Creating a Quiz

Setting up quizzes on Moodle requires creating a quiz activity and creating quiz questions within the quiz. While creating a quiz activity you can specify quiz settings such as number of attempts, start and end dates, and time limit.

Adding a Quiz to your Moodle Course

Follow the steps below to add the quiz activity to one or more of the sections on the course home page.

  1. Click the Turn editing on button at the top right of the course home page.
  2. Click Add an activity or resource in the course section where you want the quiz to be listed.
  3. Click the Quiz radio button within the Activities section.
  4. Click Add button to add quiz.

Configuring a Quiz

  1. Click Expand all to expand each of the sections and reveal the options.

General

  1. Enter the quiz title in the Name field. This title will appear on course home page, which participants will click to access to quiz.
  2. Add important details and policies about completing the quiz.Enter an optional description in the Description text box. This information will be displayed above the start attempt button.
  3. Click the Display description on course page check box if you would like to display the description on course home page.

Timing

  1. Place a checkmark in the Enable check box if you would like to open the quiz at a specific date and time and select a date and time from the Open the quiz drop-down and .
  2. Place a checkmark in the Enable check box if you would like to prevent students from attempting the quiz after a certain date. Select a date and time from the Close the quiz drop-down.
  3. Place a checkmark in the Enable checkbox if you would like the quiz to have a time limit and enter the time allowed to complete the quiz in the Time limit box.
  4. Moodle will always submit quizzes automatically for students who are logged in when time runs out.Select the Moodle behaviour in the case of an unsubmitted quiz by a student who is logged out from the When time expires drop-down.
    • Open attempts are submitted automatically will submitted students' attempts if they have not submitted a quiz when the time expires.
    • There is a grace period when attempts can be submitted, but no more questions answered will allow students a grace time specified by you to submit the quiz. However, they will not be able to answer any additional questions during that period.
    • Attempts must be submitted before time expires, or they are not counted will ignore any unsubmitted attempts.
  5. This option is relevant only if you have selected There is a grace period when attempts can be submitted, but no more questions answered from When time expires drop-down.Enter a Submission grace period and check the Enable check box if you would like to a provide grace period for submissions.


 

Grade

    Grade category option is relevant only if you have created categories within course gradebook. Select the category from the Grade category drop down in which this quiz should be added.

  1. Select the number of times a student can attempt the quiz from Attempt allowed drop-down.
  2. Select how the final grade for the quiz is calculated from the Grading method drop-down when multiple attempts are allowed for the quiz.
  3. The Grading method option will not impact the final grade for quizzes that are allowed only one attempt.

Layout

  1. This will make sharing answers difficult as students will not have questions in the same order.Select Shuffled randomly from the Question order drop-down if you would like to shuffle questions each time a student starts an attempt.
  2. Select the number of questions that appear per page from the New page drop-down.
  3. Select Sequential from Navigation method if you would like students to progress through the quiz in order. Students will not be able to go back to previous questions when using sequential navigation. You may need to click Show more to display this option.

Question Behavior

  1. If you have answer choices such as all of the above or a and b, uncheck shuffle within question at question level while setting up the question.Select Yes from Shuffle within questions drop-down if you would like to shuffle the parts making up a question in each attempt.
  2. Select how questions interact with students from How questions behave drop-down.
    • Deferred feedback requires each question to be answered and the entire quiz submitted before any feedback is provided.
    • Adaptive mode and Adaptive mode (no penalties) allows students to attempt a question multiple times before moving on to the next.
    • Interactive with multiple tries provides feedback after submitting one answer. Students can then read the feedback and try the questions again.
    • Immediate feedback provides feedback after submitting one answer. However, students cannot attempt the question again.
    • Deferred feedback with CBM or Immediate feedback with CBM (certainty-based marking) requires the student to indicate exactly how certain they are of their answer. The grading is adjusted based on the level of certainly.
  3. This option is applicable only if multiple attempts are allowed for the quiz.Select Yes from Each attempt builds on the last drop-down if you would like students to be able to view results of previous attempts in subsequent attempts.

Review Options

  1. Select when you would like feedback to display during the quiz.
    • During the attempt displays feedback during the qui, where relevant.
    • Immediately after the attempt displays feedback immediately after the quiz is submitted.
    • Later while the quiz is still open displays feedback after two minutes of submitting a quiz and before the quiz close date.
    • After the quiz is closed displays results only after the quiz close date.

Appearance

  1. Select Yes from Show the user’s picture drop-down if you would like to display user's picture during the quiz attempt.
  2. Select Yes from Show blocks during quiz attempts if you would like to display blocks during the quiz attempt.

Extra Restrictions on Attempts

  1. This helps you to prevent students from attempting an in-class quiz before you have provide all the instructions and the password.Enter a password in Required password field if you would like to make the quiz password protected. Student will have to enter the password provided by you to start attempting the quiz.
  2. This helps you to ensure that only students present in the class at the moment can take the quiz. Enter a comma-separated list of partial or full IP address in the Require network address field if you would like to restrict access by IP.
  3. Enter the wait time a student must wait before starting a second attempt in the Enforce delay between 1st and 2nd attempts box and place a checkmark in the Enable checkbox.
  4. Enter the wait time a student must wait before starting subsequent attempts in the Enforce delay between later attemptsbox, and place a checkmark in the Enable checkbox.

Overall Feedback

  1. This allows you to provide a different overall feedback based on the grade students received in the quiz. Enter the grade for which feedback appears in the Grade boundary fields with corresponding messages in the Feedback text boxes. 

Common Module Settings

Establishing groups in a course is a separate process from that of creating activities groups will work with. Once groups have been configured in a course, they then need to be set for use on particular course activities, such as Assignments. Refer to the Creating Group Activities training page for setting up groups.

  1. Select the appropriate group setting from the the Common module settings if groups have been configured in your course.

Restrict Access

Restrict access options allow you to set restrictions on an activity or resource by date & time, or by conditions related to previous activities.

  1. Set conditions for activity completion as required. Refer to the Restricting access to resource and activity training page for setting up restriction criteria.

Activity Completion

 When enabled, completion tracking allows resources and activities to be marked as "completed" manually or when certain conditions have been met to help students manage their workloads.

  1. Set conditions for activity tracking as required. Refer to the Using Completion Tracking training page for setting up tracking criteria.

Click Save and display to view the quiz.