A question bank often contains a collection of exercises that belong to the same subject, field of education or study. You can use question banks to collaborate on exercises with your colleagues. You can even collaborate with colleagues from other schools to improve quality and save time.
In a question bank, you can create, store, share, test, tag, label and reuse exercises. In addition, assignments can be created by using blueprints that match the study goals of the curriculum.
Question banks are stand-alone and are created separately from your courses.
Benefits of a question bank
- Compose an assignment faster by (re)using existing exercises.
- Store questions from the same subject in one place.
- Align exercises with the objectives of a curriculum.
- Verify exercises by allowing colleagues to share feedback.
- Automatically generate assignments based on a blueprint.
- Analyse the quality of exercises across multiple assignments.
Question bank sections
- extension Exercises
In this tab all exercises of the question bank can be found. Also, exercises can be created, modified and reviewed by colleagues. Read more about question bank exercises here.
- assignment Question bank assignments
In this tab assignments are stored and new assignments can be composed of exercises from the question bank. Read more about question bank assignments here.
- fact_check Objectives
In this tab objectives are stored and new objectives can be created so exercises can be linked to that objective. Read more about objectives here.
- group Contributors
In this tab all contributors of the question bank are shown and you have the option to invite contributors. Read more about contributors here.
- settings Settings
In this tab you can change the name of the question bank or edit labels. Read more about question bank settings here.
Create a question bank
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To create a question bank, follow the steps below.
- Click domain School name in the menu on the left.
- Click folder Question banks in the menu at the top.
- Click New question bank.
- Fill in the name of the question bank.
- Click Create.
After creating your question bank you will be brought to the overview page of your question bank.
Pin question banks to your question banks overview
In the overview, you have the possibility to pin question bank(s) at the top of the list. This makes it easier to find your most used question bank(s). Click Pin question banks next to the ‘Import’ button and select up to six question banks. You will need to be a contributor in the question bank to pin it.
Administrators can not pin question banks that they are not a member of. As a workaround, administrators must add themselves as a contributor in the question bank in order to pin it. You will still have administrator rights, but also have the option to pin a question bank.