Yes, you can choose to assign only multiple-choice questions/omit short-answer questions when assigning a Library Lesson.
Every CommonLit Library Lesson comes with a set of standardized, rigorous final Assessment Questions. These can include multiple-choice and short-answer questions (most texts have both, but some only have one type).
Teachers can choose to assign all Assessment Questions (recommended), only multiple-choice questions, only short-answer questions, or no Assessment Questions when creating an assignment. To assign only multiple-choice questions when assigning a Library Lesson, select "Only multiple-choice questions" below "Questions to assign."
Teachers cannot edit this choice after creating an assignment, so choose carefully! CommonLit only allows you to create one copy of an assignment in a class, so if you plan to work on multiple-choice one day and short-answer another day, choose to assign all Assessment Questions when you create the assignment.
When you assign only multiple-choice questions, you will not need to grade students' short-answer responses, and CommonLit will automatically generate total scores for students. Students will not see these total scores until you release scores on CommonLit.
Please note: it is not possible to assign only multiple-choice questions on Target Lessons.
For more information on how to customize a Library Lesson, please see the FAQ: Can I customize which questions my students answer on Library Lessons?