Adding Questions and Editing Quizzes
Article Last Updated October 2020
This article explains how to add quiz questions to an existing quiz on eClass. If you have not yet added a quiz, please see Adding Quizzes.
After setting up your quiz, you will automatically be brought to the Edit quiz page.
If no questions have been added to your quiz, you will be presented with a button to Edit the quiz:
Later, once questions have already been added, to edit an existing quiz, click on the gear icon then on Edit quiz to open the editing interface. From this interface you can add, remove, or modify questions.
Please note that once one or more students have attempted the quiz, you will no longer have the option to add or remove questions to ensure a consistent experience for all students taking the quiz. If necessary, it is possible to give a question a weight of zero or allow more than one answer once a quiz is complete if a question has more than one correct answer or is determined to be unfair. For more information on making changes to quizzes once attempts have already been made, see Editing and Regrading existing Quiz Attempts.
To begin adding a question to your quiz click on Add.
There are 3 methods of adding questions:
Adding Pages and Headings
It is our standard recommendation that only one question is put on each page because then changes are saved whenever a student navigates between pages - this limits data loss in the event of an internet connection interruption, power failure, etc.
That said, for questions that need to be grouped together (for example with a single description question), page breaks can be manually added and removed using the icons to the left of the questions.
Quiz pages can have headings added to them to provide contextual information about the questions on the page. Headings can be added by clicking the pencil icon near the top left, above the page number. Headings for inserted pages must be added from the 'Add' dropdown (which only appears between pages where no heading exists):
These sections can be named and are visible from the instructor and student perspectives:
The Repaginate button can be used to re-organize the quiz with a set number of questions per page. This can be helpful after adding or reordering questions to restore your intended layout.
Note: it is also possible to use the quiz settings page to display quizzes one question per page - in the ‘Layout’ section of settings, set New page to 'Every question'. This will force the quiz to repaginate at that time.
Managing Existing Questions
Existing questions can be edited and updated using the displayed icons. A brief description of the function of each of these icons is included below:
Change Maximum Grade
The 'Total of marks' indicates the maximum amount of marks a student can get in the quiz. The Maximum grade indicates what the quiz will be scored out of in the gradebook and can be adjusted to meet the needs of your course. Student grades are automatically scaled for display in the gradebook (e.g. in the screenshot above, 3/6 on the quiz would translate to 50/100 in the gradebook). If you do not want a quiz to appear in the gradebook at all, you can set the Maximum grade to 0.
Shuffling Question Order
As of June 2017, shuffling of questions can be setup directly from the Edit quiz page. This was formerly done in the quiz's settings.
Shuffling can be set independently for each section of a quiz. This allows for shuffling of some questions while maintaining the order of any questions which should appear in a specific sequence.