s). (Optional)

To provide additional resources related to the question or to include question text in an attached document, select Add Attachments to browse for and upload a file.

Select the correct answer.

Indicate either True or False as the correct response.

Require rationale. (Optional)

The default setting is No for requiring rationale.  Select Yes to include a Rationale text box where students can enter a reason for choosing their answer.

Assign to a part. (Optional)

If the assessment has more than one part, you may use the Assign to Part drop-down menu to choose the Part where the question will be added.

Assign to a question pool. (Optional)

To add the question to a question pool, Select a pool name from the Assign to Question Pool drop-down menu.

Adding a question to a pool places a copy of the question in the pool and leaves a copy of the question in the current assessment.  For more information on question pools, see What is a question pool?

Add feedback. (Optional)

Rich-Text Editors for adding Correct and Incorrect Answer Feedback shown on question editing screen. Graphic link opens modal with larger image. Press Escape to exit modal.

You may add Correct or Incorrect Answer Feedback which you can make available to students.

Note: If you include feedback here, you will also need to make it available to students in the Feedback Settings for students to access it.

Save your question.

At the bottom of the page, select Save.