• Overview 

    Can a Quiz be converted to its own question bank (because it is not in Course Question Banks or Unfiled Questions is too big to deal with)?

    For an explanation of Unfiled Questions see the section at the bottom of this page.

    With the current version of Quizzes there is no direct option to copy questions from a quiz into a question bank. You need to first export the Quiz as a QTI zip file and then import that file back into your course where it will create a duplicate of the original quiz but also a new Question Bank. You can then delete the duplicate (will have the same name).  

    Export the quiz

    In your course menu choose Settings [1] > EXPORT Course Content [3] . 

    The Import /Export Content items will be in the menu to the right or bottom of your screen depending on the width of your browser window. 

    Settings Import or Export

    • Under Export Type select Quiz [1]
    • Click to check only the Quiz you wish to duplicate [2]
    • Click Create Export [3]. 
    • Wait for processing and then click the link Click here to download [4] the QTI Zip file. 

    Settings Export Quiz

    Import the QTI Zip file

    In your course menu choose Settings [1] > IMPORT Course Content [2] . 

    The Import /Export Content items will be in the menu to the right or bottom of your screen depending on the width of your browser window. 

    Settings Import or Export

    • Under Import Content choose Content Type = QTI .zip file [1] . 
    • Click Choose File [2] to locate
    • Open the QTI zip file [3] that you just downloaded. You can ignore Options and Default Question bank.  
    • Click Import [4], which will create a duplicate of the Quiz but also a new Question Bank with the same name. 

    Settings Import Quiz

    • Go to the Quizzes index page.

    The duplicate [2] will be directly below the original [1] on the Quizzes index page. If students have taken the original quiz then hovering over the Publish button [3] will alert that it Can’t be unpublished. 

    • Click to unpublish [4] the duplicate to be sure it contains no student data
    • Choose Delete [5]. 

    Delete duplicate quiz

    • Go to Course Question Banks to locate your new question bank. 

    Locate new question bank

    Question Bank - Unfiled Questions

    When an instructor creates questions from scratch in a quiz the questions are automatically added to a catch-all Question Bank named Unfiled Questions. This bank accumulates questions as you add new quizzes. 

    In the example below several quizzes created from scratch built a bank of 320 questions. 

    Accumulated questions in Unfiled

    In your course menu go to the Quizzes index page. Choose [1] and then [2] to display question banks associated with the course.

    Go to question bank page

    You can move multiple questions into new banks but it takes a few steps and can be tedious. We recommend moving questions from Unfiled Questions into a new bank as soon as you have created a quiz.