Importing questions and Question Banks

Hi - I imported questions from .txt files and created four question banks. I couldn't find a way to import them directly into the question bank though. So I have four scenes with question slides and then four question banks of the same questions.

I then set up the test to pull a certain # of randomly selected questions from each question bank for my total number of questions.

I have two questions. 1)Given that I've imported from the scene to the question bank, can I now delete the question slides that I have technically duplicated since they are all imported into question banks? It would neaten up my .story file significantly but I don't want to create a problem with the question banks. 2) Is there no way to just create a test and request that it pull x number from each question bank? I have four Draw from Question Bank slides for my exam in a row, one for each, followed by a results slide where they are all tallied. I'd rather the questions from each bank were randomized in total though (not all questions from QB1, then QB2, then QB3 and so on. Instead, it would pull 25 random questions, 3 from Bank 1, 5 from Bank 2, 5 from Bank 3 and 12 from Bank 4 and randomize the total test. So if I can do this another way, that would be much preferred.

Thanks!

4 Replies
Jan Lua

Hi Deborah,

Let me try to assist as best I can. For the first question, you can delete the question slides if the questions are already in the question bank as they are now separately stored in the question bank from what I know. To test functionality I usually create a back up of the story before trying something out.

For the second question, is there any reason for the segregation of the questions into separate question banks? If none, you can store all the questions into one Question bank and have the draw question pull 25 from that Question Bank. This should provide the effect desired and lessen the number of Draw question slides as well.

I hope that helps, let me know how it goes.

 

Jan Lua

Hi Deborah,

I completely understand. From what I can tell, there is no way to configure the Question bank's number of questions drawn through a trigger. A longer route would be to build one scene for each topic, have several draw question slides with different number of questions drawn per slide. Then have the first slide function as follows:

1. Create variable "Random"

2. Create trigger: Set variable Random to value between 1 and 25 when slide starts.

3. Go to slide "5 questions" when Random variable changes. If Random Variable is equal to or less than 5.

4. Go to slide "10 questions" when Random variable changes. If Random Variable is equal to or less than 10 and greater than 5.

5. Go to slide "15 questions" when Random variable changes. If Random Variable is equal to or less than 15 and greater than 10

6. Go to slide "20 questions" when Random variable changes. If Random Variable is equal to or less than 20 and greater than 15.

7. Go to slide "25 questions" when Random variable changes. If Random Variable is equal to or less than 25 and greater than 20.

8. Once you jump to the next scene after the quiz, Set variable random to value between 1 and 20 when the slide starts. If Random Variable is equal to or less than 5.

9. Set the variable Random to value between 1 and 15 when the slide starts. If Random variable is equal to or less than 10 and greater than 5.

10. Repeat as necessary until the last scene.

It's tedious but should be close to the effect desired.

I hope this helps better than the previous suggestion.

 

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Deborah,

Thanks for contacting us to walk us through what you are working on and asking some clarifying questions.

You're correct, importing the questions into your project first is required to then add then to a question bank. The duplicate slides could then be deleted to clean up your project a bit.

With regards to having different topics and random questions pulled for each one, you are also correct in that multiple question banks are the key. There is no way to divide a larger question bank into sections or pools, as you can in Quizmaker.