- Access the Question Library
- Organize your Question Library
- Add Questions to your Question Library
- Import Questions from the Question Library to a Quiz
The Question Library is a repository for storing and managing quiz or survey questions in D2L 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.
|To create a quiz in Brightspace, we recommend following these three steps:
STEP 1: Add a section to your Question Library to organize your questions in a folder.
STEP 2: Create or import your quiz questions in the section.
STEP 3: Import questions from your Question Library into your quiz.
→Review the Quiz Question Migration Guide
→Find out more about the benefits of using the Question Library
Access the Question Library
- Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
- Click on your course under My Courses.
- Find your course using the Course Selector Icon in the mini-navbar
- In the navbar at the top of your course page, click Tools.
- In the drop-down menu, select Quizzes or Surveys.
- 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.
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.
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.|
- Create a New Question in the Question Library – Create new questions that can be imported into a quiz.
- Import Questions from a Quiz – Import questions from a quiz you have already created in Brightspace.
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
|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
|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
|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
Create a New Question
You will now see your question listed in your quiz section.
Import Questions from a Quiz
You will now see your imported questions listed in your quiz section.
Import Questions from the Question Library to a Quiz
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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