How do I create a new Quiz with a Question Bank in a Question Group?

You can create a quiz using a Question Bank inside a Question Group.

Note: Questions that are linked to a Question Bank cannot be regraded since they may be used in more than one question bank.

Open Quizzes

Open Quizzes

Click the Quizzes link.

Create New Quiz

Create New Quiz

Click the Add Quiz button.

Edit Quiz Settings

In the Settings tab, enter the name of your quiz [1]. In the Rich Content Editor [2], introduce your quiz with formatted text, images, video, or sample math equations. You can even use the media commenting tool to record an introduction to the quiz.

Complete the rest of the quiz settings [3]. If you need help with settings, view the lesson on Quiz options.

Create New Question Group

Create New Question Group

Click the Questions tab [1]. Click the New Question Group button [2].

Name Question Group

Give your question group a name [1]. Decide how many questions you want Canvas to randomly select from the group [2] and the number of points assigned to each question [3].

Link to a Question Bank

Click Link to a Question Bank to reference an existing pool of questions.

Note: When using question banks, be sure to make changes within the Question Bank before linking the quiz to the question bank. Although you can make changes to the question bank after a quiz is published, students who have already opened or completed the quiz will not see any of the changes, which may affect their grades. Questions that are linked to a question bank cannot be regraded since they may be used in more than one question bank.

Select Question Bank

Select Question Bank

You will see all of the Question Banks that you have built in other courses where you are the Instructor. You will also see Question Banks that have been added by your administrator to your sub-account. This makes it easy for instructors in the same department or program to share resources. When you link to a Question Bank in a Question Group, Canvas will use questions from that Question Bank and will reference as many questions as you indicated when you set up the Question Group.

For instance, the English Department shows they have 3 questions in their Question Bank. If you select that bank but you only want the Question Group to display 2 questions, Canvas will randomly pull 2 of the 3 questions as each student takes the quiz.

Select the question bank you want to reference in your quiz [1]. Click the Select Bank button [2].

Save Question Group

Canvas will reference your chosen bank of questions [1] as each student takes the quiz. Each student will get a random number of questions pulled from the bank. These questions will not be in sequential order and will be random each time the quiz is taken or previewed. Decide how many questions you want Canvas to randomly select and the number of points assigned to each question. Click the Create Group button [2].

Note: When using question banks, be sure to make changes within the Question Bank before linking the quiz to the question bank. Although you can make changes to the question bank after a quiz is published, students who have already opened or completed the quiz will not see any of the changes, which may affect their grades. Questions that are linked to a question bank cannot be regraded since they may be used in more than one question bank.

Edit Question Group

Edit Question Group

If you need to edit the group later, click the Pencil icon.

Save Quiz

Save Quiz

Click the Save button to save your work on your quiz.

Publish Quiz

Publish Quiz

Click the Preview button to see what students will see when they take the quiz [1]. If the preview shows the quiz the way you want it, click the Publish button [2].

Note: You should not publish your quiz until it is your final product. Although you can make changes to the quiz after it is published, students who have already opened or completed the quiz will not see any of the changes, which may affect their grades.

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