How Do I Create a Quiz with a Question Group Linked to a Question Bank?

You can create a quiz using a Question Group linked to a Question Bank.

When you link a Question Bank to a Question Group, 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, which makes it easy for instructors in the same department or program to share resources.

Curve will reference your chosen bank of questions as each student takes the quiz. Each student will get a random number of questions pulled from the bank. For instance, if you want to use questions from the English Department and they have 7 questions in their Question Bank, but you only want the Question Group to display 2 questions, Curve will randomly pull 2 of the 7 questions as each student takes the quiz.

If you need your questions to appear in a specific order, you should add individual questions or find questions instead of creating a question group.

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. Students who begin their quiz after the changes are made will see your updates.

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


In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.


Add 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.


Add New Question Group


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


Create Group Details


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

Quiz question groups are not automatically named for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question group, enter the name in the group text field. Custom names can help you identify quiz question groups more easily.

Regardless of the question group name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).


Link to a Question Bank


Click the Link to a Question Bank link.


Find Question Bank


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


Create Group


Confirm your Question Bank is linked to the question group [1]. Click the Save button [2].


Set the number of questions to be picked from the group [1] and the points assigned to each question [2].


Save Quiz


Click the Save button to save your work and preview the quiz.

Note: You should not publish your quiz until it is your final product.


Preview and Publish Quiz


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

Note: 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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