Question Bank

Before creating a quiz in ACORN you must first have questions. Questions can be set up in various categories. Categories can help you organize types of questions, chapters the questions came from, etc. This makes it easier to build a quiz, as well as to add questions randomly.

 

Categories

Building your category list:

  1. Log into ACORN and enter your course.
  2. Under the ADMINISTRATION block, select Question bank and then Categories.
  3. Under Add category, select the Parent category from the dropdown list. Fill in the Name, then click on the Add category button. Rinse and repeat.

Generally speaking, you will have a default category named after the course’s short name (e.g. Default for COMP 1813 X1). If you plan on creating multiple quizzes with different file types and randomly assigned questions, you may want to create a structure like this (click on the icon to see a larger picture):

Categories
Questions

Once your categories have been set up, you can begin to add questions to them.

  1. Log into ACORN and enter your course.
  2. Under the ADMINISTRATION block, select Question bank and then Questions.
  3. From the Select a category dropdown list, select the category/subcategory into which you wish to place your new question.
  4. Click on the Create a new question button.
  5. From the Choose a question type to add box, select the type of question you need, and then click on the Add button. More information on question types can be found here.
  6. Fill in the details for the question and then hit the Save changes button.
  7. Repeat to your heart's content.