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Quick Look: Tag Rule-Based Exams in the Quiz Generator

November 30, 2020 | 0 Minute Read

CoursePlus Quick Looks is a series of video-based posts that demonstrate some of the intermediate to advanced features of CoursePlus. The videos assume a basic level of knowledge with CoursePlus (signing in, setting up a site, adding files to the Online Library).

Randomization in online quizzes or exams is a powerful tool to assist in deterring cheating. Randomizing the display order of questions and the display order of answers to multiple choice questions is a good start. What if you could say “randomly pick 3 questions related to the lectures in week 1, and 2 questions that are about the Smith case study, and ensure that there are at least 2 essay questions in every exam”? That’s a level of randomization that both helps to deter cheating and ensures proper content coverage in the exam without also giving every single student the same set of questions. Tag rule-based quizzes in the Quiz Generator let you do exactly this.