Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Quiz Question Categories

Quiz categories are very useful to organize quizzes for future use. This article will walk through the steps in creating categories and best practices for using this in Quiz creation.

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.


To Manage Quiz Question Categories:

1. Login to Moodle and open the desired course.

2. In the Administration block on the left, click the folder next to Question Bank to open the list. Click on Categories.

Categories option on the Administration block

3. This page shows existing Categories, including the default.

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. Add Category info underneath this name if necessary.

Add Category settings tab

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

Add Category button

5. 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.

Category listing

NOTE: The next step for creating a quiz using best practices is Creating Quiz Questions.


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