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

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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.


  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)

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

  2. If no questions have been added to the quiz yet, you will see image on the left, and clicking the Edit quiz button will take you to the edit quiz page. If your quiz already has questions, the screen will have a preview quiz button instead (the image on the right).

    A quiz without any questions added
    A quiz with questions added

  3. To access the edit quiz page for a quiz that already has questions, click on the cog in the top right corner and select Edit quiz          

  4. 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
  5. Click the from question bank option. (You can also select a random question – see below)    
    click from Question bank
  6. 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

  7. 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

3. Add a module heading (if required)

If you have several 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.  Another use for modules could be to shuffle questions within sections rather than shuffling all questions throughout the quiz.

  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. To rename the module heading click on the pencil icon to create a heading.
    new heading for module

    Headings added using step 2 can be deleted by clicking on the trash icon.

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