Overview

A question bank is a set of questions from which you can choose when you are creating quizzes. This tutorial will show you how to add, manage, and use question banks for Canvas quizzes.

Create a Question Bank

Step 1

Select the Quizzes tool in the pane on the left and then select the gear in the top right corner. Select Manage Question Banks.

Screenshot of selecting Manage Question Banks.

Step 2

Select Add Question Bank in the top right corner.

Screenshot of the Add Question Bank button.

Step 3

A new bank will appear in the center of the page. Type in title for the question bank and then hit Enter to save.

Screenshot of naming the bank.

Step 4

To add questions, select the title of the question bank you just created.

Screenshot of selecting the title.

Step 5

Select +Add a Question in the top right corner.

Screenshot of the Add a Question button.

Step 6

Select the correct question type and then type in the question and answer options or the other various options based on the question type. Then select Update Question.

Screenshot of creating a question.

Step 7

Continue selecting +Add a Question to add more questions until the bank includes all of the questions from which you want to be able to draw.

Screenshot of adding another question.

Managing Question Banks

Step 1

Select the Quizzes tool in the pane on the left and then select the gear in the top right corner. Select Manage Question Banks.

Screenshot of selecting the Manage Question Banks option.

Step 2

Select the title of the question bank you want to manage or edit.

Screenshot of selecting the bank.

Select Show Question Details to view the question and answer options instead of just the question.

Screenshot of selecting Show Question Details.

To edit a question, hover your cursor over the top right corner of the rectangle for that question and select the pencil icon. Fix the question and then select Update Question.

Screenshot of editing a question.

Select +Add a Question to add more questions to the question bank.

Screenshot of the Add a Question button.

Select Edit Bank Details to change the name of the question bank.

Screenshot of renaming the bank.

To move several questions to a different question bank, select Move Multiple Questions. Select the questions you want to move and then select the bank to which you want to move them. Select New Question Bank to add the questions to a bank you have yet to create. Then select Move Questions. The questions you selected will no longer be in the original bank.

Screenshot of moving questions.

To move an individual question to a different question bank, select move/copy question to another bank in the bottom right corner of that question's rectangle. Select the bank or select New Question Bank to create a new one. If you wish to copy the question rather than move it, select the Keep a copy in this question bank as well option. Then select Move/Copy Questions.

Screenshot of moving a question.

To delete the question bank altogether, select Delete Bank. Deleting a bank will not remove the questions from the quiz to which they were added.

Screenshot of the Delete Bank button.

To delete just an individual question, hover your cursor over the top right corner of the rectangle for that question and select the X.

Screenshot of deleting a question.

Select Bookmark this Bank to add it to the bookmarked banks page. This feature is useful when you have a few questions banks that you use often out of several banks in your course. To view the list of bookmarked banks, return to the Manage Question Banks page and select See My Bookmarked Banks.

Screenshot of the Bookmark Banks buttons.

To align an outcome with the question bank, select Align Outcome. Find the outcome and then select Import. For more information on outcomes, go to Instructure Guide: Outcomes.

Screenshot of aligning an outcome.

Use Question Banks

Step 1

Create a new quiz or open the quiz to which you want to add questions. Select the Questions tab and then select Find Questions. If you already have questions in your quiz, this option will be at the bottom of the list of questions.

Screenshot of the find questions button.

Step 2

Select the question bank with the questions you want in the pane on the left. The questions in that bank will appear on the right side of the window. Select Select All at the top to select all of the questions. Select Clear All to deselect all of the questions again. To select/deselect individual questions, select the box next to the question.

Screenshot of selecting questions.

Step 3

Once you have selected the questions you want to add to your quiz, scroll to the bottom. If you want to add the selected questions to a question group, use the drop-down menu to select one or create a new one. Go to http://guides.instructure.com/searches?utf8=%E2%9C%93&text=question+group&commit=Search to learn more about questions groups. Then select Add Questions.

Screenshot of the Add Selected Questions button.

Step 4

The questions you selected will automatically appear. To add more questions from the same or a different question bank, select Find Questions again. Select Save & Publish to make the quiz visible to your students, or select Save to save the quiz in draft state.

Screenshot of the Find Questions button.

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