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Embedding a question on your QMplus page

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Rather than having to create an entire quiz, you can now embed individual quiz questions for formative assessment wherever you wish in a QMplus resource, for example, on a page. If you wish, you can embed multiple individual questions into a single resource.

Setting up a question category

Firstly, you must create a category of embeddable questions. Go to the Settings menu on the right hand side of the page, and click ‘Question Bank’.

In the Question Bank, select the ‘Categories’ tab from the top of the settings page. In this section, you will see a list of the categories you have teacher access to. Click on the small blue cog next to the category for the course where you wish to create a new subcategory for embeddable questions.

On the ‘Edit category’ page, input the desired category ‘Name’ and ‘ID number’. In the example, we are using Embeddable as the category name and ID. Note that the ID number is case-sensitive.

Although an ID in the title is not a required field, you may still wish to use the field to indicate that the new category contains embeddable questions, just in case you are planning to manage many question categories and questions and want to be able to find them easily. Press ‘Save changes’ at the bottom of the page.

Now, go to the ‘Questions’ tab in the Question Bank and from the drop-down list entitled ‘select a category’, select the new category of embeddable questions you created. If you’d like to create a new question, scroll down to the bottom of the Questions category, and select ‘Create a question’. Choose the desired question type from the pop-up window and click on‘add’.

Configure the new question as you usually would – follow this link for more information on question types and click here to find out how to create a quiz..

If you want to use an existing question, you can copy and move questions from different categories.  You may also wish to move quiz questions from one course to another using export/import.

Remember to choose a memorable, case-sensitive question ID, as you will need this when embedding the question later on.

Embedding the question

Set up an activity in your QMplus module area as you normally would – in this example, we will be embedding a question into a QMplus Page. Note that individual quiz questions cannot be embedded into Essay questions. For more instructions on how to set up a page, refer to this guide.

In the ‘General’ settings of the page, set your title and page description as normal.

Having entered your page contents, scroll down to the ‘Contents’ section and select the ‘Embed questions’ icon from the Contents text editor toolbar.

In the pop-up window that will appear, from the drop-down menu, choose the ‘Question category’ you previously set up. Then, choose the specific question you wish to embed.

The question will appear in the text editor box as a line of code. If you wish, you can embed multiple questions by repeating the above process for each question. Once the required questions have been embedded, click ‘Save and display’ and your questions will now be embedded on your page.

example of a question on a page

There is a limited amount of information about student responses to embedded questions. From the ‘Settings block’, under ‘Reports’, click on ‘Embedded questions progress’ to see the report.

Did this answer your query? If not, you can raise a ticket on the online Helpdesk or email: its-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk . Alternatively you can also request a particular guide or highlight an error in this guide using our guides request tracker.

Produced by the the E-Learning Unit at Queen Mary University of London.
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