Adding Questions to a Quiz

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Add questions to quiz

There are multiple workflows for creating and adding questions to a CLE Quiz. While we recommend first building a robust, organized question bank to manage quiz questions, many faculty create questions while building a quiz. Either workflow can be used to create quizzes and the instructions below highlight the latter.

Here is the criterion for our final exam:

  • The final exam is worth 100 points
  • There are a total of ten questions made up of two multiple choice, two essay, and two true/false question types
  • All ten questions are weighted equally

To create a quiz question and add it to a quiz:

  1. Log in to the CLE (
  2. Go to the CLE course where you would like to add the quiz and questions
  3. Click on the quiz link that has been created inside of a CLE course. For this example, we will click the Final Exam link as shown below
  4. While in the quiz, navigate to the Administration block and click Edit quiz to add, remove, edit or reorder questions. 

Continue with creating quiz questions and adding questions to the final exam.

Create a question

Let’s first create a multiple-choice question and add it the final exam.

  1. From the Question Bank Contents block on the right-side of the Editing Quiz page, click the Create a new question to add the question to the Question Bank, or click the Add a question button in the middle of the page to create and add a question to the quiz AND Question Bank.
    Choose question type
  2. Choose a question type to add to final exam. Question-types that can be used in a quiz include multiple choice, true/false, matching, essay, short answer, and more. For thus example, select multiple choice and click the Add button. See the full list of quiz question types on Moodle Docs
  3. Create the quiz question on the Adding Multiple Choice Question page as shown belowquestion page 1Question page 2save changes
  4. After creating the question, click the Save changes button or choose to Save changes and continue editing. Previously, you had to save your question in the question bank, return to the Question Bank, and click edit again to continue editing. This new feature saves time and clicks!

You have successfully created a quiz question and are ready to add the remaining nine questions to the final exam.

Choose your questions

After creating the question, you will see that the question has been added to the final exam on the Edit quiz page.


The remaining nine questions have already been created in the Question Bank, but need to be added to the final exam as shown below.

From the edit quiz page, click on add and from a question bank.

a. From this page, click the plus sign to the left of the question to add it to the quiz.


b. Alternatively, you can select the checkboxes to choose multiple questions to add to the quiz at once. Let’s select the checkboxes next to the nine remaining questions and click the Add selected questions to the quiz button.

We have added the ten questions to the final exam, continue onto the next tab to configure the final exam grade, question weighting, and ordering.

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