Answered By: Jessica Manzo
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018     Views: 47

Creating a new quiz is a two-step process. In the first step you create the quiz activity and set its options which specify the rules for interacting with the quiz. In a second step you will then edit the quiz to add questions to it.

Step 1: Questions

Questions can be added by either building them directly into Moodle or by importing them from an outside source. In the Course Administration area, you’ll see an option called Question Bank. Click on this to toggle open the options here.

Questions – Allows you to manually add questions. Moodle supports numerous question types, including multiple choice, true false, and essay.

Categories – Questions can be grouped into categories as makes sense for your course,

such as by chapter, topic, or year.

Import – This option is extremely useful. You can import Quiz Questions into Moodle from multiple sources, including Blackboard, Examview, and Respondus. Additionally, the Gift Format allows you to create questions in Word or a text file and import them into Moodle.

Note: Use the question mark icons next to each import type to get more information.

Step 2: Create the Quiz

Once you’ve created your questions, you’ll need to add them to the quiz. With Editing On, select Quiz from the Add an Activity drop-down. Follow the usual Moodle nomenclature you

are familiar with at this point by adding a Name and Introduction.

You’ll want to pay particular attention to the following options on the Quiz setup page:

Open/Close Quiz – When do you want the students to be able to complete the quiz?

Time Limit - If enabled, a floating timer window (requires student to turn on JavaScript) is shown with a countdown. When the time limit is up, the quiz is submitted automatically with

whatever answers have been filled in so far.

The time limit can be factored based on the number of multiple choice, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions. Figure 1 minute per question.

Review options - These options control what information students can see when they review a quiz attempt or look at the quiz reports. Pay careful attention to the setting here. The defaults are setup as most instructors want quizzes to work.

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;

  • Students are prevented, as far as is possible, from using facilities like copy and paste.

Once you’ve confirmed the quiz page, press Save and Display.

The next step is to select the questions from your Question Bank that you want to add to the quiz. Click the blue “Show” button in the upper right to open the question bank. Then check the boxes next to the questions you want to add and click the Add to Quiz button at the bottom of the Question Bank column.

Once questions have been added to a quiz, you can setup point values for each individual question as well as the quiz itself. Use the Magnifying Glass icon next to the word Description to edit values for individual questions and the Maximum Grade field at the top to configure the overall points for the quiz.

There is also a new tab at the top called Ordering and Paging which can be used to change the order of questions or reset what pages the questions appear on.