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Adding Quiz Questions from the Question Bank

Why Do This

If you imported quiz questions into your course from a publisher or from a Word document, or created questions directly in the Question Bank, these questions reside in the Question Bank. In order to be used, they need to be moved from the Question Bank into the appropriate quiz. There are two options: adding specific questions to the quiz, or adding random questions to the quiz. Adding random questions to a quiz means the system will randomly choose a designated number of questions from a specified category for each student. Depending on the number of questions in the category, this could mean students receive completely different questions for the same quiz.

Overview

Add Specific Questions to a Quiz from the Question Bank

1. Log on to Cougar Courses and go into your course.
2. Go to the topic/section where you have created the quiz.
3. Click on the quiz name.
4. Click on the gear icon in the upper right to open Administration and select Edit quiz.

edit quiz link

5. In the upper right click on Add. From the dropdown choose "from question bank"

add question to quiz

6. Select the category containing the questions you want to add to the quiz. A list of the questions in that category will display below.

select a category

7. Click the box to the left of the questions you want to add to the quiz.

  • To add all, make sure all the questions are on one page and then click the T box at the top of the list.

select quiz questions

9. Click the "Add selected questions to quiz" button. The questions will then appear on the Edit Quiz page. Repeat steps 5-9 if you want to bring in questions from another category. When finished see the section below "Other Settings on the Edit Quiz Page."

Add Random Questions to a Quiz from the Question Bank

1. Log on to Cougar Courses and go into your course.
2. Go to the topic/section where you have created the quiz.
3. Click on the quiz name.
4. Click on the gear icon in the upper right to open Administration and select Edit quiz.

edit quiz link under Administration

5. In the upper right click on Add. From the dropdown choose "a random question"

add questions from category

6. Use the category dropdown at the top to select the category that contains the questions you want to randomly draw from.
7. Select the number of random questions to pull from that category.

random questions

8. Click the "Add random question" button at the bottom. Placeholders for those questions will be added to the Edit Quiz page.
9. Repeat steps 5-9 to add additional questions  from other categories.

Other Settings on the Edit Quiz Page

  • In the upper right, set the overall grade for the quiz in the box for Maximum Grade. Click Save.
  • In the upper right, click the box next to Shuffle to shuffle the order of the questions for each attempt.

    shuffle questions

  • In the upper left, click the Repaginate button to change the page breaks. We recommend no more than 5 questions per page.

repaginate

  • To change the point value of a specific question, click the pencil on the far right of the question, enter the desired point value, and hit Enter.