I guess this is the place to find helpful usability people who might like a challenge.
It seems that, for a significant minority of users, it is not obvious how to do step 2 of the following:
- They already have 20 questions in the question bank.
- They want to create a quiz that give 10 different questions picked at random for each student.
(Here is the latest request for help in the forum: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=395272, but we get this question every so often.)
I am not going to explain how it should work here, because some of you usability folks might not know yet, and you can try it for yourself, and see if you can work at the UI. (If you want to know, you can look it up in the docs on the 'Building quiz' page).
If you do want to try it, then the easiest way conduct a usability test yourself is:
- Go to https://qa.moodledemo.net/course/view.php?id=2.
- Log in as teacher.
- Turn editing on.
- Add a quiz (you only need to type a name. You can ignore the rest of the form).
- Then you are ready to try to perform the actual task: you want the quiz to ask each student 5 questions at random from the 'Default for QE' category that already exists in the question bank and contains 10 questions.
As I already said, from the sequence of questions people ask in the Quiz forum when they can't work out how to do this, I know there is a usability problem here (although once you know how to do it, the interface is quite easy to use, flexible and efficient.) I have never been able to think of a good way to change the UI to make things better, so I thought I woudl ask here, and hope that someone could think of some good ideas. Thanks.