Create a New Multiple Choice Quiz

The quiz tool is used to administer timed online tests. This article provides instructions for setting up an automatically graded test, using multiple choice, true or false, and multi-select question types. Quizzes set up using additional question types (such as the written response type) must be at least partially manually graded.

Create a New Quiz

  1. Click on Activities and then Quizzes from your course navigation bar.

  2. Click on the New Quiz button.

  3. Enter a quiz Name in the text box.
  4. Click on the Restrictions tab.

  5. Optionally, use the Start Date and End Date fields to set a range of time when students can take the quiz.

  6. You can use the Status field at any time to activate the quiz. While the quiz is set to inactive, students will not be able to see or take the quiz, regardless of the start and end dates set. 
  7. Click on the Assessment tab. 

  8. Under Automatic Grade, check the box for Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion.
  9. Choose a Grade Item from the dropdown menu. Click the add grade item link if you need to create an item. 
  10. Check the box for Allow automatic export to grades. 

  11. Under Attempts, choose the number of allowed attempts per student. 
  12. Click Save and Close. 

Create Quiz Questions

Now that you have your quiz settings configured, you can add questions. These instructions include how to set up a simple multiple choice quiz. 

  1. Click on Activities and then Quizzes from your course navigation bar.

  2. Find your quiz in the list, and click the menu to the right of the title. 

  3. Click on Edit from the list. 
  4. Click the Add/Edit Questions button, from the Quiz Questions section.

  5. Click the New button, and choose Multiple Choose Question (MC) from the list. 

  6. If you get a message about the new Quiz Creation Experience, click the Leave It On button. 
  7. Enter the Question Text in the text box.
  8. Enter Answers in the provided short answer fields. Use the Add Answer link to add additional answer options beyond the default four. 
  9. Check the circle next to the correct answer. 

  10. Enter a number into the Points box. It is possible to enter decimal values, but that can lead to rounding errors. Use a whole number for best results. 
  11. Click the menu on the Save button, and click Save and New from the list.

  12. Repeat steps 5-11 as needed to create your multiple choice quiz. Note that the total point value of your quiz is determined by the value of each quiz question, added together. 


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