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Moodle - Creating a Random Quiz

When you create a new quiz, after you ‘Save & Display’ you are brought to the question bank. At the end of all the questions there is an option that says ‘Add # random questions’. You select the number you want and then you’re done.

  • Random Questions may be added to any category.
  • When you add a Random Question to a quiz, then it will be replaced with a randomly-chosen question from the same category - for each attempt.
  • This means that different students are likely to get a different selection of questions when they attempt this quiz. When a quiz allows multiple attempts for each student then each attempt is likely to contain a new selection of questions.
  • The same question will never appear twice in an attempt. If you include several Random Questions then different questions will always be chosen for each of them. If you mix Random Questions with non-random questions then the random questions will be chosen so that they do not duplicate one of the non-random questions. This does imply that you need to provide enough questions in the category from which the random questions are chosen; otherwise the student will be shown a friendly error message. The more questions you provide the more likely it will be that students get different questions on each attempt.
  • The grade for the randomly chosen question will be rescaled so that the maximum grade is what you have chosen as the grade for the Random Question.



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