The following video tutorial demonstrates how to build a new quiz with new quiz questions. Below the video is written instructions, and a breakdown of all the options you can include in your quiz.
First, log into MyCourses (D2L) and navigate to your course. Go to the Quizzes tab and click on the New Quiz button.
Main Content Area #
The main content area is where you name the quiz and add questions.
Name: The title of the Quiz.
Grade Out Of: You can choose to enter in the overall amount of points for the quiz here, or leave it blank and add points to the individual questions you will create.
Not in Grade Book: From this drop-down menu, you can choose to connect the quiz to an already existing grade item, or have it make an item in the grade book for you automatically.
Due Date: The final date & time students have to complete the quiz.
Description: Enter in any instructions you have for students to take the quiz. We recommend including information on the types of questions they can expect (Multiple Choice, Essay, etc.), what the quiz will cover, and more here.
Questions: This area is where you will add in your quiz questions. For more information, view our help article on how to build quiz questions.
Availability Dates & Conditions #
This menu is where you can add when students will be able to see the quiz in their course, and manage exemptions for students. See below for a breakdown of all features on this menu.
Start Date: This is the date students will be able to view the quiz.
End Date: The End Date is the last date/time students can open the quiz. Sometimes this causes issues with students being able to see their grade past the end date, so we recommend using the “Due Date” option in the main content area only.
Release Conditions: Require students to meet certain conditions before starting the exam. We discourage instructors from using these unless you first consult with a member of the eLearning team.
Special Access: This is where you can add exemptions for students. You can restrict which students can take the exam, extend the time for certain students, give them multiple attempts and more.
Password: You can prevent students from being able to view or take the quiz until they enter a password. You might use this if you only want students who attend an in-person class session to take a quiz.
IP Restrictions: You can restrict which students can take a quiz by their IP addresses. We don’t recommend using this option.
Timing & Display #
The second menu, called Timing & Display focuses on timing of the quiz.
Set Time Limit: Quizzes are automatically given an unlimited time limit. If you choose “Set time limit”, when that time limit expires, students will no longer be able to access the quiz.
Paging: You can choose whether you want questions to be displayed together, or if you want students to only have a few questions on each page.
Shuffle Quiz: You can have D2L shuffle questions so that questions will appear in a different order for each student.
Display: You can create hints for the quiz, and disable internal messaging within D2L. This will however, not prevent students from opening another window/application outside of D2L.
Header and Footer: You can have information appear in the header and footer of each page of a quiz.
Attempt & Completion #
Next is the Attempts & Completion menu where you can set how many attempts you want students to be able to take the quiz.
Attempts: D2L automatically sets quizzes to have 1 attempt only. If you want students to have more than one attempt, or unlimited attempts, you can change that here. If you do allow multiple attempts, you can also choose whether you want D2L to save the last attempt, the highest attempt, the lowest attempt, and more.
Category: If you want this quiz to appear in a certain grade book category, you can set that from this dropdown menu.
Notification Email: If you want to receive an email every time a student completes the quiz, enter in your email here. We don’t recommend this feature.
Evaluation & Feedback #
This menu is where you can determine whether you want D2L to auto-publish grades when a quiz is complete, and what students can see after they’re finished with the test.
Auto-publish attempt results immediately upon completion: With this feature turned on, the auto-evaluated attempt results will be published and appear to learners. Note: If questions cannot be graded automatically by the system (i.e. short answer, written response questions), those questions will be automatically scored with a zero until manual evaluation.
Synchronize to gradebook on publish: With this feature turned on, the learner’s grade will be automatically published to the grade book once it has been evaluated. This requires the quiz to be connected to the grade book.
When published, display to learners: When students submit the quiz, you can choose have them see their results immediately with the “Attempt grade” checkbox checked. You can also choose whether you want students to see the correct/incorrect answers to the questions with the “No questions” drop-down menu.
Learning Objectives: You can add in learning objectives that students can expect to achieve with this quiz.
Make sure to “Save and Close” the quiz when you’re finished creating your quiz.