I use question banks to categorize questions by topic area, especially in larger exams. I would like to view (and allow students to view) student performance on exams by question bank/topic area. Is this possible? Thank you.
Hi Rustin and welcome to the Community! I did some testing in both traditional quizzes and New Quizzes, and as far as I know there is no way to indicate to students directly what they received on questions from a particular question bank. However, have you considered using the "text (no question)" question type option in traditional quizzes? You could use this to indicate what bank/topic the next set of questions come from so when a student later reviews their results they know that the next "x" questions come from a particular topic area. Another option may be if you are pulling questions from a question bank to create question groups (see How do I create a quiz with a question group linked to a question bank?) to, after the quiz, send an announcement to the class that their results are viewable and in the announcement tell students that questions 1-10 come from "x" topic, questions 11-15 from "y" topic, etc.
Would either of these approaches work for you?
All the best!
Hi Eric, thanks for the quick reply! That is a great idea - adding a tag for the topic. What I’d really like to do is allow students to visualize their progress in specific topic areas over time. That’s tough with the current setup. In the past I’ve entered topic scores into a spreadsheet manually - but this is time intensive for me or whoever does it. I’d like to automate the process as much as possible.
One option I’m considering is simply breaking larger tests up into smaller quizzes, with each focusing on a specific topic area. I suppose this is similar to your recommended solution, but I think it would allow me to export grades, with each quiz score representing the score for that topic area.
Hi Rustin, great idea about breaking larger tests into smaller quizzes. This probably has a number of benefits in addition to being able for students to see how they did in each topic area.
Let us know what you end up with and how it goes!
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