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Desire2Learn 9.0

Creating Quiz Questions

To help organize your questions, you can create sections relating to each quiz. This document will help you with the process of creating sections and questions.

Other documents relating to quizzes can be found in the Quiz section of the Desire2Learn Table of Contents.

return to topCreating Sections

Sections provide a way to organize your quiz questions. Sections could be based on the type of question (e.g., multiple choice, true/false), topic, or whatever system works for you.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Eau Claire Courses widget, select the desired course
    The Course Home pane appears.

  2. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click QUIZZES
    The Quizzes pane appears.

  3. In the Current Quizzes section, select the desired quiz
    The Edit pane appears.

  4. Select the Layout/Questions tab
    The quiz questions appear.
    NOTE: If you have not yet created quiz questions, the section will read, "This quiz is empty."

  5. Click ADD/EDIT QUESTIONS
    The Quiz Layout pane appears.

  6. From the Create New pull-down menu, select Section

  7. Click GO
    The New Section pane appears.
    New Section pane

  8. In the Section Name text box, type a name for the section

  9. OPTIONAL: In the Message scroll box, type the desired section message
    NOTE: This will appear under the section name during the quiz. You may also choose to have it appear next to each question in that section.

  10. To specify how your section will appear, in the Display Options section, select the desired options
    NOTE: If you choose display message and image, you must select display section message and image once or repeat section message and image before each question.
    New Section pane: Display Options section

  11. Click SAVE
    The new section is created and added to the Quiz Layout page.

return to topCreating Questions from Scratch

After creating the quiz sections, you can create several different types of questions for your quiz.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Eau Claire Courses widget, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click QUIZZES
    The Manage Quizzes pane appears.

  3. In the Current Quizzes section, select the desired quiz
    The Edit pane appears.

  4. Select the Layout/Questions tab

  5. Click ADD/EDIT QUESTIONS
    The Quiz Layout page appears.
    Quiz Layout pane

  6. From the list, click the section that will contain the questions to be created
    The Section page appears.

  7. From the Create New pull-down menu, select the type of question you want to create

  8. Click GO
    The New Question pane appears.
    New Question pane

  9. OPTIONAL: In the Title text box, type a title for the question
    NOTE: The title will appear in the Question Library instead of the question itself.

  10. In the Points text box, type the number of points the question will be worth

  11. If desired, from the Difficulty pull-down menu, select a difficulty setting between 1 and 5

  12. In the Question Text text box, type the question you want your students to answer

  13. To add an image,

    1. Click ADD A FILE
      The Submit a File dialog box appears.
    2. Select an area (My Computer, Course Offering Files, My Locker, or Group Locker)
      Click BROWSE...
    3. Using the Look in pull-down menu, navigate to and select the desired file
    4. Click OPEN
      The file appears in the Attach File text box.
    5. Click UPLOAD
  14. Fill in the other information as appropriate
    NOTE: Options will vary depending on the type of quiz question.

    Option Description
    Title Including a title for your question is optional, but it may help in organizing your questions in the Question Library. The title of the question appears in the Question Library rather than the entire question text. If you omit the title, the first few words of the question appear.
    Points This is the number of points the question is worth.
    Difficulty Assigning a difficulty can be helpful if you are weighting your questions. You can select difficulty settings of 1-5.
    Question Text This is the actual text of the question to be answered by the student. It can be written in plain text or HTML.
    Image Specifying an image to be displayed is optional.
    EXAMPLE: An instructor may display a chart to be analyzed before answering a question.
    Enumeration Indicates how the answers will be labeled.
    EXAMPLE: For a multiple choice question, you can choose to label each answer option (a,b,c,d).
    Style Indicates how the answers will appear (e.g., horizontal, vertical).
    Randomize options Selecting this option will randomize the answers; the answers will not be in the same order for each student.
    EXAMPLE: Answer a will not be the same for every student.
    Value Indicates the possible answers for that question.
    Weight Specifies how much that answer is worth. The correct answer should have a weight of 100; you can choose to give partial credit for other answers.
    Feedback This section allows you to explain why this answer is right or wrong. This will appear when the student reviews their answers.
    Hint You can choose to give hints for specific questions.
    NOTE: This is found by clicking EXPAND QUESTION HINT.
    Question Feedback Creating question feedback (comments) is optional and can be written in plain text or HTML. This will be seen when the student reviews their answers.
    NOTE: This is found by clicking EXPAND QUESTION FEEDBACK.

  15. To preview the question, click PREVIEW
    To save the question, click SAVE
    To save the question and create another, click SAVE AND NEW
    To save the question and create another of the same type, click SAVE AND COPY

  16. When finished creating your questions, click BACK TO QUIZ LAYOUT/QUESTIONS

  17. Click SAVE QUIZ
    The new quiz questions are created.

return to topImporting Questions from the Question Library

The Question Library serves as your own test bank of quiz/exam questions. Its features and flexibility make it a valuable tool when creating quizzes. For more information, refer to the Question Library: An Overview.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Eau Claire Courses widget, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click QUIZZES
    The Manage Quizzes pane appears.

  3. In the Current Quizzes section, select the desired quiz
    The Edit pane appears.

  4. Select the Layout/Questions tab

  5. Click ADD/EDIT QUESTIONS

  6. Click IMPORT
    The Import Into [Quiz Name] pane appears.

  7. From the Import Source pull-down menu, select From an Existing CollectionImport Into [Quiz Name] pane

  8. From the Source Collection pull-down menu, select Question Library

  9. From the Source Section pull-down menu, select the section containing the questions you want to import
    The screen refreshes showing the questions in that section.

  10. In the Source Collection section, select the questions you want to use
    HINTS:
    To select all questions in the section, select the section name.
    A question is selected if a check mark appears before it.

  11. Click SAVE
    The questions are added to the quiz.

  12. Click BACK TO QUIZ LAYOUT / QUESTIONS

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