Moodle 3.0, 3.2: Add Images to Quiz Questions
Applies to: Moodle 2.8, 3.0, 3.2.
Most textboxes for entering information in Moodle include a menu bar with icons that allow for easy text editing, image embedding, and external URL or file linking. Images can be contained within individual questions, and are often used in a Description question as a reference for a following set of questions (e.g., “Use the following pie chart for the next 3 questions.”). Images can be inserted at the time of creating the question, or afterward by returning and editing an existing question.
Inserting an image into a quiz question
- Go to the course homepage.
- Find the Administration block, then click Question bank.
- The Default category for the site is chosen and the questions in that category are displayed.
- Click the Select a category menu.
- For a new question:
- Select the category where you want to store your new question.
- Click Create a new question …
- Choose a question type, then click Add.
- Adjust the settings, then click Save changes.
- For an existing question:
- Select the category that contains your question.
- Find the question, then click the Edit icon for that question.
- For a new question:
- Place your cursor in the question textbox where you want the image to be placed.
- Click the Insert/Edit image icon from the textbox menu bar.
- Click Find or Upload an Image (2.8) or Browse Repositories (3.0, 3.2) in the Image Properties window.
- Click Upload a file in the File Picker window.
- Click Browse (3.0) or Choose (3.2) in the File Picker window.
- Find and select the image file on your computer.
- Click Open.
- Click Upload this file in the File Picker window.
- Type an Image Description in the Image properties window.
- Resize the image to be less than 600 px wide and 400 px tall.
- Click Insert in the Image properties window.
- Click the picture in the Question Text area to activate resize handles (2.8 only).
- Save your question.
Note: You may upload more than one image into the quiz question text box by repeating steps 4-7 above. Do use caution, though, with uploading multiple images into a question since it takes longer for the question with images to load for students.