40-010 Creating questions in the Question bank


Questions can be created for a test in the Question bank. This allows you to flexibly integrate the questions into different tests and also exchange them with other authors by sharing them with them. Single choice, Multiple choice, Kprim, Match, Drag and Drop, True/false, Gap text, Numerical input, Hotspot, Essay, Upload file, Drawing, Hottext, Order and Gap with dropdown are available. Details on the question types can be found in HelpCard 40-000

After you have created your questions, you can create a test directly in the Question bank (it will be saved in Authoring) or import the questions into a test (see HelpCard 40-030). The test can then be integrated into your course via a corresponding course element (Test, Self-test) (see HelpCard 40-040).

Important Steps

Create and edit questions

  1. Click on Question Bank in the main menu. In the My question bank area you will find your personal collection of questions. The Share section allows you to share questions with third parties.
  2. In the My question bank menu, click My questions.
  3. Create a new question by clicking the Create question button in the upper right corner. The Create Question window will open. 
  4. Give the question a title, select a question type from the drop-down menu and click Create Question. The question editor opens. 
  5. Now you can formulate and format the question and configure the answer options depending on the question type. More information on the individual question types can be found in HelpCard 40-000. Please note: When including images and files, do not use umlauts, spaces or special characters in the file name.
  6. Save your entries and changes.


Further configurations

  • Under the Score tab, the points for evaluating the question can be assigned. Depending on the question type, different evaluation methods are available here.
  • Feedback allows you to enter different feedback for the answers.
  • Preview allows you to see the question from the test taker's point of view.
  • Under the Preview Solution tab, you will see the correct solution of the question, if this is provided for your question type.



  • In the gray fields on the right, you can set up various metadata, if desired.
  • Under General you can enter a topic (e.g., hierarchy of needs), a keyword (e.g., the achievable score or an application example). Under Additional information, you can enter the relevant subject (e.g., business studies), among other things. To save your entries, confirm below with OK. In order to be able to classify and retrieve your questions later, we recommend that you clearly describe the questions in the General section.
  • The Item analysis allows a more detailed description of the question.
  • Under Rights you will find those persons who can edit the question. Here you can add more authors and assign a license.
  • The Technical section describes the technical details of the question.
  • Pool and groups each show in which question pools and groups a question has been unlocked.

When you have made all the settings, close the question editor with the red X at the top right. This will take you back to the question pool.


Display and customization of metadata in the question pool

  • If you have assigned metadata to the questions, you can display them in the list of the question pool. To do this, click on the cogwheel at the top right of the question pool. Select here which information you want to display and finally click Save.
  • If you want to change the metadata of multiple questions at once, place check marks to the left of the question titles, and then select Change Metadata at the very bottom of the page. Select what you want to adjust, and then enter the desired data. Save the entries at the very bottom of the page by clicking OK.


Create test

When you have created all the questions, select them in the list and click Create test at the very bottom of the page. A new window will open where you can check all the selected questions again. Then click on Create test again. Then enter a title for the learning resource and click Create. You are now in the test editor. For more information, see HelpCard 40-030.

Nach oben scrollen