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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.

NOTE
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.

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:

  1. Navigate to LEARNDASH LMS > QUIZZES
  2. Hover over an existing quiz
  3. Click the “Builder” link

How to access LearnDash quiz builder from list page

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.

LearnDash quiz builder tab in admin

Creating Your First Quiz?

Add new quiz button in LearnDash

  1. Navigate to LEARNDASH LMS > QUIZZES
  2. Click the “Add New” button at the top of the page
  3. Click the “Builder” tab in the top navigation bar

Quiz Builder Overview

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

LearnDash quiz builder, top bar

  • 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.

Main area of the LearnDash quiz builder

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:

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

How to add new question in LearnDash quiz builder admin

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.

NOTE
If you don’t see the questions box depicted below, click the settings cog icon icon to display the sidebar.

LearnDash quiz builder, questions metabox

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.

How to add a single question to a LearnDash 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.

Add multiple questions via LearnDash quiz builder

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.

Drag & drop questions in the LearnDash quiz builder

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.

Edit question title in quiz builder

To edit the question title in the quiz builder:

  1. Hover over the question whose title you’d like to edit
  2. Click the pencil icon
  3. Edit the title
  4. 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.

Question

How to edit a question in the LearnDash quiz builder

To edit the actual text of the question:

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

Answers

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
  • sorting
  • matrix sorting

How to add new answer in LearnDash quiz builder

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

  1. Click the + New Answer link
  2. Enter your new answer
  3. 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:

How to edit answers in LearnDash quiz builder

Select Correct Answers

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

  1. To the right of each answer, you’ll see a “Correct” option
  2. For single choice questions, choose the single radio button that corresponds with the correct answer
  3. 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
  • sorting
  • matrix sorting

How to rearrange/move answers in quiz builder

To rearrange the order of answers:

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

Remove Answers

To remove an answer in the quiz builder:

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

How to remove answers in the quiz builder


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

Points

How to edit question points in quiz builder

To edit the amount of available points for a question:

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

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

Question Type

How to edit question type in LearnDash quiz builder

To edit the question type:

  1. Click on the question type dropdown menu
  2. 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

LearnDash quiz builder, question settings

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

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:

  1. Hover over a question
  2. Click the blue “Edit” link

Edit & remove links in LearnDash quiz builder

NOTE
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:

  1. Hover over the question
  2. Click the red “Remove” link

NOTE
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.

Drag & drop questions to rearrange them

Arrows

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.

Move questions in quiz builder using arrows

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