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Create Quiz guide

Overview of how to create a Moodle Quiz and how to add your questions to the Quiz.

Change Quiz name

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the section where the content is located.
  3. Select the quick edit icon alongside the content.
  4. Type the new title and then press Enter on your keyboard. Selecting outside the editable area will not save the changes.

Edit Quiz settings

  1. Open the activity.
  2. Select Settings on the contextual navigation menu.
  3. This opens the activity settings.
  4. Update the settings as required.
  5. Scroll to the end of the page and select Save and return to module.


When you add new content to a section it defaults to the bottom of the section. You can move it to a new location within the section it was created in or move it to a new section.

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the section where the content is located.
  3. Open the section to where you want to move the content. 
  4. Ensure all other sections of the module are closed.
  5. Using the left button on your mouse, click and hold the white space surrounding the file name. The cursor will change into a four-arrowed shape and the white space will be highlighted pink.
  6. Drag and drop the file into its new position.
  7. Drag your file to the section you want it to display, then release the mouse button.
    • If you are working on a long module, keep the left mouse button pressed and select the up or down arrow on your keyboard to navigate to the new location for the content. Release the mouse button when the content has reached the correct location.

You can also move content using module index.

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open module index on the left of the screen.
  3. Using the left button on your mouse, click and hold the content on module index, then drag and release it to the section you wish to move it to.



Edit questions

To access the Question bank:

  1. Select More on the contextual navigation menu above the module name. Select Question bank.
  2. Locate the question in the bank. Select Edit from the Actions column, then Edit question from the drop-down menu.

How to edit the question in a question bank

Known issue for editing quiz questions in Moodle 4

Editing Quiz questions in Quiz preview does not immediately display the changes to the question or options.


This is being worked on by Moodle. For a much better question editing experience, open the Quiz, select the link to Questions in the contextual navigation menu above the module name. This lists all questions available in the Quiz.  Scroll to the relevant question and select the edit (cog) icon to make your changes. Alternatively, you can edit your question in the Question bank

Quiz opened with Questions and Question bank highlighted in contextual navigation menu

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