Creating Randomized Quizzes

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This option allows you to distribute a unique set of questions to individual students. For example, if there are 50 questions in the question library but the students need only to complete 20 questions for the quiz.

In this example, each student will get 20 randomly assigned questions from the question library.

Create and use Question Pool (random sections) to pull an elected number of questions from a designated pool stored in the Question Library.

You must use your questions in the Question Library. For better organization, it is recommended that you group the questions by question type or content covered using Sections. For example, you might create a Section for Part I - Multiple Choice, or a Section for Chapter 1 questions. For step-by-step instructions about creating sections and questions in the Question Library, see Using the Question Library.

  1. Click on the drop-down menu arrow next to Submit in the top menu bar and choose Quizzes.


  2. If a quiz has already been created, proceed to step four.

  3. To create a quiz, click on the New Quiz button under the Manage Quizzes tab. (For further assistance with creating a quiz see Creating a Quiz


  4. Select the quiz you would like to add the random questions to if you’ve already created your quiz.

  5. Click the Create New button under Questions

  6. Click the Add drop-down menu and select Question Pool.


  7. Enter a Name for the new Question pool. The name should be something meaningful (e.g. Part I - Multiple Choice, or Chapter 1, etc.)

  8. Click the Browse Question Library button.


  9. Use the checkboxes to select the specific questions/sections you wish to draw from for the quiz and click the Import button. You can use the Source: drop-down menu to view questions from different Quizzes/Surveys.


  10. Enter the number of questions per attempt you want each user to see from the random section. For example, if you have 10 questions in your question pool, entering 5 in the Numbers of Question to Select field will display 5 questions randomly to the student from the pool of 10 questions in the question pool.

  11. Enter the points value for each question in the Points per Question field.

  12. After entering the number, selected questions can be previewed on the right side. You can click on the Refresh Preview icon if you want to change the questions. 


  13. Click Save and then Back to Settings.

  14. You will now see a summary of the quiz: the Question Pool title, the number of questions to be displayed, and the total point value.


  15.  Click Save and Close on the edit quiz page.

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