Adding a Quiz in my Course

The quiz is basically a set of questions presented to the learner which may be automatically marked by Moodle or graded later by the teacher. 

The questions may be in sentence or number form or contain various media such as video or sound. 

They do not all need to be the same type of questions: 

  • a quiz may contain multiple choice, matching, essays (teacher-graded) and calculated.
  • Feedback may be given at any or all stages of the process.

Step 1: Turn on the “Course editing on” 

(T/N: if you are already in the editing mode, you can skip this step)

Step 2: To add the page click on  the activity and resources pop-up list will appear.

The activity and resources pop-up list will appear and click on the “Quiz” and then click “Add”

Step 2. Set you Quiz “Grade”, “Timing” and “Question behavior”

(These settings are set by default.)

Step 3: Set the “Review Option”

For this setting please follow the screenshot below.

TIP: This section controls what information students will be shown when they review their past attempts at the quiz, and during the attempt in adaptive mode. It is a matrix with check boxes.

The various pieces of information that can be controlled are:

The attempt: Will show how the student responded to each question Displays whether the students response to each question.

Marks: Reveals the marks awarded to the student and the grade for the quiz.

Specific feedback: Will show the feedback for the response to the answer as set when adding the question to the quiz. Each response to a question can have feedback for both correct and incorrect answers.

General feedback: Displays the general feedback for the whole question as set when adding the question to the quiz. You can use the general feedback to give students some background to what knowledge the question was testing.

Right answer: Reveals the correct answer to each question, whether the student answered correctly or not 

Overall feedback Displays feedback for the entire quiz as set in the quiz settings

For each of the above items, you can determine the time frame when the students will see them:

During the attempt: is only available when ‘How questions behave’ has been set to ‘Immediate feedback’, ‘Immediate feedback with CBM’ and ‘Interactive with multiple tries’. If set to one of these options then a ‘Check’ button will appear below the answer and when clicked the student will submit that response and then receive immediate feedback.

Immediately after the attempt: means within 2 minutes of the student clicking “submit all and finish”.

Later, while the quiz is still open means after 2 minutes, but before the close date (if the quiz does not have a close date, this phase never ends).

Note: Leave “Appearance” setting as it is set by default

Step 4: Extra restrictions on attempts (Optional)

Require password

This field is optional.

If you specify a password in here then participants must enter the same password before they are allowed to make an attempt on the quiz. This is useful to give only a selected group of students access to the quiz.

Step 5: Overall feedback

Overall feedback is shown to a student after they have completed an attempt at the quiz. The text that is shown can depend on the grade the student got.

For example, if you entered:

  • Grade boundary: 100%
  • Feedback: “Well done”
  • Grade boundary: 40%
  • Feedback: “Please study this week’s work again”
  • Grade boundary: 0%

Then students who score between 100% and 40% will see the “Well done” message, and those who score between 39.99% and 0% will see “Please study this week’s work again”. That is, the grade boundaries define ranges of grades, and each feedback string is displayed to scores within the appropriate range.

Grade boundaries can be specified either as a percentage, for example “31.41%”, or as a number, for example “7”. If your quiz is out of 10 marks, a grade boundary of 7 means 7/10 or better.

Note that the maximum and minimum grade boundaries (100% and 0%) are set automatically.

You can set as many or as few grade boundaries as you wish. The form allows you up to 5 ranges at first, but you can add more by clicking the “Add 3 fields to form” button underneath.

If you’re getting confusing error messages about a boundary being out of sequence (when it’s obviously *in* sequence), or “boundaries must be between 0% and 100%” (and they are) — check that the Maximum Grade for this quiz is set to something greater than zero.

Step 6: Common module settings

Group mode: Here you can choose whether the quiz should be organized by group. This only has an effect on the review screens of the teachers where it determines which groups of students they see.

Visible to students: Determines whether the quiz will be visible to students. If you are still in the process of setting up the quiz then it is highly advisable to leave this set to ‘Hide’. Otherwise students might view or even attempt the quiz before it is tested and ready. This setting is common to all activities and can also be toggled by clicking on the eye icon behind the activity’s name on the course page.

Step 7: Set the “Restrict Access” and “Activity Completion” 

Restrict access – allows the teacher to set open and closed dates

Step 8: Save

Choose either to “Save and return” to go back to your course, or “Save and display” to go to the next screen.

Step 9: In the course page. Open your quiz that you just created to add the  questions.

Click edit quiz and you will see page below;

Step 10: Click edit quiz and a question type list will pop-up

Choose your question type and click “Add” Then start to fill in your question details.

Step 11: Save

Choose either to “Save and continue editing” to continue adding your questions, or “Save” to go to the next screen.