Quizzes are a key component of any e-learning course. They not only allow you to measure learners’ knowledge, but also gauge the effectiveness of your course. Quizzes can be used in many different ways—as an assessment at the beginning of the course, as a quick knowledge check at the end of a section, or as a comprehensive final quiz. 

As an instructional designer, I’m always looking for new ways to create engaging quizzes more efficiently. That’s why I’m loving the new question banks feature in Rise 360—and I think you will too. Let me show you why.

1. Engage Your Learners with Randomized Quizzes

It’s important to engage your learners throughout the entire course— even during a quiz. One way to encourage learners to think during a quiz is by randomizing the order of your questions. That way, if learners have to retake the quiz, they won’t see the same exact questions in the same order—which will encourage them to think critically the second time around as well.

With Rise 360, you can create randomized quizzes and knowledge checks by drawing from a bank of prepared questions. 

To create a question bank, click Question Banks and select New Bank.

Give your question bank a name and select Create Question Bank. 

From there, create and add questions to the bank just as you would when building a quiz.

You can use all of the questions in a question bank in a quiz or knowledge check or just some of them—it’s up to you!

You can even use the same question bank in multiple spots in the same course. For example, you could use a few questions from a question bank in a knowledge check and then include even more questions from that same bank for the final evaluation. And since the questions are drawn randomly, you can be sure that learners won’t see the exact same set of questions twice.

Because quiz question banks are saved to your Rise 360 account, you can use them in any course you create. Simply create a quiz question bank once and add it to as many courses as you’d like, similar to block templates in Rise 360. 

To find out how to create question banks, check out this article. You can also dig into this article to learn more about creating knowledge checks and quizzes using question banks.

2. Speed Up Your Workflow 

Working from a question bank in Rise 360 is a big timesaver, and the best part is that question banks are independent of courses. That means you can create one question bank and use it in as many courses as you want—saving you even more time.

You can even select individual questions from a question bank and add them directly to a quiz. It’s super easy!

And to help you stay organized, you can arrange your question banks into different folders. For example, you could create a folder for each course or topic.

I love how using folders to organize question banks saves time and makes it quick and easy to locate and insert specific questions on the fly. 

3. Create Quizzes Collaboratively 

If you have an Articulate 360 Teams subscription, you already know how easy it is to collaborate with team members in Rise 360. With question banks, you have even more ways to work together. Once you’ve created and organized your question banks, you can easily share a question bank folder with other team members. You can even assign different roles—manager, editor, or viewer—to team members depending on the level of access they need.

Sharing question bank folders makes it easy to collaborate on quiz questions and ensures consistency across your organization’s courses. It’s also a great way to help new instructional designers on your team get up to speed on the types of quiz questions they should be using or guide them as they write new questions.  

Wrap-Up

We hope you’re as excited as we are about question banks in Rise 360! These are just a few ways question banks will help you create more engaging quizzes—faster. If you want to learn more about quizzing, check out these articles:

Want to create your own randomized quizzes in Rise 360, but don’t have Articulate 360? Start a free 30-day trial, and come back to E-Learning Heroes regularly for more helpful advice on everything related to e-learning. If you have any questions, please share them in the comments.

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