Creating Questions for Your Quiz

In order for your Quiz Module to work correctly you'll need to add questions to it. 

This guide will show you the ways you can create your questions, and prepare them to be added to a Module.

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Bulk Importing Questions

If you already have questions outside of Academy of Mine that you would like to import, we have a bulk upload option via Excel spreadsheet.

Questions can be bulk uploaded from both the Questions page and the inside of a Quiz Module.

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The file must be in .xlsx format, and must only have one worksheet. If you would like, a sample file is available to download on the Bulk Upload Questions page.

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There is a limit of 500 questions that can be uploaded per file. If you have more than 500 questions, please separate them into multiple files and upload each sequentially.

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The file must be formatted with the following header/first row values:

  • Question_Type
  • Question_Title
  • Question_Content
  • Question_Category
  • Answer_Hint
  • Answer_Explanation
  • Correct_Answer
  • Option_1
  • Option_2
  • Option_3
  • Option_4

It is possible to add an Option_5, etc. if you require additional columns.

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If a row of your file has an error, it will be skipped during the upload process. You will receive a report of the errors, and you can try to upload those specific questions later.

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When uploading, you have three options of where to place your new questions:

Create a New Static Quiz with These Questions

This option allows you to upload your questions and create a brand new Quiz Module all at once. Just give your new Module a name and you will find it in the Courses > Quiz Module page. The questions will also be added to the Questions page.

Add These Questions to Existing Quiz

This option will immediately place the newly uploaded questions into one or more existing Quiz Modules that you have selected. They will also be added to the Questions page.

Add Questions Independently to the Questions Page

Choosing Add These Questions to Existing Quiz and leaving the field blank will upload the questions unassociated with any quiz. They will only be found on the Questions page.

Create a Question Inside the Quiz Module

When making a Static Quiz, you have the option of creating a question directly inside the Quiz Module. 

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Just create a question title and choose the question type, then select Add Question.

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The question will then be added to the list of questions for this quiz. Drag it to rearrange its order, or select Shuffle Questions to randomize the entire quiz.

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Selecting the Edit button will open the question on the Questions Page, where you can fully customize it.

Create a Question on the Questions Page

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The Questions Page can be found on the dashboard, at Courses > Extra > Questions.

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Inside the Questions Page you will be able to create your question and fully customize it. 

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Once your question has been created on the Questions Page, it can be added to any Quiz Module in the Search Existing Question field.

Set a Title

The Title of your question is used primarily for administrative reference when organizing your questions and creating your Quiz Modules. 

However, the Title will be visible on the sidebar of the course player as the Student navigates through the quiz.

Add Your Question & Content

The Question & Content section is where the actual question is asked.

This field allows custom HTML, which means you can insert images, videos, or anything else you would like to embed.

Question Types

There are three distinct question types that can be asked in a quiz. Let's take a closer look at each of them.

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice questions can have one correct answer. You can add as many possible answers as you'd like with the Add Option button. Then select Is Correct for the right answer. Choices can also be rearranged by dragging them up or down the list.

Multiple Correct

Multiple Correct questions are similar to Multiple Choice, but can have more than one correct answer. You can add as many possible answers as you'd like with the Add Option button. Then check Is Correct for all the answers that apply. Choices can also be rearranged by dragging them up or down the list.

Short Answer

Short Answer questions are similar to Multiple Choice, but instead of selecting an answer from a list, the Student is required to type the answer themselves. You can add as many possible answers as you'd like with the Add Option button. 

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You may want to include multiple variations of the same answer, to account for possible typos or differences in your Students' typing.

Provide an Answer Hint

The Instructor has the option of providing a text hint for your question. It will appear for the Student on the quiz, to the right of the question.

Provide an Answer Explanation

The Answer Explanation is also optional. If the Instructor chooses to supply one, it will be displayed on the scorecard after the quiz has been completed. 

If you have selected to never show the correct answers in the scorecard, your Answer Explanation will not be displayed.

Using Question Categories

The Question Category is used to easily group together a series of questions.

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Grouping questions together in a Question Category is essential for creating a Dynamic Quiz. Dynamic Quizzes will draw their pool of questions from a selected Question Category.

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Question Categories can be found in the dashboard, under Courses > Extra > Question Categories.

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On the Question Categories page, you can edit your current Question Categories, or create a new one.