Basic Use

Your instructor can deliver quizzes in CourseSpaces using a variety of question types, including multiple choice, true-false, short answer, and more. Quizzes may be configured in very different ways, so don't expect to always see the same thing when you take a quiz.  For example, you may see quiz results as soon as you finish all the questions or even as you submit each question. You may need to wait until after the quiz deadline or until all submitted quizzes are graded before results are released.

Instructors should give you precise instructions on how to takes their quizzes. To reduce the likelihood of interruption while doing the quiz, use a cable connection, rather than wireless, if possible. If taking a timed quiz, interruptions will not pause the timer!

Taking a Quiz

1. Quiz links will always be located within the Topic or Weekly Sections that are in the center of the course page.

2. The Quiz screen will open showing a summary of information about the quiz. This may include:

  • The grading method
  • The number of times you can retake the quiz (called "attempts")
  • The date range the quiz is available to take (if enabled)
  • The time limit for taking the quiz (if enabled)

3. To begin, click Attempt quiz now.

A Confirmation screen will remind you of any time restrictions or limited number of attempts. Read it carefully.

4. Quizzes may have one or more questions per page.  The way you answer each question may vary based on the question type.  Please note:

  • You can use the Quiz Navigation panel (located in the quiz, at left) to move between quiz pages. It will show your progress as well as how much time you have remaining. When you move to another page, you can also use the Quiz navigation panel to return to complete any unanswered questions. (Completed questions will be highlighted differently from unanswered questions.)
  • For some quiz and/or question types, you will need to click Submit to ensure your answer is recorded.
  • For questions without submit buttons, enter your answers and click Next (at bottom) to continue.

5. When you have reached the end of a quiz, the Summary of attempt screen will open.

This screen lists the quiz questions and indicates which ones have been answered. To return to a question for review or to complete an unanswered question, click the Question number.

6. When you are satisfied with your answers, click Submit all and Finish to finalize the quiz attempt.

Special Note: You will not be able to change any answers after you submit and finish the quiz attempt.

Review Your Quiz Results

Once your quiz has been graded and released by your instructor, you may be able to access a Quiz Review screen where you can see quiz questions and your answers, view your score or grade, and read instructor feedback. You can use this information to review questions you answered incorrectly or which you couldn't answer.

  1. Click on the Quiz title on the Course home page. You will be brought to a summary screen that will list your attempts.
  2. Click the Review link to view the quiz review.

It is up to the instructor when you will see your quiz results. Sometimes they are immediate, or they may be released to students at a later date.