How to Setup a Quiz Activity

How to Setup a Quiz Activity

Note:  You need Teacher or Manager access before you can perform this action.

To create a quiz activity within a course page follow the steps below:

Step 1: To start making changes on your course page, click on the  button then choose Turn editing on.

Step 2: Once the edit mode is activated, you can either choose to edit an existing topic or add a new one.

Adding a topic:

Step 3: Click on Add an activity or resource.

Step 4: Choose  from the Activities list then click the  button.

Step 5: Fill out the information needed and adjust the settings for the quiz.

(Mandatory Field) Name of the Quiz Activity
Description field for the quiz activity if needed, otherwise this can be left blank.
Display description on course page
(Checkbox) If enabled, the description will be displayed on the course page just below the link to the activity or resource.

Open the quiz
You can specify times when the quiz is accessible for people to make attempts. Before the opening time the quiz will be unavailable to students. They will be able to view the quiz introduction but will not be able to view the questions. Quizzes with start times in the future display both the open and close date for students.
Close the quiz
After the closing time, the students will not be able to start new attempts. Answers that the student submits after the quiz closing date will be saved but they will not be marked.
Even after the quiz has closed students will still be able to see the quiz description and review their attempts. What exactly they will see depends on the settings you choose for review options
Time Limit
By default, quizzes do not have a time limit, which allows students as much time as they need to complete the quiz. If you do specify a time limit, several things are done to try and ensure that quizzes are completed within that time:

1. A countdown timer is shown in the quiz navigation block
2. When the timer has run out, the quiz is submitted automatically with whatever answers have been filled in so far
3. If a student manages to cheat and goes over the allotted time, no marks are awarded for any answers entered after the time ran out
When time expires
There are three options as to what will happen when the time limit is up. Choose the one you need from the dropdown menu:

Open attempts are submitted automatically (This is the default)
There is a grace period when open attempts can be submitted, but no more questions answered
Attempts must be submitted before time expires, or they are not counted
If you select "There is a grace period..." then you can check the box to enable the "Submission grace period" and specify a period of time during which learners may still submit the quiz after the time is up.

Grade Category
This setting controls the category in which this activity's grades are placed in the gradebook.
Grade to pass
This setting determines the minimum grade required to pass. The value is used in activity and course completion, and in the gradebook, where pass grades are highlighted in green and failed grades in red.
Attempts allowed
The number of allowable attempts to retake the quiz. Range is from 1-10 up to Unlimited.
Grading method
When multiple attempts are allowed, 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)
• Last attempt (all other attempts are ignored)

New Page
For longer quizzes, it makes sense to stretch the quiz over several pages by limiting the number of questions per page. When adding questions to the quiz, page breaks will automatically be inserted according to this setting. However, page breaks may later be moved manually on the editing page.
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.

Question Behaviour
Shuffle within questions
If enabled, the parts making up each question will be randomly shuffled each time a student attempts the quiz, provided the option is also enabled in the question settings. This setting only applies to questions that have multiple parts, such as multiple choice or matching questions.
How questions behave
The following question behaviours are available when creating a quiz (also when previewing questions):

Deferred feedback
     Students must enter an answer to each question and then submit the entire quiz, before anything is graded or they get any feedback.

Adaptive mode and Adaptive mode (no penalties)
     Allows students to have multiple attempts at the question before moving on to the next question. This behaviour requires that the "Whether correct" box is ticked under "During the attempt" in the "Review options" section, at a minimum.

Manual grading
     Used for essay questions (irrespective of what the quiz is set to) but you can now choose to have every question in the quiz manually graded, if you wish.

Interactive with multiple tries
     Used for allowing multiple attempts on the same question (perhaps with a grade penalty). Students answer the question and click the 'Check' button. If the answer is wrong, the student can click the 'Try again' button to try a new response. Importantly, the question definition must contain hints that will be shown after each incorrect attempt, though the hint text can be as minimal as an HTML non-breaking space. Once the student has got the question right, they can no longer change their response. Once the student has got the question wrong too many times, they are just graded wrong (or partially correct) and get shown the feedback. Unless 'Allow redo within an attempt' was enabled in the 'Question behaviour' settings of the quiz, they can no longer change their answer. There can be specific feedback after each try the student makes, in addition to overall feedback about incorrect or correct answers and answer choices. The number of tries the student gets is the number of hints in the question definition plus one, with a minimum of three.

Immediate feedback
     Similar to interactive mode in that the student can submit their response immediately during the quiz attempt, and get it graded. However, they can only submit one response, they cannot change it later.

Deferred feedback or Immediate feedback with Certainty-based marking (CBM)
     With CBM, the student does not only answer the question, but they also indicate how sure they are they got the question right. The grading is adjusted by the choice of certainty, so that students have to reflect honestly on their own level of knowledge in order to get the best mark.

Conditional questions
     If using the Interactive with multiple tries or Immediate Feedback behaviour and with the navigation method set to 'Free', it is possible to make the display of a question dependent on a previous question being answered first.
The question editing page will display padlock icons to the right of each question.
Each attempt builds on the last
If multiple attempts are allowed and this setting is enabled, each new quiz attempt will contain the results of the previous attempt. This allows a quiz to be completed over several attempts.

Review Options
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 only relevant for some behaviours, 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 this, and before the quiz closed date.
After the quiz is closed settings apply after the quiz closed date has passed. If the quiz does not have a closed date, this state is never reached.

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 coloured highlighting that conveys the same information.
The numerical mark for each question, and the overall attempt score.
Specific 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.

You can use the general feedback to give students a fully worked answer and perhaps a link to more information they can use if they did not understand the questions.
Right Answer
An automatically generated summary of the correct response. This can be limited, so you may wish to consider explaining the correct solution in the general feedback for the question, and turning this option off.
Overall Feedback
The feedback given at the end of the attempt, depending on the student's total mark.

Show the user's picture
If enabled, a student's name and picture will be shown on-screen during the attempt, and on the review screen, making it easier to check that the student is logged in as themselves in an invigilated (proctored) exam.
Decimal places in grades
This setting specifies the number of digits shown after the decimal point when displaying grades. It only affects 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

Extra restrictions on attempts
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 for an invigilated (proctored) quiz, 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
• Students are prevented, as far as is possible, from using facilities like copy and paste

Allow quiz to be attempted offline using the mobile app
If enabled, a mobile app user can download the quiz and attempt it offline.

Note: It is not possible for a quiz to be attempted offline if it has a time limit, or requires a network address, or uses any question behaviour other than deferred feedback (with or without CBM).

Overall Feedback
Overall Feedback
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.

Common Module Settings
If the availability is set to 'Show on course page', the activity or resource is available to students (subject to any access restrictions which may be set).

If the availability is set to 'Hide from students', the activity or resource is only available to users with permission to view hidden activities (by default, users with the role of teacher or non-editing teacher).
ID number
Setting an ID number provides a way of identifying the activity or resource for purposes such as grade calculation or custom reporting. Otherwise the field may be left blank.

For gradable activities, the ID number can also be set in the gradebook, though it can only be edited on the activity settings page.
Group mode
This setting has 3 options:

• No groups
• 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.

Restrict Access
Restrict Access
Restriction can be based upon Activity completion, date, grade, the group the students are in or user profile fields. The 'Restriction set' button also allows for more complex criteria requiring nested conditions

Activity Completion
Completion tracking
Activity completion allows the teacher to set completion criteria in a specific activity's settings. A check (tick) ☑ completion-manual-y.png appears against the activity when the student meets this criterion. The criterion might be viewing, receiving a certain score or a student marking it as complete.

A teacher may mark an activity complete on behalf of a student from the Activity completion report if they have the capability Override activity completion (which is enabled by default.)
Expect completed on
This setting specifies the date when the activity is expected to be completed.

Tags are used for the searchability of the course.                                                                                                                                           

Course Competencies
Course competencies linked to this activity.

The Quiz activity that has been created will now be displayed in the section where you selected ‘Add an activity or resource’.

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