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How do I create a quiz in D2L?

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Instructors can create a quiz in D2L.

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Written Instructions

Step 1: Create Quiz


  1. Login to D2L and navigate to the course in which the quiz will be located.
  2. From the Navigation bar, click Other Tools, then click Quizzes.
  3. Click New Quiz.

Step 2: Properties Tab

  1. Name the quiz.
  2. Category: (Optional) This allows instructors to group quizzes for increased organization. An instructor must click the add category button, create a category and click Save for a category to appear.
  3. Click Add/Edit Questions button
    • New quiz questions can be written manually by clicking the New button and selecting question type
    • Quiz questions can also be imported from the Question Library or a text document.  
    • To create a Random Quiz, first create a random section.  Click the title of the random section to open the folder, then import questions.
  4. Description/Introduction:  Text can be added in either one of these areas.  Both appear on the informational page students see before taking a quiz.  To add text, type into space providedand click the radio button for On to make the text appear on the quiz.
  5. Page Header/Footer:  Text can be added in either one of these areas.  Text will appear at the top or bottom of every page in the quiz.  To add text, type into the space provided and click the radio button for On to make text appear in the quiz.
  6. Optional Advanced Properties:
    • Allow Hints:  You can choose to provide hints for questions.  Hints are added when creating questions, but in order for hints to appear in the quiz, this checkbox needs to be checked.
    • Disable Right Click:  Disabling right click is meant to make it harder for students to copy the text of questions.  However there is nothing stopping them from taking out their phone and taking a photo.
    • Disable Pager and Alerts:  The pager feature is not used in UW System instances of D2L, so this option is non-functional.
    • Notification Email: enter email address(es) in this field to receive notification when a quiz has been submitted.

Step 3: Restrictions Tab

  1. Status: The satus conrols the visibility of the quiz.  If set to inactive the students will not see the quiz listed on their quizzes page.  Always set a quiz to active in order for students to take the quiz.
  2. Dates: Instructors can adjust the window of time the student has to take the quiz. Click the start and end date box and select the desired times. Click Display in Calendar and the quiz will appear in the D2L Calendar. (Note: The status MUST be Active for dates to take effect.) 
  3. Additional Release Conditions: Release conditions prevent students from taking a quiz unless another action/task has been met.  Please see our FAQ on Release Conditions for more information.
  4. Optional Advanced Restrictions: (Optional) Instructors can require a password or restrict the IP address the student uses to access the quiz.
  5. Timing: Give a time limit and a grace period to the quiz.  Click "enforced" to enact one of the Late Submission Actions (described below).
  6. Late Submissions: Select one option for student quizzes that exceed the time limit.
    •  Allow normal submission:  (recommended)  If a student exceeds the time limit and grace period, they are allowed to submit a quiz, but it is flagged as "late".
    • Use Late Limit of X minutes: If a student exceeds the time limit, the grace period and the late limit, they receive a 0 on the quiz.
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  7. Advanced Availability: If someone should need access to the quiz, select one of the options and Add Users to Special Access so they can access the quiz.

  1. ePortfolio Artifacts: This option allows students to add the quiz as an artifact into their ePortfolio. This is especially useful if the instructor has attached a rubric.
  2. Optional Advanced Properties: Instructors can allow hints, disable right-clicking to deter students from printing quizzes, and disable D2L alerts while student is taking a quiz. 
  3. Messages: Instructors can compose a description and an introduction for students to read before taking the quiz.  Note: "On" must be selected for these messages to appear to the students.
  4. Page Header/Footer: Another optional step allowing instructors to give information at the head or foot of each quiz page. 
  1. In the "Restrictions" tab:
  2. Grade Item: A grade item can be attached to this quiz. For more information on grade items, see: 
  3. Allow Export to Grades: (This requires that a grade item is associated with the quiz.) The system can send auto-graded attempt scores directly to the grade book. 
  4. Rubrics: (Optional) Instructors have the option of including a rubric to a quiz.
  5. Automatic Grade: This optional property allows quiz to be set as graded immediately upon completion.
    • Status: This MUST be marked Active or students will NOT be able to view the quiz at all.
    • Dates: Instructors can adjust the time that the quiz is active/ available. Click the start and end date box and select the desired times. Click Display in Calendar and the quiz will appear in the D2L Calendar. (Note: The status MUST be Active for this to work.) For more information on the calendar, see How do I set due dates for homework posted in D2L?
    • Additional Release Conditions: This means that students must complete a variety of tasks prior to seeing the quiz.  If students do not meet whatever requirements selected under Create and Attach, they will not be able to view or take the quiz.
    • Optional Advanced Restrictions: Instructors can create a password or enter their IP address so that others may or may not be able to edit this quiz as well.
    • Timing: Give a time limit and a grace period to the quiz.
    • Late Submissions: Select one option for student quizzes that exceed the time limit. 
    • Advanced Availability: If someone should need access to the quiz, select one of the options and Add Users to Special Access so they can access the quiz. 
  6. In the "Attempts" tab:
    • Attempts Allowed: Select the desired number of attempts that students can have to take the quiz.
    • Overall Grade Calculation: Instructors can choose Highest Attempt, Lowest Attempt, Average of all Attempts, First Attempt, or Last Attempt as options for how or what quiz to grade. 

Step 2: Building the Quiz


  1. In the "Layout/Questions" tab, click Add/Edit Questions.

IMPORTING A QUIZ:

    1. Click Import. 
    2. Select the Import Source and Source File.
    3. Click Save.

For more information on importing quiz questions, see the following link:


    A QUIZ WITH MULTIPLE SECTIONS:

      1. Click New.
      2. Click Section.
      3. Give the section a name.
      4. Add the optional messages and images if desired.
      5. Select the desired display options.
      6. Click Save.
      7. A list of sections will appear. To add questions to a section, click on the blue title of the desired section, then click New and the desired question type. Create the question and click Save and New to add another question.


    A QUIZ WITHOUT SECTIONS:

      1. Click New.
      2. Select the desired question type.
      3. Create the question and click Save and New to add another question.

    For more information on editing and creating a quiz, see: 
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