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Add random questions

To make it harder for students to share quiz answers, you might want to create many questions in a question bank but randomly draw just a few questions from it to populate your quiz. This way, it is unlikely that any two students will have the exact same questions, or at least not in the same order.

  1. Go to your quiz, and select Edit quiz.
  2. Note: If the quiz already contains questions, then the Edit quiz option appears in the edit drop-down menu (cog icon on the top-right corner of the quiz menu).

  3. Select the Add drop-down menu on the right-hand side, and select + a random question.
  4. In the pop-up window, first select the Category where your questions are from the drop-down menu. The number between brackets is the number of questions in this bank, if there are any. Or create a new category in the New category tab, and add questions to it (see this guide for further help on managing categories).


  5. Or create a new category in the New category tab, and add questions to it (see this guide for further help on managing categories).

  6. Finally, select the number of questions you want to randomly draw from this category, in the Number of random questions box. If you select a parent category, you can also include the questions of the children categories by ticking the Include questions from subcategories too box. Then, save by selecting the Add random question button. Your changes to the quiz are saved automatically.
  7. Notes:

    • You can draw random questions from different question banks for the same quiz.
    • A question cannot be drawn twice, which means that if you draw more questions from a question bank than there are questions in this bank, an error will appear when the students attempt the quiz (the same error will be displayed on your part when you preview your quiz).