How do I add questions to the Question Bank in Moodle?

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Instead of adding questions through the ‘Edit quiz’ page of the Quiz activity, you can add questions directly to your Question Bank and then add the selected questions to each individual Quiz activity from the Question Bank.

To get questions into the Question Bank, you can either import existing questions or add questions individually.

Importing Quiz Questions

Importing requires that your questions are formatted EXACTLY how Moodle requires. If you exporting your questions from a publisher’s question bank to then import into Moodle, there are a great number of steps. You can find the processes for two common imports here:

You can find more information about formatting questions for import in the ‘Question Bank‘ section of the ‘Moodle Quizzes for Faculty‘ resource course in Moodle. (If you are a faculty member and do not have access to this course, once you have logged into Moodle, please contact Moodle Support for enrollment.)

Adding Categories to the Question Bank

If you are not importing questions, you will likely want to add categories to help you separate the questions into easily located segments. (If you import, the categories often come with the imported questions automatically.)

Please note: if you are planning on using the Random Question feature, then you will definitely need categories or Moodle will choose a question from the entire bank.

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  1. From the main page of your course, click on the gearwheel in the upper right corner.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the drop-down menu, and click the “More…” option.
  3. Scroll and under the “Question bank” section, click on “Categories.”

Adding Questions to the Question Bank

Once you have create the appropriate categories, you can create questions directly in those categories.

[This FAQ is in progress]