The first step of creating a Quiz is to create the module shell. This shell contains the instructions for students, settings and restrictions. Adding questions to the quiz is done separately and will be demonstrated in a separate guide.
To create a Quiz shell
- From the course page, in the upper right corner, select the Edit icon (⚙) and select Turn editing on.
- In the week/section you want to add the quiz, select the +Add an activity button.
- In the menu list, under Activities, select Quiz and the Add button.
- In the Name field, enter a name for the quiz. This will be the name of the quiz on your course page and in the gradebook.
- In the Description field, enter a description for your quiz. This should include any instructions or information your students need to complete the assignment.
- In the Timing section, you may enable an open and close date/time and a time limit for the quiz.
Note: We recommend leaving the When time expires at its default setting of "Open attempts are submitted automatically".
- In the Layout section, you may set the default for how many questions will be displayed on a page.
- In the Question behavior section, you may select whether to Shuffle within questions. If enabled, multiple choice questions will have their answer choices for each student's attempt.
Note: If you have multiple choice questions with answer options such as, "All of the above", we recommend changing those choices to "All listed choices are correct" or turning off this setting.
- In the Review options section, you may select what students see and when they can see it. We heavily recommend leaving the default settings as that will allow students who have completed the quiz see their score after they complete their attempt but they will not be able to see the right answer on auto-graded question types (e.g. multiple choice, true/false, short answer) until the quiz has closed and no other students can attempt the quiz.
Time period descriptions
- Immediately after the attempt - Settings applied for two minutes after a student officially submits a quiz.
- Later, while the quiz is still open - Settings applied after the Immediately after the attempt time period has expired and before the quiz close date has been reached
- After the quiz is closed - Settings applied once the quiz close date has passed. If the quiz does not have a close date, this state is never reached and the settings selected in Later, while the quiz is still open are applied
Example scenarioJane and John are two students and their teacher has created a quiz that closes on Friday at 10pm. Jane completes the quiz on Thursday at 11:30am. John completes his quiz on Friday at 9:50pm.
Jane John Immediately after the attempt Thursday
11:30am - 11:32am
9:50pm - 9:52pm
Later, while the quiz is still open Thursday 11:33am - Friday 10pm Friday 9:53pm -
After the quiz is closed Friday 10pm + Friday 10pm +
- The attempt - This is the equivalent to returning a paper quiz back to a student to review. It would show the student the questions, the answer choices and what they selected.
- Whether correct - Shows whether the student answered correctly on a per question basis. Only available to enable if The attempt option is also enabled.
- Points - Shows the numerical score achieved on each question and overall on the quiz attempt.
- Specific feedback - Feedback based on what answer the student selected on a per question basis. This is entered within a question's settings. Only available to enable if The attempt option is also enabled.
- General feedback - Feedback shown to all students regardless of what they selected on a per question basis. This is entered within a question's settings. Only available to enable if The attempt option is also enabled.
- Right answer - Shows the correct answer. Only available to enable if The attempt option is also enabled.
- Overall feedback - Feedback based on the overall score achieved on the attempt. This is entered within the quiz's settings.
- Select the Save and return to course button.
Recommendation: The above steps go over the most frequently used settings of a quiz. For more information on additional and advanced quiz settings, we recommend visiting the iLearn Help Desk in LIB 220.
For additional assistance, contact the iLearn Help Desk: (415) 405-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org, LIB 220