In your platform, you can create and store test questions in a global Question Bank so they can be saved and reused across multiple tests in multiple courses.
You can add questions to this central repository directly from the Question Bank or while creating tests for courses
, selecting the Add this question to the Question Bank
Creating Question Categories in the Question Bank
Being a central repository for your platform, the Question Bank may collect a large number of questions. Creating categories is a useful way to organize questions into groups, so that you can find them quicker in the Question Bank and when adding them into tests in courses. It is not mandatory to create categories, but can definitely be a good option when working with large numbers of questions.
In order to create categories, access the Question Bank, by reaching the Admin Menu
from the gear icon
in the top right corner of your platform, then select Question Bank
from the Settings
section. From the main page of the Question Bank, move to the Question Category
tab, and click the New Category
Add a name and a description for the category, then press Save Changes
to confirm the question creation. Once created, the category will be listed in the Question Category
page. You can edit or delete the category at any time using the pen and paper
and the X
Creating Questions in the Question Bank
In order to create a new question in the Question Bank, access the Question Bank from the Admin Menu
and click on the New Question
button in the action bar at the top. Then, in the pop-up box, select the type of question
you want to create.
and create your question according to the selected option. Press Save Changes
to complete the creation process. Once you’ve created questions, they will be listed in the Question Bank main mage. You can refer to the Manage Questions in the Question Bank
section of this article to learn more about managing this list.
Adding Question Bank Questions to a Test
Once questions are available in the Question Bank, you can import the questions, either one at a time or in bulk, to any tests in your platform. Begin by accessing the Admin Menu
and selecting the Course Management
item in the E-Learning
section. Click on the description of the course you are interested in, then move to the Training Material
Either create a test
or find the test in the list of training materials, and press the menu icon
in the corresponding row. From the dropdown menu, select Edit
. On the Edit
page for the test, press the Add Question
button, then select the Import from Question Bank
option from the dropdown menu.
In the pop-up box, select the questions you want to insert into the test, check the answers of the question you are importing by pressing the arrow icon
at the end of the question’s row and press Save Changes
to complete the import. You can filter questions by category or search for specific questions using the Search
bar. Remember, when you import a question from the Question Bank, you are also importing all of its attributes such as score, answers policy, and category.
Questions from the Question Bank can only be edited within the Question Bank itself. You cannot edit a question from the Question Bank from a test.
The questions you have imported are now listed in the test Edit
page. You can rearrange the sequence of the questions by pressing the cross icon
in the question’s row, then dragging and dropping it the question to your desired location in the list. You can also remove a Question Bank question from a test by clicking on the unlink icon
at the end of the question’s row.
Managing Questions in the Question Bank
When a question is associated with one or more tests, you will be able to see the number of the tests associated in the Assigned To
By pressing the number, you will see the answers associated with the question, specifying the correct one, and the name of the tests and the courses associated with this question. Click on the name of the test to be redirected to the test’s Edit
page. Questions can be deleted only if not associated to any test
, but you can only archive them by clicking on the eye icon
in the question’s row.
When you archive a question, you can no longer assign it to tests, but it will be still visible in the tests where the association is already established, and answers are still recorded by the platform. Click again on the eye icon
to undo the archive, and reactivate the question in your platform.
If a question has not yet been associated with a course, you can delete it by pressing the X
button in the question’s row. Click on the pen and paper icon
in the question’s row to edit the question. Please note that when you edit a question in the Question Bank, changes will apply to all tests in which the question has been imported.
You can filter the questions in the questions list by selecting a category from the corresponding dropdown menu, or flagging the options to view only unarchived or archived questions. You can search for specific questions by using the search bar at the top of the list.
Importing a Question from a Test into the Question Bank
You can create questions directly into a test within a course, then import them into the Question Bank by flagging the Add this question to the Question Bank
option during the question creation process.
This option is only available when you create the question, and cannot be selected afterward.
All the questions that have been added to the Question Bank are identified as questions available in the Question Bank in the test page.
Please keep the following in mind before using the Question Bank tool in your platform:
- When you add a question from the Question Bank into a local test, you will no longer be able to configure some options in that test in order not to generate conflicts with the settings configured in the Question Bank.
- Power Users can import questions from the Question Bank into a local test, but they cannot manage any questions or functionality in the Question Bank, unless they have permission to create and edit courses.
- The score obtained by a user for a question from the Question Bank will only apply to the test the question is associate with. It will NOT apply to all of the tests in which the question is placed.
- Editing a question from the Question Bank will not alter the score calculations for tests in which users have already answered this question.
- Questions cannot be created in multiple languages. If you need to create questions in more than one language, you will have to create as many questions as the languages you need to support, one question per language.