Moodle: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Categories

Quiz categories are very useful to organize quizzes for future use. Best practices dictate that in the process of making a quiz, the user makes categories first, the questions next, and the quiz activity last. This helps the user stay organized and reduces confusion in the process. You can create sub-categories, as well. For example:

  • Module 1 Quiz
    • M1 True/False
    • M1 Essay
  • Module 2 Quiz

NOTE: Create your categories in the "Default for [Course Title]" area.

To Manage Quiz Question Categories:

  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 Categories
    question bank page with categories tab selected

  4. To add a category, fill out the form at the bottom of the page. It will require you to place the category under an existing category or make it a Top category. Give the category a name that indicates what kind of questions you plan to put into it, according to the needs of the course (e.g., Module 1 Quiz_T/F). Add Category info underneath this name if necessary.

Add Category settings tab

5. Click the Add category button at the bottom when done.

6. Continue this process until all desired categories are created. Categories can be moved up or down in the list by using the arrows or be deleted by clicking on the 'X' button to the right of the names. The left and right arrows moves the category in (as a subcategory) or out (as a main category).

Category listing



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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