How To: Configure a Quiz with Questions Conditional on Other Questions

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You can configure a quiz to have questions which are conditional upon another question. This will force a student to answer a question before they can proceed. This mode allows you to include material from the correct answer of a quiz question into another question. For example, if Question 1 asks “What is the first step in turning on your computer?” with the answer being “Press the power button”, Question 2 can ask “After you have pressed the power button, what screen will you see?” 

Conditional questions can only be used with Interactive with multiple tries, Immediate Feedback, or Immediate Feedback with CBM and Free Navigation must be enabled.

Questions conditional upon other questions will display as either grayed out or with text indicating they will be unavailable until a previous question is answered. Some question types do not work with conditional options. Those questions will not appear with the option to lock them.

This setting is not recommended for use with randomization of questions within a quiz. Configure your quiz for conditional question dependencies

To configure your quiz for conditional question dependencies you will need to change your Layout and Question behavior on your Edit settings page. To do so,

  1. On your course page, click the link to open the quiz. The Quiz summary page will open.
  2. On the Quiz summary page, select the Actions menu, a drop-down list will open. From this listselect Edit settingsThe Editing settings page will open.
  3. Under the Layout heading, click Show more…. This will display extra Layout options.
  4. In the Navigation method drop-down list, select Free.
  5. Under the Question behavior heading, from the How questions behave drop-down list, select either Interactive with multiple tries, Immediate Feedback,or Immediate Feedback with CBM.
  6. Click Save and Display. You will be returned to the Quiz Summary page.

Enable conditional question dependencies

  1. On your course page, click the link to open the quiz. The Quiz summary page will open.
  2. On the Quiz summary page, select the Actions menu. A drop-down list will open. From this list select Edit quiz.
  3. To the left of each question, there is an unlock icon. To add a conditional dependency, click the unlock icon. This will create the conditional dependency. The icon will change to a lock icon.
  4. To check the dependency, hover over the lock icon.
  5. To unlock the question and remove the conditional dependency, click the lock icon. This will remove the conditional dependency. The lock icon will change to an unlocked icon.

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