Create a Quiz

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Instructions:

  1. Create a Quiz and Enter Settings
  2. Add Questions/Problems to the Quiz


  3. Create a Quiz and Enter Settings

    1. Go to the topic/weekly section in the course where you'd like to add a quiz. If the Add an activity or resource link doesn't appear in the lower right corner of the section, click the Turn editing on button in the upper right corner of this page.






    2. Click the Add an activity or resource link, select Quiz and click the Add button.





    3. General Settings: Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      1. Name: Enter the name of the quiz. This is is the link that will appears in the topic/weekly section that students click to get access to this quiz.
      2. Description: If you have a description of the quiz you would like to enter, click the Show editing tools tab and enter the description.
      3. Display description on course page: If you would like the information you typed into the Description box to appear on the course page below the quiz link, check this box.


    4. Timing Settings: Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Open the quiz: If you have a date and time when students can start accessing this quiz, click the Enable box and enter the date and time.
      • Close the quiz: If you have a date and time when students can no longer accessing this quiz, click the Enable box and enter the date and time.
      • Time limit: If you have a time limit for how long students can take this quiz, click the Enable box, select seconds, minutes, hours or days and enter the number of seconds, minutes, hours or days.
      • When time expires: If you selected a time limit, this setting controls what happens if the Student fails to submit their quiz attempt before time expires. If the student is actively working on the quiz at the time, then the countdown timer will always automatically submit the attempt for them, but if they have logged out, then this setting controls what happens. Select the option you prefer.
      • Submission grace period: If When time expires is set to Allow a grace period to submit, but not change any responses, enter the amount of extra time that is allowed.


    5. Grade Settings: Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Grade category: If you have different grading categories, select the grading category for this quiz.
      • Attempts allowed: Enter the number of times a student can take this quiz.
      • Grading method: If you allowed more than one opportunity for students to take this quiz, the following methods are available for calculating the final quiz grade: Highest grade of all attempts, Average (mean) grade of all attempts, First attempt (all other attempts are ignored) or Last attempt (all other attempts are ignored). Select the option you prefer.


    6. Layout Settings: Click the Show more link. Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Question order: If you would like the quiz questions to appear in the order in which you will enter them on the edit screen, select As shown on the edit screen. If you would like the quiz questions to appear in a random order, select Shuffled randomly.
      • New page: If you would like one quiz question per page, select Every question. If you would like more than one quiz question per page, select the number per page by pulling down the list of options.
      • Navigation method: When sequential navigation is enabled, a student must progress through the quiz in order and may not return to previous pages nor skip ahead.


    7. Question Behavior Settings: Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Shuffle within questions: If you select Yes, and are using a multiple choice or matching question, in a multiple choice question the answers will be randomly shuffled. In a matching question, both the items to match will be randomly shuffled. We recommend this so that each student has a different correct answer and can't cheat by looking at another student's quiz answer.
      • How questions behave: Students can interact with the questions in the quiz in various different ways. For example, you may wish the students to enter an answer to each question and then submit the entire quiz, before anything is graded or they get any feedback. That would be Deferred feedback mode. Alternatively, you may wish for students to submit each question as they go along to get Immediate feedback. If you would like students to have more than one opportunity to get the answer correct, select Interactive with multiple tries mode. Those are probably the three most commonly used modes of behavior.


    8. Review Options Settings: These options control what information students can see when they review a quiz attempt or look at the quiz reports. During the attempt settings are are only relevant for some behaviors, like 'interactive with multiple tries', which may display feedback during the attempt. Immediately after the attempt, settings apply for the first two minutes after 'Submit all and finish' is clicked. Later, while the quiz is still open settings apply after the quiz, and before the quiz close date. After the quiz is closed, settings apply after the quiz close date has passed. If the quiz does not have a close date, this state is never reached. These options control what information students can see when they review a quiz attempt or look at the quiz reports. Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • During the attempts: These settings are are only relevant for some behaviors, like 'interactive with multiple tries', which may display feedback during the attempt. The attempt: Whether the student can review the attempt at all. Whether correct: This covers both the textual description 'Correct', 'Partially correct' or 'Incorrect', and any colored highlighting that conveys the same information. Marks: The numerical marks for each question, and the overall attempt score. Feedback: Feedback that depends on what response the student gave. General feedback: General feedback is shown to the student after they have completed the question. Unlike specific feedback, which depends on the question type and what response the student gave, the same general feedback text is shown to all students. Right answer: If you want the student who did not submit the correct answer to see the correct answer, check this box. Overall feedback: The feedback given at the end of the attempt, depending on the student's total mark.
      • Immediately after the attempt: These settings apply for the first two minutes after 'Submit all and finish' is clicked.
      • Later while the quiz is still open: These settings apply after the quiz, and before the quiz close date.
      • After the quiz is closed: These settings apply after the quiz close date has passed. If the quiz does not have a close date, this state is never reached.


    9. Display Settings: Click the Show more link. Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Show the user's picture: If enabled, the student's name and picture will be shown on-screen when taking the quiz, and on the review screen, making it easier to check that the student is logged in as them self.
      • Decimal places in grades: This setting specifies the number of digits shown after the decimal point when displaying grades or grades. It only effects the display of grades, not the grades stored in the database, nor the internal calculations, which are carried out to full accuracy.
      • Decimal places in question grades: This setting specifies the number of digits shown after the decimal point when displaying the grades for individual questions.
      • Show blocks during quiz attempts: If set to yes then normal blocks will be shown during quiz attempts.


    10. Extra Restrictions on Attempts Settings: Click the Show more link. Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Require password: If a password is specified, a student must enter it in order to attempt the quiz.
      • Require network address: Quiz access may be restricted to particular subnets on the LAN or Internet by specifying a comma-separated list of partial or full IP address numbers. This can be useful to ensure that only people in a certain location can access the quiz.
      • Enforced delay between 1st and 2nd attempts: If enabled, a student must wait for the specified time to elapse before being able to attempt the quiz a second time.
      • Enforced delay between later attempts: If enabled, a student must wait for the specified time to elapse before attempting the quiz a third time and any subsequent times.
      • Browser security: If "Full screen pop-up with some JavaScript security" is selected, the quiz will only start if the student has a JavaScript-enabled web-browser, the quiz appears in a full screen popup window that covers all the other windows and has no navigation controls, and students are prevented from using facilities like copy and paste.
      • Allowed browser keys: In this box you can enter the allowed browser keys for versions of Safe Exam Browser that are permitted to access this quiz. If no keys are entered, then SEB is not required for this quiz.


    11. Overall Feedback Settings: Overall feedback is text that is shown after a quiz has been attempted. By specifying additional grade boundaries (as a percentage or as a number), the text shown can depend on the grade obtained. Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Grade boundary: On the first entry, the grade boundary is 100%. On lower entries, enter the upper boundary of the grade for which you are giving feedback.
      • Feedback: For each Grade boundary entered, enter feedback regarding the grade they are receiving.


    12. Outcomes Settings: If you plan to use an outcome for this quiz, select one the outcomes you have created.




    13. Common Module Settings: Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Visible: Choose whether to Show or Hide the quiz.
      • ID number: Setting an ID number provides a way of identifying the activity for grade calculation purposes. If the activity is not included in any grade calculation then the ID number field may be left blank. The ID number can also be set in the grade book, though it can only be edited on the activity settings page.
      • Group mode: This setting has 3 options: No groups - There are no sub groups, everyone is part of one big community, Separate groups - Each group member can only see their own group, others are invisible, Visible groups - Each group member works in their own group, but can also see other groups. The group mode defined at course level is the default mode for all activities within the course. Each activity that supports groups can also define its own group mode, though if the group mode is forced at course level, the group mode setting for each activity is ignored.
      • Grouping: If you selected a group mode, select the grouping.


    14. Restrict Access Settings: Instructions for these settings are below the image.



      • Allow access from: Access from/to dates determine when students can access the activity via a link on the course page. The difference between access from/to dates and availability settings for the activity is that outside the set dates the latter allows students to view the activity description, whereas access from/to dates prevent access completely. If you want to limit when students can access this quiz, check the enable box and enter the date and time when they can access it.
      • Allow access to: If you want to limit when students can access this quiz, check the enable box and enter the date and time to when they can access it.
      • Grade condition: This setting determines any grade conditions or activity completions which must be met in order to access this quiz. Multiple grade conditions may be set if desired. If so, the activity will only allow access when ALL grade conditions are met. If you plan to use this setting, select the activity and the grade range they needed to reach in order to have access to this quiz.
      • User field: You can restrict access based on any field from the users profile.
      • Activity completion condition: This setting determines any activity completion conditions which must be met in order to access this quiz. Note that completion tracking must first be set before an activity completion condition can be set. Multiple activity completion conditions may be set if desired. If so, access to the activity will only be permitted when ALL activity completion conditions are met.
      • While access is prevented: If you choose Show activity greyed-out with restriction information, the student will not be able to access this quiz and will see why they cannot access it due to activities they haven't completed, etc. If you choose Hide activity entirely in the course and gradebook, the student will not see this activity and not be aware why they can't access it.


    15. Activity Completion Settings: Instructions are below this image.



      • Completion tracking: If enabled, activity completion is tracked, either manually or automatically, based on certain conditions. Multiple conditions may be set if desired. If so, the activity will only be considered complete when ALL conditions are met. A tick next to the activity name on the course page indicates when the activity is complete.
      • Require view: If students are required to view this quiz in order for it to be complete, check this box.
      • Require grade: If students are required to have a grade for this quiz in order for it to be complete, check this box.
      • Expect completion on: If you have a date and time by which students should complete this quiz, check the Enable box and add the date and time.


    16. Now that all the settings for the quiz have been entered, click the Save and return to course button.






    Add Questions/Problems to the Quiz

    1. When you return to the course, find the quiz in your topic/week area and click the title of the Quiz.



    2. Click the Edit quiz button.



    3. Click the Add a question... button.



    4. When this list appears, click the dot to the left of the type of question you would like to add (don't select Description... this isn't a type of question to add to a quiz). Look in the right column and there will be a description of this kind of question, or look below at the next step and there are descriptions. If this question fits what you'd like to add, click the Next button. If it doesn't, click a different type of question, review the description and when you find the type of question you would like to add, click the Next button.



    5. To access instructions on how to create these questions, click the link below that matches the question you selected. These links will take you to the Moodle web site and open a new tab or window. Not all of the question types have descriptions on the Moodle web site.

      • algebra: Students enter a formula that can include one or more variables. Correctness is evaluated using one of 3 different methods.
      • Calculated: To create this question, you will need to associate a flash card with this question. Calculated questions are like numerical questions but with the numbers used selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.
      • Calculated Multichoice: Calculated multichoice questions are like multichoice questions which choice elements can include formula results from numeric values that are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.
      • Calculated Simple: A simpler version of calculated questions which are like numerical questions but with the numbers used selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.
      • Drag-and-Drop Matching: An extension of the matching question that allows the user to drag and drop items to match answers to subquestions.
      • Embedded Answers (Cloze): Questions of this type are very flexible, but can only be created by entering text containing special codes that create embedded multiple-choice, short answers and numerical questions.
      • Essay: Allows a response of a few sentences or paragraphs. This must then be graded manually.
      • Gapfill question type: A fill in the gaps style question. Fewer features than the standard Cloze type, but simpler syntax.
      • Matching: The answer to each of a number of sub-question must be selected from a list of possibilities.
      • Multiple Choice: Allows the selection of a single or multiple responses from a pre-defined list.
      • Numerical: Allows a numerical response, possibly with units, that is graded by comparing against various model answers, possibly with tolerances.
      • Pattern match: Allows a short response of one or a few sentences that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which are described using the OU's pattern match syntax.
      • PoodLL Recording: Allows a recorded audio or video response. This must then be graded manually.
      • Random Short-Answer Matching: Like a Matching question, but created randomly from the short answer questions in a particular category.
      • Regular expression short answer: Like short answer but the analysis of the student's responses is based on regular expressions.
      • Reverse pattern match: With the pattern match question type, the sentence typed by the student is graded using pattern match rules entered by the teacer. The reverse pattern-match question type is designed to teach people how to create pattern match questions. Some example sentences entered by the teacher must be matched, or not, by a match expression entered by the student.
      • Select missing words: Missing words in some text are filled in using drop down menus.
      • Short Answer: Allows a response of one or a few words that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which may contain wildcards.
      • STACK: STACK provides mathematical questions for the moodle quiz. These use a computer algebra system to establish the mathematical properties of the student's responses.
      • True/False: A simple form of multiple choice question with just the two choices 'True' and 'False'.