This guide explains how to create and use the quiz activity.


What is the Quiz activity?

A quiz is a method of testing a students' knowledge around a particular subject area, quizzes can also be used for assessments. A quiz can be identified by the paper and red tick icon.

Creating the Quiz activity

Navigate to the module / course page that you want to add the Quiz activity to and ensure that you have editing enabled by clicking the "Turn editing on" button.

Image of the "Turn editing on" button.

Scroll down to the section on the page that you want to add the activity to and select 'Add an activity or resource' from the bottom right of that section.

From the pop-up window click on 'Quiz'.

Menu of Learning Space activities and resources.

Next you will need to provide a name for the quiz activity and a description, the latter could be used for explaining what happens if a student does not complete the quiz, or what to do if there are unable to. Finally select 'Save and display'.

Adding a name and description for a quiz.

Next, you can set the duration of time that the quiz is open for attempts. If start time isn't enabled then the quiz will be available immediately.

Setting the timings for a quiz.

The grading settings allows staff to set the grade required to pass and how many attempts students are allowed to complete the quiz.

Setting the pass grade and number of attempts.

The question behaviour settings allow staff to adjust items such as how questions and their answers are presented.

Setting the question behaviour.

The review options settings allow staff to adjust what components of the quiz students can see at various stages after completion.

Setting what review options a quiz will have.

The extra restrictions on attempts section offers functionality such as password protection for quizzes as well as setting delays between attempts.

Adding extra restrictions on attempts.

Finally, in the overall feedback section it is possible to set grade boundaries and show students specific feedback based on the results they achieved.

Question feedback options.

You have successfully created the settings for a quiz. Use the next section to find out how to add questions to a quiz.

Adding a question

To add a new question to a quiz, first ensure editing is enabled and then click on the title of the quiz on the right of the quiz icon.

Adding a new question.

Next, you should click the 'Edit quiz' button.

Editing a quiz.

To add a brand new question follow the guide in the section below alternatively read the following section to find out how to reuse questions from another quiz.

Adding new questions

Click the 'Add' dropdown and select '+ a new question'.

Adding a new question from a selection menu.

You are then able to choose the type of question that you want to add to the quiz, for example selecting "Multiple choice". Next click "Add".

Creating a question.

From this window you will need to add a "Question name" this is not the question itself but rather a unique identifier, "Question text" i.e. the question itself, "Default Mark" normally leave this at 1 and "General Feedback" for that question.

Choices in a multiple choice question type.

Finally for questions such as multiple choice questions, you need to add the choices that students can select and which is the correct answer by setting the grade to 100%.

Viewing the questions within a quiz.

Once you've clicked save, you will be returned to the previous screen where you can see all of the questions within the quiz.

Reusing a question from another quiz

In Learning Space it is possible to reuse questions from other quizzes within your module/course/resource page.

Note iconNote: It is not possible to access quiz questions from other modules/courses. 

To begin, click the 'Add' dropdown and select '+ from question bank'.

Adding a quiz question from the question bank.

You can either search for your question one page at a time or if you have arranged your questions into categories, you can select a question from a category using the 'Select a category' drop down. By default all quiz questions will appear together in a single category called "Default for [Name of Page]".

Then simply tick the checkbox for the question you would like to add to the quiz and click 'Add selected questions to the quiz'.

Editing and deleting questions

To edit or delete a question within a quiz, first select the title of the quiz on the right of the quiz icon. Next, click the cog dropdown and select "Edit quiz".

Editing an existing quiz.

From this screen you can view a list of all of the questions within the quiz. To edit a question, click the cog icon on the left of the question title. To delete a question, click the trash can icon on the left of the grade.

View a list of questions in an existing quiz.

After clicking the edit icon you will be able to view the editing screen which allows you to edit the question.

Editing a question.

Once you click save you will be returned to the list of questions.

Viewing results

To view the results of a quiz, first select the title of the quiz on the right of the quiz icon. Next, click the cog dropdown and select "Results". If any attempts have been made at an existing quiz the number of attempts, so far, will be indicated.

Viewing the results of a quiz.

By clicking through to the attempt(s) a student's achieved grade and the time they took to complete the quiz will be shown. To review the students attempt you can click "Review attempt" under the student's name.

Viewing a student's attempt at a quiz.

Here you can find more information about the student's attempt as well as being able to add any additional comments by selecting "Make comment or override mark".

Viewing the details of a student's attempt at a quiz.

Hyperlink iconThe student experience:

Please refer to the student guide for information about how students use the quiz activity.

Question mark iconFurther Support

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