Moodle- Adding Question Pages to Lessons

Compatible with 2.9

1. Click the link to the lesson that you would like to add a question page to. If you haven’t already created a page in the lesson, click the Add a question page link. If the lesson already contains pages, click the Edit tab and select Question from an “Add a page" drop-down menu under the "Actions" column.

Adding New Lesson Question


Adding a Multiple Choice Question Page

2. On the next page you will be asked to select a question type. By default, "Multichoice" will be the option selected. Proceed by clicking Add a question page.

3. Give the page a name in the “Page title” field and type the page contents including the question text in the “Page contents” field. If you would like students to be able to select multiple answers, check the “Multiple-answer” box at the top of the page.

4. Inside the "Answer 1" box type a possible answer in the “Answer” field, give feedback for it in the “Response” field, specify how many points that answer is worth in the “Score” field, and specify what page a student will progress to by choosing that answer using the “Jump” drop-down menu.

5. Repeat the same process for as many answers as you wish.

Options for multiple choice answers

6. After all answers are entered scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Save page.

*If you wish to add more multiple choice options you will  need to go into the lesson's setting and select this option.

Adding a True or False Question Page

2. Under the "Select a question type" drop down menu click the True/False option and then click the Add a question page

3. Then, give the page a name in the “Page title” field and type the page contents including the question text in the “Page contents” field.

4. In the "Correct response" box type either True or False in the "Answer" field. Then give feedback for it in the “Response” field, specify how many points that answer is worth in the “Correct answer jump” field, and specify what page a student will progress to by choosing that answer using the “Correct answer jump” drop-down menu.

5. Repeat the same process in the "Wrong response" box but using the opposite answer inside the “Answer” field (type false if you used true in the "Correct response" box for example).

Options for True/False answers

6. When finished, click the Save page button at the bottom of the page. 

Adding a Short Answer Question Page

2. In the "Select a question type" drop down menu, choose the Short answer option and then click Add a question page.

3. Then, give the page a name in the “Page title” field and type the page contents including the question text in the “Page contents” field.

4. Type a possible answer in the “Answer” field (using an asterisk as a wildcard), give feedback for it in the “Response” field, specify how many points that answer is worth in the “Score” field, and specify what page a student will progress to by choosing that answer using the “Jump” drop-down menu.

5. Repeat the same process for as many possible answers as you desire. Type a single asterisk in the last answer field to indicate what feedback, score, and following page a student will get for having an answer that doesn’t match any of your answers.

Options for Short answer solutions

6. When finished, click the Save page button at the bottom of the page.


Adding a Matching Question Page

2. In the "Select a question type" drop down menu click the Matching tab and proceed by clicking the Add a question page button below. 

3. Give the page a name in the “Page title” field and type the page contents including the question text in the “Page contents” field. 

4. Give feedback for when all matches are correct in the “Correct response” field and use the “Correct answer jump” drop-down menu to select what page a student will be taken to after matching all items in the question correctly. Indicate the score for correctly matching all answers in the “Correct answer score” field. 

5. Give feedback for partially-correct or incorrect matches in the “Wrong response” field. Use the “Wrong answer jump” drop-down menu to select what page students will be taken to if they don’t match all answers correctly. Indicate the score for incorrectly matched answers in the “Wrong answer score” field.

6. Inside the "Matching pair 1 box," type the first item of the matching question in the “Answer” field and its corresponding match in the “Matches with answer” field. Repeat this step for as many matching items as desired. You can create extra possible answers by typing them in the “Matches with answer” fields without typing anything in the corresponding “Answer” fields.

Options for Matching Answers

7. When finished, click the Save page button at the bottom of the page.

Adding a Numerical Question Page

2. In the "Select a question type" drop down menu select "Numerical" and proceed by clicking Add a question page.

3. Then, give the page a name in the “Page title” field and type the page contents including the question text in the “Page contents” field.

4. In the "Answer 1" box type a possible answer in the “Answer” field (using a colon to separate the upper and lower limits of a range), give feedback for it in the “Response” field, specify how many points that answer is worth in the “Score” field, and specify what page a student will progress to by choosing that answer using the “Jump” drop-down menu.

5. Repeat the same process for as many possible answers as you desire.

Options for Numuerical Answers

6. When finished, click the Save page button at the bottom of the page.

Adding an Essay Question Page

Adding an essay question page

2. In the "Select a question type" drop down menu click the Essay tab. Proceed by clicking the Add a question page button.  

3. Give the page a name in the “Page title” field and type the page contents including the question text in the “Page contents” field.

4. Use the “Jump” drop-down menu to select what page a student will be taken to after submitting an essay response. Indicate the maximum score for the question in the “Score” field.

Settings of creating an essay

5. When finished, click the Save page button at the bottom of the page.

Grading essay responses

1. From your course homepage, click the link to the desired lesson.

2. Next, click the Grade Essays tab. Ungraded essay responses will be listed in red. Click the link to the response that you wish to grade.

Tab to grade Essays

3. Give feedback for the submission in the “Your comments” field and use the “Essay score” drop-down menu to grade the submission. Click the Save changes button when finished.

4.  Repeat the process for the remaining essay responses. You can click the Email graded essays to email your responses to your students.


Importing and Exporting Questions from the Question Bank

Exporting questions from your question bank

1. First, go to your question bank by clicking the Question Bank link in the Course Administration block.

2. Next, click the Export link under the "Question bank" link in the Course Administration block. Multiple Choice, Matching, Short Answer, T/F and other basic question types are the only kinds that can be exported from the question bank into a lesson. Choose Moodle XML format since, in most cases, it will retain more of the questions’ features than the other formats. Select the question category that you would like to export using the “Export category” drop-down menu and click the Export questions to file button.

Interface for exporting Questions

3. A download box will automatically appear prompting you to save the file to your computer. If the download box does not show, select the click here link on the page and the box should pop up. The file will also be saved to the \backupdata\quiz folder in your course’s file directory. Click the Continue button to finish the export process and return to your question bank.


Importing questions from your question bank

1. From your course homepage, click the link to the desired lesson. If you have not already created pages for this lesson, click the Import questions link in the "What would you like to do first?" box. 

2. If the lesson already contains pages, click the Edit tab, then click the Expanded link below it.

3. The next page will have a row of links under the "Collapsed" and "Expanded" links. Click the Import questions link. 

Links to Import Questions

4. Select the format of the file (“Moodle XML format” if you used the instructions in the previous section) from the “File Format” drop-down menu. Next, click the “Choose a file...” button and Moodle's File Picker window should appear.

5. On the left hand side of the File Picker click the "Upload a file" link. Click the Choose File button and select the file from your computer. Click the Upload this file button to continue. Finally, click the Import button. 

6. Review the results of the upload on the next page and click the Continue button at the bottom of the page to finish the import process and return to your lesson. We highly recommend that you go through the lesson’s question pages and make sure that any settings or formatting were not lost in the export or import processes.





Keywords:question pages 2.9   Doc ID:21566
Owner:Elizabeth H.Group:Moodle
Created:2011-12-02 13:39 CDTUpdated:2016-07-18 09:21 CDT
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