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Once you have your categories set up in the Question Bank, you can begin adding questions to the categories. This guide will show you how to add a question directly to your Question Bank, but please note that you can also import questions if you have them in another Moodle course or in a word document.
To add a question to your Question Bank, go to the course where you would like to add the new questions, and click on the settings icon in the top right corner of the screen.
When the settings panel opens, choose the Question Bank.
The Question Bank will open and show any questions that fall under the default category for the course. Click Create a new question.
There are five question types: Essay, Matching, Multiple Choice, Short answer, and True False. This guide will show you how to add a Multiple choice question, but the process for adding other question types is similar. A Description is any text or or media you would like to add to a quiz independent of a question.
To add a Multiple Choice question, click Multiple choice and then click Next.
A new window will open. Start by naming your question. This is a VERY important step because you will only see the name of the question when you pull view your questions in list form. The question name needs to be short and clearly identify the question. Your students will not see this name when they take the quiz, so it could even be the answer to the question.
Choose the point value of the question. This sets the value of the question relative to other questions in any assessment where it is included. The default is "1" and you may choose to leave it as "1" for all questions.
Choose the Category for your question. If you don’t see the category you want, you will need to add it by clicking Categories at the top of the page. Please see our guide on creating Categories to learn more.
Add the the Question Text, which is what your students will see when they view the question in a quiz. In addition to text. In addition to text, you can add images, video, or html code to the box.
Click the box next to Provide general question feedback if you want add feedback that the student will see at the end of the question, regardless of whether they answered right or wrong.
Decide whether to allow students to mark multiple answers or only one answer and whether to shuffle the answers to the questions. This means that the answers will be arranged in a different order each time the question is opened within a quiz. When you create a quiz, you can also choose to shuffle the question order for greater security.
Add each possible answer. Underneath the correct answer, click the box labeled Correct answer. If there is only one correct answer, choose 100% for the Grade. If there are two correct answers and students need to select both of them, each would be worth 50% of the Grade.
To provide feedback for a particular answer, click the box labeled Provide answer choice feedback under that answer, then add the feedback for that answer.
If you leave an answer blank, it will not show when the question is displayed. Click the Add another answer button if you would like to add more possible answers.
If you opt not to give specific feedback for each answer, you can still explain to students who answered wrong why the correct answer was correct or where they might look to find the correct answer in the Combined Feedback section. There are default statements displayed that will be used if you do not customize your feedback.
The Allow multiple tries section controls what happens if you use this Question in a Quiz and opt to allow multiple tries in the Quiz settings. You can set the penalty for each time the question is missed and provide hints.
When you are done, click Save Changes.
Your multiple choice question will be added to the Question Bank in the Category that you selected