How do I add a Quiz?

You will learn how to add a Quiz activity to your course in TITANium.

The Quiz activity can be used in multiple ways. Most instructors use it for summative assessments, but it can be used to present content with learning checks; it can be used to quiz students before the class lecture, so the instructor can do a quick review and then address the specific topics where students scored low (formative assessment). Other uses are also possible.

Follow these steps to learn how to add a quiz to your course.

1. Enter your course.

course main page

2. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected.

3. Select Turn editing on.

 Turn editing on link is selected

4. Click on Add an activity or resource.

Scroll down to the Topic section where you want to put the quiz.

Add an activity or resource link is selected.

5. Select Quiz.

 Quiz radio button is selected.

6. Click on Add.

Add button is selected.

7. Type a title.

name field is selected.

8. Type a Description.

You can add images, video, audio and formatted text to almost any textbox within an activity or resource.

Description field is selected.
9. Adjust the Timing settings.
Timing settings options

9.1. Add open and close dates if desired.

Click the checkbox to the left of the word "Enable", then set the open and close dates and times. Open and Close dates are not required, but the Close date does affect the Review options section below.

Timing section

9.2. Set a time limit if desired.

For a quiz or exam, a tight time limit may discourage cheating because the student doesn't have enough time to look up answers via the internet, but may encourage a student to work with a partner.

Minutes selected from dropdown menu.

9.3. Click on Show more..

 Show more.. link is selected.

9.4. Select 'Open attempts are submitted automatically'.

There are three choices for what happens when a timer expires:

Open attempts are submitted automatically is generally the best and the recommended choice because when the timer expires, the quiz closes and all of the non-manually graded question types are graded. Manually graded questions include Essay questions, for example.

There is a grade period when open attempts can be submitted, but no more questions answered allows students to view the quiz until the grace period expires, if enabled. Although students can view their responses, they cannot make any changes to them.

Attempts must be submitted before the time expires, or they are not counted closes the attempt when the timer expires, but the questions are not grades. This choice is not recommended unless you like to add a lot of extra work for yourself. In other words, you would have to grade every single question one by one on a piece of paper.

'Open attempts are submitted automatically' is selected

9.5. Select a Submission grace period is if desired.

The Submission grace period is only available, if you have selected to allow a grade period when the timer expires, which requires that you first set a Timer.

Days is selected from the dropdown menu.
10. Adjust the Grade settings.
Adjust the Grade settings.

10.1. Select a Grade category if desired.

In order to select a Grade category, you must first create one or more categories in the Gradebook.

Select a Grade category if desired.

10.2. Set a Grade to pass.

The default for the Grade to pass is 0.00. The Grade to pass  setting will allow you to automatically set a given activity to be  marked as "Complete"; thus, allowing a student to go on to the next  activity or resource.

The screenshot below shows a Grade to pass of 8.00. This would  represent 80% of a 10-point quiz, as an example. So, the student would  need 80% score to pass the quiz.

Set a Grade to pass.

The student's grade in the Grader report will display in red if it does not meet the Grade to pass. If it does meet the Grade to pass, it will  be in green.

10.3. Set the allowed number of attempts.

For most uses for a Quiz activity, the Attempts allowed  will be 1 because the activity is being used as a summative assessment.  However, there are times when more than one attempt is desired, so use  the dropdown to select the desired number of attempts.

Set the allowed number of attempts.

10.4. Select a Grading method.

Only if 2 or more attempts are allowed in the Attempts allowed field, would the Grading method field become active.

You can choose:

Highest grade will enter only the highest attempt in  the gradebook. If the student takes multiple attempts, only the highest  will display in the gradebook. All attempts will still be shown in the  Quiz Results page.

Average grade will average the score of the attempts and report that score to the gradebook.

First attempt will only record the first attempt in  the gradebook. However, all of the attempts will still be recorded in  the Quiz Results page.

Last attempt will record only the score of the latest attempt in the gradebook whether it is the highest or not.

Select a Grading method.
11. Adjust the Layout settings.
Adjust the Layout settings.

11.1. Select how many questions to display per page.

In general one question per page is recommended, so that it is more difficult for students to cheat.

Select how many questions to display per page.

11.2. Click on Show more..

Click on Show more..

11.3. Select the type of navigation.

There are two types of navigation:

Free is the default and allows the student to go back and forth anyway within a quiz as long as there is still time on the Timer.

Sequential requires that the student answer each question as it is encountered in the quiz.

Select the type of navigation.
12. Adjust the Question behavior settings.
Adjust the Question behavior settings.

12.1. Decide whether to set the answer choices to shuffle within each question.

This choice is about shuffling the answers within each question, not shuffling the order of the questions. However, in questions where you have set the answers to not shuffle, those answers will not shuffle whether this setting set to Yes or No.

Don't shuffle answers for questions where you have created answer choices like "All of the above" or "None of the above" or "A and C", etc.

Decide whether to set the answer choices to shuffle within each question.

12.2. Decide on the type of feedback students should receive.

Read the Moodle docs page for detailed information about How questions behave.

Deferred feedback is the default setting and allows student to see their quiz score after they have finished the attempt (if the the Review options are set to allow that).

Decide on the type of feedback students should receive.

12.3. Click on Show more..

Click on Show more..

12.4. Select whether to allow question redos.

A question redo option is only available for immediate types of feedback, such as Immediate feedback or Interactive with multiple tries.

Select whether to allow question redos.

12.5. Select whether attempts build upon previous attempts.

If you are allowing 2 or more attempts at a quiz, then you can choose whether an attempt builds upon a previous attempt. The default is set to No.

Select whether attempts build upon previous attempts.
13. Adjust the Review options settings.

In this section you can adjust which information a student sees during and after the quiz.

Adjust the Review options settings.

13.1. During the attempt

The default is to allow the student to only view The attempt. This means that students can see the questions and answer them, but they do not know whether the answer is correct or their score or any other feedback.

The following options are available:

The attempt will allow the student to see the questions. It must be checked; otherwise, nothing will be visible to the student.

Whether correct allows the student to see if their answer choice is correct or not. And is needed if immediate feedback is being used in the quiz.

Points shows the student their score.

Specific feedback provides feedback at the answer-level, if you have provided any when creating the question.

General feedback provides feedback at the question-level, if you have provide any when creating the question.

Right answer shows the correct answer for each question already answered.

Overall feedback shows feedback at the end of the attempt based on the score range, if you have set that up.

During the attempt

13.2. Immediately after the attempt

Points is checked by default. Select the information you want students to view immediately after having completed the quiz.

Immediately after the attempt

13.3. Later, while the quiz is still open

Points is checked by default. Select the information you want students to view 2 minutes after having completed the quiz.

Later, while the quiz is still open

13.4. After the quiz is closed

Points is checked by default. Select the information you want students to view after the Close the quiz date and time has past. If you do not set a date for the Close the quiz setting, then this setting here will never take effect.

If Points is unchecked, then the students will not see their score within the Quiz, nor within the User report (Grades).

After the quiz is closed
14. Adjust the Appearance settings.
Adjust the Appearance settings.

14.1. Select whether to show the student's image.

Select whether to show the student's picture.

14.2. Select the number of decimal points.

Two decimal points is the default, which is also the default for the gradebook.

Select the number of decimal points.

14.3. Click on Show more..

Click on Show more..

14.4. Set the decimal place in question grades.

The default is to have the individual question grades display in the quiz results page the same as for the gradebook overall.

Set the decimal place in question grades.

14.5. Decide whether to show the course blocks.

Decide whether to show the course blocks.
15. Adjust the Extra restrictions on attempts settings.
Adjust the Extra restrictions on attempts settings.

15.1. Click on Show more..

Click on Show more..

15.2. Type a password if desired.

The Require password field is useful if you are using an online proctoring service such as ProctorU or Proctorio. You provide the company with the password. Students cannot take the quiz without the proctor entering the password.

Type a password if desired.

15.3. Type a network sub-net or other IP address if desired.

This field allows you to specify a particular sub-net or a full IP, so that, for example, students would have to be in a specific computer lab in order to take the quiz.

Type a network sub-net or other IP address if desired.

15.4. Enable a time delay if allowing multiple attempts.

If you are allowing multiple attempts and do not want the student to take a new attempt directly after finishing a previous attempt, you can set the number of minutes, hours or days which must elapse before a new attempt can be made.

Enable a time delay if allowing multiple attempts.

15.5. Set Browser security if desired.

Setting the Browser security to open the quiz in a new pop up window will almost certainly be blocked by the student's web browser.

You will need to tell students to override their web browser popup setting if you enable Browser security.

Set Browser security if desired.

15.6. Leave Offline quizzing set to No.

Leave Offline quizzing set to No.
16. Adjust the Overall feedback settings.

Note: for this Overall feedback to display after a quiz has been finished and submitted by a student, the Overall feedback field in the Review options section must be checked.

Adjust the Overall feedback settings.

16.1. Click on Add 3 more feedback fields.

Click on Add 3 more feedback fields.

16.2. Type text and a Grade boundary.

Type text and a Grade boundary.

16.3. Continue with the other Grade boundaries.

In this sample quiz, the students must obtain at least 80% to demonstrate mastery and to move on to the next activity.

Continue with the other Grade boundaries.
18. Adjust the Restrict access settings.

Read this guide to learn about using Restrict access - limiting a student's ability to view or access activities, resources, topic sections, etc.

21. Click on Save and display.

Click on Save and display.

22. Click on Edit quiz.

Click on Edit quiz.

23. Type the Maximum grade.

10 is the default. For best results in the gradebook, use integers.

Type the Maximum grade.

24. Click on Save.

Click on Save.

25. Tick the box for Shuffle.

Shuffle will present the questions to the students in a random order.

Tick the box for Shuffle.

26. Click on Add.

Click on Add.

27. Select a random question.

In this demonstration we are adding questions which have already been created.

There are three choices:

A new question allows you to create the question now. This choice is good if you do not have any questions yet created.

From question bank allows you to select one or more questions you have previously imported or created. This choice is good for when you want to do some statistics on how the students do on the Quiz.

A random question allows you to select one or more questions you have previously imported or created. This choice is good if you want to pull a certain number of questions from a larger pool of questions. For example, you have created 70 questions but will only test 50. This can help reduce cheating.

Select a random question.

28. Select the category where the questions are located.

Select the category where the questions are located.

29. Check the box to include questions from subcategories.

This is only needed if you have subcategories that you want to include.

Check the box to include questions from subcategories.

30. Select the Number of random questions.

For example, if you want to have a Quiz with 5 questions, but you have created 10, then no two students are going to get the same questions in the same order. This is a good preventative measure to discourage students from collaborating on Quizzes.

Select 10 for the Number of random questions.

31. Click on Add random question.

Click on Add random question.

32. Now the Edit quiz page shows that there are now 5 questions.

Since there are only 5 questions, but the Quiz is worth 10 points, the value of each question is 2 points.  Each question is located on a separate page. 5 questions, 5 pages.

Now the Editing quiz page shows that there are now 10 questions.
Click on the link to the quiz.

34. Click on the Gear icon and select Preview.

Click on the Gear icon and select Preview.

35. You can now preview the quiz.

Preview allows you to navigate the quiz as a student would.

You can now preview the quiz.

36. Student scores will report to the Grades.

A gradebook column will be created automatically when you create a Quiz activity. The student scores will be listed.

Student scores will report to the Grades.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to create a quiz in your course in TITANium.