Question Browser

Use the Question Browser to select questions to add to your assignments, to change the question order on your assignments, and to create pools of questions so different students receive different sets of questions for the assignment.

In the Assignment Editor, click Question Browser.

question browser

Use the Add Questions panel on the left side of the Question Browser to find and select questions for your assignment.

Use the View panel on the right side of the Question Browser to remove or reorganize the questions you have selected.

Important: Your assignment is not changed until you click Update Assignment.

The Add Questions Panel

In the Add Questions panel, you can browse or search for textbook or other questions and add the questions you want to use on your assignment.

ItemDescription
Question Browser menuNavigate in the Add Questions panel.
pin iconSet the current page to be shown by default when the Question Browser opens.
home iconOpen the Question Browser home page.

The Home page lists the textbooks and resources you are currently using in your classes and provides links to browse your folders for questions, to view all of your questions, to browse publicly available question collections, and to search for questions.

folders iconOpen the My Folders page for you to find questions you created in your folders.
collections iconOpen the Collections page for you to find questions in the publicly available question collections.
search boxSearch for questions by question name or ID.
question search iconPerform an advanced question search. Shown on the Question Browser home page.
my questions iconOpen the My Questions page, which lists all questions you have created with the most recently modified questions first. Shown on the Question Browser home page.

In most lists of questions, you can select among three views.

ViewDescription
Full View

Shows a preview of the question under the question name and ID.

full view of question in question browser

Click Add or Remove to add or remove the question from the assignment.

Short View

Shows only the first 100 characters of the question under the question name and ID.

short view of questions in question browser

Click Add or Remove to add or remove the question from the assignment.

Micro View

Shows only question names. For textbook questions, question names are often abbreviated. Questions shown in gray have been added to the assignment.

micro view of questions in question browser
  • Click a blue question to add it.
  • Click a gray question to remove it.

You can select among these views at the bottom of each list of questions. For Full and Short views, you can also select how many questions to show per page. The view you used most recently for each textbook or question resource is selected by default.

The View Panel

In the View panel, you can see the list of questions to be included on your assignment. You can re-order or remove questions from the list, and add or remove question pools.

Time estimates are displayed for your selected questions, with a total time estimate for all questions at the top of the panel.

  • Type a new number in front of a question or question pool to change its position in the list.
  • Click the trash icon for a question to remove it from the list.
  • Select the check boxes for questions you want to include in a question pool, and then click Add to Pool.
Best Practice: Use the default Question Summary view unless you need to use the advanced QID List view.
Important: Your assignment is not changed until you click Update Assignment.