Using the Nexus Question Bank

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The Question Bank lets you create a repository of questions that you might want to use in your course, and organize them into categories and subcategories

 

 

On This Page:

Add and Manage Question Bank Categories
Add Questions to a Cateogry
Move Questions to Another Category
Export Quiz Questions


Questions in Nexus are organized into categories. A new course starts out with one category named "Default for [course name]." To make it easier to find questions, and to facilitate the use of random questions, organize your questions into additional categories. You can create a hierarchy of categories by creating subcategories inside parent categories. The more organized you make your question categories during the initial setup of your course, the easier it will be to reuse questions in future quizzes and exams.

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Add & Manage Question Bank Categories

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  1. On your course page, click on the [gear icon] in the upper right corner, and then click on the [More] link to open the Course Administration panel.

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Nexus- Question Bank category link

  1. In the Course Administration Panel, scroll down to the Question Bank section and click on the [Categories link].

 

 

 

Image: Nexus: define your new category screen

  1. On the Edit Categories page, scroll down to the Add Category section and define your new category. 
  • Parent Category (optional)
    • Select a Parent category for the new category. (By default, the new category will be added as a sub-category of the course's default category.)
  • Name (required)
    • In the Name field, enter a name for the new category.
  • Category Info (optional)
    • Enter a description for the new category in the Category info field.

 

 

  1. Click on the red [Add Category] button to save your new category.  Image: Nexus- add category button

 

 

  1. (Optional) To delete, edit, move, or indent a category, click the configuration icons  next to each category listed.

Moodle Configuration icons

 

 


 

Add Questions to a Category

 

You can add questions to a category by creating new questions within a category or moving questions you have already created from one category to another. You must create categories before you can populate them with questions. 

To add a new question to a category:

 

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  1. On your course page, click on the [gear icon] in the upper right corner, and then click on the [More] link to open the Course Administration panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Nexus- choosing questions from the question bank panel

  1. In the Course Administration Panel, scroll down to the Question Bank section and click on the [Questions] link.

 

 

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  1. On the Question Bank page, Select a category from the drop-down menu.

The page will update to show you the list of questions within that category.

 

 

 

  1. Click on the [Create a new question....] button and the Choose a question type to add window will open.

 

 

Image: Nexus question bank, choosing the type of question to add

 

  1. In the Choose a question type window, choose the type of question you want to add, then select [Add].

The Adding a Question page will open.

Configure the question according to its type (see Quiz Question Types in Nexus).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Move Questions from One Category to Another

 

  1. Go to your Question bank.
  • Click on the [gear icon] and then click [More].
  1. In the Course Administration panel, scroll down to the Question Bank section and click on [Question].
  1. Select a category from the Select a category drop-down menu that contains the question or questions you want to move. The page will update to show you the list of questions within that category.
  1. Select the question(s) you want to move by clicking the check box to the left of the question(s). 
  1. Note: You can select/deselect all the questions in a category by selecting the check box at the top left of the questions table (to the left of the T). 
  1. On the bottom of the page, in the Move to >> drop-down menu, select a category you want to move the questions to. 
  1. Next, select Move to >>. The page will refresh to display the destination category with all questions in it.

 


 

Export Quiz Questions

 

  1. Go to your Question bank.
  • Click on the [gear icon] and then click [More].Image: Nexus- Question Bank export link
  1. In the Course Administration panel, scroll down to the Question Bank section and click on [Export].

The Export questions to file page will open

 

Image: Nexus exporting quiz questions formats

  1. Choose a file format (Gift, Moodle XML, or XHTML). Gift and XML can be imported to Nexus or other Learning Management Systems. XHTML will open as a Web page in a browser, or can be opened in a word processing application such as MS Word.

 

 

  1. Image: Nexus- export categoryUnder General, from the Export category drop-down menu, choose a question category to export from.
  1. Click the red [Export to file] button.Image: Nexus- export to file button

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Information attributed to UMass Amherst

 

 

 

Details

Article ID: 105813
Created
Tue 4/21/20 10:08 AM
Modified
Mon 5/4/20 11:44 AM