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Using the Question Bank
Last modified on 01 February 2024 10:16 AM

This article describes the Question bank in eClass and the basic operations available within it. 

Adding a question to the Question bank from a quiz:

Adding any new question within a quiz also automatically stores it in the question bank for the course. For more details, see Adding Questions to Quizzes. Questions are added by default into a generic category for the course titled Default for [course name].

It is possible when creating questions to change the default category by adjusting the category dropdown in the question settings to any pre-existing categories set up in the course question bank (see below) or into a category specific to the current quiz.

Note that the quiz-level category of the question bank is only available and visible when accessed from within the quiz and has some very specific functions. See Creating and Managing Large Question Banks for more information.

 See also the article on Question Tagging to learn more about how to better organize your question bank.


Viewing the available categories when adding a question

To access a course Question bank and add questions:

Instructors can also add questions directly to the course-level question bank. This is the mechanism used for randomizing student quiz attempts by pulling a range of questions from a larger pool but can also be useful simply for organizing larger question banks in courses where multiple assessments are being delivered. Once added to the question bank, questions must still be added to specific quizzes as shown in Adding Questions to Quizzes.

  1. From the main course page, click the More menu in the header and select Question Bank.

    Accessing the course question bank

  2. Select a category for your question using the dropdown menu, or simply click Create a new question to begin generating items in the Question Bank in the currently selected category. Within a particular category in the question bank, you may also click Edit using the drop-down. This allows you to edit,  duplicate, copy, preview, or delete questions in the list.

    Using the question bank

Bulk operations in a question bank:

Instructors can perform bulk operations on questions in categories:

  1. To move questions to different categories, select the corresponding checkbox beside questions in the category.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and select a new category from the dropdown in the row underneath 'With selected'.
  3. Click Move to...

    how to move a question to another category

  4. It is also possible to delete multiple questions by selecting question(s) and clicking Delete.

Create new Question bank categories:

To manage existing categories and create new categories in the Question Bank:

  1. Click the Categories tab at the top of the Question bank.
  2. To delete, edit, or move categories, click the corresponding icon to their right.
  3. To set up a new category, scroll down the 'Add category' area.
  4. Select a 'Parent category', enter a name, and click Add category.



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