Questions can be added to a new or existing assessment with the assessment builder.
In general, the instructor clicks "Add," chooses a question type, and supplies the parts that are called for by that question type. This article covers the general settings common to most question types. For additional information on specific questions types, please refer to the individual articles for the appropriate question type.
Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu of your course.
Questions may be added to any assessment. Select an existing assessment or create a new one.
Note: You may also add a question directly to a question pool.
For more information on creating new assessments, see How do I create an assessment?
Select the type of question you would like to add from the Add Question drop-down menu.
Note: For more information about a specific question type, please refer to the individual help article for adding that type of question.
Enter the point value for this question. Questions may be worth any point value you choose.
Tip: Keep in mind that the point value of all the questions in the assessment will equal the point value of the assessment in the Gradebook. So, if you want your assessment to be worth a total of 100 points, you should assign point values to your questions accordingly.
If you want students to see the point value as they are taking the test, leave the default setting of Yes. If you prefer that students do not see the point value for the question, select No.
This option lets you specify a certain number of points that is awarded automatically to every user who attempts the question, regardless whether or not the user selects the correct answer.
Selecting this option lets you mark a question as extra credit. This means that the points awarded for this question are not counted as part of the "total points" for the assessment and there are no points deducted for skipping this question or answering incorrectly. However, users answering correctly will receive the question point value added on top of their total points earned in the assessment.
Enter the text of your question into the text box provided. You may also use the Rich Text Editor by clicking on the Show All Rich-Text Editors link. The rich text editor allows you to format your question text and/or add images, links, or other resources.
Note: This section will vary depending on the type of question you are adding.
If you would like to attach a file to the question, you may click on the Add Attachments button to browse for and upload a file. Most multiple choice questions do not contain file attachments; however, in some cases you may want to provide students with a file in order to answer the question. For example, you could attach an audio file, a reference document, or other resource.
The default setting is No for randomizing answers. If you would like the answer choices to appear in a random order each time a student takes the assessment, select Yes.
Tip: Remember that if you answer choices contain items like "all of the above" or "A and B are correct," randomizing the order could cause confusion with the answer key.
The default setting is No for requiring rationale. If you want students to write an explanation for why they chose a particular response, select Yes.
If you have multiple parts in your assessment, you may assign the question to a different part.
If you have an existing question pool and would like to copy this question to the pool, select the pool name here.
If you would like to provide feedback for students based on if they answer the question correctly or incorrectly, enter your feedback here.
Once you have entered all of your question information, click Save to return to the edit assessment screen.