Creating Questions in the Question Library
The cornerstone of any good quiz is a robust question bank built to test student's knowledge. Before you create your quiz, you need to develop a question bank and this begins in the question library tool. In the question library, you can create a wide range of questions from multiple-choice questions to fill in the blank questions. Questions in the question library can be separated into sections to easily be later added into question pools for a quiz.
Below are the steps for accessing and managing the question library:
- Access Quiz Question Library
- Create a New Question
- Organise your Questions using Sections
- Move your Questions into Sections
- Quiz question converter
- Importing Quiz Questions into the Question Library
Questions need to be created in the Master Space. Within the master space, only the Block Convenor, Block Key Academic, and Block Instructor have the permissions to create and edit questions in the question library. No further changes can be made to questions once they are in the delivery environment.
1. Start by navigating to Assessments > Quizzes.
2. Click on the Question Library tab. Creating your questions within the question library in contrast to a quiz allows you to easily update them across multiple quizzes at once.
1. Click the New button to add a new question.
2. Select the type of question you would like to create from the list.
3. To learn how to create specific question types, please click an option from the following list to access the guide relevant to each item.
4. Once you have created your question(s) they will appear in the Question Library.
Sections are essentially a folder where you put questions. They are very useful for dividing topics for various quizzes. You should always try to use a section for your question bank. You can also nest sections inside sections.
1. To create a section click on New and select Section.
2. Fill out the name for your folder in the Section Title field and enter a description in the Section Text field. If you want to include sensitive information in the description for other staff, you can choose to hide the section text from students by clicking on the associated radio "Hide Section Text From Students" button.
Typically it is not necessary to randomise questions at the section level. Questions can be set to randomise as an option when creating a question pool for a quiz.
3. When you have finished entering the details, click Save.
4. This will bring you back to the home page with your new section. From here click on the Section Title to enter the folder and then click on New to build up your question bank by adding different types of questions.
5. If you need assistance on an individual question type, refer to the help guides listed in step two.
If you have created questions outside of the section you are building, you can move these questions to any section within the question library.
1. Select the tickboxes for the questions that you would like to include in your section and click Move.
2. Select the Section where you will move the questions to or click Cancel to return to the previous screen to change your selection.
3. The questions will appear in the appropriate section.
4. You can use the same procedure to Move, Delete or Order any question in the question library.
The Quiz question converter tool allows you to convert quiz questions from a Microsoft Word or PDF document into a .CSV file. The file can then be imported into the Quiz Question Library or any specific quizzes within VU Collaborate. For more information see Creating Questions with the Quiz Converter Tool.
It is recommended that quiz questions are created within the Question Library for storage and reusability.
If you have created your question within a quiz, they can still be imported into the Question Library by following the steps below.
1. From the navbar, select Assessments then Quizzes.
2. Select Question Library.
3. Create a new section folder to import your questions into, by clicking New, then Section.
4. Give your section a title so it will be easy to pinpoint where your questions should be stored.
Optionally tick to hide the section title from students, once finalised, select Save.
5. Select the Section Folder to enter the newly created folder.
6. Select Import and then select Browse Existing Questions.
7. From the Source dropdown list, select the location of the Quiz question you wish to import.
8. Tick to select individual questions, or tick the top selection box to select all questions.
When ready, select Import, to import the question into the section folder.
Questions should now be copied within the Section Folder for future use and editing.
Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service servicedesk.vu.edu.au for technical support.