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Managing quiz questions and sections

  1. Understanding "Question in Use"
  2. Editing quiz questions and sections
  3. Previewing quiz questions
  4. Reordering quiz questions and sections
  5. Deleting quiz questions and sections
  6. Importing quiz questions
  7. Importing questions from Respondus

Understanding "Question in Use"

The Question In Use page displays when you save changes to a shared question or information item. You can select the check box beside each quiz, self assessment, survey, and the Question Library in which you want to apply your current changes and click Save.

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Editing quiz questions and sections

Edit a quiz question or section

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click on the quiz that contains questions you want to edit.
  2. Click Add/Edit Questions in the Properties tab.
  3. Click Edit from the context menu of the question or section you want to edit.
  4. Edit the quiz question or section, then click Save.

Edit points, difficulty, bonus, and mandatory fields in a question

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click on the quiz that contains questions you want to edit.
  2. Click Edit Values in the Properties tab.
  3. Enter your Points value and select a difficulty level from the Difficulty drop-down list.
  4. Select the Bonus check box to create a bonus question.
  5. Select the Mandatory check box to force a response.
    Notes
    • If you include mandatory questions in quizzes and surveys, users can only submit their responses after they complete the mandatory questions.
    • When a quiz is set to automatically submit after a time limit, it submits even if mandatory questions have not been completed.
    • You cannot use mandatory questions in conjunction with the Prevent Moving Backwards setting.
  6. Click Save.

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Previewing quiz questions

The preview page allows you to view the appearance of an individual question, as well as the comments and hints you might include with the question. If the quiz question appears in more than one place, the preview page also displays a list of places the question is in use (for example, Question Library, quizzes, surveys, self assessments).

Preview a quiz question

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click on the quiz that contains questions you want to preview.
  2. Click Add/Edit Questions in the Properties tab.
  3. Click Preview from the context menu of the question you want to preview.
  4. Preview the question, then click Done.

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Reordering quiz questions and sections

Change the order of questions displayed in a quiz by reordering them in the quiz question list.

Reorder quiz questions or sections

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click on the quiz that contains questions you want to reorder.
  2. Click Add/Edit Questions in the Properties tab.
  3. Click Order.
  4. Select the check box beside the quiz question and/or section you want to reorder, and click the Up or Down arrows to move it through the list.
  5. Click Save.

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Deleting quiz questions and sections

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click on the quiz that contains questions you want to delete.
  2. Click Add/Edit Questions in the Properties tab.
  3. Select the check box beside the quiz questions and sections you want to delete.
  4. Click Delete.

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Importing quiz questions

You can import quiz questions from numerous sources. Questions can come from an existing collection of questions (quizzes, surveys, self assessments, and the Question Library), or a CSV file.

Import quiz questions from an existing collection

You can import quiz questions from existing collections of questions within Quizzes, Surveys, Self Assessments, and the Question Library.

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click on the quiz you want to import questions to.
  2. Click Add/Edit Questions in the Properties tab.
  3. Click Import.
  4. On the Import page, select From an Existing Collection from the Import Source drop-down list.
  5. In the Source Collection drop-down list, select the source where existing questions reside.
  6. In the Source Section drop-down list, choose the Collection Root or a specific section from which existing questions reside.
  7. Select the check boxes beside the questions you want to import, then click Save.

Import quiz questions from a CSV file

You can create quiz questions offline using a CSV formatted text file. Follow the steps below to access a template for creating the text file, or upload a question file you have completed.

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click on the quiz you want to import questions to.
  2. Click Add/Edit Questions in the Properties tab.
  3. Click Import.
  4. On the Import page, select From a Desire2Learn Text Format File from the Import Source drop-down list.
  5. You can click the CSV Sample File link and Save the file to your computer to download the text file template.
  6. Click Browse and select a CSV question file you have completed and want to upload to the quiz. Click Open.
  7. Click Save.

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Importing questions from Respondus

Respondus is a software application commonly used to create questions offline. When using this software to import your questions into Cobra Learning, the following tips might be of use:

  • Within the Respondus application, and before opening an existing quiz or starting a new one, ensure you select the "IMS QTI Personality" from the Current Personality drop-down list under the Start tab.
  • If you are attempting to convert an existing Respondus file from WebCT or Blackboard, you must convert it to QTI before importing it into Cobra Learning. You should save this new file under a new file name if you want to keep the quiz file under the original personality for future use.

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Keywords:quizzes question editing previewing reordering deleting importing import delete reorder preview edit question in use   Doc ID:48651
Owner:Bob R.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-03-11 08:56 CDTUpdated:2015-03-11 13:15 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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