Quizzes are a common way for instructors to provide assessments and exams within iLearn. Quizzes will generally grade automatically (with the exception of essay type questions), and have a few different question types that instructors can configure. This guide will cover some of the fundamentals to quizzes that students should be aware of to ensure the best experience possible when taking a quiz through iLearn.
Quizzes will generally save your responses once per minute. In the event of loss of Internet connection, returning to your attempt will start you from the last time the quiz was saved.
Before your quiz
When you access a quiz, the quiz summary page will tell you details on how the quiz will be conducted. Pay special attention to the details as it will inform you about open and close dates, any time limits, and any additional restrictions or additional settings an instructor has set up for the quiz.
The quiz summary will show you how many attempts are allowed, when the quiz will open with date and time, when the quiz will close with date and time and what the time limit is.
Common reasons you cannot access a quiz
- This quiz is not currently available - the quiz open date and time has not arrived yet
- This quiz closed - the quiz close date has passed
- You have no more attempts - you have taken the quiz the number of times specified
Note: If you are located outside of California, make sure you've set the correct timezone for your current location in your iLearn profile. This will ensure that quizzes and assignments show you the correct open and close times relative to you rather than San Francisco time.
Note: Pay close attention to the dates and times in the center of the quiz description page. The dates and times in the center of the page will always be correct based on the settings the instructor has input for the quiz. Any dates and time manually written into the description may not always be accurate.
Taking a quiz
To start a quiz, click on Attempt quiz now.
If the quiz has a time limit, you will be prompted to confirm that you want to start the quiz. Clicking on Start attempt will begin the timer and let you into the quiz. Note that for quizzes with time limits set, the timer continues to count down even if you're not logged in to iLearn, so make sure you have allotted yourself enough time to complete the quiz within the time limit before you begin your attempt.
During a timed quiz, the remaining time will appear at the top of the page.
To finish your attempt, click on the Finish attempt button at the bottom of the page.
You will be presented with a confirmation screen that shows you whether you've answered all of the questions in the quiz or not and allows you to return to any questions you haven't answered. The confirmation screen also shows you how much time you have left, and when you need to finish your attempt.
Clicking on Submit all and finish will submit your attempt, and you will no longer be able to edit your submission.
Quizzes have multiple different question types.
A multiple choice question will have two or more options to choose from. Select the correct answer from the available choices. Some multiple choice questions allow for more than one selection. Select all of the correct responses before moving on to the next question.
True/False questions present a question asking whether a statement is true or false. Choose the correct answer before moving on.
Matching questions present terms with a drop down menu of answers next to them. Match the term to the correct answer from the drop down menu.
Short answer questions are typically one or two word responses where you must type in a correct answer to get credit. Note that short answer questions require correct spelling, and if so configured, correct capitalization in order to get credit.
Numerical questions are like short answer questions, but instead of a word, the response is a number.
Calculated questions will present a word problem with preset values. The response will need to be a number, and if configured, include a value.
Cloze and missing word
Cloze and missing word questions present response fields directly within the question itself. These fields can be of multiple different types and will require either typing in an answer like a short answer question, choosing from a drop down menu like a matching question, or typing in a number like a numerical question.
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