Quiz Settings

When adding a quiz, you will be presented with a page where you can choose the general settings for the activity.

General

  • Name: The name of the quiz that is displayed in the course, grade book and when taking the quiz
  • Introduction: A paragraph or more introducing the quiz that displays on the first page of the quiz
  • Open the quiz: The date and time that the quiz will display in the course and users can attempt the quiz. If not set, then the quiz will be available immediately. Click the Enable checkbox to set the date and time.
  • Close the quiz: The date and time that the quiz will no longer display in the course and users can no longer attempt the quiz. If not set, then the quiz will be available always. Click the Enable checkbox to set the date and time. It is important that you understand that this setting also effects student review options - including students seeing their marks. (See Review Options below)
  • Time limit: The amount of time the student has to attempt the quiz. Click the Enable checkbox to set the time limit.
  • When time expires: What happens when a student fails to submit their quiz attempt before time expires:
    • Attempts must be submitted before time expires, or they are not counted.
    • There is a grace period when open attempts can be submitted, but no more questions answered.
    • Open attempts are submitted automatically.
  • Submission Grace Period: The extra amount of time allowed to turn in a quiz when "There is a grace period when open attempts can be submitted, but no more questions answered" is checked in When time expires.

Grade

  • Grade category: The category in which this quiz's grades are placed in the gradebook.
  • Grade to pass: This setting determines the minimum grade required to pass. 
  • Attempts allowed: How many attempts that students are allowed to take the quiz.
  • Grading method: This option is only available when using multiple attempts. Choose a method to calculate the final quiz grade

Layout

Quiz layout gives you the option to choose how many questions you would like to display in one page. The question number and order can also be later changed when editing the quiz. 

Question Behavior

Not only can you shuffle questions in a quiz, but you can also shuffle answers within those questions. Review these settings to find your preference. There is also the setting 'How questions behave':

Immediate feedback:  The student can submit their response immediately during the quiz attempt, and get it graded. However, they can only submit one response, they cannot change it later. This is the most common setting to use, with fewer issues resulting.

Deferred feedback: Students must enter an answer to each question and then submit the entire quiz, before anything is graded or they get any feedback. Special Note: you do risk the system timing out before students submit their quiz answers. There is no way to retrieve the answers if this is the case.

Review Options

These important options control what information students can see when they review a quiz attempt or look at the quiz reports.

  • During the attempt: This setting is only relevant for some question behaviors, which displays feedback during the attempt (see Question Behavior above).
  • Immediately after the attempt: This is applied for the first two minutes after Submit all and finish is clicked.
  • Later, while the quiz is still open: This setting is applied after this, and before the quiz close date.
  • After the quiz is closed: This is applied only after the quiz close date has passed. If the quiz does not have a close date, this state is never reached.

Once you have created your quiz container - you must now create the actual questions for the quiz.