D2L - Creating a Random Question Section

Last Updated: 10/07/2013

Overview

D2L allows for instructors to create sections that randomly order questions for every student. These questions are pulled from a question library to provide a different quiz for each student. Due to questions being randomly selected, all questions will be assigned the same point value. This documentation explains the process of:

  1. Placing questions in the Question Library
  2. Creating a random question section
  3. Importing questions
This tutorial is operating system independent.

Step 1

Add to Question Library

Click Quizzes, located in the Assessments drop-down menu.

*Note: If you already have questions you wish to use in the question library, move to step 5.

Visual representation related to step 1

Step 2

Click Question Library.

Visual representation related to step 2

Step 3

Add questions to the library by clicking either the New or Import button.

Note: Step 4 shows the import process. If you wish to create new questions, reference the Creating Quiz Questions documentation for explanations on all D2L question types.

Visual representation related to step 3

Step 4

At the import screen select your desired options and questions, then click Save. Options include:

  • Import Source: Select From an Existing Collection to get questions from your D2L course. 
  • Source Collection: A list of possible Quizzes or Surveys to add questions from
  • Source Section: Select Collection Root
  • Question list: The available questions to choose from will appear based on your collection source 
Visual representation related to step 4

Step 5

Create Random Section

Click Quizzes, located in the Assessments drop-down menu.

Visual representation related to step 5

Step 6

Click on the name of the quiz you wish to add a random question section to.

*Note: If you are creating a new quiz, this process is essentially the same. A quiz is created by clicking the New Quiz button. If you run into issues, reference the Create a Quiz tutorial.

Visual representation related to step 6

Step 7

Click the Layout/Questions tab.

Visual representation related to step 7

Step 8

Click the Add/Edit Questions button.

Visual representation related to step 8

Step 9

Select Random Section from the New drop-down menu.

Visual representation related to step 9

Step 10

Name the section.

Visual representation related to step 10

Step 11

Choose any additional options you wish, then click Save.

Visual representation related to step 11

Step 12

Import Questions

Click on the title of the newly created section.

Visual representation related to step 12

Step 13

Click the Import button.

Visual representation related to step 13

Step 14

Much like when importing to the Question Library, select your collection source, then choose the questions you wish to have randomized. When finished, click Save.

*Note: If your quiz already has the questions that you wish to have randomized, D2L will not place them in the section. The following message will appear: # of the questions you chose to import already appear in the collectionr. To get the questions in the random section, the questions will need to be deleted in the quiz prior to import.

Visual representation related to step 14

Step 15

Choose the number of questions to give per quiz, as well as how much each question will be worth, then click Save.

*Note: Due to the questions being randomized, individual questions within the collection have to have the same point value.

Visual representation related to step 15

Step 16

Click the Done Editing Questions button.

Visual representation related to step 16

Step 17

Click the Save and Close button.

Visual representation related to step 17



BACK TO TOP