Quiz Question Banks

by Becca Davis
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Quiz Question Banks are a collection of questions that are centrally managed and can be used across quizzes. Organizing questions is made easy as you can put questions in a question bank based on topic, subject, and any categorization specific to your needs. They are ideal for any situation where questions need to be reused across courses from knowledge checks, quizzes, and certification exams.

 

In this article we cover:

Question Bank Management

Creating a Question Bank

Reordering Questions in a Question Bank

Adding a Question Bank to a Quiz

Reordering Question Banks in Quiz

FAQ

 

Question Bank Management

You can manage question banks on the Question Banks tab via the Quizzes page. Here you will find the list of question banks available that you can view, edit, clone, and delete based on access permission. By default, the table is sorted by the Last Updated column with the most recent first. The Quiz column provides information about what quiz the question bank is used in. Clicking on the quiz name will redirect you to the quiz edit page.

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Creating a Question Bank 

An unlimited number of question banks can be created and each bank can contain an unlimited number of questions. 

1. From the Course Management option in the left side navigation menu, select the Quizzes submenu option to navigate to the Quizzes page.

2. Click the “Create New” button on the top right corner of the page to view the available options and then select the Question Bank option. You will be redirected to the Question Bank edit page where you can add questions. 

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3. Update the question bank name by clicking on the Name field, type in the name, and then click “Save Name”

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4. Locate the Questions section on the page and click the Add Question button to start adding questions. A flyout will appear on the right side presenting the four available question types.

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5. Select a question type and fill in the question and answer(s) in the respective sections; for Free Form Response questions enter in the prompt.

 

Multiple Choice

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Multiple Answer

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Fill in the Blank

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Free Form Response

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6. To add additional answers choices for the question, click the Add Answer button.*

7. Correct Answer Feedback and Incorrect Answer Feedback fields are optional and will be included in the quiz if question level feedback is enabled. Learn more about providing automatic feedback on quiz questions here.

8. Click Save to add the question to the question bank.

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*Not applicable for Free Form Response questions.

 

Reordering Questions in a Question Bank 

1. Navigate to the Quizzes page and click on the Question Banks tab above the table and filter. 

2. Select the question bank.

3. Click on the Options menu in the Questions section and select the Reorder Questions option.

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4. Freely drag-and-drop questions to reorder or update the value in the textbox and the questions will reorder automatically.

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5. Click the Save New Question Order button to save the changes. 

 

Adding a Question Bank to a Quiz

Multiple question banks can be in a single quiz, and question banks can be used across an unlimited number of quizzes. You can choose to use all questions from a question bank in a quiz or define the number of questions to use that will be randomly selected. The Question Banks section of the quiz will show which question banks are used, and details about the question bank such as how many questions are used from the question bank and how many quizzes the question bank is used in.

 

1. Navigate to the Quizzes page and select an existing quiz or create a new quiz.

2. Locate the Question Banks section, and click the Add Question Bank button. A flyout will appear on the right side presenting the available question banks to add; if no question banks exist you will be presented with the option to create a question bank. 

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3. Select a question bank. To quickly find the question bank use the Search feature. 

4. Configure the question bank setting by picking between using all questions in the question bank or a set amount of questions that will be randomly selected for the quiz.

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5. Click Save to add the question bank to the quiz.

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Note: To add additional question banks, you can either click on the Add Question Bank button or click on the Options menu in the Question Bank section and select the Add Question Bank option. 

 

Reordering Question Banks in a Quiz 

1. Navigate to the Quizzes page and select an existing quiz.

2. Locate the Question Banks section and click on the Options menu in the Question Bank section and select the Reorder Question Banks option. 

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3. Now freely drag-and-drop the question banks to reorder or update the value in the textbox and the questions will reorder automatically.

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4. Click the Save New Question Banks Order button to save the changes. 

 

FAQ

Who can create question banks?

Organization Admins and Content Admins can create, edit, delete, and clone question banks.

Content Managers can create new question banks on the Quiz Management page.

 

Who can edit question banks?

Organization Admins and Content Admins can create, edit, delete, and clone question banks.

Content Managers must have permission to the question bank asset associated with the quiz in the course to edit. However, Dashboard users can freely edit any question bank they have created.

 

Who can clone question banks?

Organization Admins and Content Admins can create, edit, delete, and clone question banks.

Content Managers can clone question banks, as long as they have access to a course and quiz using a question bank. Users can also clone question banks they created.

 

What happens when I edit a question bank that is being used in multiple quizzes?


Effects on Quizzes: The change will affect all quizzes the question bank is used in. For example, if the question bank name was changed, then the updated name will be reflected when viewing the associated quizzes. When new questions are added or questions are removed, then the available question count on each associated quiz will be updated. When questions are reordered, then any new student taking the associated quiz will get the questions presented in the new order.

 

Effects on Students:

 

Some changes to a question bank can invalidate in-progress quizzes. When a student is in the process of taking a quiz when a change is made, some changes will invalidate the student’s quiz. In this case, the student sees an error message and needs to retake the quiz. No answers from the previous quiz are retained:

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These changes result in the invalidation of in-progress quizzes:

  • Reordering questions in a question bank (even when the questions are used randomly)
  • Modifying the number of questions in a question bank, when the Use all questions in this question bank in order setting is used
  • Changing how a question bank is used in a quiz - this includes changing random question selection vs. using questions in the order of the question bank and modifying the number of questions your quiz should pull from the question bank
  • When changing a question within a question bank, the student’s quiz will only be invalidated if this particular question was selected to be presented to the student when they started the quiz.

 

What happens when I edit a quiz using question banks?

Any changes made to a quiz will invalidate in-progress quizzes. When a student is in the process of taking a quiz when a change is made, any changes to a quiz will invalidate the student’s quiz. In this case, the student sees an error message and needs to retake the quiz. No answers from the previous quiz are retained:mceclip0.png

These changes result in the invalidation of in-progress quizzes:

  • Updating the quiz, including updating the quiz name, description, and any quiz settings
  • Updating a question within the quiz. When changing a question within a question bank, the student’s quiz will only be invalidated if this particular question was selected to be presented to the student when they started the quiz.
  • Changing how a question bank is used in a quiz - this includes changing random question selection vs. using questions in the order of the question bank and modifying the number of questions your quiz should pull from the question bank

 

Are questions in a question bank included in quiz analytics?

Question bank questions with responses will appear in the quiz analytics (Question tab). Quiz questions (non-question bank questions) will appear first in the list, and then question bank questions in the question bank order and question order. Unanswered questions will appear at the end and be presented in the same sort order where non-question bank questions will be first, and then followed by question bank questions in question bank order and question order.

When questions are deleted, the analytics data will also be removed.

The downloadable CSV file of the quiz results on the Students tab will include all questions in the quiz question pool, non-question bank questions and question bank questions. Even non-answered questions will be included.

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