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hawkb
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Re-ordering a quiz bank

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Is there a way to rearrange the order of the questions in a question bank? I'm working with a question bank that has 50 elements from the periodic table. I want them to be in order by atomic number so they will be easy to assign to a quiz. I did not originally create the questions in that order because I started with a quiz with specific elements then decided that a bank would be a better solution going forward. 

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valentinesking
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Howdy  @hawkb ,

 There might be a creative work-around that I'm not aware of. However, I do not believe that you can re-order questions in question banks. When you "find questions" and add them to a quiz, that would be the area where you order the questions- within a quiz itself.

If I am working with questions in a question bank that need to be in a particular order within a quiz, I always make sure that the title of the question is changed from the default "Question" to the number (or a unique title) for which you want its order, either "01" or "Q01", then "02" etc.

That might be a cool feature to have though Canvas is focused on developing & enhancing Quizzes.Next - the new quizzing engine. To check out the progress and features for the new quizzes see the following - Priority: Quizzes.Next: General Availability

Thanks for your question; hope that helps.

Sky V.

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valentinesking
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Howdy  @hawkb ,

 There might be a creative work-around that I'm not aware of. However, I do not believe that you can re-order questions in question banks. When you "find questions" and add them to a quiz, that would be the area where you order the questions- within a quiz itself.

If I am working with questions in a question bank that need to be in a particular order within a quiz, I always make sure that the title of the question is changed from the default "Question" to the number (or a unique title) for which you want its order, either "01" or "Q01", then "02" etc.

That might be a cool feature to have though Canvas is focused on developing & enhancing Quizzes.Next - the new quizzing engine. To check out the progress and features for the new quizzes see the following - Priority: Quizzes.Next: General Availability

Thanks for your question; hope that helps.

Sky V.

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Stef_retired
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Hi,  @hawkb  Welcome to the Canvas Community! Sky gave you some great advice and suggestions. It's not necessary to create a new feature idea for this; instead, add your support and comments to https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/15001-new-quizzes-sort-the-item-banks , which is open for voting at this writing.

matthew_picha
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Seriously is CANVAS going to change this? Allowing us to order questions within a question bank is a critical long-term solution for using question banks.