Create a Random Set of Quiz Questions

You can create a Pool of randomized questions to display in a quiz so each student sees a different selection. The easiest way to keep track of which questions are being randomized is to first create a Section in the Question Library containing the questions you want to draw your random Pool from. A Section works like a folder so you can organize the questions in your Library.

The best sequence is to begin by creating a Section if you don’t already have one. You’ll use this to contain your full set of possible questions.

  1. Navigate to Activities > Quizzes.
  2. Select Question Library from the top three tabs
  3. Select New > Section.
  4. Name and save the Section. You can check the “Hide section title from learners” checkbox unless you want students to be aware of a specific category of questions.
  5. If the questions you need are not yet in your Question Library, select Import > Browse Existing Questions or Upload to select a CSV file (template is provided). Note: If you will import from a Quiz, be sure to notice the Source: menu on the right, where you select the quiz you want to import from.
  6. If the questions you want to randomize are already in the Library, select each question checkbox, click “Move” and then select the new Section folder icon.
  7. Click Done Editing Questions to return to your Manage Quizzes list.
  8. On the Manage Quizzes page, click the down-arrow after the name of the quiz where you want to create a randomized question pool. Select Edit.
  9. Click Add/Edit Questions.
  10. From the New button, click Question Pool.
  11. Enter a Question Pool Title, the Number of Questions to Select, and the Points per Question.
  12. Click Browse Question Library and select the checkbox for the Section you created for this Pool (you can also simply select questions from your Library).
  13. Click Import. You will now see the full set of questions on the left and the randomly selected questions on the right. To refresh this random selection, click the circular arrows icon in the top right corner. When you are satisfied with the selection, click the Save button.

Watch how to create a quiz with a random set of questions.

This article was last updated on Feb 10, 2021 @ 6:18 pm.