Quiz: Setting up

This module allows the tutor to design and set quiz tests, consisting of multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions. These questions are kept in a categorised database, and can be re-used within courses and even between courses. Quizzes can allow multiple attempts. Each attempt is automatically marked, and the teacher can choose whether to give feedback or to show correct answers. This module includes grading facilities.

Example Usage

Can be used for both revision and assessment. The activity can be used to gain instant feedback on how the student is progressing with course content.

Setting up a quiz

  1. Go to front page of your course and click the Gear icon at top right of the screen. 
  2. Click Turn editing on.
  3. Go to the topic that you want to add the quiz activity to and click the Add an activity or resource link located at the right hand side.
  4. Choose Quiz from the Add an activity or resource pop up list.
  5. On the forum page click the expand all link.
  6. General: Give the quiz a name and description/introductory text.
  7. Timing: This is where you set quiz availability and time limits.
  8. Grade:  Grading methods.
  9. Layout: Choose how many questions will be displayed on each page.
  10. Question Behavior: Choose when feedback and marks will be given to students.
  11. Review options: Decide when and what information is given to a student during and after they have taken a quiz.
  12. Appearance:
  13. Extra restrictions on attempts: It is possible to secure access to the quiz by password and or IP.                                      
  14. Common module settings: You can choose to show/hide the resource. You can also make it available to groups if these have been set up.

Quiz: Adding questions

Once you have setup a quiz you will have to add questions.

  1. Click 'Edit quiz'.
  2. You will notice that your ‘Settings block’ updates and allows you to access existing questions along with being able to import and export questions. You can also set up new categories to save questions to.
  3. We can now start adding questions.
  4. Click 'add a question' and the question type pop up will appear.
  5. When you choose a question type a description will appear in the right hand column explaining what the question type is.

Quiz: Adding a multiple-choice question

The general information lets you know (or change) what category of questions that you are going to save your answer to. Give the question a name (this is for your use only and helps you identify questions in the bank/category). Add your question text.

  1. You can have multiple answer questions if you want and can choose to shuffle answers.
    This is helpful if multiple attempts are allowed.
  2. To add your possible answers (choices) you need to add answer text
  3. Select the grade awaded if this answer is chosen.
    If left set to 'none' Moodle will treat this as an incorrect answer. If multiple correct answers are allowed remember to share the mark across them)
  4. Feedback (optional), this is the feeback that can be provided if a user were to choose this answer.

You can add as many answers (choices) as required. Blank answers (choices) will be ignored by Moodle.

  1. Combined feedback allows you to offer general feedback to the completed quiz attempt (again this is optional)
  2. In Settings for multiple tries, you can apply penalties for multiple attempts to get a question correct.
  3. You can also add hints for incorrect attempts.
  4. Once you have completed you question save it.
  5. You can use the magnifying glass icon to view and test you question. When you have added more than one question it is possible to change the order of questions if required.