You can create quiz questions directly in your course in two places: right within
a quiz and in the Question Bank. If you only want to use the questions for this one
specific quiz, then you can create the questions directly within the quiz. If you
want to be able to use the same questions in another quiz or create a randomized quiz
where the system randomly pulls a designated number for a pool of questions, then
you will want use the Question Bank and organize your questions into categories.
If you just set up your quiz and clicked "Save and display" proceed to step 3. If
not, log onto Cougar courses and go into your course.
Go to the topic/section where your quiz is located.
Click on the quiz name. Click on the gear icon in the upper right to open the Administration
block and select Edit quiz.
4. Click the Add dropdown just above the page where you want to add the question, and select a new question.
5. Select the desired question type.
6. Click Next.
The fields will vary depending on question type selected. For more information on
specific question types and associated fields, please see this Question Types guide.
Question name: enter a short, descriptive name. This is displayed in list of - students do not
see this. Make sure it is unique.
Question text: enter your question text or instructions. Use the text editor to format text, add
images or links to your question.
Default Points: change the question’s point value if desired.
Optional: Check the box next to "Shuffle the choices" to shuffle the answer choices
for the question for each attempt. You will want to uncheck this box if you have answer
choices such as "All of the above," "None of the above," "A & B," etc.
Complete any additional question specific fields.
Optional: General feedback: type general feedback, that will be shown based on the settings enabled in the Review
Options section of the quiz.
7. Scroll to the bottom and click Save changes, or select Save changes and continue editing, if you are still working on that question.
8. Repeat steps 4-7 for each additional question.
Other Settings on the Edit Quiz Page
In the upper right, set the overall grade for the quiz in the box for Maximum Grade.
Below that, check the box for Shuffle to shuffle the order of the questions for each
In the upper left, click the Repagniate button In the upper left, click the Repaginate
button to change the page breaks. We recommend no more than 5 questions per page.
Click and drag the arrows to the left of a question to move the question.
Click the gear icon to the left of a question to edit the question.
Click the magnifying glass icon to right of a question to preview the question.
Click the pencil icon to the right of a question to change the point value of the
question. When finished hit Enter,
Click the X to the right of a question to delete the question.
Create and Organize Questions within the Question Bank
From your course homepage, click on the gear icon in the upper right to open the Administration
block, then click Question Bank.
Click on the Categories tab.
3. Scroll down to Add category section.
4. Choose the parent category if you want this new category to be a subcategory of
another. If not, keep the default (your course name) category.
5. Enter a Name for the category or subcategory you are creating.
6. Click the Add category button.
7. On the Categories tab you can edit category names (click the gear icon for the
category), delete a category (click the X for the category), or move a category (arrows
for the category).
Add Questions to a Category
Click on the Questions tab.
Use the dropdown to Select a Category to add the question to.
Click "Create a new question."
Select a question type. Note: select a question type to see a description of that