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 deliver a randomized subset of a question pool, follow the instructions for Randomizing a Subset of Questions Within a Quiz.
  • If you want to deliver all the questions but deliver them randomly, follow the instructions for Shuffle Option for Randomizing Quiz Questions Throughout a Quiz.

Randomizing a Subset 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 > Quizzes.
  2. From the Manage Quizzes page, click the quiz to add a random section to or create a new quiz.
  3. From the Properties tab, click the Add/Edit Questions button.
    Displays Add/Edit Questions button
  4. Click the New button, and then select Question Pool.
    Displays of random section link
  5. Enter a Question Pool Title, such as "Chapter 1 Randomized." This name describes the purpose of the folder.
    Identifies the title field.
  6. Enter the number of questions you will be delivering in this quiz and enter the point value of each question.
    Identifies the number of questions field and the points field.
    NOTE: All questions within a random section are assigned the same points value.
  7.  Click the Browse Question Library button.
    Identifies the Browse Question Library button.
  8. If you do not see what you want to import, click on the Source dropdown list on the upper right to select a different question library or quiz.
  9. In the Source drop-down list, choose the Question Library (for all questions in the question library) or a specific question library or quiz that contains the questions you want to use.

  10. Select the questions you want to import and click the Add button at the bottom of the page. Click the triangle to expand the library and see individual questions.
    Shows a selected question library.
  11. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
    Shows the Save button.
  12. The completed Question Pool has an icon containing 3 blue question marks.
    Shows the question pool icon.
  13. Click Done Editing Questions at the top right of the screen to return to the quiz.  
  14. Click Save and Close.

Shuffle Option for Randomizing Quiz Questions Throughout a Quiz

  1. From the Manage Quizzes page, either click on the quiz you want to randomize questions in or create a new quiz.
  2. From the Properties tab, select the Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level checkbox.
    Indicates Shuffle checkbox.
  3. After you have selected the checkbox, click Save. The shuffle icon now displays next to each question.
    Indicates Shuffle icon on questions.