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This article explains how to add new questions to a BFCA Education Portal Quiz that has already been added to your course.  You will not be able to add Quiz questions once the Quiz activity has been attempted.

Add a New Question to a Quiz

  1. On your course page, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open.
  2. On the Quiz summary page, select the Actions menu, a drop-down list will open. From this list select Edit quiz. The Editing quiz page will open. If the Quiz already contains questions, they will be listed here.
  3. Click Add (at far right, top or bottom) and from the drop-down menu, select + a new question. The Choose a question type to add pop-up opens.
  4. In the Choose a question type to add pop-up, select a question type and click Add. The Adding a question page will open.
    Note: A description of each question type is available in the right column of the Adding a question window. The description appears automatically once you choose the question type.
  5. On the Adding a [question type] question page, if you plan to organize questions in categories, select a category from the drop-down list for Category (by default, questions are added to the Default for Course category).
  6. Enter a Question name (students do not see it) and Question text (students do see this), and set a value for the Default points (maximum points available).
  7. Configure the question according to the question type.
  8. Click Save changes. You will be returned to the Editing quiz page and the new question will be listed.
  9. To preview the question click the Preview icon. The question will open in a pop-up window.

Add Questions to a Quiz from the Question Bank

  1. On your course page, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open.
  2. On the Quiz summary page, select the Actions menu, a drop-down list will open. From the Action menu drop-down list select Edit quiz. The Editing quiz page will open. If the Quiz already contains questions, they will be listed here.
  3. On the Editing quiz page, click Add (at far right) and from the drop-down menu select + from question bank. The Add from the question bank… pop-up will open.
  4. In the Add from the question bank… pop-up, from the Select a category drop-down menu, select the category from which to add questions to the Quiz. The list of questions within that category will appear.
  5. You can add questions to the quiz in any of the following ways:
    • To add a single question to the Quiz, click the Add icon (+) located before the question name. You will be returned to the Editing quiz page and the question you added will be listed.
    • To add multiple questions, select the checkboxes (left of the question), then click Add selected questions to quiz (at bottom). You will be returned to the Editing quiz page and the questions you added will be listed.
  6. To preview a question click the Preview icon. The question will open in a pop-up window.

Add Random Questions to a Quiz from the Question Bank

Note: To successfully add random questions to a quiz you must have enough unused questions in your question bank to avoid reusing questions already added to the quiz. A question can only appear once in any quiz, so the more questions in the category you are drawing from, it is more likely for students to receive different questions on each attempt. When a quiz with random questions is retaken, the random questions will be different from the ones in previous attempts.

  1. On your course page, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open.
  2. On the Quiz summary page, select the Actions menu, a drop-down list will open. From the Action menu drop-down list select Edit quiz. The Editing quiz page will open. If the Quiz already contains questions, they’ll be listed here.
  3. Click Add (at far right), and from the drop-down menu select + a random question. The Add a random question window will open.
  4. In the Add a random question window, under Existing category, use the Category drop-down menu to select the category from which to draw questions.
  5. From the Number of random questions drop-down menu, select the number of questions the quiz should pull from this category. For example, if the category has ten questions and you select “5”, each quiz attempt will take a random five questions from the ten questions in this category.
  6. Click Add random question. The Editing quiz page will open listing the question(s) as Random (category name).
  7. On the Editing quiz page, each time you click the Preview icon for the question, you should see a different question.

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