LaunchPad > How can I create a quiz using LaunchPad's question filters?

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For several of our titles across the disciplines, we are updating and improving the way quizzes are created. There will be five tabs -- Basic Info, Search Questions, Review & Modify, Settings, and Assign Due Date -- when you go to create a new quiz. The Search Questions tab will have new filters, so you can search by chapter, question type, level of difficulty, and Bloom's level (Chapter, Test Bank, and Pre-made Assessments for Math and Stats courses). The Review & Modify tab is designed to make editing your quiz easier, and the order of the tabs was re-done to be more intuitive.

Check the following list to find out if your course is receiving the update. If it is, look at the instructions below to learn how to create a quiz in LaunchPad.

Discipline -- Author, Title, Edition

  • Biology -- Morris, How Life Works, 2e
  • Biology -- Sadava et al., Life: The Science of Biology, 11e
  • Chemistry -- Stacy, Living by Chemistry, 2e
  • College Success -- Gardner, Understanding Your College Experience, 2e
  • Communication -- Campbell, Media & Culture, 10e Update
  • Communication -- LaunchPad Solo for Organizational Communications, 8e
  • Communication -- LaunchPad Solo for Journalism
  • Communication -- Fraleigh, Speak Up, 4e
  • Communication -- McCornack, Ortiz, Choices & Connections, 2e
  • Economics -- Feenstra/Taylor, International Economics, 4e
  • Economics -- Goolsbee/Levitt/Syverson, Microeconomics, 2e
  • Economics -- Krugman, Economics for AP, 2e
  • Economics -- Chiang, Macroeconomics, 4e; Economics, 4e; Microeconomics, 4e
  • Economics -- Krugman, Essentials, 4e
  • English -- Axelrod/Cooper, St. Martin's Guide, 11e
  • English -- Barnet, Bedau, Current Issues and Enduring Questions, 11e
  • English -- Hacker, Sommers, A Writer's Reference, 9e
  • English -- Jago, Literature & Composition, 2e
  • English -- Kennedy, The Bedford Guide for College Writers, 11e
  • English -- Kirszner, Practical Argument, 3e
  • English -- LaunchPad Solo for Contemporary Linguistics, 7e
  • English -- LaunchPad Solo for Hacker Handbooks
  • English -- LaunchPad Solo for Lunsford Handbooks
  • English -- LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers (and with Rules for Writers)
  • English -- Lunsford, Everything is an Argument, 7e (regular, HS and with Readings)
  • English -- Shea, Golden, Balla, Advanced Language and Literature, 1e
  • English -- Writer's Help 2.0, Hacker Version
  • English -- Writer's Help 2.0, Lunsford Version
  • Environmental Science -- Friedland, Environmental Science for AP, 2e
  • History -- Edwards, America's History, 9e
  • History -- Hewitt/Lawson, Exploring American Histories, 2e
  • History -- McKay, A History of Western Society, 12e
  • History -- McKay, A History of Western Society for the AP Course, 12e 
  • History -- Roark, The American Promise, 7e
  • History -- Strayer/Nelson, Ways of the World: A Brief History, With Sources, 3e, Combined AP
  • History -- Strayer, Ways of the World for the AP Course, 3e
  • History -- Wiesner-Hanks, A History of World Societies, 11e
  • Math -- Sowder, Reconceptualizing Mathematics, 3e
  • Psychology -- Berger, Invitation to the Lifespan, 3e
  • Psychology -- Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 8e
  • Psychology -- Corty, Using and Interpreting Statistics, 3e
  • Psychology -- Griggs, Psychology 5e
  • Psychology -- Hockenbury, Discovering Psychology, 7e
  • Psychology -- Kolb, Intro Brain & Behavior, 5e
  • Psychology -- LaunchPad Solo for Developing Lives
  • Psychology -- LaunchPad Solo for Research Methods
  • Psychology -- Licht/Hull/Ballantyne, Scientific American: Presenting Psychology, 1e
  • Psychology -- Licht/Hull/Ballantyne, Scientific American: Psychology, 2e
  • Psychology -- Myers, Exploring Psychology, 10e
  • Psychology -- Myers, Exploring Psychology in Modules, 10e
  • Psychology -- Myers/DeWall, Psychology In Everyday Life 4e High School
  • Psychology -- Myers' Psychology for AP, 2e, HS
  • Psychology -- Nolan, Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 3e
  • Psychology -- Straub, Health Psychology 5e LaunchPad Solo
  • Statistics -- Moore, McCabe, Craig, Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 9e
  • Statistics -- Moore and Notz, Statistics: Concepts and Controversies, 9e
  • Statistics -- Starnes, The Practice of Statistics AP, 5e, HS
  • Statistics -- Starnes, Statistics and Probability with Applications, 3e


Click "+Add New" to begin creating a new quiz


Select "Quiz"


Enter "Basic Info"

  1. Title
  2. Subtitle (if necessary)
  3. Instructions for your students (if necessary)

Click Save when finished.


Click the "Search Questions" tab

Click Search Questions link next to Basic Info


Click in the empty box to choose a filter from the drop-down menu


You can add more filters in the same category if you wish.


Click "Apply Filters" button when you've made all your filtering selections

Important Note: If you add too many filters you will limit the number of results.

Simply click the X on any filter and click Apply Filters again to remove that filter.


View your results in the right pane


Select the question you wish to add to your quiz and click "Add Question"

You can continue adding questions one at a time in this way, or you can select multiple questions with the checkboxes at the left of each question and click Add Checked.

When you're done adding questions, go to the next step.


Click "Review & Modify"

From here you can:

  1. Edit the question
  2. Move the question to a different part of the quiz
  3. Remove the question from the quiz

You can also add a question to a question pool. Click Question Pools, then Create a New Pool to create a question pool. Once you have a pool created, you can add questions by clicking the checkbox next to each question you want to add, then clicking the name of the pool from the Question Pools dropdown.


Click "Settings"


From here you can edit the number of attempts, set a time limit, control question delivery, allow or disallow students to save and continue their work, and choose to scramble the order of questions and/or answer choices. If you make changes, click Save when you're done.

Note: If you set a time limit and check the box for Allow save and continue, the quiz timer will pause when students save their work. When they return, the timer will resume. If your goal is for students to take a quiz in one sitting for a set amount of time, enter the time limit and do not check the box for Allow save and continue.


Select your desired option to display quiz answers and feedback

  1. Show questions and student answers after: Displays the question text and the student’s answers, but not the correct answers after the designated time or never, depending on which option is chosen.
  2. Show whether answers were right or wrong after: For student answers, displays a check for right answers and an x for wrong answers but does not display the correct answer after the designated time or never, depending on which option is chosen.
  3. Show question score after: Displays how many points the question was worth and how many points the student earned, but does not display the correct answer after the designated time or never, depending on which option is chosen.
  4. Show correct answers after: Displays the correct answer for the question after the designated time or never, depending on which option is chosen.
  5. Show feedback and grader remarks after: If applicable, displays feedback for answer choices and any remarks a grader has made after the designated time or never, depending on which option is chosen.
  6. Show solutions after: If applicable, displays problem solutions after the designated time or never, depending on which option is chosen.


Click "Assign Due Date"


Change the due date and time, grace period settings, and gradebook settings. Click Assign when you're ready to assign your quiz.

Note: If you check Hide grade from student until due date has passed, your students will not have access to their grades until the due date passes. This can sometimes confuse students who expect to see their grades immediately after submitting their answers. We recommend that if you choose this setting you alert your students so they know what to expect.


Click "Done Editing"