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Add 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 live 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. From your course homepage click on the quiz.
  2. Click on the gear icon in the upper right to open the Quiz Administration and select Edit quiz.
    Edit Quiz link in Quiz Admin block

  3. Click the Add dropdown on the right hand side (below Shuffle), and select "from question bank"
    Add from question bank

  4. Select the category containing the questions you want to add to the quiz. A list of the questions in that category will then display below.
    select category, then questions
  5. 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.
  6. When finished selecting, click the "Add selected questions to quiz" button at the bottom.
  7. The questions will then appear on the Edit Quiz page. Repeat steps 3-6 if you want to bring in questions from another category. When finished see the section below "Manage your Quiz Questions on the Edit Quiz Page."

Add Random Questions to a Quiz from the Question Bank

  1. From your course homepage click on the quiz.
  2. Click on the gear icon in the upper right to open the Quiz Administration and select Edit quiz.
    Edit Quiz link in Quiz Admin block

  3. Click the Add dropdown on the right hand side (below Shuffle), and select "a random question"
    Add a random question

  4. Use the category dropdown at the top to select the category that contains the questions you want to randomly draw from.
    select category and number of random questions
  5. Select the number of random questions to pull from that category. You might not be able to add the exact number you want all at once. For example, if you want 15 random questions pulled from a category you can first choose 10 and then repeat steps 3-5 this time choosing 5, for a total of 15.
  6. Click the "Add random question" button at the bottom.
  7. Placeholders for those questions will be added to the Edit Quiz page.
    random questions added on Edit Quiz page

  8. Repeat steps 3-5 to add additional random questions.

Manage your Quiz Questions on the Edit Quiz Page

 Edit Quiz page

  • To set the overall quiz grade: in the upper right, enter the overall grade for the quiz in the Maximum Grade box. Once changed click Save.
  • To shuffle the order of the questions: in the upper right, check the box for Shuffle.
  • To set the number of questions per page: in the upper left, click the Repaginate button. We recommend no more than 5 questions per page.  
  • To move a question: click on the arrows to the left of the question and drag to the desired location.
  • To edit a question: click the gear icon or the question title.
  • To preview a question: click the magnifying glass icon to right of a question.
  • To change the point value of a question: click the pencil icon to the right of a question to and enter the new point value. When finished hit the Enter key.
  • To delete a question: click the trashcan icon to the right of a question.
  • To delete multiple questions: in the upper left, click the "Select multiple items" button. Select the question you wish to delete, then click the "Delete selected" button in the upper left.