Add or Edit Questions in a Nexus Quiz

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This article explains how to add questions to a Nexus Quiz that has already been added to your course. 

 

 

To learn how to create a Quiz activity see Add and Configure a Quiz Activity in Nexus.

Note: You will not be able to add Quiz questions once the Quiz activity has been attempted.

 

On This Page:

Add a New Question to a Quiz
Add Questions from the Question Bank to a Quiz
Add Random Questions from the Question Bank to a Quiz
Add or Remove Page Breaks
Add Section Headings to Quiz Pages
Shuffle Questions for Each Attempt
Reconfigure Quiz Questions


Add a New Question to a Quiz

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  1. Go to your Nexus site and click on the gear icon i the upper right corner, and the then click on the [Turn editing on].

 

  1. Open the section where your quiz resides. Click on the quiz name and a Quiz Summary page will open.

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  1. On the Quiz summary page, select the gear icon and select [Edit quiz]. The Editing quiz page will open. If the Quiz already contains questions, they will be listed here.

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  1. Click [Add] (at far right, top or bottom) and from the drop-down menu, select [+ a new question]. The Choose a question type to add pop-up opens.

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  1. In the Choose a question type to add pop-up, select a question type and click [Add]. The Adding a question page will open.
    Note: A description of each question type is available in the right column of the Adding a question window. The description appears automatically once you choose the question type. For additional information on question types see Quiz Question Types in Nexus.

 

 

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  1. On the Adding a [question type] question page, if you plan to organize questions in categories, select a category from the drop-down list for Category (by default, questions are added to the Default for Course category).

 

  1. Enter a Question name (students do not see it) and Question text (students do see this), and set a value for the Default points (maximum points available).
  1. Configure the question according to the question type.
  1. Click on the red [Save changes] button. You will be returned to the Editing quiz page and the new question will be listed.Image: Nexus- "Save changes" button

 

  1. ​​​​​Click on the magnifying glass Preview icon and the question will open in a pop-up window.Image: Nexus- preview icon

 


 

Add a Question from the Question Bank

 

  1. On your course page, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open.

 

  1. On the Quiz summary page, click on the gear icon and a drop-down list will open. From the Action menu drop-down list select [Edit quiz]. The Editing quiz page will open. If the Quiz already contains questions, they will be listed here.

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  1. On the Editing quiz page, click [Add] at far right, and from the drop-down menu select [+ from question bank]. The Add from the question bank... pop-up will open.

 

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  1. In the Add from the question bank... pop-up, from the Select a category drop-down menu, select the category from which to add questions to the Quiz. The list of questions within that category will appear.
  1. You can add questions to the quiz in any of the following ways:
  • To add a single question to the Quiz, click the Add icon (+) located before the question name. You will be returned to the Editing quiz page and the question you added will be listed.
  • To add multiple questions, select the checkboxes (left of the question), then click Add selected questions to quiz (at bottom). You will be returned to the Editing quiz page and the questions you added will be listed.
  1. Click on the magnifying glass Preview icon and the question will open in a pop-up window.

 


 

Add Random Questions to a Quiz from the Question Bank

 

Note: To successfully add random questions to a quiz you must have enough unused questions in your question bank to avoid reusing questions already added to the quiz. A question can only appear once in any quiz, so the more questions in the category you are drawing from, it is more likely for students to receive different questions on each attempt. When a quiz with random questions is retaken, the random questions will be different from the ones in previous attempts.

 

  1. On your course page, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open.
  1. On the Quiz summary page, click on the gear icon and a drop-down list will open. From the Action menu drop-down list select [Edit quiz]. The Editing quiz page will open. If the Quiz already contains questions, they will be listed here.

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  1. Click [Add] (at far right), and from the drop-down menu select [+ a random question]. The Add a random question window will open.

 

 

 

  1. In the Add a random question window, under Existing category, use the Category drop-down menu to select the category from which to draw questions.

 

  1. From the Number of random questions drop-down menu, select the number of questions the quiz should pull from this category. For example, if the category has ten questions and you select "5", each quiz attempt will take a random five questions from the ten questions in this category.

 

  1. Click [Add random question]. The Editing quiz page will open listing the question(s) as Random (category name).

 

  1. On the Editing quiz page, each time you click the magnifying glass Preview icon for the question, you should see a different question.

 

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Important: To ensure you have enough unused questions in the Question category to successfully randomize questions, you should preview the entire quiz. You can do this from the Actions menu on the Quiz summary page: From the Actions menu list, click Preview.

 

 


 

Add or Remove Page Breaks

 

By default a Nexus Quiz activity creates a new page for each question. To change this default for your quiz see the New Page options under the Layout heading of the Configure Quiz Options page. You can also add page breaks or combine pages after you've added questions to your quiz

 

  1. On your course page, with Editing on, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open.
  1. On the Quiz summary page, click on the [gear icon] and a drop-down list will open. From the drop-down list select [Edit quiz]. The Editing quiz page will open.
  1. On the Editing quiz page:
  • Image: Nexus- page break iconsTo combine adjacent questions on a quiz page, click the [Remove page break] icon. The questions will appear on the same page in the quiz.
  • To add a page break between two questions, on the Editing quiz page, click the [Add page break] icon. A new page will be added below that question.
  • To repaginate the entire quiz and set the number of questions per page, click [Repaginate] at tthe op.

 

No saving is necessary.

 


 

Add Section Headings to Quiz Pages

 

Section headings may only be added to the top of new pages within a quiz (see Add or Remove Page Breaks above). You will not be able to add/edit headings once the Quiz has been attempted.

 

  1. On your course page, with Editing on, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open.
  1. On the Quiz summary page, click on the [gear icon] and a drop-down list will open. From the drop-down list select [Edit quiz]. The Editing quiz page will open.
  1. On the Editing quiz page:Image: Nexus- edit heading pencil icon
  • To add a Section heading to the top of the first page, click the Edit Heading icon at top left of the question list, (it's the icon that  looks like a pencil), enter your heading text, then press [enter/return] on your keyboard.
  • To add a Section heading to a page, click [Add] (at right), and from the drop-down, select [+ a new section heading]. The page will refresh and a new section heading will appear.
    Note:  You will not see the option to add a section heading above the first question.
  • To edit the Section heading text, click the [Edit Heading] icon, then press [Enter/Return] on your keyboard.

 

No saving is necessary.

 


 

Shuffle Questions for Each Attempt

 

Nexus allows you to randomize the order of questions within a quiz page

 

  1. On your course page, with Editing on, click the Quiz name. The Quiz summary page will open.
  1. On the Quiz summary page, click on the [gear icon] and a drop-down list will open. From the drop-down list select [Edit quiz]. The Editing quiz page will open.

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  1. On the Editing quiz page, for the section you wish to shuffle, select the Shuffle checkbox in the right column.
  • If all questions are on one page, the Shuffle checkbox at the top of the question list will shuffle all questions.
  • If your quiz has multiple pages, a Shuffle checkbox appears for each page. Select the Shuffle checkbox to shuffle questions on that page.

 

 

No saving is necessary.

 

 

 


 

Reconfigure Quiz Questions

 

Once questions have been added to a quiz, on the Editing quiz page you can rearrange, remove, and edit points for questions:

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  • To move a question to another page, or change the question order (if shuffle is not selected), drag a question by its Move icon. 
  • To  change the question settings, click the Configure gear icon to the left of the question name.
  • To preview the question click the magnifying glass Preview icon. The question will open in a pop-up window.
  • To delete a question click thetrash can Delete icon to the righ of the question. This will remove the question from the Quiz, but it will still be saved in the Question bank.
  • To edit the maximum value for the question, click the Edit maximum mark icon at far right of the question, enter a new value and press enter/return on your keyboard.

No saving is necessary.

 

 

 


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Article ID: 105944
Created
Wed 4/22/20 3:12 PM
Modified
Mon 5/4/20 11:44 AM