Randomizing Quiz Questions

Give each learner a random set of quiz questions. By doing so it can help reduce instances of cheating. D2L offers different ways to randomize questions:

  • Add a Question Pool: Add a subset of questions from a larger question pool resulting in a different version of the quiz for each student. The greater the difference between the number of questions in the question pool and the number of questions on the quiz, the greater the chance that each student will get different questions.
  • Shuffle Questions: Any quiz can have quiz questions shuffled, even if there is no question pool. When questions are shuffled, every student gets the same set of questions, but the order of the questions presented will be different for each student.  Quiz answer choices in MC and M-S questions can also be shuffled to add additional variety to a quiz.
Watch how to create a quiz with a random set of questions

Question Pool

Once you have entered a title, the number of questions to select, and the points per question for your question pool, you can browse the Question Library or existing quizzes, surveys, and self-assessments, to select the desired questions. It is recommended that you organize your Question Library to include a section for each quiz. This makes it easier to locate the correct questions during the question pool creation process. A dynamic preview is automatically generated when questions are imported into a question pool. The preview allows instructors to quickly get an idea of how the question pool appear to learners when taking the quiz.

  1. Select Assessments from the course navigation bar.  
  2. From the dropdown list, select Quizzes.   
  3. Create a new quiz or select and existing quiz to edit.
  4. In the Properties tab,select Add/Edit Questions.
  5. Select Add
  6. Select Question Pool.
  7. Enter a Question Pool TitleNumber of Questions to Select and Points per Question.
  8. Select Browse Question Library
  9. Select from the existing questions in the Question Library
  10. Select Add. The question pool will be saved to the quiz.

Shuffle Questions

  1. Select Assessments from the course navigation bar. 
  2. From the dropdown list, select Quizzes
  3. Create a new quiz or select an existing quiz to edit.
  4. In the Properties tab, check the box next to “Shuffle questions at the quiz level”
  5. Select Save and Close.

Note: Shuffling questions at the quiz level does not shuffle the questions in a section. To shuffle questions within a section, choose “Shuffle questions in this section” when the section is created.