Create a new question (with the assessment builder)

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Questions can be added to a new or existing assessment with the assessment builder.

In general, the instructor clicks "Add," chooses a question type, and supplies the parts that are called for by that question type. This article covers the general settings common to most question types. For additional information on specific questions types, please refer to the individual articles for the appropriate question type.

Go to Tests & Quizzes

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Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select an assessment

Questions may be added to any assessment. Select an existing assessment or create a new one.

Note: You may also add a question directly to a question pool.

Create a New Assessment

Click Add

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For more information on creating new assessments, see Create an assessment.

Or edit an existing assessment

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Insert a question of the desired question type

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Select the type of question you would like to add from the Add Question drop-down menu.

Note: For more information about a specific question type, please refer to the individual help article for adding that type of question.

Set the point value for the question

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Enter the point value for this question. Questions may be worth any point value you choose.

Tip: Keep in mind that the point value of all the questions in the assessment will equal the point value of the assessment in the Gradebook. So, if you want your assessment to be worth a total of 100 points, you should assign point values to your questions accordingly.

Display points?

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Do you want students to see the point value as they are taking the test? If so, leave the default setting of Yes. If you prefer that students do not see the point value for the question, select No.

Enter the question text

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Enter the text of your question into the text box provided. You may also click on the Show All Rich-Text Editors link in the top right corner of the text box to load the WYSIWYG html editor. The rich text editor allows you to format your question text and/or add images, links, or other resources.

Note: This section will vary depending on the type of question you are adding.

More questions about the Tests and Quizzes tool?


This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at