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    Add and Edit Quiz Settings

    January 5th, 2022

    These are the settings that you will need to know when creating or editing a quiz. Example images can be found at the bottom of the article. 



    Many of these will already be selected by default.

    Add a Quiz

    Step 1

    Go to the week you want to add the Quiz to in the Table of Contents

    Step 2

    Click Create Learning Activity

    Step 3

    Click Quiz


    • Open Quiz: Enabled - Set the Start Date/Time for the Quiz
    • Close Quiz: Enabled - Set the Ending Date/Time for the Quiz
    • Time limit:  Enabled * - Set the time limit students have to complete the Quiz
    • When time expires: Open attempts are submitted automatically
    • Submission grace period: 0


    *If time limit is the same as the amount of time the quiz is open for, add this to the description:

    This quiz opens at the start of the class meeting and ends 30 minutes later. You have 30 minutes to complete it. However, if you start late, it will still close at the preset time. For example, if you start 5 minutes late, you will only have 25 minutes to complete it.


    • Attempts: 1


    • New Page: every question

    Question Behavior

    • Shuffle within questions:
      • Yes - Sets it so that answers in multiple-choice questions aren't always in the same order each time a student attempts the Quiz
      • No - Important for answers that need to stay in order (e.g. All of the above)
    • How questions behave: Deferred Feedback

    Review Options

    Leave defaults as is (important not to change)

    • If a student cannot see the quiz after taking it in Moodle make sure the Marks box is checked off under After the quiz is closed.

    The various pieces of information that can be controlled are:

    The attempt

    • Will show how the student responded to each question.

    Whether correct

    • Displays whether the students' response to each question is correct or incorrect.


    • 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 


    • Leave defaults as is

    Extra Restrictions on Attempts

    • Use password for proctored exams

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