Creating quizzes

Creating a quiz involves a series of steps. After you name a quiz, you can access its tab menus to define general properties, restrictions, attempts, learning objectives, submission views, reports, and layout/questions.

  1. Create a quiz
  2. Understanding quiz properties
  3. Understanding quiz restrictions
  4. Understanding quiz attempts
  5. Understanding quiz objectives
  6. Understanding quiz submission views
  7. Understanding quiz reports setup
  8. Understanding quiz layout/questions

Create a quiz

  1. On the Manage Quizzes page, click New Quiz.
  2. Enter a Name.
  3. Select a Category from the drop-down list if you want to group your quiz with an existing category. If you haven't set up categories for your quiz, click add category to create and name a new category. See Creating and managing quiz categories for more information.
  4. Click Save and Close.

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Understanding quiz properties


When you create and name your quiz, you can add it to a category, associate it with a grade item, attach rubric criteria, and allow users to include it in their ePortfolio. The following options are available in general properties:

Category  Group your quiz under an existing category or create a new category. Categories are useful for organizing quizzes with similar or related content.

Grade Item  When associated with a quiz, you have the option to auto export quiz results to the Grades tool.

Auto Export to Grades  The system can send auto-graded attempt scores directly to the grade book if a quiz is associated with a grade item.

Rubrics  Add a rubric to a quiz if you want to evaluate users with a predefined set of criteria. You can associate a rubric with a quiz to demonstrate fair and consistent evaluation.

Automatic Grade  When selected, users can see quiz grade immediately after completion and submission.

Note  The displayed score of an automatic grade is limited by questions that cannot be auto-graded.

Portfolio Artifacts  When selected, it allows users to add the submission view of a quiz as an artifact to their ePortfolio.

Optional Advanced Properties

The following options are available in optional advanced properties:

Hints  Allows users to access hints to questions. See Quiz feedback and hints for information about how hints are used.

Notification Email  The email address or comma-separated list of email addresses specified in this field will receive a message each time a user completes a quiz attempt.

Disable Right-Click  (Ctrl-click on a Mac) 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 Page Access  When selected, users cannot access the Pager tool if they have a quiz attempt in progress.


Change description and introduction visibility by selecting on or off.

Description  Create a description for a quiz that is not yet available to users.

Introduction  Display a message to users at the start of a quiz. This will be located at the top of a quiz before the first question.

Page Header/Footer

Add information or instructions to the top or bottom of the quiz page. Change page header and footer visibility by selecting on or off.

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Understanding quiz restrictions


Change your quiz status to 'Active' allows users to see and take a quiz. You can specify a date or date range that your quiz becomes available to users. You can also add quizzes associated with a date to your course calendar.

Additional Release Conditions

Create new, or attach existing release conditions if you want a quiz to be available to users only after they fulfill other specified tasks. Examples of release conditions include completing a dropbox submission; scoring a specified grade in a particular quiz; completing a survey; and being enrolled in a particular section. You can edit and change release conditions by clicking the Remove icon or Remove All Conditions.

Optional Advanced Restrictions

Password  To access a quiz, users are required to enter the same password you input here.

IP Restriction  Users can only access a quiz from the IP address specified here. Leave fields blank to allow multiple IP address access points.


Time Limit  Enter a time limit for your quiz and select to enforce time and show clock. 120 minutes is the default time limit.

Grace Period  Enter a grace period to allow users to submit their quiz without a late flag after the quiz time limit expires.

Late Submissions  Select a penalty type for late submissions. You can select to have a late flag and no points deduction with Allow normal submission, set Late Limit minutes to give users a late grace period before receiving an auto-grade of 0, or select Auto-Submit Attempt to have the system automatically prompt users to submit their quiz attempt and block them from saving further progress after the specified time limit and grace period expire.


You must set an enforced time limit to apply either Late Limit minutes or Auto-Submit Attempt.

When using Late Limit minutes, you can manually change the auto-grade of 0 if you feel the user deserves a different grade.

Advanced Availability

You can search and assign specific users a different set of quiz availability dates and late submission properties. Special access properties enable you to increase the time limit for special-needs users and allow different start and end dates for individual users.

Click Add Users to Special Access to create special access to a quiz. After you finish modifying special access properties and users permissions, click Add Special Access. When you return to the Advanced Availability section of the Restrictions tab, you can select Allow only users with special access to see this survey to prevent other users from accessing the survey.

Options available using the Respondus LockDown Browser

If your organization purchases the Respondus LockDown Browser you will see two additional options on the Restrictions tab:

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