Creating Questions

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Creating a Category for Quiz Questions


 

Once the quiz body has been created, questions must be added to it. However, it is a good practice to first create a category for quiz questions. Creating categories will help organize quiz questions and make them easier to locate. Questions listed under various categories can be drawn from and added to different quizzes.

  1. In Settings on the left, select Quiz Administration.  From that list, select Question Bank.  In the Question Bank list, select Categories.#1
  2. Scroll down and type a brief descriptive Name for the category of the questions and a detailed descriptor for Category infoNUM2
  3. Click on the addcatgbutton.
  4. Under Settings select Quiz Administration.  Then selectQuestion Bank and click on Questions#3
  5. Select the new category just created name and click newques to begin creating questions.
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Creating Multiple Choice Questions


  1. In Settings on the left, select Quiz Administration.  From that list, select Question Bank.  In the Question Bank list, select Questions.
  2. Select the category to which the question will belong and select newquesNUM1
  3. Select Multiple Choice from theChoose a question type to add list and click Next#2
  4. Type a description for the question in the Question name text box. This will help you identify the question at a later point, if needed (students will not see this name). NUM3
  5. In Question text, type the actual question. NUM4
  6. Set the Default mark to the point value of the question. This option can be overridden in the quiz body.
  7. Indicate whether there are One or multiple answers to the question, whether the choices will be shuffled within the question, and the format of the numbering. NUM5
  8. Each Choice box represents a possible answer to the question. In the Choice boxes, enter possible answers to the question; if the answer is correct then set the Grade to 100%. For the other incorrect options, leave Grade as None.  Specific feedback for that particular answer is optional. NUM6
  9. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes once you are done.
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Creating True/False Questions


  1. In Settings on the left, select Quiz Administration.  From that list, select Question Bank.  In the Question Bank list, select Questions.
  2. Select the category to which the question will belong and select newquesNUM1
  3. Select True/False from the Choose a question type to add list and clickNext
  4. In Question name, type a description for the question so that you can identify it later (students can’t see this name). In Question text type the statement you want the students to review in order for them to decide if it is true or false. NUM2
  5. From the Correct answer drop down box, select if the Question textstatement is True or FalseNUM3
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes once you are done.
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Other Quiz Question Types are:


  • Essay: The student will be able to respond to a question that requires an essay to be written.
  • Matching: The student must “match” the correct answers with each question.

Adding Questions to the Quiz Body


  1. Under the Settings Block on the left, select Quiz Administration click on Edit Quiz from the list. NUM1
  2. Select Show next to Question bank contents to display your questions and categories. NUM2
  3. Questions displayed belong to the category currently selected. Check the box next to each question you want to select for inclusion in the quiz. Clicking the checkbox the left of Question is a shortcut for checking all of the questions. NUM3
  4. Click Add to Quiz to add the selected questions to the quiz. The questions will then be added to the left side. NUM4
    Note: Here you can rearrange the order of the questions using the arrows to the right of the questions. You can also remove questions by clicking X. NUM5
  5. Enter the points that each question is worth in the Marked out of text box. The maximum grade is the total of all the grade values of each question in the quiz. NUM6

The quiz has now been created. Select Preview under Quiz Administration to view the quiz as the users will see it.

Notes: When a random question is added, it results in a randomly-chosen question from the category being inserted into the quiz. This means that different students are likely to get a different selection of questions, and when a quiz allows multiple attempts then each attempt is likely to contain a new selection of questions.

Questions can also be divided into separate pages. Click Add page here to add a page, and use the arrows to move questions to different pages.

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