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Question Library basics

  1. Accessing Question Library
  2. Creating questions in Question Library
  3. Creating sections in Question Library
  4. Editing questions or sections in Question Library
  5. Previewing questions in Question Library
  6. Reordering questions or sections in Question Library
  7. Deleting questions or sections in Question Library
  8. Importing questions into Question Library

Accessing Question Library

  1. Click Quizzes, Surveys, or Self Assessments on the navbar.
  2. Click Question Library from the tool navigation.

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Creating questions in Question Library

Question types

You can create the following question types in the Question Library:

  • True or False (T/F)
  • Multiple Choice (M/C)
  • Multi-Select (M-S)
  • Long Answer (LA)
  • Short Answer (SA)
  • Multi-Short Answer (MSA)
  • Fill in the Blanks (FIB)
  • Matching (MAT)
  • Ordering (ORD)
  • Arithmetic (2+2)
  • Significant Figures (x10)
  • Likert (LIK)

You can create the following information items in the Question Library:

  • Text Information (TXT)
  • Image Information (IMG)

See Cobra Learning - Question Types for information about creating the different types.

Notes
  • You cannot import Likert questions to quizzes and self assessments because they are unique to surveys only.
  • Solutions to questions are automatically omitted when questions are imported to surveys.
  • Points value and difficulty level indicators are automatically omitted when questions are imported to self assessments and surveys.

Create a question or an information item in the Question Library

In the Question Library, click New and select the appropriate question type or information.

Question feedback and hints

All question types allow you to include Feedback and Hints. Feedback enables you to provide added information as a basis for improving content comprehension. Hints are useful for suggesting how to approach a question.

You can provide feedback comments at the end of a question to indicate correct and incorrect answers, where a correct answer can be found in the course content, and what details instructors are looking for in an ideal answer.

Note If you want users to see hints to questions, you must select the check box allow Hints in the Properties tab when you create or edit quizzes and self assessments.

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Creating sections in Question Library

Create sections to organize your questions into folders. You can do this in the Question Library or while creating a quiz, survey, or self assessment by clicking Add/Edit Questions in the Properties tab. All of these areas are identical in functionality, however, when you click Add/Edit Questions within the Quizzes, Surveys, or Self Assessments tools, you create folders directly within the assessment tool you are using, not in the main Question Library.

You can also import sections from the Question Library directly into a quiz, survey, or self assessment. Importing sections from the Question Library will transfer section folders and all of their associated properties (section name, messages, images, or feedback).

Note Although you can create subsections within sections, we recommend you keep question organization simple and intuitive.

Create a section in in the Question Library

  1. In the Question Library, click New and select Section.
  2. Enter the name of the section in the Section Name field.
  3. Enter a Message (optional). You can choose to display this message to users at the beginning of the section or repeated before each question in the section (refer to Step 6).
  4. Enter Private Comments (optional). These comments are for your personal use and view only.
  5. You can add an image to the section by clicking Add a File and selecting the image you want to use. You can choose to display this image at the beginning of the section or repeated before each question in the section (refer to Step 6).
  6. Set your Display Options:
    • show section name Displays the section name in quizzes, surveys, and self assessments that contain this section.
    • insert a line break after section name Inserts extra space below the section name.
    • display message and image
      • Select display section message and image once to display these items once at the beginning of the section.
      • Select repeat section message and image before each question to repeat both the message and image before each question in the section.
  7. You can add Section Feedback.
  8. Click Save.

Note Managing sections (renaming, reordering, deleting, publishing) is similar to managing questions.

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Editing questions or sections in Question Library

  1. On the Question Library page, click Edit from the context menu of the section you want to edit or click on the question's name.
  2. Make your changes and click Save.
  3. Select the check box beside the questions you want to modify and click Edit Values.
  4. Enter your Points value and select a difficulty level from the Difficulty drop-down list.
  5. Select the Mandatory check box to force a response. If you include mandatory questions in quizzes and surveys, users can only submit assessments after they attempt the mandatory questions.
    Notes
    • If a quiz or survey is set to automatically submit after a time limit, it submits even if the mandatory questions are not complete.
    • You cannot use mandatory questions in conjunction with the Prevent Moving Backwards setting.
  6. Click Save.

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Previewing questions in Question Library

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 question appears in more than one place, the preview page also displays a list of the other places the question is in use (e.g. quizzes, surveys, and self assessments).

Preview a question in Question Library

  1. On the Question Library page, click Preview from the context menu of the question you want to preview.
  2. Click Done.

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Reordering questions or sections in Question Library

Change the order of how the questions display in the Question Library by reordering them in the question list.

Reorder questions or sections in Question Library

  1. On the Question Library page, click Order.
  2. Select the check box beside the question and/or section you want to reorder, then click the Up or Down arrows to move them through the list.
  3. Click Save.

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Deleting questions or sections in Question Library

  1. On the Question Library page, select the check box beside the question or section you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.

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Importing questions into Question Library

Import questions into Question Library to consolidate questions created with the Quizzes, Surveys, and Self Assessments tools. Consolidating questions within Question Library enables you to efficiently transfer questions to new courses using Copy Course Components.

The Question Library is a good place to store, organize, and easily access all your questions within a course. You can also import questions from a CSV file or a learning object repository.

Import questions into Question Library from an existing collection

  1. In the Question Library, click Import.
  2. In the Import Source drop-down list, select From an Existing Collection.
  3. In the Source Collection drop-down list, select the source where existing questions reside.
  4. In the Source Section drop-down list, choose the Collection Root or a specific section from which existing questions reside.
  5. Select the questions you want to import, then click Save.

Import questions into Question Library from a CSV file

You can create 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. In the Question Library, click Import.
  2. In the Import Source drop-down list, select From a Desire2Learn Text Format File.
  3. To download the text file template to begin creating your questions, click the CSV Sample File link and Save the file on your computer.
  4. To upload a CSV question file you have completed, click Browse and select the file you want to upload. Click Open.
  5. Click Save.

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Keywords:questions creating editing previewing reordering deleting importing create edit preview reorder delete import assessment quiz quizzes   Doc ID:48674
Owner:Bob R.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-03-11 11:46 CSTUpdated:2015-03-11 12:21 CST
Sites:Parkland College
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