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Create quiz categories

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Create quiz categories

A category represents a theme for evaluating a specific element of the quiz topic and contains questions pertaining to that theme.

Before you begin

Role required: assessment_admin or admin

About this task

When you create a quiz, the system creates a default category, using the name of the quiz. You can use this category, modify it, or create additional categories as needed. To have any results, a category must contain scored questions.


  1. Navigate either Quizzes > Quiz Designer or Quizzes > Quizzes and click Quiz Designer in the list header.
  2. Enter the name of the quiz in the Name field. The system uses this name as the name of the quiz and the first category
  3. To configure the category, click the gear icon in its title bar.

    The Properties dialog box appears. You can change the name of the category, add a description for it, and enter text in the Details field that introduces or explains the category to the recipients. The system updates the category as you type.

  4. Click the X icon to close the category properties dialog box and save your settings.
    Quiz designer category properties
  5. To add a new category, click the + icon in the title bar of an existing category.