Randomising questions

Elucidat allows you to create a set of questions which will display randomly when your learner views your quiz.

This is called a ‘Question Pool’.

To add a question to a ‘Question Pool’:

Open the page you’d like to add to your Question Pool.

Open the ‘Page Settings’ menu and press the ‘Rules’ tab.

In the editable area titled ‘Create a new Question Pool’:

…add a name for your new Question Pool (this can be anything you like).

Now select a percentage from the ‘Percentages of pages’ dropdown. This decides how many pages from the pool will be displayed.

For instance if you have a pool of 10 questions and you select 10%, only 1 random question will be displayed.

When you are happy, press ‘Add Question Pool’.

Now from the ‘Make this page a part of a Question Pool’ dropdown select the ‘Question Pool’ you have just created (this will be selected automatically the first time you do this):

…repeat this last step (selecting your pool from the ‘Make this page a part of a Question Pool’ dropdown) for any other pages which you wish to add to the Question Pool.

Please note that if a learner exits a course which has Question Pools and then re-opens, the Question Pool will re-shuffle.

Resetting question pools

The default behaviour for question pools is that once your learner has submitted their score by reaching the last page of the module the question pages that have been randomly selected will reshuffle.

For instance, I have a module setup with 4 questions, a, b, c, and d. My pool is configured so I can only see two of those questions and I am using the default behaviour of question pools where they re-shuffle on the final score being sent.

If my learner views the module and sees questions a and c on first attempt, they then submit their score by reaching the last page of the module, but then go back to attempt the module again, they will now see a different set of questions, perhaps b …and… c, or a …and… d, any manner of random combinations!

This behaviour makes it more difficult for learners to cheat as they will be asked different questions on re-attempting the module.

You can turn off this behaviour by pressing ‘Configure’, ‘Scoring’ and de-selecting this option:

….doing this will mean that once the question pages for the question pool have been selected they will not change.

Here’s a detailed flow diagram of how the logic for this feature works: