Quiz Step 1: Adding and Organizing Questions in the Question Bank Moodle ISU
The Moodle ISU Question bank contains all of the questions in the course and provides ways to organize those questions using categories. This document will provide instructions on how to add questions to the question bank as well as how to organize questions in categories.
When creating a quiz in Moodle ISU, the first step in the recommended process is to add your questions in the Question bank.
See these guides for more information about quizzes:
This guide will help you to:
Categories and subcategories are very powerful when combined with random questions that can be selected either from one category or any of its subcategories. Using categories, you can create a quiz with questions chosen randomly from the questions available in the category.
Note: You will see a list of the current categories.
Note: Parent category refers to the location of the new category you are making - it will be placed as either a brand new category or as a subcategory for an existing one.
Note: If you choose to place the new category into an existing category, you will be creating a sub-category.
Note: Your new question category will appear in the list of current categories.
Note: In order to delete the category, you must first go into the category and individually move or delete the questions.
Note: If you try to delete a category containing questions, you will be asked to specify a different category for the questions. You cannot delete or move the last category; there must always be one category in a context.
You can arrange the categories in a hierarchy so that they are easier to manage.
Note: The arrow icons are also used to move a top-level category between contexts. If you move a category to be the first or last category in a context, and then press the arrow key again, it will be moved to the next context.
Note: If you are not sure what action an icon will perform, place the cursor over the icon and a message will appear explaining the icon’s function.
For more information, see Question Categories
Adding questions to the Question bank makes it easier to create quizzes. Instead of having to add questions every time you create a quiz, you can just pull from the Question bank.
There are a couple of ways to add questions to the Question bank.
For more information, see:
Note: For detailed descriptions and step-by-step instructions for creating questions, see Quiz: Question Types
Note: If you did not specify a category when the question was made/imported, it will be kept in the Default for [COURSE NAME] category.
Moving questions in the Question bank will help you keep the bank organized and helps you to place questions in the correct categories if it was misplaced.
There are two different ways you can move questions within the Question bank.
There are two ways to delete questions from the Question bank.
Note: If the question is not currently included in a quiz, the question will be permanently deleted. If the question is currently included in a quiz, it will still exist in that quiz. To permanently remove a question, it will first need to be deleted from the quiz.
For more information, see Question Bank
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