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Instructors - Creating and Managing Online Quizzes

Overview of question types

There are six types of question that you can add in an online quiz.

  1. Fill in the blank (FiB): The Fill in the Blank question type consists of a phrase, sentence or paragraph with a blank space indicating where the learner needs to type in the missing word(s). You can add options to create a question with multiple answers. The answers given by a learner are scored based on whether the learner's answer matches the correct answer. You can configure the FiB question to display choices to the learner for each blank. You can choose on whether or not the answer entered by the learner should be case sensitive.
  2. Match the following: The Match the Following question allow learners to match items in one column to items in another column. Example: you can set your question to have a list of countries in one column and the list of capital cities in another column. Then, learners will match each country with the appropriate capital city. If a learner answered part of the question correctly, he/she will be given partial scores. Example: if the question is for 10 points and a learner manages to get half of the matches right, he/she will receive 5 points.
  3. Multiple Choice Question (MCQ): The Multiple Choice Question allow learners to choose the right answer from the list of choices. The MCQ can be set to have one or more correct answers.
  4. One word (OW): The One Word question allow learners to type in the correct answer in one word. The common example of this type of question is in mathematics where a learner needs to type in the correct answer. You can enter a list of possible right answers. If learners enter any one of the options, then he/she gets the question right.
  5. Open-ended: The Open-ended question allow learners to upload a file or type out the answer in a text box. You can limit the number of characters or words for submission. Built-in annotation tools let you to view and annotate document submissions. This question has to be graded manually, unlike other question types.
  6. True/False (T/F): The True/False question allows a learner to select either true or false as a response. There can be no other choices for this question type.
Overview of question types

Adding an Online Quiz

1. Click Assessments of the classroom in which you want to add an Online Quiz (FiB type).

Adding an Online Quiz

2. Click Add Online Quiz.

3. Type in a suitable title for the online quiz and click Add a Question.

4. Add the required type of Online Quiz question (you have a variety to choose from!)

5. You can give feedback to learners when they answer the question. Type your feedback in the Right Feedback and Wrong Feedback text box. Then, click Add Question to save the question.

6. You can configure the assessment settings as required. Click Published to publish the online quiz, and the learners will have access to attempt it. If you do not want to publish the online quiz, click Draft.

Note: You can send notification to users with whom this online quiz is shared via bulletin board or via email. Tick Send notification and then tick the required mode of notification (Via Bulletin Board or Via Email).

7. Click Save to save the online quiz.

Adding a Fill In The Blank (FiB) question

1. Click FiB.

Adding a Fill In The Blank (FiB) question

2. A pop-up window opens. Type in the full sentence/question along with its answer.

3. Optionally, you can insert an image or embed a video by clicking Insert.

4. Highlight the word or phrase that needs to be made a blank and click FiB.

5. The answer will be converted into a blank and will be added as a right answer under Blank details.

6. To add  new options, click Add Option. Tick multiple options to allow more than one correct answer. These options are displayed to the learner to choose from for the given blank.

7. Enter the score as required. If you want to set the correct answer to be case-sensitive, tick Case-sensitive comparison.

8. The FiB question will be added.

Note: FIB question can have multiple blanks. It's not necessary to have only one blank.

Adding a MCQ

1. Click MCQ.

Adding a MCQ

2. A pop-up window opens. Type in your question.

3. Click Insert to insert an image or embed a code/video to the question.

4. Type in the options for the MCQ and tick before the correct option. You can also add more options by clicking Add Option. Minimum two options are required.

5. Any new options that you add can be deleted.

6. The MCQ will be added.

Adding a Match the Following question

1. Click Match the Following.

Adding a Match the Following question

2. A pop-up window opens. Type in your question.

3. Click Insert to insert an image or embed a code/video to the question.

4. Enter two or more choices with their respective matching choices in the same row (they will be shuffled when displayed to the learner). Click Add another row to add more choices to match. Minimum of three rows are required for Match the Following. You can delete the additional rows that you have added.

5. The match the following question will be added.

Adding a One Word (OW) question

1. Click OW.

Adding a One Word (OW) question

2. A pop-up window opens. Type in your question.

3. Optionally, you can insert an image or embed a video by clicking Insert.

4. Type in the correct one word answer in the text box.

5. Click Add Option to add the more options. If you want to set the correct answer to be case-sensitive, tick Case-sensitive comparison.

Note: Learner will get the question right, if he/she enters any one of the options that you have provided.

6. The OW question will be added.

Adding an Open-ended question

1. Click Open-ended icon.

Adding an Open-ended question

2. A pop-up window opens. Type in your question.

3. Click Insert to insert an image or embed a code/video to the question.

4. Enable Textual submission to allow learners to type their answers in the text box. Tick Limit the number of characters and set the maximum limit of characters that can be used to answer the question. Tick Show rich text editor if you want to allow the learner to submit the answer as HTML content. If Show rich text editor is not enabled, then the user will have to enter plain text as the answer (assuming Textual submission is enabled).

5. Enable File Submission to allow learners to upload a document for this question. Click Add Question.

6. The open-ended question will be added.

Adding a True/False (T-F) question

1. Click T/F.

Adding a True/False (T-F) question

2. A pop-up window opens. Type in your question.

3. Click Insert to insert an image or embed a code/video to the question.

4. Enable the correct answer (true or false).

5. The T/F question will be added.

Reordering questions

1. Click Assessments of the required classroom.

Reordering questions

2. Click ellipsis (...) of the online quiz in which you want to re-order the questions.

3. Select Edit from the drop-down menu.

4. On the edit page, click on the required question. Drag and drop it in the required position.

5. Once you click the Save button, the new order of questions will be saved.

Adjusting question scores

1. Click Assessments of the required classroom.

Adjusting question scores

2. Click ellipsis (...) to the right of the quiz you want to edit. Then select Edit.

3. Click and select the existing score in the score column of the required question.

Note 1: This method of adjusting scores is not applicable in case Fill in the blanks types questions. Refer to step 6 onwards for adjusting scores in Fill in the blanks.

Note 2: You will not be able to update the question’s score if at least one learner has made the submission.

4.  Enter the new score as per your requirement.

5. Click Save to save the quiz.

6. To adjust scores in FiB, click the required FiB.

7. Click the options.

8. Adjust the scores accordingly by manually entering the marks or by using the up-down buttons.

9. Click Done. Don't worry about saving the quiz; it will be auto-saved when you edit any question in the quiz.

10. The scores of the quiz will be adjusted as per your requirement.

Saving an online quiz as draft

As an instructor you sometimes would want to create a quiz in advance and save it as a draft which would mean that the learners will not have access to attempt it. For this you can save a quiz as draft. Refer to the following steps.

2. Click Draft.

 

3. You don't need to worry about saving the quiz; it will be autosaved after you make any changes in it (adding, deleting or editing a question). Relax and wait for the right moment to test your learners!

Note: Click Published to publish the online quiz, and the learners will have access to attempt it.

4. You can access the drafted quiz from the assessments landing page. It will have a Draft label.

Setting a deadline for an online quiz

2. Click and open the Publishing Options pane.

3. Select the Deadline date and time. It is the date and time until which the learners will have access to attempt the quiz.

4. Click Save.

5. You will be able to see the quiz deadline on the quiz landing page.

Online Quiz settings

While adding an Online Quiz you can configure the quiz settings as per your requirements. The quiz settings include Info, Publishing Options, Sharing, Submission, Scores and Power-ups panes. You will learn about these settings in this article.

Note: You can also change the settings of a quiz later while editing it.

Online Quiz settings

1. Click and expand Info pane.

2. Add relevant instruction, if any for the quiz takers in the Instructions box.

3. Tick Competency-based assessment to make the assessment as a competency-based assessment.

Note: A competency-based assessment will show up in the Competency Report for the classrooms it has been shared with.

4. Click and expand Publishing Options pane.

5. Set the Publish On date and time. This will be the time after which the quiz will be accessible for the learners to take.

Note: You can only set the current or future date and time for publishing a quiz.

6. Similarly, you can set a deadline for an online quiz.

7. Click Allow late submission to allow the learners to take this quiz even after the deadline has passed. Show some love!

8. Click and expand Sharing pane.

9. Select the required classroom with which you want to share your quiz. You can choose from the list of My classrooms. My classrooms refers to the classrooms created by you.

10. Click Not shared to Assessment Bank to make it visible in assessment bank; the icon will turn green and the label will state Shared to Assessment Bank. The assessments which are visible in assessment bank can be copied by other authorized users.

11. Click and expand Submission pane.

12. Enable Allow group submissions. The icon will turn green.

13. Enable Time Limit to set a time limit.

14. Enable View scores immediately to view scores of the quiz immediately.

Note: Scores can be viewed immediately only in the case of auto-graded questions (open-ended questions are not auto-evaluated).

15. Set the number of attempts you want to allow for a learner to take this quiz. Enter the number manually under No. of submissions box.

Note: In case you want a learner to be able to take this quiz unlimited times, enter '0' as the No. of submissions.

16. Click and expand Scores pane.

17. Click Not for evaluation icon.  

18. The icon will turn green and the scores for this quiz will be considered for evaluation. Enter the weightage that you want to give to this quiz in all the classrooms that it is shared with.

19. Click and expand Power-ups pane.

20. Using Power-ups you can choose to show a subset of questions, or shuffle order of questions of the quiz.

Editing an Online Quiz

1. Click Assessments of the required classroom.

Editing an Online Quiz

2. Click ellipsis (...) of the required online quiz.

3. Select Edit from the drop-down menu.

4. On the quiz edit page, make the required changes in the questions and/or the quiz settings and click Save.

Note: Quiz will be auto-saved in case you edit any question in the quiz. There you go!

Creating quiz by selecting questions from question bank

You can use create a new quiz by using the questions created by other instructors that are shared in the Question Bank.

1. Click Locker on the top navigation bar and select Question Bank.

2. Click Add under the Select column corresponding to the question that you want to use.

3. The question will be added and the label will change to Remove.  In case you change your mind click Remove to remove the added question. You can add one more questions from public assessments of different classrooms.

Note: You can also filter questions by Tags.

4. Select the required classroom in which a new assessment with the chosen questions will be created.

5. Click Create Assessment now.

6. A confirmation message appears stating the successful addition of the required number of questions  The required questions will be added to the quiz.

7. Enter the title of the quiz as per your requirement.

8. Click Save.

9. The quiz will be saved. Publish the quiz as per your convenience.

Note: The Quiz will be available for users to attempt only when it is published.

10. Quiz will be available for you to access from the Assessments landing page.

Note: The Quiz will be in draft mode (with a Draft label) until you publish it.

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