Writing multiple-choice and other closed question types

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Coordinator registrations
18 April 2024 13:00 16:00 Soeting, Jolanda 3 / 12 Registration ended at 18/03/2024
On demand Soeting, Jolanda Apply

Course description

Target group

Lecturers with experience in designing and evaluating exams.

Learning outcome

Increase the quality of the exam and the efficiency of the examination process.


This workshop focuses on exams with closed questions. You will be working on:
- Recognising the knowledge level of a question
- Determining the appropriate level, using your assessment specification grid
- Creating closed questions by:

  • thinking out of the box
  • being creative with question types

- Forming an opinion on what knowledge level is possible to assess with closed questions
- Checklist on closed questions
- Practice with question formulation


We expect that assessment is part of your teacher tasks and that you have an Assessment specification grid for your course. Please email your Assessment Specification grid to jolanda.soeting@wur.nl, after registration for this workshop.


Can be part of a series of activities for a certificate


Participation is free for Wageningen University & Research staff involved in teaching WU courses.


We consider registration as final. When cancelled within three weeks before the activity starts, your chair group will be charged all costs of your subscription (€350,-).

If there are not enough participants in the course, Educational Staff Development will offer you an alternative programme.