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printKeywords: quiz, question, import, multiple choice, short answer, text, essay, feedback, self-test, evaluate, categorise, questionbank, sort, find, auto-allocate, auto-generate, random quiz question

What is it?

Questions banks enables quiz questions to be created, previewed and edited in a database of question categories. The questions in a category can be added to a Quiz or to a Lesson activity via an export process. 

Why use it?

Using quiz question categories allow you to more easily find and re-use your questions across Moodle courses and within separate quizzes.

Who can use it?

Tutors and course administrators can create quiz categories and questions.

Before I start...

Determine what categories make sense for finding and re-using quiz questions within your course. Categories may also be used to allocate random-quiz questions within a formative quiz. This feature is not recommended for credit-bearing (summative) assessments, as allocating different quiz questions to different students could be deemed as unfair and may be challenged by students.

How do I set one up?

The teacher enters the question bank by creating or editing a quiz activity or via Course administration > Question bank.

You can then follow the instructions for adding quiz questions.

Further help

Further guidance on Question bank is available from moodledocs.

If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).

If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.


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Further information

You can use question bank questions within Moodle Quizzes and Lessons.

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