Add Questions to the Quiz

Note: Once a quiz has been attempted by a student, it can no longer be changed and questions can no longer be altered, removed, or added.  If you wish to make changes to a quiz that has already been attempted, you must delete the attempts, make the changes, then have the students re-take the quiz.  If you delete student marks - they cannot be retrieved later if you made a mistake in doing so.

You should have already created a Quiz in your course. If you have not already done so, see Create Quiz and Quiz Settings.

Step 1:

Click on the quiz from your course main page.

  • If this is a blank quiz (with no questions), the Editing quiz page will open.
  • If the quiz already has questions in it, you will see a quiz summary page instead of the Editing quiz page. To edit the quiz, click Edit quiz under Quiz administration in the Settings block (located on the left hand side).

Note: If you want to create a set of questions, and randomize them to appear in quizzes, please also see Organize Question Bank

Step 2:

  1. On the Editing quiz page, on the right hand side, you will see a box titled Question bank contents.
  2. To add a new question, click Create a new question . The Choose a question type to add window appears.
  3. Select the type of question you want to add, then click Next. The Question properties screen opens. Configure the question according to its type.

Do this multiple times in order to create your questions.

Special Note: Each question must have a unique question name. Creating questions with the same title will cause numerous issues that cannot be rectified, such as problems for students taking the quiz, and your own administration of it.

Step 3:

Add your questions you have created to your quiz.

You can add your questions to the quiz in any of the following ways:

  • To add a single question to the Quiz, click the icon next to the name of the question.
  • To add multiple questions, select them using the checkboxes and under With selected: click Add to quiz.

Step 4:

Once a question has been added to a quiz, you can delete it or move it up and down in the paging order. To modify the question, click the Edit icon next to the question name.

Step 5:

Always preview your quiz and make sure it is working as you expect.