Using the Question Library

The Question Library is a central repository that stores and archives questions which you can reuse within a course. You can create multiple sections within the Question Library to organize your questions by type and topic, making it easier for you to find questions for your quizzes, surveys, and self assessments.

 

Creating Sections in the Question Library

You can create sections to organize your questions into folders inside the Question Library. You can also import sections from the Question Library directly into a quiz. Importing sections from the Question Library will transfer section folders and all of their associated properties (section name, messages, images or feedback). Creating sections in the Question Library is especially helpful when randomizing questions on a quiz.

 This tutorial covers how to create sections in the Question Library.

 

1. First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.


From the course navbar, select Quizzes.


2. Click Question Library.


Click Question Library.


3. Click New. Then, select Section.


Click New. Then, select Section.


4. Give the section a name. Click Save.


Give the section a name.


5. The new section will now appear within the Question Library.


Visible created section


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Adding Questions to the Question Library

There are 13 different question types, so the process of creating questions of each type will be different. These processes are described above. This tutorial covers how to add  a True or False question to the Question Library.

 

1. First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.


From the course navbar, select Quizzes.


2. Click Question Library.


Click Question Library.


3. Click the section in which you would like to add questions.


Select the section.


4. Click New. From the dropdown menu, select the question type you would like to add.


Click New. Select the quesion type.


5. Enter all required fields for the selected question type. When you are finished creating your question, click either SaveSave and Copy, or Save and NewSave and Copy will allow you to save the question you just created and create a new question of the same type containing the current question's properties. Save and New will allow you to save the question you just created and to continue creating questions of the same type.


Enter all required fields for the question.


6. The created question should now appear in the Question Library section selected.


Visible created question


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Importing questions to a quiz from the Question Library

Once sections have been created and questions have been added to the Question Library, the questions can then be imported to a quiz. This tutorial covers how to import questions to a quiz from the Question Library.

 

1. First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.


From the course navbar, select Quizzes.


2. Locate the quiz in which you would like to import questions, and click on the name of the quiz.


Select the quiz.


3. Click Add/Edit Questions.


Click Add/Edit Questions.


4. Click Import. Select Browse Question Library.


Click Import. Select Browse Question Library.


5. From the Source Collection dropdown menu, select Question Library.


Source Collection


6. From the Source Section dropdown menu, select the section from your Question Library that you would like to import questions from.


Source Section


7. Select the question(s) you would like to import. Click Save when you have completed selecting questions.


Select questions. Click Save.


8. The selected qeustion(s) are now present within your quiz.


Imported question now visible in quiz.


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Creating a Question Pool

When creating a quiz in eLC, you can create a section that randomly selects questions from your Question Library This ensures each user will receive a unique set of questions. This tutorial covers how to create a Random Section in a Quiz.

 

1. First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.


From the course navbar, select Quizzes.


2. Locate the quiz you wish to edit, and click on the edit option accessible by clicking on the arrow next to the name of the quiz.


Add/Edit questions


3. After you have navigated to the Edit Quiz page, click on “Add/Edit questions” 


Add/Edit questions


4. Click on “New” and select “Question Pool”


Add question pool


5. A question pool lets you create a set of questions from all questions in the question library. To use this feature, it is necessary to have questions in the bank. For information on how to add questions to the question bank, refer to this link.

6. Give your question pool a suitable name.


Name your question pool


7. Click on “Browse Question Library”. This option lets you view all questions present in your question library. Select the questions that you want to add into the question pool and click on “Add” 


Select questions from question bank


8. You will now see all the selected questions in the question pool. You will see that your questions are automatically randomized; a notification for this can be seen highlighted in yellow in the picture.


Question pool settings


9. Please note that the total number of selected questions shows in place of the ‘0’ that showed before selecting the questions. Enter a suitable number of questions that need to be used for the quiz. This needs to be entered in the box titled Number of questions to select. In the example shown here, every student will be shown 6 random questions out of the 10 questions selected from the bank.

10. Enter a value for “Points per question”. Click on “Save” 


Question pool in the quiz


11. You will see a section created in your list of questions for the quiz with three question marks as the icon. Click on “Done editing questions” to continue configuring other settings of your quiz.

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