Once you have Categories Set Up In the Question Bank,you can begin adding questions to the categories. This will make it quick and easy for you to create quizzes and exams using these questions later.
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. This will reveal the Settings panel, click Question Bank.
When you open the Question Bank, you will see any questions that are included in the default category for that course. Click Create a New Question.
There are several question types. This guide will detail how to add a Multiple Choice question, but the process for adding other question types is similar. To add a Multiple Choice question, click Multiple Choice and then click Add.
A new window will open. First, choose the Category for your question with the dropdown menu. Then, Name your question. This is a very important step because you will only see the name of the question when you view your questions in list form when creating a quiz. The question name needs to be short, and quickly identify the question. Your students will not see the name when they take the quiz, so it could even be the answer to the question.
Next, add the Question Text, which is what your students will see when they view the question in a quiz. In addition to text, you can add images, video or HTML code to the box if needed.
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.
If you’d like, you can add General Feedback in the next box. This is feedback that all students 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.
Next, scroll back to the top of this page and click on the Answers tab.
Add each possible answer you’d like the students to have as an option. You can use the dropdown panel for Grade to choose the correct answer(s). If there is only one correct answer, choose 100% for this answer. If there are two correct answers and students need to select both of them, each would need to be worth 50% of the grade. Wrong answers should be set to None.
To provide feedback for particular answers, type in the Feedback box. You can also add images, video and links to your feedback within this box.
If you leave an answer blank, it will not show when the question is displayed. If you need additional answer options, click Blanks for 3 More Choices at the bottom of the page.
If you opt not to give specific feedback for each answer, you can still explain to students why the correct answer was correct, or give general tips on the Combined Feedback tab. There are default statements displayed that will be used if you do not customize your feedback.
The Multiple Tries tab allows you to control 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.
If you click on the Preview tab, you can see the entire question, and any settings you have attached to the question.
Review this, and then click Save Changes at the bottom when finished.
Your multiple choice question will now be added to your question bank, and you will be able to use it when creating a quiz. For more information on creating quizzes using the question bank see the tutorial.
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