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Use the Moodle Question Bank

The Moodle Question bank allows you to create, preview, and organize questions in categories before using them in a Moodle Quiz activity. Question categories can also be nested hierarchically.

Open the Moodle Question Bank

  1. Navigate to the main page of your course. In the Administration block, under Course administration, click Question bankThe Question bank page will open.
  2. Click Select a category and select a category from the drop-down menu. The page will update to show you the list of questions within that category. By default your course has only one category, "Default for <your course name>".

Add & Manage Question Bank Categories

  1. Navigate to the main page of your course. In the Administration block, under Course administration, click Question bank. The Question bank page will open. Also, in the Administration block, the Question bank group expands to show links that allow you to manage Question bank functions.
  2. In the Administration block, under the newly expanded Question bank group, click Categories. The Edit categories page will open.
  3. In the Add category section, define the new category that you want to add:
    • Select a Parent category for the new category. (Optional -- by default the new category will be added as a sub-category of the course's default category.)
    • In the Name field, enter a name for the new category. (Required.)
    • Enter a description for the new category in the Category info field. (Optional.)
  4. Click Add category to add the newly specified category.
  5. (Optional.) Click the configuration icons next to each category listed to delete, edit, move, or indent the category.

Add Questions to a Category

  1. Navigate to the main page of your course. In the Administration block, under Course administration, click Question bank. The Question bank page will open.
  2. Click Select a category and select a category from the drop-down menu. The page will update to show you the list of questions within that category.
  3. To edit an existing question, find the question in the list of questions and click the Edit  icon (Moodle update icon). The Question properties page will open. Configure the question according to its type (see Quiz Question Types in Moodle).
  4. To add a new question, click Create a new question. The Choose a question type to add pop-up window will open..
  5. Select the type of question you want to add, then click Next. The Adding a Question page will open. Configure the question according to its type (see Quiz Question Types in Moodle).