Quizzes

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The Quizzes tool is used to create, categorise, store, manage, publish and grade questions you set for your students to respond to, either as reinforcement of learning or as formal assessment tasks.

Create a quiz

Step 1: Accessing the quiz tool

  1. Click on Assessments in the navigation bar on the unit homepage and select the Quizzes link.
  2. Click on the New Quiz button.

Step 2: Properties tab

  1. Enter a Name for the quiz.
  2. Select a Category or create a new category if you wish.
  3. Click on Add/Edit Questions.
  4. If you’ve already created your questions in the Questions Library, click Import. See Question Library on how to create questions in the Questions Library.
  5. From Import Source, select From an Existing Collection.
  6. From Source Collection, select Question Library.
  7. From Source Section, navigate to the Section where the questions are located.
  8. Use the checkboxes to select the questions for the quiz.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Repeat step 4 and 9 for other section.
  11. When you have completed adding all the questions, click Done Editing Questions.
  12. You have the options to set the number of questions to display per page and whether you allow students to re-visit the questions.
  13. Complete Description/Introduction and Page Header/Footer as required.
  14. Click Expand optional advanced properties, you will see additional settings:
    • Click on Hints to enable question hints. Specific hints must be set up within each question.
    • Disable right click (or control-click on a Mac) as this prohibits users from printing quiz questions by right-clicking on a question when taking a quiz.
      Note: This option is not compatible with Macs when using Internet Explorer or Safari.
    • Disable pager and alerts prevent users from utilising this feature while they are taking the quiz.
    • Enter your email address in the Notification Email field if you would like to be notified when a student submits a quiz for marking.
  15.  Click Save.

Step 3: Restrictions tab

  1. Users can only see quizzes that have been set to Active status.
  2. In the Availability section, you can set the quiz start and end dates. Choose a Start Date using the dropdown lists or the calendar icon. If you do not want your quiz to have a specific start date, choose no set start date.
  3. Choose an End Date using the dropdown lists or the calendar icon. If you do not want your quiz to have a specific end date, choose no end date.
    Note: Be aware that if you set a quiz to be available until a specific time of day, a student can log in at any period before that time and have the full time allotted to take the quiz. For example if the quiz is set to be available until midnight and students have 30 minutes to complete the quiz, a student who logs in at 11.59 pm will have 30 minutes to take the quiz and will be allowed to submit when the 30 minute period expires.
  4. Create and attach release conditions. See Release Conditions for more info.
  5. You can specify whether users have a limited or unlimited amount of time to complete the quiz. One minute per Multiple Choice Question is recommended unless questions require a demanding level of reading or computation.
    • No Time Limit: Students have unlimited time to complete the quiz. The Quiz Details page will display a recommended length of time for completing the quiz. Select the Show clock check box if you want users to see a clock while taking the quiz to help them monitor the time.
    • Enforce a Time Limit: Students have a set amount of time to complete the quiz. The Quiz Details page will display the time limit for the quiz. A clock displays to students taking the quiz so they can monitor how much time remains. The clock flashes briefly 10 minutes before the time expires if the quiz time limit was set to one hour or more or 5 minutes before the time expires if the quiz time limit was set to less than one hour. The clock flashes again at 1 minute remaining, regardless of the initial quick time limit.
  6. When enforcing a time limit, you can define specific outcomes for late submissions:
    • Grace Period: Provides students with a small window of time after the time limit expires to complete the submission before the submission flags itself as late.
    • Quiz is flagged as late, but student can continue working.
    • Quiz is flagged as late, and student is prevented from making further changes.
    • Quiz is flagged as late, but students can continue working. The quiz will be automatically scored as zero after the specified limit.
  7. If you wish to provide an extended grace period, a unique start and end date, time limit to students that have special access, click on Add Users to Special Access.
  8. Check the boxes beside any of the special access types, and complete the appropriate fields. You can specify a different number of quiz attempts allowed for individual student.
  9. Check the boxes beside the students to whom you want to provide special access.
  10. Click Add Special Access.

Note: When the Auto-Submit Attempt option is active, any questions that have not been saved before the time limit has expired, even if they have been answered, will not be submitted. As students move from page to page on a Quiz the system auto saves their answers. It is thus a good idea not to set your quiz to have too many questions per page; five or less is recommended.

Step 4: Assessment tab

Here you can specify attempts and overall grade calculation:

  1. Select the box next to Automatic Grade to allow the quiz attempt grade to be seen immediately after the user has completed and submitted the quiz. The displayed score is limited by what the system can auto-grade.
  2. Click add grade item to create a new grade for the quiz.
    Note: If you want the quiz to be graded, you must create a grade item and link the quiz to it.
  3. Enter a name for the grade item.
  4. If you do not wish your students to see their grade once they have taken a quiz, click the option of Hide this grade item.
  5. Under the Student View Preview, select how you would like your students to view their grade once released. You have four options: points grade, weighted grade, grade scheme symbol and grade scheme colour.
  6. Once a quiz is linked to a grade item you have the option of having attempt scores automatically exported to the grade book by placing a checkmark beside the option allow automatic export to Grades.
    Note: This setting must be turned on for grades to be automatically sent to the Grades and for the default submission view to be released to users when they complete an attempt.
    If you want to delay releasing the quiz grades until you have completed the manual grading or until all students have submitted the quiz, do NOT tick this option until you have completed the grading or are ready to release the grades to all students. You can see the quiz results for the class using the Quiz Stats option.
  7. Choose the number of attempts allowed from the dropdown list.
  8. Choose which attempt will be included in the grade calculation from the Overall Grade Calculation dropdown list. The attempt calculated can be the highest, lowest, average. first, or last.
  9. If you choose to allow more than one attempt but not unlimited attempts, you have the option of setting Advanced Attempt Conditions after clicking on Save Quiz. Use the advanced attempt conditions to restrict the student from access to further attempts until they have achieved a specified score on the previous attempt.
  10. Click Save.

Note: Double-check all the settings and questions before you release the quiz to students.

Step 5: Submission views tab

The default view is for students to not see anything other than their score after they have taken a quiz. Use the options on the Submission Views tab to give feedback to users after they submit a quiz attempt. To change those default settings:

  1. The details of the default submission view are displayed.
  2. To change the default view, click the Default View link.
  3. Type a Message to display to students once they have submitted a quiz.
  4. Use the Show Question options to determine which elements of answered questions students see. Click Yes to show questions to students and choose an option from the Show Questions list.
  5. Click Save.

Note: You can also create additional views that are available at the date and time you set by clicking Add Additional View.

View quiz statistics

  1. Click on Assessments and select Quizzes link.
  2. Click on Statistics for from the context menu of the quiz you wish to view statistics.
  3. Click on one of the following:
    • The User Stats tab shows the class average, student’s score as a percentage and the score distributions chart.
    • The Question Stats tab shows the average score on questions by percentage and total attempts.
    • The Question Details tab shows detailed information about each question in the quiz, including a list of all of the answers provided for each quiz attempt and how many students chose each possible answer.

Create a report

  1. Click on the quiz you have created.
  2. Click on Reports Setup tab.
  3. Click on Add Report.
  4. Enter a Report Name.
  5. Select Report Type.
  6. You can choose to immediately release a report after a quiz submission, or enter a date and time.
  7. In the Release Report To, select the check box beside each role you wish to release the report to, for example Unit Chair.
  8. Click Save.

Import questions from previous trimester

  1. Go to the previous trimester site.
  2. Click on Setup.
  3. Under Site Resources, click on Import/Export/Copy Components.
  4. Click on Export Components.
  5. Untick the box of to include site files.
  6. Click Start.
  7. From the Select Components to Export page, select Question Library.
  8. Choose either Export all items or Select individual items to export.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. You will be asked to select questions if you’ve selected to export selected questions. Click Continue.
  11. When it is done, click Finish.
  12. Download the export zip file and click Done.
  13. Navigate to your current trimester site.
  14. Click on Setup.
  15. Click on Import/Export/Copy Components.
  16. Click on Import Components.
  17. Click Browse and select the file you’ve downloaded and click Open.
  18. Click Start and then click Continue.
  19. Click on Question Library.
  20. Choose either Import all items or Select individual items to import.
  21. Click Continue and then click Finish.
  22. All your questions are now in the Question Library.
  23. Refer to Quizzes to create a quiz with questions that you’ve just imported.

Reset an attempt

  1. Click on Assessments and select Quizzes link.
  2. Click on Grade from the contextual menu of the quiz you wish to reset an attempt.
  3. Type the student’s name in the Search For box and click Search.
  4. Click on the checkbox next to the attempt 1.
  5. Click on the Reset button.
  6. You’ll be asked to confirm this action, click Yes.

Force submission

  1. Click on Assessments and select Quizzes link.
  2. Click on Grade from the contextual menu of the quiz you wish to force submissions.
  3. From the dropdown list of Restrict to, select Users with attempts in progress and click on Search.
  4. Click on Enter Quiz as User.
  5. Click Yes to confirm your action.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Go To Submit Quiz.
  7. Click on Submit Quiz and click on Yes, submit quiz.

Regrade a quiz question

  1. Click on Assessments and select Quizzes link.
  2. Click on Grade from the contextual menu of the quiz you wish to regrade a question.
  3. Select the Questions tab.
  4. To regrade all attempts select Update All Attempts.
  5. Select the question you want to regrade.
  6. Under Grading Type, select how you would like to regrade the question. You can either give all attempts a specific number of points, or you can give attempts with a particular answer a specific number of points.
  7. Click Save.

Copy quizzes

Use this method to duplicate the quiz. A copied quiz contains all of the questions from the original quiz.

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click Copy from the More Actions contextual menu.
  2. Select a quiz from the Quiz to Copy dropdown list.
  3. Enter a name in the New Quiz Name field.
  4. Select the status of the new quiz from the dropdown list.
  5. Select Edit Quiz after copy completes if you want to go to the Edit page after creating your copy.
  6. Click Save.

Note: Ensure that you return to the copied quiz to add a grade item, change the start date, end date and release conditions of the quiz.

Reorder quizzes

  1. Click on Assessments and select Quizzes link.
  2. Click on More Actions and select Reorder.
  3. Change the order of the quiz using the sort order dropdown list.
  4. Click Save.

Delete a quiz

  1. Click on Assessments and select Quizzes link.
  2. Use the checkboxes to select quizzes that you wish to delete.
  3. Click on More Actions and select Delete.
  4. Click Delete Selected.
  5. You’ll be asked to confirm, click Yes.
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