D2L Instructor Quiz Overview

This document will provide steps for establishing the properties of your quiz. This includes the name, point value, weight, category, and whether or not it is extra credit. The document will also include how to create the various question types for quizzes.

Basic Information:
This document will provide steps for establishing the properties of your quiz. This includes the name, point value, weight, category, and whether or not it is extra credit. The document will also include how to create the various question types for quizzes.

Creating a New Quiz:
Click the Quizzes Tab on the Main Navigation Bar
Click the New Quiz Button.  This will take you to the Quiz Properties screen.
On the Quiz Properties Screen, you can name the quiz, categorize it, and link it to a grade item.  If a category or grade item do not exist yet, you can also create them here by clicking [add category] or [add grade item].  You can select the maximum points, weight, and bonus points in the [add new grade item] screen.
Setting Quiz Restrictions:
Instructors can set quiz availability and release conditions by clicking the Restrictions Tab at the top of the Edit Quiz screen. On this screen, you can set the status as active/inactive, create  a start date, and end date. If an instructor would like assistance with setting time limits for students taking the quiz, consult with an HD2 and direct the client to the Learning Technology Center.

Edit Attempts Settings:
To change the number of times a student can attempt a quiz or which attempt gets graded, the instructor should click on the Attempts tab of the Edit Quiz page.  There will be a dropdown menu where they can select the number of attempts allowed and a dropdown containing options for overall grade calculation.

Creating Multiple Choice Questions:
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Click on the [Layout/Questions] tab of the Edit Quiz Screen.
Click on [Add/Edit Questions] under Quiz Layout
Choose Multiple choice question (MC) from the [New] dropdown menu
OPTIONAL: Enter a Title and change the number of Points for this question Click in the Question text area and type your question
OPTIONAL:  Click on [Add a file] to upload an image that will display along with the question text
OPTIONAL: Choose enumeration and style.  We recommend retaining the defaults.

Click the checkbox beside Randomize options to ensure that the answers appear in random order for each student 
Note: it is important to avoid answers such as all of the above and none of the above when randomizing, since the answers will not be displayed in the order you are typing them.
By default, there are four options (possible answers)
OPTIONAL:  Click on [Add Option] to increase the number of possible answers. Click on the [trash can] icon to the far right to remove one or more possible answers.
Click on each text box under the Value column heading and type each possible answer
Click on each dropdown menu under the Weightolumn heading and assign a percentage of the total points for this question.  For example, you may choose a weight of 100% for the correct answer and 0% for all incorrect answers.
Click [Save].  The list of the questions for this quiz will be displayed.

OPTIONAL:  Click on the [View] icon to see how the question will appear to the students, and how it will be graded.
OPTIONAL:  After completing a question, click on [Save and New] to save the current question and immediately begin creation of a new question without first returning to the question list.

OPTIONAL:  Alternatively, click on [Save and Copy] to save the current question and create an editable copy. This is particularly useful when creating a series of questions that are very similar.

Creating True/False Questions

 In the Edit Quiz screen, click the Layout/Questions Tab
 Click the [Add/Edit Questions] button and select True or False Question from the [New] dropdown menu.
 Click somewhere in the [Question Text] area and begin typing your question.  Click [Add a file] if you would like to upload an image with your text.
 Under the Value column heading, notice #1 is True and #2 is False.  Enter 100 in the weight field for correct answers and 0 for incorrect answers.
 Click Save

Creating Fill in the Blank Questions

In the Layout/Question tab, click the [Add/Edit Questions] button.  Click [New]
Select Fill in the Blank from the dropdown menu that appears.
Here, you have the option to select a title, assign points, and upload an image to accompany this question.  This is not required.
Click in the first [Text] area to type the portion of the question that preceeds the first fill-in-the-blank.  If the question begins with a blank, delete the first text area by clicking the trash can icon.
Blank #1 contains space for one answer by default.  Click [Add Answer] to increase the number of blanks. Create one space for each correct or partially correct answer for which students may receive credit.
You may assign different weights to each answer so students receive full or partial credit depending on what they enter.  You may have more than 1 completely correct answer.
Answers are not case sensitive by default.  It is not recommended that this option be changed.
Type the text or punctuation following the blank in the filed for Text #2 and click Save.
OPTIONAL:  Click on the [View] icon to see how the question will appear to the students, and how it will be graded.
OPTIONAL:  After completing a question, click on [Save and New] to save the current question and immediately begin creation of a new question without first returning to the question list.

OPTIONAL:  Alternatively, click on [Save and Copy] to save the current question and create an editable copy. This is particularly useful when creating a series of questions that are very similar.
Creating Essay Questions
Follow the same first steps above and select Long Answer Question from the New dropdown menu.
Click in the Question Text area and type your question.  You have the option to click [Add File] to upload an image that will display with the question.

Define the [Input Box] as 50 rows and 100 Columns
Select Allow HTML Editor to be used for responses
Click Save.
Previewing a Quiz
From the D2L course homepage, click on the Quizzes link in the navigation bar.
Click on the title of the quiz

Click on [Preview] in the dropdown menu next to the quiz title.
Click [Start Quiz!]
Click [OK] in the popup window.
OPTIONAL:  Select or enter answers and click [Save] after each question.
OPTIONAL:  Click on [Save all responses] and [Go to Submit Quiz], then [Submit Quiz].
Click [Yes] in the popup window to simulate the student submission experience.
OPTIONAL:  Click on [Exit Preview] to return to the Quiz List. 




Keywords:d2l, quiz, instructor, setup, create quiz, multiple choice, true, false, essay, quizzes, quiz answer   Doc ID:44711
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2014-11-05 10:40 CDTUpdated:2018-06-06 10:39 CDT
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