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 an existing quiz to add a random section or create a new quiz.

  3. Click the [Create New] button, and then select [Question Pool].

    Identifies the Question Pool option.

  4. Enter a Question Pool Title, such as "Chapter 1 Randomized." This name describes the purpose of the folder.

    Identifies the Question Pool Title field.

  5. 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.

  6.  Click [Browse Question Library].

    Identifies the Browse Question Library button.

  7. 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.

    Shows the Source dropdown menu. 

  8. 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.

    Identifies the Questions Library option in the dropdown list.

  9. Select the question type you want to import.

    Shows a selected question library.

  10. Click the [triangle] to expand the library and see individual questions.Click [Import] at the bottom of the page.

    Shows the drop down arrow and Identifies the Import button.

  11. In the New Question Pool page verify that the questions are selected and hit [Save] to return to the quiz.

    Identifies save button in the question pool.

  12. 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. In the Timing & Display section under Shuffle Quiz, check the [Shuffle questions and sections within the quiz. Does not cascade to sub-sections] checkbox.

    Indicates the Shuffle checkbox in Timing & Display section.

  3. After you have selected the checkbox, click [Save] at the bottom of the screen.