Random questions

An example of random questions



This guide will show you how to add random questions into a Quiz activity.


What to know:

Random questions will allow the Quiz activity to randomly select questions from the Question Bank in the module, which makes a big contribution to prevent students from checking answers with each other. e.g. Student A may get Question 1 and 10 from the Question Bank, while Student B may get Question 4 and Question 7 from the Question Bank, as all these questions are randomly selected by the system.



Step 1: Access the Quiz activity where you want to create the question

In your module area/course, click the link of the Quiz activity where you want to create a new random question.


Note: If an appropriate Quiz activity doesn’t exist in your module area/course, please see Add a quiz   for details on how to create one.


Step 2:  Edit quiz
  1. Click the Questions tab on the Quiz activity’s main page.



Step 3:  Add a random question
  1. On the following page, click the ’Add’ link.
  2. Click the ’a random question’ link in the dropdown menu.



Step 4: Choose the category

In the pop-up window, choose the category where your random questions locate.



Step 5: Choose the number of random questions that need to be generated

Choose the number of random questions you want to have in the Quiz activity. 

E.g. As is shown in the screenshot below, this quiz will randomly choose 3 questions from the selected category. 



Step 6: Add random questions

Click the 'Add random question' button to add the random questions.



Step 7: Preview random questions

Then, the random questions are created in the question list.

To preview the random questions, click the '(See questions)' link to preview the random questions that can be potentially  selected .