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Create a New Quiz

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.

Types of Quiz Questions

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)

 

True or False (T/F)

  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)

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 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)

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 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)

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 (S/A)

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)

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 the multi-short answer question enables 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)

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.

An 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 that you will fill in will be the words you want before your blank in the question.
  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)

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)

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

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 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.
    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 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

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.
    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.

Question Pools - Create a Random Set of Quiz 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 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.

Shuffle the Order of Questions in a Quiz

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.

     

Setting Quiz Restrictions

  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 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 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.

Setting Special Access for Users of 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 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 availabilty 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 an 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 amount of attempts you would like to grant to users with special access.
     

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

Add a Grade Item 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 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. 
Add a grade item to a quiz

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. 
Add a grade item to a quiz

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.

Setting 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.