Quizzes

What is the Quizzes Tool?

The Quizzes tool enables you to create and manage points-measured assessments. Quizzes can be automatically linked with the Grades tool, Learning Objectives or a Rubric. There are multiple setup options to control the number of attempts, security, and more. 

You can use the Quiz tool to:

  • Perform ongoing assessment of student understanding.
  • Create formative and summative assessments.
  • Provide a variety of question types and multimedia to target a range of learning styles.
  • Evaluate quiz data to measure instruction effectiveness.
  • Share feedback in a timely and effective manner.

Have questions? Please visit Quiz FAQs.

Creating Quizzes

The following videos provide step-by-step instructions for how to create a quiz using new questions or with imported questions:

Note: Prior to creating a quiz, all questions should first be created within the Question Library (see Types of Quiz Questions below). 

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes.
  2. On the Manage Quizzes page, click New Quiz.
  3. In the General area, fill in your quiz details.
  4. In the Quiz Questions area, click Add/Edit Questions.
  5. Do any of the following:
    • To add questions from Question Library, another collection, or a text file, click Import. Select an option from each of the drop-down lists and specify the resulting settings, based on your chosen options. Click Save
      Note: If you import questions from Question Library, your quiz will contain a copy of the questions, not the original questions.
    • To create a new question, from the New button, select the type of question you want to add. Enter the question details and click Save.
       
  6. Repeat the previous steps until you have added all your quiz questions.
  7. Click Done Editing Questions.
  8. In the Properties tab of quiz editing mode, in the Quiz Questions area, do any of the following:
    • Specify the number of Questions per page.
    • Select the Prevent moving backwards through pages check box.
    • Select the Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level check box. To discourage cheating in quizzes, you can shuffle the order of all questions in quizzes or specific groups of questions (sections) in quizzes. For example, you could shuffle questions 1-10 in a quiz, or shuffle questions 3-10 (grouping those questions into a section) and retain the order of questions 1-2 at the start of the quiz. When a quiz contains shuffled questions, each student receives a quiz with a unique question order.
      Note: Shuffling the order of questions at the quiz level also shuffles the order of all sections in the quiz.
       
  9. In the Optional Advanced Properties area, do any of the following:
    • Select the Allow hints check box.
    • Select the Disable right click check box.
    • Select the Disable instant messages and alerts check box.
    • In the Notification Email field, enter an email where notifications will be sent.
       
  10. Click Save.

Once you've created a basic quiz, you can further customize it by adding restrictions, adding assessments, customizing the submission view, and adding reports.

The following video provides a summary of the most common question types in onQ:

Note: All Quiz Questions should be created in the Question Library, to go to the Question Library:

  1. In the navbar, select Quizzes under the Assessments tab.
  2. Click on the Question Library tab. 

You can create the following question types in Question Library:

  • True or False (T/F)
  • Multiple Choice (M/C)
  • Multi-Select (M-S)
  • Written Response (WR)
  • Short Answer (SA)
  • Multi-Short Answer (MSA)
  • Fill in the Blanks (FIB)
  • Matching (MAT)
  • Ordering (ORD)
  • Arithmetic (2+2)
  • Significant Figures (x10)

For more detailed information, view the Question Types section below.

The following video provides a step-by-step guide on how to create a quiz with a randomized set of questions for each student:

Question pools allow you to create quizzes with randomized questions while using the new Question Creation Experience. Question pools are an effective way to prevent cheating on quizzes as they ensure each learner receives a unique set of questions. Once you have entered a title, the number of questions to select, and the points per question for your question pool, you can browse the Question Library or existing quizzes, surveys, and self-assessments, to select the desired questions. It is recommended that you organize your Question Library to include a section for each quiz. This makes it easier to locate the correct questions during the question pool creation process.

Note: Since you can only access question pools within quizzes, you must create a quiz before you can add a set of random questions. You can import an infinite number of questions from the Question Library into each question pool.

To randomize the order the questions appear use Shuffle Questions below.

  1. In the navbar, select Quizzes under the Assessments tab and go Manage Quizzes.
  2. Select the drop-down beside the Quiz you wish to edit and click Edit.
  3. Click Add/Edit Questions to open the Question Library.
  4. Enter a Question Pool Title, the Number of Questions to Select, and the Points per Question.
  5. Click Browse Question Library.
  6. Select from the existing questions in the Question Library, and click Add.
  7. Click Save then Done Editing Questions.

Format your Original Questions 

The tool converts correctly formatted text from a Word Document, so you will need to follow this format for your questions: 

True or False 

Example: 

3. Water consists of hydrogen and oxygen. 
True 

Multiple Choice 

Example: 

1. Which of the following is a planet? 
Sun 
*Earth 
Proxima Centauri 

Multi-Select 

Example:

2. Which of the following is a planet? 
Sun 
*Earth 
*Mars 
Proxima Centauri 

Written Response 

Example: 

5. Tell me about yourself. 

Short Answer 

Example: 

SA 6. What's your favorite food? 

Matching Question 

Example: 

match 1. Match the number with its spelling. 
3 / three 
1 / one 
12 / twelve  
/ fore

Ordering Question 

Example:

order 7. Order the following planets according to distance from the sun, shortest to longest. 
Mercury 
Earth 
Mars 
Jupiter 
Neptune 

Convert your Questions to CSV 

To convert your formatted text or Word Document into a quiz question CSV: 

  1. Enter your question number and question on a single line. 

  2. Enter the answer on the next line using either: True or False 

  3. Do not use an identifier or enumerator in the answer line. 

  4. Enter your question number and question on a single line. 

  5. Answer choices must immediately follow the question, each on a new line. 

  6. Place an asterisk (*) in front of the correct answer choice.

  7. Enter your question number and question on a single line. 

  8. Answers immediately follow the question, each on a new line. 

  9. Place an asterisk (*) in front of all the correct answer choices. 

  10. Enter your question on a single line. 

  11. Do not provide an answer. 
  12. Leave a blank line between this question and the next question. 

  13. Enter your question on a single line. 

  14. Type SA directly before your question text, followed by a space. 
  15. Do not provide an answer. 

  16. Leave a blank line between this question and the next question. 

  17. Type match directly before your question text, followed by a space. 

  18. In each answer line, separate the choice and its correct match with a slash (/) and one space on each side of the slash. Do not include more than one slash character in each answer line. 

  19. You can include extra choices that have no corresponding match. Simply place no text to the left of the slash—see the last choice/match entry in the example at the right (“/fore”). 

  20. Any identifiers or enumerators included at the beginning of choice/match text lines will be automatically removed, regardless of the selection made in the “Remove enumeration from answers” box. 

  21. The answer match entries will be automatically randomized when this question is presented in a onQ quiz. 

  22. Type order directly before your question text, followed by a space. 

  23. Following the question, list the answers in the correct order, each answer on a separate line. 

  24. Each answer line may begin with an identifier/enumerator. 

  25. The order of the answer list choices will be randomized when this question is presented in a onQ quiz. 

  • Navigate to the Brightspace Quiz Converter tool.

  • Paste in your correctly formatted text into the designated box. Ensure that each question is separated by a newline.

  • Under Options set the Default point value for each question and the Default difficulty value for each question.

  • Do not check the Remove enumeration from answers box

  • Click Convert when you are ready and the tool will generate a CSV file for you to download. This can be uploaded to onQ’s Quiz Import Tool to quickly add questions to your Question Library.

Note: Download this CSV File Template to ensure that you have correctly formatted your file before upload.  
It is recommended that you use the Brightspace Quiz Converter tool to convert formatted text into a CSV file that can be used to import questions.  

  1. On the navbar, click Assessments, then click Quizzes.  

  1. Next click the Question Library tab at the top. 

  1. It is recommended that you create a new question section for each quiz question pool. To create a new section:  

    • Click New and then click Section.  

    • Fill in the Section Title and select the Shuffle questions in this section option to randomize the question order of the section.  

    • Click Save.  

  2. Click on the new section folder to which you would like to add your questions.  

  3. Click Import, and then Upload a File. 

  1. Either drag and drop your previously formatted CSV question file or click Browse Files to upload your CSV file.   

  1. Ensure that the number of questions is correct and then click Import All.  

The following video provides step-by-step instructions for how to enable question shuffling for quizzes:

Note: To discourage cheating in quizzes, you can shuffle the order of all questions in quizzes or specific groups of questions (sections) in quizzes.

For example, you could shuffle questions 1-10 in a quiz, or shuffle questions 3-10 (grouping those questions into a section) and retain the order of questions 1-2 at the start of the quiz.

When a quiz contains shuffled questions, each learner receives a quiz with a unique question order. Note: Shuffling the order of questions at the quiz level also shuffles the order of all sections in the quiz.

  1. In the navbar, select Quizzes under the Assessments tab and go Manage Quizzes.
  2. Select the drop-down beside the Quiz you wish to edit and click Edit.
  3. Go to the Properties tab of quiz editing mode, in the Quiz Questions area and click the check box Shuffle questions at the quiz level.

The following videos provide step-by-step instructions for how to set availability restrictions and how to attach release conditions to a quiz:

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to add Restrictions to, and click Edit.
  3. Select the Restrictions tab, and do any of the following:

    Dates and Restrictions:
    Use the Status drop-down menu to set the quiz to Active when you are ready for it to be visible to students.
    Use the Start and End Dates to restrict when someone can take a quiz.
    Use the Due Date to tell students when a Quiz is due, but do not want the restrict access in any way (students can still take the quiz after the due date). 

    Optional Advanced Restrictions:
    Update the Password field. Requires students to enter a password to access the quiz.
    Update the IP Restriction field. You can add multiple IP address ranges to ensure that users can only access a quiz from IP addresses in the specified IP address ranges.

    Timing:
    Set your timing options for the quiz. Enter, in minutes, how long participants have to complete the quiz.

    Special Access:
    Select your Type of Access and click Add Users to Special Access (see below for detailed instructions).
     

  4. Click Save and Close.

The following video provides step-by-step instructions for how to set up special access for users of a quiz:

Special Access (Accommodations) for quizzes can now be set at the course level for a student.
View Set Quiz Accommodations at the Course Level below.

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to add Special Access to, and click Edit.
  3. Select the Restrictions tab.
  4. At the bottom of the page, select the Allow selected users special access to a quiz check box and then, click Add Users to Special Access.
  5. In the Users area, select the student that you want to grant special access.
  6. Click Add Special Access.
  7. In the Special Access area, alongside the name of the student, click Edit.
  8. Edit the following fields as required:

    Date Availability:
    Edit Start Date or End Date, to change the availability of the quiz for the student(s) requiring Special Access.

    Timing
    This section allows you to configure the time limits for the exam with the following options:
    No Changes: The time allowed would stay the same as the time set in the Restrictions settings for the Quiz. 
    No enforced time limit: Users have unlimited time to complete the quiz. You can, however, enter a 'Recommended Length' that will display before the user starts the quiz, but will not be enforced. 
    Enforced time limit: Users have a set amount of time to complete the quiz. Enter, in minutes, how long Special Access User(s) have to complete the quiz.

    Attempts:
    Select the Override attempts allowed check box, and enter the number of attempts you would like to grant to users with special access.
     

  9. Click Add Special Access.
  10. Click Save and Close.

This feature enables instructors to grant learners accommodations through the Classlist tool. Instructors can set quiz time extensions and multipliers which will persist across all quizzes in a course. Additionally, they can ‘always allow right click’ a common requirement for students that use assistive technology to access their quizzes. 

Accommodation options currently available include:

  • more time to complete quizzes at the course level
  • the ability to bypass right-click restrictions in quizzes
    (prohibits students from saving or printing quiz questions).

The additional time can be applied in terms of quiz time multipliers (for example, 1.5x quiz time) or +minutes (for example, an additional 30 minutes) on every quiz in a course. Previously, a student's accommodation would have to be added individually to each quiz. Quiz-specific special access can overwrite an accommodation for any user on a quiz-by-quiz basis. When you overwrite an accommodation and then click Save, a warning describing the impact of overwriting an accommodation appears.

Instructions to Add Course Level Quiz Accommodations

  1. Click on Communications tab on the Navbar and select Classlist.
  2. Locate the student that requires the accommodation and click on the black drop-down-arrow to the right of the student name.
  3. Click on Edit Accommodations.
  4. Select the required options.
  5. Click Save.

Note: The Accommodations do not appear under the Special Access section, but if you click on Add Users to Special Access you will be able to see the students with the course level accommodation listed.

The following video provides step-by-step instructions for how to associate a quiz with a grade item:

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to add an Assessment to, and click Edit.
  3. Select the Assessment Tab. 

Under Assessment you have the following optional settings:

  1. Check Automatic Grade if you would like students to be able to see the grade they received on their quiz attempt once they submit the Quiz. 
    Note: In order for students to be able to see the Submission view you set up for the quiz, this option must be checked.
  2. Choose an existing Grade Item from the drop-down list, or to create a new Grade Item click Add Grade Item
  3. Check Auto Export to Grades in order to send students' grades to the Grade Book.
    Note: If this is not checked, you can still push students' scores after the quiz has been completed. See Publishing Quiz Grades for more information. 

Under Attempts you have the following optional settings:

  1. Select the number of Attempts Allowed per student, for the quiz. 
  2. Select the Overall Grade Calculation, in order to determine how the students will be assessed after they have completed multiple attempts for the quiz. 

The following video provides step-by-step instructions for how to preview a quiz:

Note: The quiz preview option allows you to test the accuracy of content and grading before you release a quiz. In preview, you can answer the questions, view allowed hints, submit the quiz, auto-grade answers, read feedback, and view report results.

  1. On the navbar, select Quizzes under the Assessments tab and go to Manage Quizzes.
  2. Click the drop-down beside the quiz you wish to preview and click Preview.The Preview Quiz page will open. 
  3. Select the Start Quiz! button.  
  4. The quiz will open. Review the quiz and select or enter answers. 
  5. Select Submit Quiz to preview Submission views or to grade the preview attempt (optional). 
  6. Select "Allow this preview attempt to be graded in the Grade Quiz area" to record the preview attempt and allow it to be graded (optional).
  7. To return to Manage Quizzes page, click Exit Preview.

The following video provides step-by-step instructions for how to configure quiz submission views:

Note: Submission Views allow you to control what a student sees, and when they see it, after they have submitted their quiz. You may control options such as allowing students to see their score, the class average, what questions they got wrong, whether they can see the correct answers, etc.

To customize the submission view for a quiz

  1. Click the drop-down menu of the quiz you want to customize the submission view for, and click Edit.
  2.  In the Submission Views tab, you can either:
    • Edit the default view, click the Default View link. Make your changes and click Save.
    • Create a new view, click Add Additional View. Customize your view and click Save.
       
  3. Click Save and Close.

Question Types

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click True or False Question (T/F).
  2. In the General area, enter your true or false question details.
  3. In the Options area, do the following:
  • Select how you want your question to display.
  • In the Weight (%) fields, enter the weight for each response. 100% must be assigned to the correct response. 
  1. Click Save. 

Multiple Choice (M/C) questions present a statement or question with a list of possible answers, in which the best possible answer must be chosen.

Note: Multiple Choice questions differ from multi-select questions in that you can only select one answer for each multiple-choice question.

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click Multiple Choice Question (MC).
  2. In the General area, enter your multiple-choice question details.
  3. In the Options area, do the following:
  • If you would like the question options to be randomized per student, check the Randomize Options checkbox.
  • Enter an option in each Value field and the weight you want to assign the answer. 
  • To include additional answers, click Add Option.
  1. To verify your question, click Preview.
  2. Click Save.

Multiple Choice questions with more than one correct answer

  1. Following the above steps for creating the question in the Question Library
  2. Weight the answers according to the correctness of each possible answer.

Note: Multiple Choice questions allow students to choose only one answer from the options. If you would like students to be able to select more than one option, you will need to create a Multi-Select question. 

Multi-Select (M-S) questions require respondents to identify one or more correct answers in a list of possible answers.

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click Multi-Select Question (M-S).
  2. In the General area, enter your multi-select question details.
  3. In the Options area, do the following:
  • Select your grading method. There are three possible grading options for multi-select questions:
    • All or nothing – Students receive full points for the question if they select all of the correct answers and none of the incorrect answers. Students receive zero points if they miss any correct answers or select any incorrect answers.
    • Right minus wrong - Students receive points equal to the number of right answers they choose minus the number of incorrect answers they choose. To determine how much each answer is worth, the system takes the total number of points assigned to the question and divides it by the total number of answer choices. For example, if a question is worth 10 points and has 5 answer choices, each correct answer is worth 2 points, and each incorrect answer is worth - 2 points (10/5 = 2). If a student gives 3 correct answers and 2 incorrect answers, 2 is the total number of points received for the question [(3*2)+(2*-2)]. Students can receive a minimum of zero on a question; they cannot receive a negative mark.
    • Correct answers - Users receive points for each correct answer they select and for each incorrect answer they leave blank. Incorrect answers selected, and correct answers left blank, are not counted.
  • If you would like the question options to be randomized per student, check the Randomize Options checkbox
  • Enter a choice in each Value field. Select the Correct check box for every right answer.
  1. To verify your question, click Preview.
  2. Click Save. 

Written Response (WR) questions require respondents to write detailed answers in response to open-ended questions. You can enable students to respond in multiple sentences, paragraph answers, or mathematical explanations and calculations. Students can also respond in HTML code.

Note: HTML code is sometimes stripped from saved written responses if a student refreshes the page while taking the quiz. As a best practice, encourage students to save a version of their HTML response locally in case they need to refresh the page.

Written Response questions are not auto-graded.

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click Written Response (WR).
  2. In the General area, enter your written response question details.
  3. In the Options area, customize your written response question options.
  • Rows and Columns for the Input Box. These two options will be used to change the size of the text box that the students will have to answer the question.
  • The Initial Text text box is the text field where the students will type their answers.
  • The Answer Key text box is the text field that will be used for grading. This won’t be visible to the students.
  1. Click Save. 

Short answer (SA) questions require respondents to create one word or brief sentence answers in response to open-ended questions.

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click Short Answer Question (SA).
  2. In the General area, enter your short answer question details.
  3. Enter your answer in the Answer field and select your Evaluation method.
  4. In the Weight (%) field, set a weight for each possible solution.
  5. To add additional answers, click  Add Answer.
  6. To verify your question, click Preview.
  7. Click Save. 

Multi-short answer (MSA) questions require respondents to answer a multi-solution question and input their answers into individual input boxes. Respondent's answers are checked against each possible answer stored in the answer fields. D2L recommends that the required number of answers corresponds with the number of input boxes provided.

An MSA question's maximum point value is reflected by a 100% weight. As a best practice, D2L recommends that each possible answer's weight calculation equals 100% divided by the number of answers required by the question.

Multi-short answer questions differ from short answer (SA) questions in that they enable you to create multiple answer boxes which all relate to one answer set. Short answer questions also support multiple answer boxes, but each requires a distinct set of possible answers. The short answer question type is ideal if you need to create a multi-part question that cannot share the same answer pool.

For example, the question "Name 3 state capitals" displays three input boxes to users. Each answer users submit is checked against 51 possible correct answers stored in the answer fields and each answer field has a weight of 33.3%.

  1. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Multi-Short Answer Question (MSA).
  2. In the General area, enter your multi-short answer question details.
  3. In the Options area, do the following:
  4. In the Input boxes field, enter the number of required answer fields you want your question to have. You can assign the number of rows and columns for each answer field.
  5. In the Answer fields, enter the correct answers for your question, the weight for each answer (you can set different weights if some solutions are more correct than others), and how you want the answers to be evaluated.
  6. To assign more possible answers for the question, click Add Answer.
  7. To verify your answer, click Preview.

Fill in the Blanks (FIB) questions require respondents to fill in one or more missing words for an incomplete sentence, statement, phrase, list, or key terminology.

A FIB question's maximum point value is reflected by a 100% weight. The combined weight of your answers should equal 100%. If your FIB question has multiple blank fields and each blank field has several possible answers, it is recommended that the combined weight of each blank field's most correct answer equals 100%.

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click Fill in the Blanks Question (FIB).
  2. In the General area, enter your fill-in-the-blanks question details.
  3. The first text box you will fill in will be the words you want before your FIB.
  4. In the Blank #1 area, enter the answer to the text, the weight you want to assign the answer (you can set different weights if some solutions are more correct than others), and how you want to evaluate the answer.
  • To assign more possible answers for the blank, click Add Answer.
  • To add more blanks to the question, click Add Blank.
  • To add more text to the question, click Add Text.
  1. To verify your question, click Preview.
  2. The second text box you fill out will be what you want the question to say after the blank
  3. Click Save. 

Matching (MAT) questions require respondents to choose from a set of possible match choices from drop-down lists and correctly pair them with related items. This question type enables you to assess students' recognition of information and demonstrate comprehension of specific relationships.

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click Matching Question (MAT).
  2. In the General area, enter your matching question details. In the Question Text area, type the questions as you would for any other question, just make sure it suits all of the matches you have.
  3. In the Choices area:
  • Select the grading method for the question.
    • Equally Weighted: The student will receive full credit for the answers that are correct and only receive partial credit for those that are incorrect.
    • All or Nothing: The student will only receive full credit if each match is correct.
    • Right Minus Wrong: The student will be deducted points for any incorrect answers which will be subtracted from the number of answers they got correct.
  • In each Value field, enter a choice.
  • To add additional values for the question, click Add Choice.
  1. In the Matches area, do the following:
  • In each Value field, enter a choice.
  • To add additional matches for the question, click Add Match.
  • From the drop-down list for each matching value, select the corresponding Correct Choice.
  1. To verify your question, click Preview.
  2. Click Save. 

Ordering (ORD) questions require respondents to arrange a series of items into a correct sequence or order.

  1. In the Question Library, from the New button, click Ordering Question (ORD).
  2. In the General area, enter your ordering question details.
  3. In the Options area, do the following:
  • Select your grading method. 
    • Equally Weighted: The student will receive full credit for the answers that are correct and only receive partial credit for those that are incorrect.
    • All or Nothing: The student will only receive full credit if each match is correct.
    • Right Minus Wrong: The student will be deducted points for any incorrect answers which will be subtracted from the number of answers they got correct.
  • In each Value field, enter a choice. To add more values, click  Add Item.
  • From the Correct Order drop-down list for each value, set the order of the values. The first value in the correct order should be "1".
  1. To verify your question, click Preview.
  2. Click Save. 

Arithmetic questions enable you to assess students' knowledge and comprehension of mathematics and number theory. You can ensure each respondent receives a unique question by including variables enclosed with curly braces that randomly generate numbers within the problem. For example, if you set variables x, y, and z with a Min 1 to Max 5 number range in 1-step increments, the question “You have {x} green marbles, {y} red marbles, and {z} blue marbles. How many marbles do you have in total?” will randomly generate a rational number (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) for {x}, {y}, and {z}.

As a best practice, it is recommended that you create a long answer (LA) question type for arithmetic problems that require students to demonstrate their calculations and show their work.

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click Arithmetic Question (2+2).
  2. In the General area, enter your arithmetic question details. To verify your formula before sharing it with students, click Test.
  3. Select an Answer Precision from the drop-down list to define the number of acceptable decimal places. Select enforce precision if correct answers must contain a specific number of decimal places.
  4. Select and type a tolerance level in the units +/- or percent +/- field to accept near-accurate, estimated, and rounded answers.
    For example: a percent +/- tolerance of 3 would allow answers to be off by 3%. A unit's +/- tolerance of 0.5 units would allow answers to be off by 0.5 units.
  5. Enter a unit type (for example, mm, cm, grams, inches, etc.) in the Units field to assess if answers include correct units of measurement. Select a percentage from the Worth % of Points drop-down list to assign a weighted points value to the measurement unit.
  6. Set the Evaluation Options for your Units field:
  7. In the Variables area, do the following:
  • Create any variables you want to use with your question by giving the variable a Name, a minimum value in Min, and a maximum value in Max.
  • Set the number of decimals to provide in the Decimal Places drop-down list.
  • To set the system's incrementing steps as it generates numbers from the range set by the Min and Max fields, enter a number in the Step field.
  1. To verify your question, click Preview.
  2. Click Save. 

Significant Figures Questions require respondents to answer in scientific notation and provide solutions that contain a specified number of significant figures. Math and science courses commonly use this question type. You can ensure each respondent receives a unique question by including variables enclosed with curly braces that randomly generate scientific notations within the problem.

  1. In the Question Library, select the New button, click Significant Figures (x10).
  2. In the General area, enter your significant figures question details. To verify your formula before sharing it with students, click Test.
  3. Select an Answer Precision from the drop-down list to define the number of acceptable decimal places. Select enforce precision if correct answers must contain a specific number of decimal places.
  4. Select and type a tolerance level in the units +/- or percent +/- field to accept near-accurate, estimated, and rounded answers.
    For example: a percent +/- tolerance of 3 would allow answers to be off by 3%. A units +/- tolerance of 0.5 units would allow answers to be off by 0.5 units.
  5. Enter a unit type (for example, mm, cm, grams, inches, etc.) in the Units field to assess if answers include correct units of measurement. Select a percentage from the Worth % of Points drop-down list to assign a weighted points value to the measurement unit.
  6. Set the Evaluation Options for your Units field:
  7. In the Variables area, do the following:
  • Create any variables you want to use with your question by giving the variable a Name, a minimum value in the Min field, and a maximum value in the Max field.
  • To set the system's incrementing steps as it generates numbers from the range set by the Min and Max fields, enter a number in the Step field.
  1. To verify your question, click Preview.
  2. Click Save.

Managing Quizzes

By reordering Quizzes, you can change the order in which Quizzes are displayed in your course. 

  1. Navigate to Quizzes, under the Assessments tab.
  2. Click the More Actions button from the top of the Quizzes list, and then select Reorder from the drop-down menu. 
  3. Use the Sort Order drop-down menu to assign the order of the Quizzes. 
  4. Click Save. 

When deleting Quizzes from your course, you can delete a single quiz, or you can delete multiple Quizzes at once. 

Delete a Single Quiz 

  1. Navigate to Quizzes, under the Assessments tab.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the quiz you wish to delete, and select Delete. 
  3. Confirm by clicking Delete. 

Delete Multiple Quizzes at Once

  1. Navigate to Quizzes, under the Assessments tab.
  2. In your list of Quizzes, select the checkboxes next to the Quizzes you wish to delete. 
  3. Once selected, click More Actions, and Delete.

By using the Bulk Edit tool, you can edit multiple Quizzes at once, including the quiz Name, Category, Active Status, and Attempts Allowed. 

  1. Navigate to Quizzes, under the Assessments tab.
  2. Select the checkboxes next to the Quizzes you wish to edit, and click the Bulk Edit button. 
  3. The Bulk Edit page will allow you to:
    • Rename each Quiz, by using the Name field. 
    • Assign Quizzes to an existing category by selecting the Category from the drop-down menu. 
    • Change the quiz to Active or Inactive by checking or unchecking the box in the Active column for each quiz. 
    • Modify the number of attempts allowed per quiz through the drop-down menu in the Attempts Allowed column.
       
  4. Click Save and Close.

You can export an event log of all quiz attempts made by all learners in your course.

  1. Navigate to Quizzes, under the Assessments tab.
  2. In the drop-down menu next to the quiz that you want to export the event log for, click Grade.
  3. Click Export Event Logs.
  4. Enter a name for the file.

The following video provides step-by-step instructions for how to reset quiz attempts for your students:

Note: Resetting a student's quiz attempt deletes the attempt completely. Any answers the student provided and any score they received on that quiz attempt, will be deleted.  

  1. In the drop-down menu next to the quiz that you want to export the event log for, click Grade.
  2. Select the check box for each attempt you want to reset, then click the Reset icon at the top of the list.

Grading Quizzes

The following video provides a guide for how to grade quizzes manually:

Grading by Attempt

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Grade.
  3. On the Users tab, Click on the attempt you want to grade. The students' complete quiz is displayed including questions, answers and the correct answers. Correct answers are represented with a checkmark and incorrect answers with an X.
  4. Provide quiz feedback in the Attempt Comments field.
  5. Enter individual question feedback in the Feedback field beneath each question.
  6. If you want to override an existing auto-grade, enter a new value in the Final Score field.
  7. After you finish manually grading a quiz, click Recalculate.
  8. Select the Graded check box if you are ready to make the score part of the user's overall quiz grade, and allow the user to view the grade.
  9. Click Save.

Grading by Question

Grade Individual Responses

Grade Individual Responses enables you to grade a quiz one question at a time. This means you can grade and leave feedback for all responses to each question before moving onto the next question.

There are two additional options available in this view:

  • Blind Marking Student information does not appear alongside responses and responses display in a shuffled order. 
  • View Graded Responses Previously-graded responses appear as part of the response queue.

Update All Attempts

Update All Attempts enables you to view question statistics, make grading changes, and leave feedback for all responses to the selected question.

Question statistics display a percentage breakdown of how users responded to the question and the date of the most recent response. Other information that displays in the question statistics includes the quiz version, question text and options, and a number of responses for each option.

Below the question statistics, there are options to modify the grade for all responses to the current question. Use Grading Type to override grades for all users at once, instead of individually updating each quiz attempt.

The following options are available for the Grading Type:

  • Give to all attempts Allows you to award points to all users who received the current question on their quiz by entering the desired point value in the text field.
  • Give to attempts with answer (#) Allows you to award points for a specific response. This is useful if a question was incorrectly set up when the quiz was created. For example, if students who complete the quiz receive a grade value of 0 when they really should receive a grade value of 1, you can use this option to award them the appropriate grade value.

The following video provides a guide for how to transfer grades from the quiz to the grade book:

Note: When Allow automatic export to grades is enabled, the system can send auto-graded attempt scores directly to the grade book. This requires that a grade item is associated with the quiz.

If you did not select Allow automatic export to grades, or have made changes to quiz grading, and want to publish/republish the grades:

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Grade.
  3. At the top right of the list of users, beside Published, select the Check All icon.
  4. Select the Save and Close button to confirm changes.

Note: The Grade Item score will no longer update with the grades from the Quiz if the association is removed.

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Edit.
  3. You will be redirected to the Edit Quiz page. Select the Assessment tab.
  4. Select the drop-down list under Grade Item and select None.
  5. Select Save and Close to confirm changes.

The following video provides step-by-step instructions for how to view student attempts on a quiz:

  1. Select Quizzes within the Assessments Tab on the Navbar.
  2. Click on the downward arrow next to the quiz you want to view attempts for.
  3. Click Grade. 
  4. Search for the student's name in the Search For field.
  5. Select the attempt you wish to review.
  6. You will see each question with the student's answer and the correct answer.

Note: Under the Assessments tab, the "Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion" must be enabled for students to view the attempt immediately after submission.

  1. Select Quizzes within the Assessments Tab on the Navbar.
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the Quiz you wish to re-grade and choose Edit.
  3. Click on the Submission Views tab.
  4. Click the Default View text in blue.
  5. Under Show Questions?, select the Yes option and the desired display option (i.e Show all questions with user responses)
  6. Set any additional display options you desire.
  7. Click Save to confirm.

Note: Use this option when you need to fix a Quiz answer after students have submitted the Quiz.

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Grade.
  3. Click on the Questions tab.
  4. Select the radio button for Update All Attempts.
  5. Click on the question you wish to update.
  6. Depending on the question type, you will have various grading options:
    • Give to all attempts: assign a score to all the attempts for this question.
    • Give to attempts with the following answer: assign a score for all attempts with a specified answer.
       
  7. Click Save to confirm.

Note:  Use this option when you need to fix a Quiz question after students have submitted the Quiz, it will need to be re-graded so that students get credit for the correct answer.

Important: This procedure only works for multiple choice and true/false questions.

Step 1: Change the Quiz Question

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Edit.
  3. Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
  4. Click on the drop-down arrow after the title of the question you want to work with, and select Edit. 
  5. Make the changes necessary to correct the problem.
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. If the question is used in more than one place, select all the locations by clicking the checkboxes (Question Library and Quizzes) and click the Save button.

Step 2: Adjust Student Responses and Scores

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Grade.
  3. Click on the Questions tab.
  4. When you edit a question, a duplicate new question is added to the Quiz in place of the original. Students who take the Quiz after you change it will be presented with the corrected version.
  5. Below Questions that are not in the Quiz anymore, you will find the old version of the question. This is where you adjust scoring for those who took the Quiz before your change.
  6. Click the Title of the question you have been working with.
  7. You will be presented with a list of students who answered before the change.  Evaluate and adjust the Score box if necessary.
  8. Click the Save button.
  9. Click the Go Back to Questions button.

Step 3: Updating New Scores in the Grade Book

Now that student scores have been updated in the Quiz, you need to update any new scores in the Grade Book.

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Grade.
  3. In the Published column you will note that each attempt has a checkmark in the box, this means that the grades have been recorded in the grade book.
  4. There is an icon to the right of the column title, Select/unselect as graded icon.
  5. Click the Select/unselect as graded icon, this will remove all checkmarks.
  6. Click the Save button.  This will clear past scores.
  7. Click the Select/unselect as graded icon again, this will add the checkmarks back.
  8. Click the Save button again. This will post the new scores.

Note: The "out of" value for the associated grade item may need to be adjusted once the question has been removed from the Quiz.

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Grade.
  3. Select the Questions tab.
  4. Select Update All Attempts.
  5. Click the question you want to drop.
  6. Under Grading Type, specify Give to all attempts 0 points.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Go Back to Questions.
  9. Select Edit from the drop-down menu beside the Quiz title near the top.
  10. Select the Add/Edit questions button.
  11. Check the question to be dropped and select Delete.
  12. Confirm by selecting Delete again.
  13. Select Done Editing Questions. Note that your revised Quiz, with a question dropped, is now worth fewer points than the original Quiz.

You can view and export quiz reports to a CSV or Microsoft Excel file for data analysis. The file contains all applicable information from the quiz so that you can query, sort, and evaluate the data without being connected to the learning management system. You must set up quiz reports in the Reports Setup tab for the appropriate quiz before you can view or export reports.

All statistics are calculated based on a user's first attempt at the quiz. If a question is changed after attempts have occurred, then only the attempts on the newest version of the question are included in the statistical calculations.

Select or deselect the Include exempted users in stats check box to either include or exclude exempted users in quiz statistics.

The average grade is calculated only for the first attempts of the quiz.

For all reports, you can set a release date and select roles to release the report to.

 

Report Type

Details

Question Statistics

The average score on questions by points and percentage.

You can choose to include or exclude the class average, score distribution, bonus questions, the Out Of value, standard deviation, point biserial, and discrimination index.

Question Details

All of the answers provided for each quiz attempt, how many users chose each possible answer, the total number of responses, and the average score on each question.

You can choose to include or exclude the level of difficulty, text responses, bonus questions, private comments added to the report, standard deviation, point biserial, and discrimination index.

User Statistics

The class average and standard deviation, score distribution, and the grade of each user.

You can choose to include or exclude the class average, score distribution, and Org Defined ID.

Attempt Details

The Org Defined ID, username, first name, and last name of each user. Detailed information about each question. The users’ responses for each question organized by attempt, including how long each attempt took.

You can choose to include or exclude the Org Defined ID and attempt duration.

User Attempts

The Org Defined ID, username, first name, and last name of each user. The users’ score for each question in points and percentage organized by attempt, including how long each attempt took.

You can choose to include or exclude the Org Defined ID and attempt duration.

The quiz report provides the instructor with more detailed information about the quiz than the quiz statistics. 

The following video provides a guide for how to create and view quiz reports:

Create a Quiz Report

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Edit.
  3. Select the Reports Setup tab. Then, click the Add Report button. 
  4. On the report page, enter:
    • a report name
    • select the type of report to be added:
      Question Statistics
      Question Details 
      Users Statistics
      Attempt Details
      User Attempts
    • select the information to be included in the report
    • release date
    • check-off roles in the course that the report can be released to 
      (In most cases, you only need to check off Primary Instructor

       
  5. Click the Save button. 
  6. Once the report has been created, in the Reports Setup tab of the Quiz, check the box next to the report you've created, and click Save & Close

View Report

  1. To run the report, return to the Manage Quizzes page.
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Reports.
  3. Specify a date range of the attempts and choose a report format (HTML or CSV). If you would like to view reports for ALL attempts, leave the From and To checkboxes empty. 

Note: Take precautions when choosing the role(s) that a report is released to, and avoid releasing a report to unintended users.

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes under the Assessments tab. 
  2. Select the drop-down menu next to the quiz you want to view, and click Statistics.
  3. There are three tabs that display various statistics about the Quiz.
    • User Stats: Displays the average grade for each student.
    • Question Stats: Displays the average grade for each question.
    • Question Details: Displays distribution of answers for each question and details for each question.