Randomize Quiz Questions

There are two ways to randomize quiz questions. Use the directions below based on how you want to randomize your questions:

  • If you want to randomize the questions of several chapters, follow the instructions for Randomizing Distinct Groups of Questions Within a Quiz.
  • If you want to randomize all the questions throughout the quiz, follow the instructions for Shuffle Option for Randomizing Quiz Questions Throughout the Quiz.

Randomizing Distinct Groups of Questions within a Quiz

Random sections pull questions from a designated pool of questions. To import questions from the Questions Library, see Use the Question Library.

  1. Click Course Activities on the navbar and choose Quizzes.
  2. On the Manage Quizzes page, either click on the quiz you want to add a random section to or create a new quiz.
  3. On the Properties tab, click Add/Edit Questions.
    Displays Add/Edit Questions button
  4. Click New, then select Random Section.
    Displays of random section link
  5. Enter a Section Name, such as "Randomize Ch 1." This will describe the purpose of the folder.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click on the random section (purple folder) you just created.
  8. Click Import.
    Displays import button
  9. In the Source Section drop-down list, choose the Collection Root (for all questions in the question library) or a specific section/folder that contains the questions you want to use.
  10. Select the questions you want to import and click the blue Save button. 
  11. Enter the number of Questions per attempt that you want each student to see from the random section.
  12. Enter the points value for each question in the Points each field.
    NOTE: All questions within a random section are assigned the same points value.
  13. Click the Save button under the title of the section.
    Shows number of questions and points options, as well as Save button locations, for the random section.
  14. Click Done Editing Questions at the top right of the screen.  

Shuffle Option for Randomizing Quiz Questions Throughout the Quiz

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, either click on the quiz you want to randomize questions in or create a new quiz.
  2. On the Properties tab, check the box for "Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level." 
    Indicates Shuffle checkbox.
  3. Once you have checked the box, click Save. The shuffle icon now appears next to each question.Indicates Shuffle icon on questions.