Sapling Learning > Editing Questions in Flash-based Activities

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If you want to write your own version of an existing question, you can duplicate and edit any question in our question bank. Any questions you write or edit will be available in any future courses you teach, but they are private to only you.

Open the activity editor 

On your main course page, click on the name of an activity to open the activity editor. Any Flash-based activity will do, but it's generally more efficient if you choose the assignment to which you plan to add the question when you're done.


Locate the question in the Question Bank

Find the question you want to edit in our library. If the question is already in the assignment, you can select it and then click the locate button to locate that question in the library.

If you don't see the question you want in the assignment, click the book icon to open the library, then browse through the question banks on the left to find it.

Select the question and duplicate it

Click on a question to select it, then click the duplicate button. The copy will appear at the bottom of the question list since it is sorted by ID in ascending order. If you click the ID column header, you can sort by ID in descending order, which will place the newest questions at the top of the list.

Tip: Any duplicates you create will have You in the Source column.


Edit the question copy

Once you have located the new question, click to select it, then click the edit button.

Make the changes you desire. Check all of the tabs of the question in case your change affects them. It's probably a good idea to call your Client Success Specialist the first time you do this, so they can walk you through everything and make sure you understand what everything means.

Note: The question saves every time you change to a new tab (from Question to Correct, for example).

You can also edit an existing question to create something brand new. This might be a good idea for your first few questions, so you can see how our feedback and variables work. In some cases, though, it might be easiest to start from scratch.

Test your question

Very important: Preview your question to view and answer it as a student. Always do this to make sure the question works the way you think it does, no matter how certain you are. You might have missed something, and it's always possible you'll find a bug in our authoring. It's far better that you find mistakes before your students do.

To preview a question, you can double-click it, or click on it and click on the preview button. The preview window will open below the question.


Add your copy of the question to the assignment

To add your question copy to the assignment, simply click the checkbox in the Use column. The question will appear at the bottom of your assignment.

Remove the original question from the assignment (optional)

Now that you've added your edited version, you may want to remove the unedited version of the same question. You can do this in two ways. Either uncheck the box in the Use column of the Question Bank, or click the question in the Assignment pane and click the trash icon.