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Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:52 pm   Post subject: quiz maker. Question Identifier

In Quizmaker it appears that the question identifiers are generated randomly. It looks as if they are just a random GUID when our LMS receives this information. We have looked for a way to set the Question ID but have had no luck. Is it not possible to set a question ID.

The reason we would like to have a solid question id is for item analysis we would like to run on our quiz results from our LMS. This would seem like something most users who have an LMS would want to do.

Is the question id generated at the time it is published? Or is it unique each time the quiz is taken?

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Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:29 pm   Post subject: Re: quiz maker. Question Identifier

Thank you for the question!
This is true, you can not set up or change question ID in a learning course. Could you please tell us more about what you would like to use it for?
For example, if you would like to see full text of the question in SCORM logs, I would recommend that you publish courses as SCORM 2004. It supports detailed description for question ID's.

You can select SCORM 2004 when you publish your quiz:


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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:57 pm   Post subject: Re: quiz maker. Question Identifier

Lyubov thanks for the quick reply.

We are using the SCORM 2004 3rd edition option when publishing.

But when we parse the interaction results to get the question/answer details (question text, question id, correct answer, student answer, etc...) the question id field is always a random GUID. I would like to be able to set that value when we create the exam rather than having to rely on the Question description to be unique. Because we take the aggregate of all our students answers and provide clients with an item analysis to let them know what questions their students have issues with.

Some of our exams may have the exact same question text but have different answers, so we cannot rely on the question text to be unique. And all of our exams must be randomized on question order and answer order.

It would also be helpful to know if that question id generation occurs at publish time or if the id is randomly generated each time a user takes a quiz.

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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:04 pm   Post subject: Re: quiz maker. Question Identifier

Our developers provided me with a detailed information about how question IDs are generated.

Quiz question IDs are generated with a special operation that can guarantee that IDs are unique within one quiz.

Question IDs in the quiz are generated when you create this question inside the quiz:
• User created a new question
• User duplicated an existing question
• User inserted a question from buffer
• User imported a question from another quiz

All questions will have unique IDs within one quiz, even if several questions have exactly same text and answer choices.

IDs are stored inside a quiz file. After you open the quiz, ID’s will be the same as when you created it.

When quiz questions can have same IDs?

If you copy a quiz and save it with another name, both copies of the quiz will have questions with same IDs. However, if you copy a question from original quiz to another one, the ID of a question that you insert will be different. As mentioned before, all IDs within one quiz are unique.

When you publish the quiz, it works with same question IDs as in the original document. That is why we can conclude that:
• In HTML5 and Flash versions IDs of the same question will be identical.
• Each time when you publish the quiz, IDs for questions will be the same.

Finally, we can make a conclusion:

• Question IDs can be the same in different quiz files created by copying one original quiz. That is why you can differ questions by their GUID only within one quiz.
• If your presentation contains several quizzes created from one copy and using same questions, then this presentation contains some identical question IDs.

Hope that this information is not confusing!

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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:49 pm   Post subject: Re: quiz maker. Question Identifier

Thank you very much that is very helpful.

If possible I would like to know how to put in a feature request of being able to edit the question id during content creation. This way we don't have to rely on the unique id creation and mapping those questions to that unique id.

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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:54 pm   Post subject: Re: quiz maker. Question Identifier

Glad to hear that it helps!
Please send us a request to
You can download a form by this link:
We would be glad to forward your request to our developers for suggestion!

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