Quizzes

Instructors can use Quizzes to assess and evaluate their students.


Creating a quiz

  1. Turn Editing On (button in the top right corner of your course page).
  2. Go to the topic/section in which you’d like to add a Quiz.
  3. Select Quiz from the Add an activity drop-down menu.
  4. Enter a Name for your quiz. Quiz timing
  5. Most of the default settings rarely need to be modified.  One setting that is worth paying attention to is “Timing”, that is, when the quiz opens and closes, and what time limit (if any) you choose. TIMING TIP:  It is difficult to share answers or look answers up if a time limit is set.  Give your students a reasonable amount of time to answer questions but not so much time that they can cheat! Shuffle Questions
  6. RANDOMIZING TIP:  Also consider shuffling/randomizing the question order AND shuffling/randomizing response options.  This will make it more challenging for students to share their answers.
  7. Click Save and Display when finished.
  8. Click Edit Quiz to begin adding questions.
  9. You can either add new questions from scratch or use questions stored in the Question Bank.

Add questions to a quiz

  1. From your course page, click on the quiz.
  2. Click Edit Quiz.
  3. An empty page called Editing Quiz (and the name of your quiz) will appear.  On the right, you will see a drop down menu called ‘Add‘.
  4. Click on the Add drop down menu.  This drop down menu gives you the opportunity to add a new question, add a question from the question bank or add a random question.
  5. Select add a new question.
  6. Select the type of question (Multiple choice, Short answer, etc.) you would like to add.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Enter a question name (eg. Q1.) and fill out the settings for the question.
    Note:  If you are creating a multiple choice question make sure your correct choice is given a grade of 100% in the drop down ‘Grade’ menu.
  9. Click Save Changes when finished.

When you have finished creating the quiz, it will now be visible on your main cuLearn course page (unless you have chosen to hide it).

To Preview your Quiz:

  1. Click on your quiz.
  2. In the Quiz administration section on the left side of your page, click on Preview.
    Note:  When previewing your quiz, do not submit any answers.  If answers are submitted, you will NOT be able to edit your quiz!

Setting up a random set of questions

Upon having questions in the Question Bank, you can set up the quiz to select a random question under a specific category in the question bank.

  1. From your course page, click on the quiz.
  2. Click Edit Quiz.
  3. An empty page called Editing Quiz (and the name of your quiz) will appear.  On the right, you will see a drop down menu called ‘Add‘.
  4. Click on the Add drop down menu.  This drop down menu gives you the opportunity to add a new question, add a question from the question bank or add a random question.
  5. Select add a random question.
  6. A pop up window will appear.  You will have two choices-either to select your random questions from an existing category, or create random questions using a new category (which you must then create).
  7. To select questions from an existing category, select the number of random questions you would like to enter into your quiz (in the drop down menu provided).  cuLearn will automatically draw random questions from the category specified in the drop down menu at the top of the pop up window.
    If you have more than one existing category to select from, you may only select random questions from one category at a time.

Allowing multiple attempts

If you wish to give students more than one attempt at a quiz, you may easily do so by using the Attempts allowed function.

  1. Click on the quiz.
  2. Click on Edit settings from the Quiz administration section on the left side of your page.
  3. When the Edit settings page appears, click on the Grade tab.
  4. Click on Show more.
  5. Select the number of Attempts allowed from the drop down menu.
  6. Click Save and return to course.Attempts 2

 Allowing individual students extra time on quizzes

Click here to find out how to give individual students (or a group of students) extra time on a quiz

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