D2L - Create a Quiz

Last Updated: 05/06/2014

Overview

The following documentation goes through the process of constructing a quiz within Desire2Learn.

*Note: This documentation does not explain how to create different question types, just how to construct a quiz. To find out how to create the different question options please refer to the Creating Quiz Questions page.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

To jump to a specific quiz creation section click on an option below:

Properties
Attempts
Layout/Questions
Restrictions
Submission View

Step 1

Log into your course and from the Assesments drop-down menu click on Quizzes.

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Step 2

Click on the New Quiz button.

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Step 3

Type in your quiz name in the Name field.
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Step 4

In the General section of the Properties tab there are many options:

  • Category: If you have categories set up in your grade book, you can put your quiz into a category by selecting it from the Category: drop-down menu or create a category by clicking the [add category] link.
  • Grade Item: Link your quiz with a grade item by selecting it from the Grade Item: drop-down menu or create a grade item by clicking the [add grade item] link.
  • Auto Export to Grades: By checking this box you can have quiz scores automatically put in the grade book once graded. This is recommended for quizzes that are completely auto graded.
  • Add Rubric: You can add a pre-existing rubric to your quiz by clicking the Add Rubric button or create a new rubric by clicking the [Create Rubric in New Window] link.
  • Automatic Grade: Checking this box allows for a submission to be marked as graded upon completion
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Step 5

For the Option Advanced Properties section you may choose to:

  • Allow for Hints
  • Disbale the Chat feature of D2L for the duration of the quiz
  • Disable right-click mouse feature for the duration of the quiz
  • Add a quiz message
  • Add a header or a footer to a quiz
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Step 6

When finished setting your quiz properties, click the Restrictions tab.
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Step 7

Choose a Start Date: and an End Date: for your quiz. Also be sure to set your quiz as Active.

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Step 8

Choose if you would like to attach or create release conditions.

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Step 9

Choose your Timing Options:

  • Time Limit: Set an amount of time students have to complete the quiz, and choose whether to show the clock.
  • Grace Period: Choose the amount of time you will allow for a grace period before the quiz is late.
  • Late Submissions: Choose what options you would like for your late submissions.
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Step 10

Choose if you would like to allow for special access for a student or students to view/take the quiz early.

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Step 11

Click on the Attempts tab.
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Step 12

Choose how many attempts you would like to allow.

If you choose more than one, then define how you would like to evaluate the attempts: Highest Attempt, Lowest Attempt, Average of all Attempts, First Attempt, Last Attempt.

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Step 13

Click on the Submission View and change your Default View or Add Additional View, if you so choose.

For more information on adjusting the submission view, please visit the Set Quiz Submission View tutorial.

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Step 14

Click on the Layout/Questions tab.
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Step 15

Click on the Add/Edit Questions button.

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Step 16

Create a question by choosing a question type from the Create New drop-down menu and then click the Create New button.

*Note: To learn how to create different question types please visit the Creating Quiz Questions page.

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Step 17

You can also create question sections by choosing Section from the Create New drop-down menu, then clicking Create New.

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Step 18

You can put questions into sections by:

  • Creating a new question within a section by clicking the section, choosing a question type from the Create New drop-down menu and then clicking the Create New button.
  • For an existing question(s) click the box next to the question(s) and then click the Move Selected Items to a Section icon as shown to the left, then select which section to put the item(s) in.
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Step 19

You can also rearrange items by clicking the Order Questions/Items icon, as shown to the left.

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Step 20

Click on the Done.

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Step 21

Check the quiz layout for accuracy and define how many questions appear on each quiz page.

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Step 22

Click Save and Close and you quiz will be created.

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