Question Category (in Q-Bank)

Categories in Q-Bank provide a folder-like structure useful for organising questions into broad topics.  Questions can be associated with up to three Categories, at any level.  The number of questions available in each Category is indicated in brackets following the category name (this count is also limited by the Scope of the search, which by default will show only questions which are in your own Q-Bank and not in the Institution or Global Q-Banks). 

Q-Bank supports three levels of Question category, of which the top level is fixed (it doesd have a catch-all "Other" category at the end of the list).  In the top level, a range of broad topics follows common academic divisions:

  • Arts
  • Business Studies
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Others

Selecting the "+" symbol to the left of any of these categories opens a second level  of hierarchy "under" the first.  For example, under the top level category "Business Studies" can be found four 2nd-level categories:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Marketing

Adding new categories to your Q-Bank

Facilitators are able to add additional second- and third-level categories, which will appear only in their own Q-Bank views (ie these customised categories will not be visible to other Facilitators).  To do so, click on the Tool icon to the right of the "Categories" heading. 
In the pop-up form, select the category level below which your new category will lie.  For example, if you want to add a new category such as "Danish" under the top level category "Languages", click on ":Languages".  If you wish to add a new category such as "Vocabulary" under the existing second-level category "Spanish", click on the category "Spanish". 
Enter the name of your new category into the field provided on the right side of the form, and select "Create Category" to create it.  Your new category will appear in the desired position.  If tyou need to edit the name or to delete the new category, you can do so by selecting it and either choosing "Edit" or pressing the "Delete" symbol.

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