How do I add question groups to a question bank? Or, failing that, how do I add single questions to a question bank?
Karin, you can’t add question groups to question banks. Question groups are the place that you can add your question banks in your quiz settings - How do I create a quiz with a question group linked to a question bank?
Here is how to add a question to a question bank - How do I create a question bank in a course?. Yet, this would be if you were adding a brand new question. If you already have the question on a quiz and want it to now be in a bank that’s a bit trickier. In theory the question you added to the quiz should be in your “Unfiled” question bank. You can then find it there and move it to a new question bank - How do I move/copy a question from one question bank to another? & How do I move multiple questions from one question bank to another?
Hope this helps! Kona
Kona, yes indeed, thank you very much! I only wish that this was pointed out in the instructions for creating quizzes; that it might be a good idea to start not with a quiz but with a question bank. I have now copied all my questions to the bank I created, and that was easy enough, but I noticed a possible bug or technical glitch in doing so. The questions that I found in the Unfiled bank seemed to be the first or unedited versions of the questions; they all had 1pts for instance, although many of the questions that I created for my original quiz had been edited to 3, 4 or 6 pts. And several of the multiple dropdown questions with six dropdowns had only alternatives for the first dropdown, although the quiz question had all the alternatives for all six. Sorry, this is not easy to explain! Anyway, all the more reason to start with a bank that saves all your work. :-)
A follow up question: I admit I don't quite understand the relationship between banks and groups, but what I'm after is a way to organize questions in the bank, and groups seemed perfect. My idea was that if I create 10 questions each of ten different kinds (match author and period, match poetry line and meter, identify meter and analytical features, etc,etc, ) and placed each kind in a group in a bank, it would then be possible for Canvas to automatically generate any number of quizzes with one question of each kind. But OK, if that isn't possible, maybe there is some other way to do that?
All the best,
You cannot create Groups in the question banks, You create a group of questions in a quiz, then that quiz will draw items from the specified banks. You were close, but kind of put the cart before the horse The following guides should be helpful,
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