QUESTION BANKS FOR QUIZZES


When you use quizzes on your EasyCampus, it’s possible to make use of powerful banks of questions in order to reuse content. For example, you can have a set of questions available to all quizzes on your campus or one for all quizzes in a specific course. You can also create categories and subcategories within a particular question bank – especially useful when working with randomized quizzes.


Before You Begin


  • Login to your EasyCampus using your administrator account.
  • Decide what sort of bank(s) you need to use: for the whole site or within a given course.
  • If you will create new categories or subcategories, decide what to call them and what should be in them.

Begin


To add to the bank of questions available to a whole campus:

  • Make sure you are on the landing page of your campus and then locate the Site Administration menu. Click Front Page and then Front Page Questions. The screen will change so you can see and / or create questions.
  • Locate the Category dropdown at the top of the form. From this dropdown, select Default for System.
Default for System Category

Note: the Default for EasyCampus category creates a bank for use by the landing page only

  • There will be no questions in this category unless you have already added them yourself. Create questions using the dropdown box next to Create New Question.

Each question type has its own form which you can fill in to match your preferences. In general, you will enter question text, answers, various types of feedback you want to give the user, and a grade or grades.

  • Continue to enter questions that will be available to all the courses on the campus.

To add to the bank of questions available to a whole course:

  • On the landing page of your campus, click the name of the course you want to use. The course will display on your screen.
  • Display the page that contains one of your Quiz objects. If you do not yet have one and need help, see the step guide titled Create a Quiz.
  • Click the name of the Quiz.
  • Locate the Category dropdown at the top of the right side of the page. From this dropdown, select Default for x (where x is the name of your course).

Example: Default for File-Based Course Template

  • There will be no questions in this category unless you have already added them yourself. Create questions using the dropdown box next to Create New Question.

Each question type has its own form which you can fill in to match your preferences. In general, you will enter question text, answers, various types of feedback you want to give the user, and a grade or grades.

  • Continue to enter questions that will be available to all the quizzes in this course.

To create new categories or subcategories:

  • On the landing page of your campus, click the name of the course you want to use. The course will display on your screen.
  • Display the page that contains one of your Quiz objects. If you do not yet have one and need help, see the step guide titled Create a Quiz.
  • Click the name of the Quiz.
  • Click the Edit tab and then find and click the Categories link. A page showing all the existing categories will display.
Categories link
  • Scroll down until you see the section called Add Category.
  • If you are creating a subcategory, select the name of the parent category in the first dropdown next to Parent.
  • Enter a name for your new category, and if you want, some information.Click the Add Category button. Your new category or subcategory will now appear in the Category dropdown when you are creating quiz questions.