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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

  1. Click on Assessments in the navigation bar on the unit homepage and select the Quizzes link.
  2. Click on the New Quiz button.
  3. Enter a Name for the quiz.
  4. Select whether the quiz will be in the Grade Book by clicking the dropdown menu. If so, for Grade Out Of, enter the number of points for the quiz. Note: If you want the quiz to be graded, you must have a grade item and link the quiz to it. If you do not wish your students to see their grade once they have taken a quiz, remember to hide the grade.
  5. If applicable, select Due Date and enter a date and time.
  6. Complete Description if required.
  7. If you’ve already created your questions in the Questions Library:
    • Click Add Existing then select Browse Question Library.
    • Browse through the Sections and questions, using the check boxes to select the questions for the quiz.
    • Click Import.
  8. If you have not created your questions:
    • Click on Create New -> New Question.
    • Select the type of question from the list.
    • Compose the quiz questions and answers.
    • Click Save.
  9. Click to expand Availability Dates & Conditions.
  10. Select a Start Date and time for the Quiz. If you do not want your quiz to have a specific start date, do not select Start Date.
  11. If applicable, select an End Date and time. If you do not want your quiz to have a specific end date, do not select End Date.
  12. Tick the box Add availability dates to Calendar if you wish students to see the quiz availability in Calendar.
  13. Use Add Release Condition to attach release conditions. See Release Conditions for more info.
  14. 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 Manage Special Access. Then, select Add Users to Special Access. 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. Check the boxes beside the students to whom you want to provide special access. Click Save.
  15. Click to expand Timing & Display.
  16. Check Set time limit, then enter a Time Limit in minutes to specify the 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.
  17. Click on Timer Settings. Under Quiz Start, select one of the options:
    • Asynchronous – Timer starts when the student launches the quiz. Students to take a quiz in their own time. 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.
    • Synchronous – Timer starts on the Start Date. This requires all students to take the quiz at the same time.
  18. Under When The Time Limit Expires, select one of the following:
    • Automatically submit the quiz attempt
    • Flag as “exceeded time limit” and allow the learner to continue working
    • Do nothing: the time limit is not enforced.
  19. You have the options to set the number of questions to display per page using the Paging. It is a good idea not to set your quiz to have too many questions per page.
  20. To shuffle quiz questions and sections, select Shuffle Quiz.
  21. Click on Allow hints to enable question hints. Specific hints must be set up within each question.
  22. Complete Page Header/Footer if required.
  23. Click to expand Attempts & Completion.
  24. Use Manage Attempts to choose the number of attempts allowed from the dropdown list. 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. The Retake Incorrect Questions Only option allows students to only retake their incorrectly answered questions from previous quiz attempts. 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.
  25. Select a Category for your quiz from the drop-down menu.
  26. Enter your email address in the Notification Email field if you would like to be notified when a student submits a quiz for marking.
  27. Click to expand Evaluation & Feedback.
  28. Select the box next to Auto-publish attempt results immediately upon completion to allow the quiz attempt grade to be seen immediately after the student has completed and submitted the quiz. The displayed score is limited by what the system can auto-grade.
  29. 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 Synchronize to grade book on publish. 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 students 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.
  30. Select the options what to display to students when it’s published.
  31. Use the options on the Customise Quiz Results Displays to give feedback to students after they submit a quiz attempt.
    • The details of the primary view is displayed.
    • To change the default view, click the Edit View link.
    • Type a Message to display to students once they have submitted a quiz.
    • Use the Questions options to determine which elements of answered questions students see.
    • Click Update.
    Note: You can also create additional views that are available at the date and time you set by clicking Additional View.
  32. To enable students to see the quiz, toggle to make your quiz Visible.
  33. Click on Save and Close. Note: Double-check all the settings and questions before you release the quiz to students.
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