How to Create a Quiz

1. On your module page, click Turn editing on.

2. In the relevant section, click Add an activity or resource, select Quiz from the list and click Add.

3. In the General section, enter a Name and a short description/instruction if required. 


4. In the Timing section:

  • Enable and select dates to Open the quiz and Close the quiz.
  • Enable and set a Time limit, if using.
  • Select the appropriate option for When time expires. Typically set to "Open attempts are submitted automatically"


5. In the Grade section:

  • Select the Grade category within the Gradebook where you want this assignment to belong.
  • Set the number of Attempts allowed, the Grade to pass, and, if multiple attempts are allowed, which Grading method to use.


6.  In the Layout section:

  • New page - from the drop-down menu select how many questions should be displayed per page, or have all questions appear on one page. Pagination can also be edited later on the Editing quiz page.
    Note: For long quizzes that may take a student close to the time limit to complete, we do not recommend placing all questions on a single page. Because answers are only logged by Moodle when students change pages, if all the question are on a single page, and a student fails to submit the quiz, the student may receive no credit at all. By default, if a student forgets to click submit, or runs out of time before clicking submit, Moodle force-submits a quiz and the student can get credit for answers logged in the system.
  • Click Show more and set the Navigation method, whether you want students to answer questions in any order or to force students to answer questions sequentially.


7.  In the Question behaviour section:

  • At Shuffle within questions, select whether you want multiple choice or matched question options randomised.
  • Select How questions behaveDeferred feedback (students must submit entire quiz before they see any grade or feedback) and Interactive with multiple tries (students submit each questions and get immediate feedback as they progress through the quiz) are the most common choices. For more information on the settings control, you may click on the  
  • If you allowed multiple attempts, click Show more and select Each attempt builds on the last, if you want each new quiz attempt to contain the results of the previous attempt. This allows students several attempts to complete a quiz.

8.  Under Review options, select what you want the student to be able to see when they view their attempt or report at various stages.

9.  In the Appearance section, make choices about how you want the quiz to display:

  • Do you want to Show the user's picture during the attempt, and on the review screen, to make it easier to check that they are logged in as themselves in an invigilated exam?
  • How many Decimal places in grades do you want to display to the students for this quiz?
  • How many Decimal places in grades do you want to display to the students for individual questions in this quiz?
  • Select whether you want the normal blocks to display during the student's quiz attempt.

10.  Safe Exam Browser - If enabled, students can only attempt the quiz using the Safe Exam Browser for added security. You may manually configure the options if you choose to enable this option. 

11. Extra restrictions on attempts 

  • Require password - you may specify a password that students must enter to attempt the quiz.
  • Require network address - this setting is to restrict access to the quiz to certain locations using IP addresses
  • Browser security - If enabled, the quiz will appear in a full-screen pop-up window that covers all the other windows and has no navigation controls and disables facilities like copy and paste.


11. Overall feedback: Enter the Feedback text the students will automatically see, depending on which range of scores they fall within, as defined by the grades or percentages in the Grade boundary fields.


12.  Once you have created the quiz, you may begin to add questions. Click Add a question.

13.  In the Choose a question type to add window, select the question type and click Add

  • For example, select Music Theory for music theory exercises.

14.  Select a question Category, enter a Question name and some Question text, then complete the remainder of the fields as required, clicking Help Help button for assistance if necessary.

15. Click Save changes

Last modified: Monday, 5 July 2021, 5:11 PM