Creating your own questions

How to create your own questions to send as assignments

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Written by Courtney Librizzi
Updated over a week ago

Create your own questions to send as an assignment to your students. Once the questions are created, they will show up in the question bank with your initials on them. Other teachers in your school that teach the same subject will also have access to the questions you created, so you and your colleagues have the chance to use your custom questions in the assignments you send your students. More questions = more practice! Then, just like our own questions, Kognity will automatically grade the assignments and send you the results.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Log in to Kognity

  2. Click on the ‘Create assignment' link on the lower right portion of the class information and choose either ‘Question assignment’ or ‘Exam-style assignment’ from the drop-down menu:

  3. Create either an exam style question assignment (long answer questions that students cannot submit their answers to via the platform) or a question assignment

  4. Click "Add question"


  5. Create your question, indicate the correct answer(s), provide an explanation, and fill in the additional question details where prompted.

  6. Link your question to the related subtopic of the book.

  7. Click "Save."


  1. If you're making short text questions in a question assignment, make sure the answer is only 1-2 words! The students will need to type it exactly the same as your answer to get it right. However, answers are not case-sensitive (i.e. Sweden and sweden will both be marked correct).

  2. You cannot have multiple correct answers to a short text question (i.e. monkey and monkeys), so questions either need to specify how to answer, or you can opt for multiple choice.

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