Randomization Options

Answer choices will appear in a different order for every student.

  1. Select Quizzes from the course navbar.
  2. Select the Question Library tab.
  3. Click on the name of the question you want to edit.
  4. Click the Randomize answers for each student checkbox. 
    Randomize option

  5. Save.

If your quiz contains questions only (no sections), then every student will see the questions in a different order.

Note: If your quiz contains sections and questions, skip to Shuffle: Sections and Nested Questions below.
  1. Select Quizzes from the course navbar.
  2. Click on the name of your quiz.
  3. Click on the Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level check box.
    check box
  4. Click the Save button to remain in this tab (or Save and Close to save your changes and exit the question).
    save button

If all of your questions are in sections, then the sections will be shuffled, but not the questions inside each section.

  1. Select Quizzes from the course navbar.
  2. Click on the name of your quiz.
  3. Click on the Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level check box.
    check box
  4. Click the Save button to remain in this tab (or Save and Close to save your changes and exit the quiz).
    save button

If you draw a limited number of questions from a larger pool of questions, it is possible that students will receive completely different questions from one another.

  1. Select Quizzes from the course navbar.
  2. Click on the name of your quiz.
  3. Click on the Add/Edit Questions button. 
    add edit questions button

  4. Click the New button.
    new button
  5. Select Question Pool.
    menu
  6. Give your Question Pool a Title (this is equivalent to creating a section within your Quiz, although students do not see the title).
    title field
  7. Enter the number of questions you want D2L to randomly draw in the Number of Questions to Select field.
    numbers field
  8. Enter the points each question will be worth in the Points per Question field.
    points field
  9. Click the Browse Question Library button.
    browse question library button
  10. Place checkmarks next to the questions you want to include in the pool. D2L will select from these questions.
    checkboxes
    Note:  Questions can come from different sections in your Question Library. You may have to click the triangle to the left of the section name to see the nested questions.
  11. Click the Add button.
    add button
  12. Click the Save button.
    save button
  13. Repeat this process if you wish to have multiple sections in your quiz, with each section drawing from a random set of questions.
  14. When you are finished, click the Done Editing Questions button.
    done editing questions button
  15. Click the Save button to remain in this tab (or Save and Close to save your changes and exit the quiz).
    save button

If your quiz contains sections, you can shuffle the sections, the questions within any section, or both.

  1. Select Quizzes from the course navbar.
  2. Click on the name of your quiz.
  3. Click on the Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level check box.
    check box
  4. Click on the Add/Edit Questions button. 
    add edit questions button
  5. Click the caret next to the section name to open the Actions menu.
    actions menu
  6. Select Edit.
    edit option in menu
  7. Check the Shuffle questions in this section option.
    shuffle checkbox
  8. Click Save.
    save button
  9. Repeat this for every section in your quiz for which you want to shuffle the questions.
  10. Click Done Editing Questions. 
    done editing questions button

  11. Click the Save button to remain in this tab (or Save and Close to save your changes and exit the quiz).
    save button

For this, you will have to put the questions you want to shuffle into a section in your quiz.

  1. Select Quizzes from the course navbar.
  2. Follow the instructions to create a section in your quiz. Be sure to select the Shuffle questions in this section option.
    shuffle checkbox
  3. Click on the section folder to open it.
  4. Import your questions (skip to step 3 after you open the link).
  5. Click the Save button to remain in this tab (or Save and Close to save your changes and exit the quiz).
    save button

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