Quiz

For more information about the Quiz activity, you can look through the information bellow or read Moodle's Support documentation

Create a Quiz

If you want to create a Quiz:

  1. Click the Gear icon (upper right) and choose Turn Editing On
  2. Click Add an Activity or Resource.
  3. Choose Quiz and click Add.
  4. Give the quiz a name, description, due date, and grade information.
  5. Add questions to your quiz.
  6. Then click Save and Display.

Question Bank

Accessing the Question Bank

A question bank is a useful tool for setting up quizzes ahead of time. It can also be used to help randomize questions when making a quiz.

  1. Select the Gearbox Action Menu on the upper right corner of you Moodle course.
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  2. Select the More option at the bottom of the list
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  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Question Bank
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  4. You will then be in the Question Bank, here you will see the questions you have already created or imported.

Adding a Category

To help organize the question bank it is recommended that you create categories.

  1. To create a category, select the Categories tab on the top of the page.
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  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Add Category section
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  3. In the Add Category section: Keep the Parent Category as the course name, Name the category as you would like, and if you want add a short description of the category in the Category Info section.
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  4. When done select Add Category
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Adding a Question

  1. In the Questions tab of the Question bank you can add questions to the course.
  2. Start by selecting the category you would like the question to be added to. If you have not made a category, questions will be added to the default course category
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  3. Scroll down the page and select Create A new Question
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  4. From the pop-up window choose the type of question you would like to make then select Add
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  5. Create the question and select Save Changes.
  6. You will be brought back to the question bank and your question will appear under the Create New Question… button.
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Adding a Question to the Quiz

Once the Quiz shell is created you will need to add questions. This will walk through the three ways to do that.

  1. Select the Edit Quiz button
  2. On the next page select the Add button
  3. In the dropdown menu select the method you would like to add a question to the quiz.

Adding: A New Question

Selecting this option will let you create a new question from scratch. This option is best if you have not set up a question bank or need to quickly add a question to the quiz.

  1. From the pop-up window choose the type of question you would like to make then select Add

  2. Create the question and select Save Changes.
  3. You will be brought back to the quiz and your question will appear in the quiz

Adding: From the Question Bank

If you have already created questions in the question bank you can easily add them to a quiz through this method.

  1. After selecting the From the Question Bank option, a question bank window will appear.
  2. If you set up questions in categories use the dropdown to select the correct category.
  3. This will load the questions.
  4. To add one question, select the plus sign next to the question name.
  5. To add more than one check the box next to the question then select Add Selected
  6. This will add the question to the quiz

Adding: A Random Question

If you have created a question bank and a category you can have the system randomly choose the questions for the exam. These questions will be different for each users and are selected when the user starts the quiz.

  1. After selecting the A Random Question option, a question bank window will appear.


  2. Select the category you would like to randomly choose questions from.
  3. In the Number of random questions section choose the number of random questions from that category you would like to add.
  4. Once the number of questions is chosen select, Add Random Question to add them to the quiz.
  5. This will add the questions to the quiz

Note: That when selecting the number of random questions after 10 the options go up by 10. As such to add 25 questions you would first select 20 questions and then repeated steps 1-4 selecting 5.  

Visiblity of Scores

Sometimes you may not want students to see their scores after a quiz or change it to make sure that the students can see the scores.

  1. In the quiz use the gear icon to select Edit Setting
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  2. Navigate to the Review Options and expand it
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  3. In the Review options make sure that the Marks/Points option is selected in the locations you would like to be visible.
    1. Immediately After the Attempt – Show score the first two minutes after the student clicks submit and finish.
    2. Later, While The Quiz Is Still Open – Show the score after the quiz is taken.
    3. After The Quiz Is Closed – Shows the score after the quiz is set as closed. Note: If the quiz does not have a close date these settings will not occur.
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  4. Select Save And Return To Course when finished
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