Moodle: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Types: Description

A Description question page simply shows some text (and possibly graphics) without requiring an answer. It is more of a label than a question type, and can be used to provide instructions, rubrics, graphics, or other content.

Note that these questions are not really questions so they are ignored when adding random questions from a category.

TIP: When shuffling questions is turned OFF, this type of page can provide information to be used by a following group of questions.

To Add a Description to a Quiz:

  1. Open Moodle and select your course.
  2. In the Administration block, click Question Bank then click on Questions. 
    admin menu with question bank selected

  3. Click Create a new question.
    question bank with "create new question" selected

  4. Select Description from the sidebar at the left, then click Add at the bottom.

5. General Settings include Question name, Question text. Within the Question text field, instructors can add graphics, text, or even video using the appropriate buttons on the text editor menu.

NOTE: It is suggested that the question name be something specific (other than Description) so that it is easier to find and edit it later.

general settings on the create a description question screen


  1. Click Save changes when you are done.

To add your newly created description question to a quiz, see Adding Quiz Questions to a Quiz.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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