Quiz - add questions (including random questions) to a quiz (edit quiz)

1. Plan  |  2. Build  |  3. Test  |  4. Administer  |  5. Review  || Support

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If you want to add questions from a text file rather than creating them in the question bank (this can save time), see Import questions (multiple choice in a text file). Contact your eLearning support team if you need assistance with this process.


Steps

Build

  1. Add questions (and shuffle if you want) (Build step)
  2. Add random questions to a quiz (if required) (Build step)
  3. Add a module heading (if required) (Build step)
  4. Preview the quiz (Test step)

1. Add questions
  1. Click on the quiz you have created

  2. Click the Edit quiz link      
    edit quiz button
  3. Click the Add link. You  can also tick the Shuffle box, so that the order of questions you add to the quiz is randomised at each attempt
    click Add
  4. Click the from question bank option. (You can also select a random question – see below)    
    click from Question bank
  5. Select a category when the questions are located, or search for tags that your questions have been tagged with.

    Choose a category or search for tags

  6. Click the box next to the questions, click Add selected questions to the quiz.  
    add question to quiz

2. Add random questions to a quiz (if required)

You may want to add random questions to the quiz so that students don't get all the same questions at the same time. To do this you need extra questions in your question bank (eg if you have 20 questions in the quiz, you will ideally need an extra 10).

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above. At step 4, choose + a random question

  2. Select a category when the questions are located, or search for tags that your questions have been tagged with.

    Choose a category or search for tags

  3. Select the number of questions you wish to add and click Add random question
add 2 random questions to quiz


3. Add a module heading (if required)

If you have a number of questions (eg > 10) and it would make sense to group them, you can add a module heading. With a quiz of 20 or more questions using free navigation, headings may be particularly helpful to the user.

  1. To add a heading above the first question, click the pencil above the question, type the heading title, then press Enter
  2. add a module heading (first one)

  3. If you want to add a module heading to later questions, click on the Add pull-down menu and select 'a new module heading'. It will be created above the question you clicked next to
    Add a module heading (to other questions)

  4. Click on the 'New heading' pencil to create a heading (other option is to delete)
    new heading for module

4. Preview the quiz (test)
When you have finished adding questions, remember to preview the quiz. In the Administration block, click Preview. You will not be able to add any further questions to the quiz once it has been attempted.
preview the quiz

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