Quizzes: Shuffle the order of questions

To discourage cheating in quizzes, instructors can now shuffle the order of all questions in quizzes or specific groups of questions (sections) in quizzes. For example, an instructor could shuffle questions 1-10 in a quiz, or shuffle questions 3-10 (grouping those questions into a section) and retain the order of questions 1-2 at the start of the quiz.

Shuffling is different from a random section in the quizzes. Random Sections allow you to pull a subset of questions from a pool of questions. For example, an instructor can pull 5 random questions from a pool of 10 questions.  This option requires some more steps which can be found on the Quizzes: Question Pools page.

When editing a quiz in the Quizzes tool, a new option to Shuffle questions in this section or Shuffle questions at the quiz level. A shuffle icon will display next to the quiz questions and/or sections that are shuffled. Follow the steps below for steps to shuffle specific questions in a quiz or shuffle all questions in a quiz.

To shuffle specific questions in a quiz:

  1. Create or Edit a section in a quiz.
  2. Under Display Options, select the Shuffle questions in this sections option.
    Shuffle Questions in this section
  3. Once the shuffle option is selected, the statement Shuffling is on will appear next to the section name.
    Shuffling is On
  4. Inside of the section folder a shuffle icon will appear next to each affected question in the section.
    Shuffle icon


To shuffle all questions in a quiz:

  1. Edit a quiz.
  2. Under Quiz Questions, select the Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level option.
    check the box for Shuffle Questions at the quiz level
  3. Save the quiz, and  a shuffle icon should appear next to the sections or next to the quiz questions if there are no sections.
    • If your quiz contains Sections the shuffle icon will appear next the the section name.
      shuffle icon next to section folder
    • If your quiz contains Questions Only then the shuffle icon will appear next to each question.
      Shuffle icon next to each question

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