Add and Edit Quiz Questions

You can create new questions within a quiz or import from the Question Library. The most effective practice is to create questions in the Question Library. 

  • Creating a New Section
  • Creating a Question Pool
  • Creating Specific Question Types
  • Uploading a File
  • Browsing the Question Library
  • Importing from Learning Repository

Before Adding Any Questions to the Quiz

There are two ways to randomize questions. You will have the option to randomize your questions and sections with one checkbox after you add questions to the quiz. 

However, to randomize and deliver a subset of questions, such as 10 questions from Chapter 1, 10 questions from Chapter 2, etc., read Randomize Quiz Questions before you import any questions.

Randomizing All Questions 

You have the option to randomize your questions and sections with one click.

  1. Check the box entitled: “Shuffle questions at the quiz level.
    This option also shuffles the order of sections existing at the quiz level.
    Indicates the shuffle order checkbox
  2. Enter a value in the Questions per page field to indicate how many questions to display per page.
    NOTE: Limiting the number of questions available at a time is less overwhelming than placing an entire quiz on one page. This also forces students to save their answers as they go.
    You can also choose to prevent users from moving backward through pages once they have left a page of 1 or more questions. 
  3. After you have made selections, click the Save button. You will notice the shuffle icon now displays next to each question.
    Indicates the shuffle icon

Creating a New Section

Follow these instructions to create a new section on the quiz.

  1. Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
    Identifies Add/Edit Questions button
  2. Click the New button, and then select Section.
    Identifies new section choice
  3. Complete the section fields. You can choose to hide the section title and the section text on this screen, and you can also choose to shuffle questions in this section. You will see a preview of what the section header will look like on the right side of your screen.
    Shows New Section properties screen
  4. Click Back to [Quiz Name] at the top of the screen to return to the Add/Edit questions screen.

Creating a Question Pool

Follow these instructions to create a section that pulls questions randomly from a Question Pool.

  1. Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
    Identifies Add/Edit Questions button
  2. Click the New button, and then select Question Pool.
    Indicates Question Pool
  3. Fill in the title of the Question Pool, set the number of questions to display on each quiz, and enter how many points each question is worth.
    Shows Question Pools options
  4. Click the Browse Question Library button to add questions to the Question Pool.
  5. Choose the questions to add to your Question Pool, then click the Add button.
    Identifies Add button
  6. When you return to the question pool screen, be sure all the options are filled in, and then click the Save button. This action displays the Add/Edit Questions screen.

Creating Specific Question Types

  1. Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
    Identifies Add/Edit Questions button
  2. Click the New button, and then select the type of question to create. Using the Multiple Choice question as an example:
    Identifies the link for a new Multiple Choice question
  3. Complete the options for your question type.
    Identifies options for Multiple Choice question
    • Enter the question text. When you put your cursor into the text box, a toolbar will pop up on the right side of the text box.
    • Enter your question answers. If you need more answer possibilities, click the Add Answer link.
    • Click the circle next to the correct answer.
    • Click the text box next to "Randomize answers for each student" if you would like the answers to the question randomized each time the question is displayed.
    • Enter the number of points you want the question to be worth (this can always be changed on the quiz).
    • You can see a preview of the question on the right of your screen.
    • Click the Save button to save your question and return to the Add/Edit questions screen.
  4. There are some advanced options that you can select from the Options drop-down menu above the Question Text box.
    Identifies Options
    • Add Feedback will allow you to add feedback for each answer, and for the question overall.
    • Add Hint will allow you to add a hint for the question.
    • Add Short Description allows you to a title description to the question.
    • Add Custom Weights will allow you give students weighted credit for each answer.
    • Add Enumeration will allow you to add your desired enumeration to the answer choices.
  5. To import questions from the Question Library, a file, a LOR, or another quiz, from the Add/Edit questions screen, click the Import button.
  6. Select from the following selections, Upload a File, Browse Question Library or Import from Learning Repository.
    Shows import options for question library

Uploading a File

  1. Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
    Identifies Add/Edit Questions button
  2. Click the Import button, and then select Upload a File.
  3. Click Browse Files or drag and drop the file in the drop zone. This option supports importing ZIP files or CSV files.
     Upload a file dialog box
  4. After D2L uploads the file successfully, green check mark displays.
    Upload complete confirmation screen
  5. Click the Import All button or click the Review link, to individually select questions to import.
    NOTE:  For individualized help with importing or creating questions, contact your local LSC-Online representative. See Meet Your LSC-Online Representative for contact information.

Browsing the Question Library

Follow these instructions to import from the Question Library, an existing quiz, or an existing survey.

  1. Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
    Identifies Add/Edit Questions button
  2. Click a random section if you are randomizing individual groups of questions (i.e. questions grouped by chapter in an exam), rather than the whole quiz.
  3. Click the Import button, and then select Browse Question Library.
    Shows Browse Question Library
    NOTE: When you import questions from the Question Library, your quiz contains a copy of the questions, not the original questions.   
  4. Select the quiz questions to include in the import and click the Add button.
    Shows Add button
  5. Or, in the Source: Question Library drop-down list, select the source where existing questions reside. (This will be a section in the question library, or an existing quiz or survey.)
    Question Library Source Collection options
  6. In the Source Filter drop-down list, choose the Filter by and check the box next to the type of questions you would like to import (e.g., True or False, Multiple Choice, Matching, Short Answer or Multi-Select).
  7. In the Sort drop-down list, select the option you want to sort by.
    Filter options
  8. Click Done Editing Questions in the top right corner of the screen.

Importing from the Learning Repository

  1. Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
    Identifies Add/Edit Questions button
  2. Click the Import button, and then select Import from Learning Repository.
    Import from Learning Repository option
  3. Search the online repository for questions to import.
    Search page for Learning Repository
  4. Under the Category heading, select a quiz.
  5. Click Select to import from Question Library.
    Select option for search results from Learning Repository    
  6. When you are finished adding questions to your quiz, click the Done Editing Questions button in the top right of the screen.