2.2.11.11 Adding questions to the quiz

Let us suppose that those are all the questions I want for my quiz. To construct my quiz, I check the box next to each question I want (remember, there may be questions I don’t want to use because they are from another unit), and I click on the “Add selected to quiz” button:

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I selected four questions for my quiz. I may edit them just for the quiz and leave the originals alone by editing the “quiz” side of the screen (the left half of the screen). I can also change the order of the questions by clicking on the up or down arrows on the left. The random short-answer matching question will pick a question from the remaining short answer questions that were not selected for this quiz.

You can also add random questions to your quiz from the bottom of your question pool. Simply choose how many random questions you want, and press the “add” button. When you add a Random Question to a quiz, then it will be replaced with a randomly-chosen question from the same category - for each attempt. This means that different students are likely to get a different selection of questions when they attempt this quiz. When a quiz allows multiple attempts for each student then each attempt will also contain a new selection of questions. The same question will never appear twice in a quiz. If you include several Random Questions then different questions will always be chosen for each of them. If you mix Random Questions with non-random questions then the random questions will be chosen so that they do not duplicate one of the non-random questions. The grade for the randomly chosen question will be rescaled so that the maximum grade is what you have chosen as the grade for the Random Question.

Finally, I can weight each question. Next to each question name is a “Grade” box. I can type any number in that box, and then press the “save grades” button to update the grades. If most questions are weighted as a “1,” then a weight of “5” will be worth five times as much as the “1” questions. This is important as you can use this to make matching questions worth more than normal questions. If most of your questions are worth “1,” and you have 2 matching questions of 5 parts each, you might want to make those worth “5” each to reflect that they have more parts. The total of the quiz can be anything (it does not have to total 10 or 100). This total will be “scaled down” to the maximum grade you set on the first screen.