Quiz Builder

Quiz Builder

The LearnDash quiz builder provides a quick, intuitive way to add, edit, move & delete all the questions in your quiz. This article explains how to use every aspect of the quiz builder to make creating quizzes & managing questions a breeze.
The quiz builder is enabled by default, but if you don’t see it when editing your quiz, double-check that it’s enabled in your global quiz settings.
Table of Contents [show]1 Access the Quiz Builder1.1 For Existing Quizzes1.2 Creating Your First Quiz?2 Quiz Builder Overview3 Add Questions to Your Quiz3.1 New Questions3.2 Existing Questions4 Edit Questions4.1 Question Title4.2 Question4.3 Answers4.3.1 Add Answers4.3.2 Edit Answers4.3.3 Select Correct Answers4.3.4 Move Answers4.3.5 Remove Answers4.4 Points4.5 Question Type4.6 Question Settings4.7 Question Categories5 Remove Questions6 Rearrange Questions6.1 Drag & Drop6.2 Arrows6.3 Was this article helpful to you?
Access the Quiz Builder
There are a few ways you can access the LearnDash quiz builder.
For Existing Quizzes
If you’ve already created a quiz:

Hover over an existing quiz
Click the “Builder” link

Alternatively, you can click on the quiz title or “Edit” link to bring up the “Edit Quiz” page. Once there, click the “Builder” tab in the top navigation bar.

Creating Your First Quiz?

Click the “Add New” button at the top of the page
Click the “Builder” tab in the top navigation bar

Quiz Builder Overview
At the top of the quiz builder, you’ll see:

The total number of questions in the quiz
A link to “Expand All” or “Collapse All” questions

This allows you to see all questions & answers at a glance, and more quickly rearrange, add or remove questions

An “Undo” link to undo any unwanted changes you’ve made

Then you’ll see all of your questions. This is where you’ll spend the majority of your time constructing your quiz.

Add Questions to Your Quiz
There are multiple ways to add questions with the quiz builder. This will depend on a few things:

if you’re sharing questions across multiple quizzes, and want to add existing ones
if you’re adding brand new questions
personal preference

New Questions
To add a brand new question to a quiz:

At the bottom of the quiz builder, click the + New Question link
Type the name of your question (internal use only)
Hit ENTER, or click the “Add Question” button

Existing Questions
All of your existing questions can be found in the “Questions” box in the sidebar. By default, your most recent questions are shown, but you can click “View all” to see all questions, or use the search box to find a specific question by its title.
If you don’t see the questions box depicted below, click the icon to display the sidebar.

There are multiple ways to add existing questions.
Add a single question: Hover over a question in the question box and click the “Add” button. This will add the question to the end of your quiz.

Add multiple questions: Select the checkbox next to multiple questions, and then click the “Add Selected” button. This will add all selected questions to the end of your quiz.

Drag & drop: If you’d like to add questions to a particular spot in your quiz, you can click & hold down your mouse, drag the question to the quiz builder in the spot you want it, and then release. This will place the question in your specified location in the quiz.

Edit Questions
Questions have a few different parts to them, so let’s cover each area one at a time.
Question Title
Like we previously mentioned, the title is only for internal use, but it can be extremely helpful for the admin to find/edit questions on the backend.

To edit the question title in the quiz builder:

Hover over the question whose title you’d like to edit
Click the pencil icon
Edit the title
Hit ENTER, or click the “Save” button

For all other edits to the question, or its answers, you need to expand the question by clicking on the blue down arrow on the right. Alternatively, you can expand all questions at once using the “Expand All” link at the top of the quiz builder.

To edit the actual text of the question:

Next to the Question, click the pencil icon
Edit your question
Click the “Save” button

Editing answers in the quiz builder will depend on the question type. Different types have different options. As soon as you select the question type, your answer options will update below.
Add Answers
The following question types provide the ability for you to add more than one answer:

single choice
multiple choice
matrix sorting

For these question types, you can add new answers directly in the builder.

Click the + New Answer link
Enter your new answer
Click the “Add Answer” button

Edit Answers
Editing answers will look different, depending on the question type. However, all answers & answer options can be edited in the quiz builder by clicking the pencil icon.
Here’s an example editing an answer for a single choice question:

Select Correct Answers
For single choice & multiple choice questions, you can select one or more correct answers.

To the right of each answer, you’ll see a “Correct” option
For single choice questions, choose the single radio button that corresponds with the correct answer
For multiple choice questions, choose each checkbox that corresponds with a correct answer

The correct answer(s) is displayed in bold in the quiz builder.
Move Answers
The following question types contain answers which can be reordered:

single choice
multiple choice
matrix sorting

To rearrange the order of answers:

Locate the 6 dots to the left of the answer
Click, hold down your mouse, and drag the answer to a new location

Remove Answers
To remove an answer in the quiz builder:

Hover over the answer you’d like to remove
Click the red “Remove” link

For all other question types, the answer options vary. Please refer to our question types documentation to see all available options.

To edit the amount of available points for a question:

Click the pencil icon next to “__ points”
Edit available points
Hit ENTER, or click the “Save” button

Currently, you cannot set different points for each answer via the quiz builder. Please see this page for instructions.
Question Type

To edit the question type:

Click on the question type dropdown menu
Choose a new question type

The answer options will automatically update as soon as you change the question type.
Question Settings
Question settings are the same across all question types.
To access question settings in the quiz builder:

Look for the “Question Settings” link below the answers

Since these settings are also available on the dedicated Edit Question page, please see the following documentation for:

Question hints
Custom correct/incorrect messages

Question Categories
Currently, these cannot be set within the quiz builder. Please see this page for instructions.

Finally, if you need to open a question’s dedicated edit screen:

Hover over a question
Click the blue “Edit” link

We recommend opening the question page in a new tab so you don’t lose any unsaved changes to your quiz.
Remove Questions
To remove a question from your quiz:

Hover over the question
Click the red “Remove” link

This only removes the question from this particular quiz. It will still remain in your full list of questions, and if using it on another quiz, that quiz will not be affected.
Rearrange Questions
In addition to adding & editing questions, you can also use the quiz builder to move them around. You’ve got two options.
Drag & Drop
Immediately before each question, you’ll find an icon with 6 dots. When you hover over this icon, your cursor will turn into a hand. This means you can click, hold down, and drag the question to another place within your quiz.

Also located before each question, you’ll find up and down arrows above and below the drag & drop icon. Clicking these arrows will move the question either up or down.

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