1. Access the Question Library
  2. Organize your Question Library
    1. Add a Section to the Question Library
    2. Add a Subsection to the Question Library
  3. Add Questions to your Question Library
    1. Overview of Question Types in the Question Library
    2. Create a New Question
    3. Import Questions from a Quiz
  4. Import Questions from the Question Library to a Quiz

The Question Library is a repository for storing and managing quiz or survey questions in Brightspace. As a best practice, we recommend creating and organizing all of your quiz question in the Question Library. Questions that are stored in the Question Library can be easily imported into a Brightspace quiz or survey.

Review the Quiz Question Migration Guide 

→Find out more about the benefits of using the Question Library

Access the Question Library

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses.
  3. Find your course using the Course Selector Icon in the mini-navbar
  4. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  5. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes or Surveys.
  6. The quiz or survey homepage page will open. Click Question Library. 

Organize your Question Library

Questions can be organized into sections and subsections in the Question Library. Organizing your questions in sections helps make your questions easily findable when you are creating a quiz.

Add a Section to the Question Library

A best practice when using the Question library is to create a section, then add your quiz questions to the section.  This will allow you to seamlessly import your questions into a quiz.

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses.
  3. Find your course using the Course Selector Icon in the mini-navbar
  4. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  5. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes.
  6. The Manage quiz page will open. Click Question Library.       
  7. Click New, then select Section in the drop-down menu.       
  8. Enter a Section Title.
    TIP: Enter a title that will help you easily identify your question section when importing your questions into a quiz.
  9. Enter Section text (optional) if you want to add a description or additional information relating to your section.
    NOTE: You can select Hide section text from learners if you want the text to be visible to you only.
    TIP: If you are creating a section for a randomized quiz, select Shuffle questions in this section.
  10. Click Save.

You will now see a section folder in your Question Library (see example below).

Add a Subsection to the Question Library

Once you have created a section in your Question Library, you can create a subsection to further organize your quiz questions.

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses.
  3. Find your course using the Course Selector Icon in the mini-navbar
  4. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  5. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes.
  6. The Manage quiz page will open. Click Question Library.       
  7. Click the section in which you want to create a subsection.  Sections are identified with a folder icon  
  8. Click New, then select Section in the drop-down menu.
  9. Follow steps 8-10 in the Add a Section to the Question Library instructions above.

Add Questions to your Question Library

There are multiple question types that can be added to your Question Library, including multiple choice, true or false, short answer, and fill in the blanks. You can create questions within your Question Library, import questions from an existing quiz,

NOTE: A best practice when creating a quiz in the question bank is to first create a section in your Question Library. Sections help organize your Question Library and make your questions easier to find.

See the video tutorial below for an overview of all question types available in Brightspace:

Overview of Question Types in the Question Library

The table below is from the Brightspace Community

Question Type Description Grading and Features D2L Video Tutorial
True/False (T/F) True or false is a type of question where the question-creator indicates whether a statement is truthful or not. Automatic https://youtu.be/4GspMhb8caw

Multiple Choice (MCQ) Multiple choice questions give users multiple possible answers to a question and asks them to select the correct or best answer Automatic https://youtu.be/f75PNQsUV-M

Multi-Select (MS) Multi-select is a type of question where the user selects one or more correct answers from a group of possible answers. Automatic https://youtu.be/fbcG4ZZfofI

Written Response (WR) In Brightspace Learning Environment, written response (formerly know as long answer) is a type of question that is more than a few words long. It is an open-ended text response. You can allow learners to upload files to this question type, as well. Manual

Allows files to be uploaded

https://youtu.be/MJv3giIUNoA

Short-Answer (SA) A short answer question is a type of question where the user responds to a prompt with a short, one or two-word text response. Traditionally, many people think of a short answer question as a sentence or two in length, but for the short answer question type in Brightspace Learning Environment, it can be automatically graded, and for this reason, is shorter. Automatic https://youtu.be/XryKHVdmAR0

Multi-Short Answer (MSA) Like the short answer question, multi-short answer is a few short-word text responses. It is well-suited for situations that require an answer in the form of a list Automatic https://youtu.be/2KrSsVSEgPo

Fill in the blanks (FIB) A fill in the blanks question is a question type where the user has to insert the correct response into a blank space in order to complete a sentence. You can have more than one blank in this question type, and it can be automatically graded. Automatic https://youtu.be/eZGvpdWX00g
Matching (MAT) Matching questions ask users to pair correct items together for points. For example, users may be asked to match a term to its proper definition or a date to its event. Automatic https://youtu.be/wItWupr3HI4

Ordering (LA) An ordering question is a type of question where the user places the answers in the correct order. Automatic https://youtu.be/zPKNiy1VERM

Arithmetic Questions (2+2) An arithmetic question is a question type in which numbers can be randomly chosen for each variable. The numbers used for each variable in the question are based on specific number ranges. Automatic

Allows files to be attached

https://youtu.be/90rNiiE-mio

Significant Figures (x10) The significant figures question type is most applicable to science and math related questions. Users are able to enter their answers in scientific notation format. Automatic

Allows files to be attached

https://youtu.be/4etr8z9ckMM

Likert Question (LIK) The likert question is unique to the Survey tool. Likert questions are a way to gather feedback by creating questions with answers based on one of the six scales available. Used in Surveys only

Ungraded

https://youtu.be/naHabWYwXeQ

Create a New Question

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses.
  3. Find your course using the Course Selector Icon in the mini-navbar
  4. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  5. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes.
  6. Click Question Library.
  7. Click the section that you want to add a question to. Sections are identified with a folder icon
    NOTE: A best practice is to use sections to organize your questions, but you can also use the New button on your Question library page to add an uncategorized question. To add a new section for your quiz, follow the Add a Section to the Question Library instructions above..
  8. Click New, then select a question type from the drop-down menu.
  9. Enter the required and optional fields for your selected question type, which may include one or more of the following:
    • Question Text: This is the text that is displayed to students.
    • Points: The default is 1 point for certain question types. This is the point value for your quiz question.
    • Answers: This is where you enter the answers for a multiple choice question, or select true or false for a true or false question.
  10. When you are finished entering your question details, click Save.

You will now see your question listed in your quiz section.

Import Questions from a Quiz

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses.
  3. Find your course using the Course Selector Icon in the mini-navbar
  4. In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
  5. In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes.
  6. Click Question Library.
  7. Click the section that you want to add a question to. Sections are identified with a folder icon
  8. Click Import.
  9. In the drop-down menu, select Browse Existing Questions.
  10. Click the Source drop-down menu and select an existing quiz.
  11. Click the checkboxes to select the quiz questions you want to import.
    TIP: You can preview a question by clicking the magnifying glass icon
  12. Click the Import button.

You will now see your imported questions listed in your quiz section.

Import Questions from the Question Library to a Quiz

NOTE: A best practice is to create your questions in a Question Library section folder before importing your questions into a quiz. Follow the instructions above.
  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses.
  3. Find your course using the Course Selector Icon in the mini-navbar
  4. Locate your quiz in one of the following ways:
    • In the navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes in the drop-down menu. Find your quiz on the Manage Quizzes page.
    • In the navbar, click Content and select the module or submodule that holds your quiz.
  5. Click on the arrow next to the quiz you want to add questions to.
  6. In the drop-down menu, select Edit.
  7. Under the Quiz Questions heading, click Add/Edit Questions.
  8. Click the Import button.
  9. Select Browse Question Library.
  10. Click the checkbox next to the section or question(s) you want to import.
    TIP: Click the arrow next to a section name to view and select/deselect individual questions within a section. You can preview a question by clicking the magnifying glass icon
  11. Click Import, or select the drop-down arrow to select one of the following import options:
    • Import to bottom of Quiz
    • Import to top of Quiz
    • Import to Section

You will now see a list of all imported questions. Click the move icon to reorder your questions. To return to your quiz editing page, click Back to Settings for (quiz name).

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