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The Quizzes tool is used to create, categorise, store, manage, publish and grade questions you set for your students to respond to, either as reinforcement of learning or as formal assessment tasks.

Creating quizzes 

Step 1: Accessing the quiz tool

  1. Click on Assessments in the navigation bar on the unit homepage and select the Quizzes link.
  2. Click on the New Quiz button.

Step 2: Properties tab

  1. Enter a Name for the quiz.
  2. Select a Category or create a new category if you wish.
  3. Click on Add/Edit Questions.
  4. If you’ve already created your questions in the Questions Library:
    • Click Import then select Browse Question Library.
    • Browse through the Sections and questions, using the check boxes to select the questions for the quiz.
    • Click Import.
    • When you have completed adding all the questions, click Back to Settings.
  5. If you have not created your questions:
    • Click on Add > New Question.
    • Select the type of question from the list.
    • Compose the quiz questions and answers.
    • Click Save.
    • Once you have created all necessary quiz questions, click Back to Settings.
  6. You have the options to set the number of questions to display per page and whether you allow students to re-visit the questions.
  7. Complete Description and Page Header/Footer as required.
  8. Click Expand Optional Advanced Properties, you will see additional settings:
    • Click on Allow hints to enable question hints. Specific hints must be set up within each question.
    • If you turn on this option, users cannot access the Email tool, Instant Messages and alerts.
    • Enter your email address in the Notification Email field if you would like to be notified when a student submits a quiz for marking.
  9. Click Save.

Step 3: Restrictions tab

  1. To enable students to see the quiz, untick Hide from Users.
  2. If applicable, select Has Due Date and enter a date and time.
  3. In the Availability section, you can set the quiz start and end dates. Check Has Start Date and enter the start date for the Quiz. If you do not want your quiz to have a specific start date, do not check Has Start Date.
  4. If applicable, check Has End Date and choose an End Date. If you do not want your quiz to have a specific end date, do not check Has End Date.
    Note: Be aware that if you set a quiz to be available until a specific time of day, a student can log in at any period before that time and have the full time allotted to take the quiz. For example if the quiz is set to be available until midnight and students have 30 minutes to complete the quiz, a student who logs in at 11.59 pm will have 30 minutes to take the quiz and will be allowed to submit when the 30 minute period expires.
  5. Create and Attach release conditions. See Release Conditions for more info.
  6. You can specify whether users have a limited or unlimited amount of time to complete the quiz. One minute per Multiple Choice Question is recommended unless questions require a demanding level of reading or computation.
    • No Time Limit: Students see No time limit under Time Allowed on the Quiz Summary page and Est. Length: No Time Limit on the quiz itself.
    • Recommended Time Limit: Students have unlimited time to complete the quiz. The Quiz Details page will display a recommended length of time for completing the quiz. Select the Show clock check box if you want users to see a clock while taking the quiz to help them monitor the time.
    • Enforced Time Limit: Students have a set amount of time to complete the quiz. The Quiz Details page will display the time limit for the quiz. A clock displays to students taking the quiz so they can monitor how much time remains. The clock flashes briefly 10 minutes before the time expires if the quiz time limit was set to one hour or more or 5 minutes before the time expires if the quiz time limit was set to less than one hour. The clock flashes again at 1 minute remaining, regardless of the initial quick time limit.
  7. When enforcing a time limit, you can define specific outcomes for late submissions by using Grace Period. Grace Period provides students with a small window of time after their time limit expires to complete the quiz before the submission flags itself as late. If this grace period as succeeded, the quiz submission will be flagged as late, and you can choose the below options:
    • Allow the student to continue working
    • Prevent the student from making further changes
    • Allow the student to continue working, but score their attempt as 0 after the extended deadline
  8. If you wish to provide an extended grace period, a unique start and end date, time limit to students that have special access, click on Add Users to Special Access.
  9. Check the boxes beside any of the special access types, and complete the appropriate fields. You can specify a different number of quiz attempts allowed for individual student.
  10. Check the boxes beside the students to whom you want to provide special access.
  11. Click Add Special Access.
    Note: When the Auto-Submit Attempt option is active, any questions that have not been saved before the time limit has expired, even if they have been answered, will not be submitted. As students move from page to page on a Quiz the system auto saves their answers. It is thus a good idea not to set your quiz to have too many questions per page; five or less is recommended.
  12. Click on Save.

Step 4: Assessment Tab

Here you can specify attempts and overall grade calculation:

  1. Select the box next to Automatic Grade to allow the quiz attempt grade to be seen immediately after the user has completed and submitted the quiz. The displayed score is limited by what the system can auto-grade.
  2. Select a Grade Item from the drop-down list, or select “Add Grade Item”.
    Note: If you want the quiz to be graded, you must create a grade item and link the quiz to it. If you are adding a grade item, enter a name for the grade item. Enter maximum points available for the grade item, any additional options required, and the Grade Scheme. If you do not wish your students to see their grade once they have taken a quiz, click the option of Hide from Users.
  3. Under the Student View Preview, select how you would like your students to view their grade once released.
  4. Once a quiz is linked to a grade item you have the option of having attempt scores automatically exported to the grade book by placing a checkmark beside the option allow automatic export to Grades.
    Note: This setting must be turned on for grades to be automatically sent to the Grades and for the default submission view to be released to users when they complete an attempt.
    If you want to delay releasing the quiz grades until you have completed the manual grading or until all students have submitted the quiz, do NOT tick this option until you have completed the grading or are ready to release the grades to all students. You can see the quiz results for the class using the Quiz Stats option.
  5. Choose the number of Attempts Allowed from the dropdown list.
  6. The Retake Incorrect Questions Only option allows students to only retake their incorrectly answered questions from previous quiz attempts.
  7. Choose which attempt will be included in the grade calculation from the Overall Grade Calculation dropdown list. The attempt calculated can be the highest, lowest, average, first, or last.
  8. If you choose to allow more than one attempt but not unlimited attempts, you have the option of setting Advanced Attempt Conditions after clicking on Save Quiz. Use the advanced attempt conditions to restrict the student from access to further attempts until they have achieved a specified score on the previous attempt.
  9. Click Save.

Note: Double-check all the settings and questions before you release the quiz to students.

Step 5: Submission views tab

The default view is for students to not see anything other than their score after they have taken a quiz. Use the options on the Submission Views tab to give feedback to users after they submit a quiz attempt. To change those default settings:

  1. The details of the default submission view are displayed.
  2. To change the default view, click the Default View link.
  3. Type a Message to display to students once they have submitted a quiz.
  4. Use the Show Questions options to determine which elements of answered questions students see. Click Yes to show questions to students and choose an option from the Show Questions list.
  5. Click Save.

Note: You can also create additional views that are available at the date and time you set by clicking Add Additional View.

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