Technology Enhanced Learning Team


Sharing Questions via Categories

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QMplus separates ‘Questions’ and ‘Quizzes’ into two. When a ‘Quiz’ is created it does not contain any ‘Questions’, but defines how the ‘Questions’ will be displayed when added. The ‘Quiz’ defines how long the user has to complete the test, the number of ‘Questions’ per page, if the ‘Questions’ are shuffled and at what point feedback should be given. It can also contain feedback which relates to the students’ scores.

‘Questions’ can be imported from various sources or created directly within QMplus. Any question that exists in QMplus is held in the ‘Question Bank’.

The ‘Question bank’ is made up of various ‘Categories’. ‘Categories’ dictate whether a ‘Question’ is only accessible from within a single course or if it can be shared across multiple courses.

This document contains instruction on how to:

  • Share ‘Questions’ across courses.

It assumes you know:

  • Quizzes: Creating a Quiz.

Step 1: Categories and Question Bank overview

In order to view the categories for the ‘Question Bank,’ select a course area & click on ‘Question bank’ (and Questions if it doesn’t default) as shown below.


Question_BankYou can then select the required category from the dropdown menu, as shown below;



Step 2: Moving Questions between Categories

In order to move a question from one category to another, simply tick the boxes next to the questions which you wish to move & select the required category which you wish to move them to.

Should you wish to copy the questions before moving them use the ‘copy’ icon to the right of the relevant questions.


Once you have made a copy, you can then move this question, or the original, to the new category.

Next steps

You may want to consider:

  • Quizzes: Importing Questions from MS Word

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

Produced by the the Technology Enhanced Learning Team at Queen Mary University of London.

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