In order to randomly shuffle the order that questions appear in an assessment, you will need to use question groups in the quiz or exam.

Shuffle Question Order in an Existing Assessment

1. Start a copy of the existing assessment but stop at the step where you click on the "Find Questions" button.

2. Instead of clicking "Find Questions", click the "+ New Question Group" button.

3. Give your question group a name [1]. These names will not display to the students but can help you identify quiz question groups more easily.

(Note: Regardless of the question group name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).)

4. In the field for the number of questions to pick [2], enter the same number of questions that are in the original assessment.

5. For the number of points per question [3], match the original assessment.

6. Click the "Link to a Question Bank" link and select the question bank for the original assessment.

7. When done, click the "Create Group" button.

8. Click the "Save" button to save your new assessment.

Shuffle Question Order in a New Assessment

If you are creating a new assessment, start by creating a new assessment and following the instructions above to create a question group. Instead of linking to a question bank, you will add individual questions by clicking the "+" link as shown below. From there, you will add questions to your group. You can include multiple groups, if you wish.

Be sure that the "Pick __ questions" field matches the number of questions you create in the group. If you wish to create a more advanced exam where there are multiple options per question so that no two tests are the same, you can create a group for each question and include variations on the same question in each group. The possibilities are endless!

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