There's two main steps to create a quiz in TILE Composer. First you create the quiz, and then you add questions to the quiz. This is true for informal "Knowledge Checks" as well as for formal quizzes and assessments. 


The steps for creating a quiz is covered in a separate article: Add a Knowledge Check/Quiz



(Click image to preview a TILE quiz)


There are two options for adding questions to your quiz:

  1. Import the questions all at once in a batch file (using the Quiz Bank Design template)
  2. Adding quiz questions one-by-one directly in TILE Composer

Refer to the option you want to use in the sections below and then follow the associated steps.



Option 1 - Import Quiz Questions All At Once


To save time, TILE Composer allows you to import quiz questions as a batch, instead of adding them one-by-one. Watch this video for a quick example of how to import quiz questions in Composer. You can also follow the Step-by-Step instructions below.

Step-by-Step Instructions


Prepare Questions for Import


1. Download and use the Quiz Bank Design template to create a "question bank" for the quizzes in your course. Use the "Questions" tab in the template to document the questions and question choices for each competency in your course, either by writing them from scratch or by copy/pasting them from an existing source/file.


Download the attachment "Template - Quiz Bank" (at bottom of this article) and then follow the steps below.


(Click image to see how to use this template.)


2. When you are finished documenting your questions and answer choices, you need to convert them into an XML format that can be imported into TILE Composer. To do this, click the Export button in the template:


(If you see a "Grant File Access" message, follow the prompts to select a folder on your device and grant access to the template Macro.)


A message displays, confirming that the questions were exported into XML format. Take note of the XML filename.



Import Quiz Questions


1. When you have created the XML import file with your quiz questions, go to TILE Composer and select the Quiz Questions option in the side menu.


2. The Quiz Questions page loads. Select your quiz in the quiz drop-down menu. (NOTE: Don't forget to click the Lock & Edit button if you haven't already.)


3. Select the Import button.


4. The 'Import Quiz Questions' box opens. Select the Choose File button.


5. Browse to the XML file you created and select it. Then select the Open button.


6. The XML from your file appears in the 'XML Content' window. Select the OK button.


7. The questions are imported and added to the selected quiz question bank.


8. To see what a question will look like to learners, just click the context menu and select Preview.



9. If you want to remove a question, just click the context menu and select Delete.


Your quiz and quiz questions are ready to go! The final step is to map your quiz to a resource. Refer to the Map Quiz to a Resource article to learn how.



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Option 2 - Add Questions One-by-One


If you prefer, you can add quiz questions directly in TILE Composer. (NOTE: This isn't the best option if you have a large amount of quiz questions. If you have more than 10 questions, we recommend using the import steps in the previous section.)

Watch this video for a quick example of how to import quiz questions in Composer. You can also follow the Step-by-Step instructions below.

Step-by-Step Instructions


Display Quiz Questions with Answer Choices


1. Go to TILE Composer and select the Quiz Questions option in the side menu.


2. The Quiz Questions page loads. Select your quiz in the quiz drop-down menu.


3. If you created your quiz from a quiz template, there will be some starter questions in the quiz already. Select the Show Choices checkbox to display the answer choices for each question.



Edit an Existing "Starter Question"


1. You have the option to edit the existing starter questions, or to add brand new quiz questions. To edit a starter question, select its context menu and then select Edit.


2. The Question Settings panel opens. Update the question text and then click Save.


3. Now edit the answer choices for your question. To edit an answer choice, select its context menu and then select Edit.


4. The Choice Settings panel opens. Update the answer text, select whether the choice is correct ('Yes' or 'No'), and then click Save.


5. The answer choice updates. Repeat the process for the rest of the answer choices to finish the question.


6. Repeat the process above until you have entered all of the questions and answer choices for your quiz.



Preview or Delete a Question


1. To see what a question will look like to learners, just click the context menu and select Preview.



2. If you want to remove a question, just click the context menu and select Delete.


Your quiz and quiz questions are ready to go! The final step is to map your quiz to a resource. Refer to the Map Quiz to a Resource article to learn how.



Add a New Question


Adding a brand new question is similar to the process for editing an existing question. Select the Add Question button to open the Question Settings panel.


  • 1 - The Question Settings panel opens. Use the Rich Text HTML Editor to enter the content for the question text. You can apply advanced formatting and incorporate rich media using the HTML editor.
  • 2 - Set the Position for the question (the relative order you want the question to appear in).
  • 3 - Set the Randomize Choices option to 'Yes' if you want the answer options for the question to be presented in a random order. NOTE: We recommend setting this to 'Yes' except for cases where a random order could be confusing, such as True/False questions.
  • 4 - Leave the other settings as they are. (NOTE: If desired, you can enter an explanation or hint to display to the learner after they answer the question.) Select Save when you are ready.


Next, add an answer choice to your new quiz question. Select the context menu for the quiz question and select the Add Choice option.


  • 1 - The Choice Settings panel opens. Use the rich text HTML editor to enter the content for the answer choice.
  • 2 - Set the Choice Correct to 'Yes' if it's the correct answer; otherwise leave it set at 'No.'
  • 3 - Set the Type of the answer choice, as appropriate:
    • Single Select.Use this for Multiple Choice and True/False questions.
    • Multi Select.Use this for questions with multiple correct answers.
    • Input Text.Use this for fill-in-the-blank and short answer questions.
    • Match.Use this for questions where items in one column are matched to items in another.
    • Sorting.Use this for questions where items are sorted into two or more categories.
    • Sequence.Use this for questions where items are dragged into the correct order.
    • Dropdown.This choice is currently under development.
    • Radio.This choice is currently under development.
  • 4 - [For 'Sequence' question type only] If the answer choice is for a 'Sequence' question type, enter the sequence number for the choice in the Sequence field.
  • 5 - Select Save when you are ready.


Other Choice Types: Settings can vary, depending on the type of answer choice. Refer to the Question/Answer Types section for more information.


Preview or Delete a Question


1. To see what a question will look like to learners, just click the context menu and select Preview.



2. If you want to remove a question, just click the context menu and select Delete.


Your quiz and quiz questions are ready to go! The final step is to map your quiz to a resource. Refer to the Map Quiz to a Resource article to learn how.



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Question/Answer Types


Refer to the guidance below for the answer choice settings to use for each question/answer type.


1. Single Select

(Refer to step-by-step guidance in previous section)


2. Multi Select

  1. Enter the text for the answer choice in the Rich Text editor.
  2. Set the Choice Correct field to 'Yes' or 'No' as appropriate.
  3. Set the Type to 'Multi Select.'


3. Input Text

There are multiple ways to set up an input text answer type. Here are the settings to use for three common formats:


Short Answer

  1. If you ONLY want the input field, with no label, enter a '-' into the Rich Text Editor. (NOTE: the question stem text, e.g., "What does PaaS stand for?" would have been entered previously in the question editor.)
  2. Set the Choice Correct field to 'Yes.'
  3. Set the Type to 'Input Text.'
  4. Use the Choice Options field to set parameters for the input text field and related formatting:
    • Use 'rows' and 'cols' attributes to set the size of the input field
    • If desired, add a 'prompt' to the input field
    • Designate the correct answer using the 'regex' attribute (NOTE: if you want to designate more than one option as correct, use the '|' character as a separator between these options)


Fill-in-the-Blank

  1. If you want a label, enter it into the Rich Text Editor. If you want the input field to be INCLUDED within the label for a fill-in-the-blank question, add a '[TEXTBOX]' designator where you want the input field to appear.
  2. Use the Choice Options field to set parameters for the input text field and related formatting. (NOTE: use the 'label_width=none' attribute if you want the label text to use all available screen width.)


Numeric Answer

  1. You can enter problems/formulas in the Rich Text Editor for mathematical questions.
  2. Use the Choice Options field to set parameters for the input text field and related formatting. (NOTE: use the 'type=numeric' attribute if you want to constrain the input field to only allow numbers.)


4. Match

For each matched pair, add an answer choice with the settings below.

  1. Enter the text for the item (to be displayed in the left column) in the Rich Text Editor.
  2. Set the Choice Correct field to 'Yes.'
  3. Set the Type to 'Match.'
  4. Use the Choice Options field to enter text for the paired match (to be displayed in the right column).


5. Sorting

For each sorting category, add an answer choice with the settings below.

  1. Enter the text for the target sorting category (to be displayed in the right column) in the Rich Text Editor.
  2. Set the Choice Correct field to 'Yes.'
  3. Set the Type to 'Sorting.'
  4. Use the Choice Options field to enter text for all associated items (to be displayed in the left column). NOTE: use the syntax shown in the image, including using a comma to separate multiple items.


6. Sequence

For each item to be sequenced, add an answer choice with the settings below.

  1. Enter the text for the item in the Rich Text Editor.
  2. Set the Choice Correct field to 'Yes.'
  3. Set the Type to 'Sequence.'
  4. Enter the correct target position in the Sequence field.


Dropdown

This Question/Answer type is currently under development.


Radio

This Question/Answer type is currently under development.



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