Creating a Question Library

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Intended Audience

WSU instructors using Desire2Learn or those interested in using this instructional management system in the future.


This article describes how instructors can create a library of questions to be used within their course quizzes in D2L courses. The Quiz Question Library allows you to create, store and organize quiz questions in the Question Library and share to a Learning Object Repository. The following video explains the benefits of using the Quiz Question Library for your quizzes, self-assessments, and surveys.

Benefits of Questions Library

Overview of Question Types

The creation of different questions you can use within the Question Library tool allow for True or False, Multiple Choice, Multi-Select, Long Answer (i.e. essay) Short Answer, Multi-Short Answer, Fill in the Blanks, Matching, Ordering Arithmetic, Significant Figures, and Likert Questions. The following video shows examples of each and how they might be used in your quizzes, self-assessments, or surveys.

Overview of Questions Types

Creating a New Question in the Question Library

Creating questions within the Question Library is an excellent opportunity to start organizing questions and building some more structure to the type of questions you ask and complexity. To being you will want to learn how this process works and the following video walks you through that process.

Creating a New Question in the Question Library

Creating a New Section for Organizing Question

The process of organizing and curating questions is where the Question Library provides tremendous time-savings to instructors and departments working to create banks of questions to be used in single or multiple series of courses. In the following video you will learn how to set up Sections within your Question Library.

Creating a New Section for Organizing Questions

Importing Questions into the Question Library

Importing Questions into the Question Library

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