In this user guide, you'll learn how to add and edit slides in a question bank. Click any of the following topics to jump directly to that section:

Opening a Question Bank for Editing

To open a question bank so you can add and edit slides, go to the Slides tab on the ribbon, click Question Banks, and select the name of the bank you want to open.

Adding Slides to a Question Bank

To add slides to the current question bank, go to the Slides tab on the ribbon and choose any slide type. (Question banks can contain any kind of slide, except result slides.)

Here’s a brief description of each slide type (or source) with links to learn more.

Content Library

The Content Library is a collection of professionally-designed slide templates and course assets that dramatically speeds up development and wows your audience.

Your Articulate 360 subscription gives you access to all templates in the library. We're constantly adding new templates to inspire you and keep your designs fresh.

You must be connected to the internet to browse the Content Library. Use the search features at the top of the window and the filters along the left edge to narrow your selections.

Take a tour of the Content Library to learn more.

My Templates

Save time by creating and reusing your own custom templates, or download templates from the E-Learning Heroes community.

Basic Layouts

Basic layouts are common slide designs for titles, text, and media. Basic layouts are based on your design theme and slide masters as well as templates you’ve added to the current project.


Maintain a consistent design and save time by importing slides from PowerPoint presentations, Quizmaker quizzes, Engage interactions, and other Storyline projects. You can even import quiz questions from Excel spreadsheets and text files.


Choose from dozens of question templates, both form-based and freeform.

Import Questions

Use this option when you want to import slides from other question banks or scenes in the same project.

You can either copy (duplicate) those slides in the open question bank or move them out of the original banks/scenes into the open question bank.

Record Screen

Record your screen once, then insert the screencast as a video on a single slide or as step-by-step interactive simulations—or both!

You can’t record screencasts directly into a question bank. However, you can record screencasts into a scene in your project, then copy/paste them into a question bank.

Cutting, Copying, Pasting, Duplicating, and Deleting Slides

Use the clipboard options on the Home tab to cut, copy, and paste slides in the open question bank. You can even use the clipboard options to copy slides from scenes in your project and paste them into a question bank (and vice versa).

To duplicate a slide, right-click it and choose Duplicate Question, or just press Ctrl+D.

To delete a slide, press the Delete key on your keyboard or click Delete Question on the Home tab.

Editing Questions in Slide View

To edit a question, just double-click it to open it in Slide View where you can change the slide design and adjust the question properties. See Working with the Question Editor for details.

You can also open a question for editing in either of these ways:

  • Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Edit Question.
  • Right-click the question and choose Edit Question.

Rearranging Slides

The easiest way to rearrange slides in a question bank is to simply drag them with your mouse to a new location.

Drag slides up or down the question bank to rearrange them

You can also reorder slides in either of these ways:

  • Go to the Home tab on the ribbon, click Move Question, then choose Up or Down.
  • Right-click a question, scroll to Move Question, then choose Up or Down.

Locking Slides

Locking slides affects how they're randomized and drawn into your course. For example, you might lock a slide to the top of your question bank so it'll always appear first in your quiz—even if you randomize your question draw.

To lock a question, go to the Home tab on the ribbon, click Lock Question, and choose one of the locking options. You can lock a slide to the question immediately above/below it or to the top/bottom of the question bank. If you change your mind, you can remove the lock in the same fashion.

Working with Triggers

You can also manage your triggers and variables while working in a question bank. Just use the triggers panel on the right side of the screen.

Adjusting Slide Properties

Manage the properties of your question bank slides—such as how they advance and which navigation controls they have—using the slide properties panel in the lower right corner of the screen. Learn more about slide properties.

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