About the Quizzes Tool

The Quizzes tool enables you to create and manage points-measured assessments. As part of your quantifiable assessment procedures, you can use quizzes to help evaluate students’ learning progress toward learning outcomes. Quizzes can be automatically linked with the Grades tool, learning objectives or a rubric. There are multiple setup options to control number of attempts, security, special access, and more.

Once you receive completed quizzes from students, you can view quiz statistics such as grade distribution, grade average, question statistics, and user statistics on the Statistics page.

Note: Likert questions are unavailable for quizzes. You can only access Likert questions through the Surveys tool and Question Library.

Why Use the Quizzes Tool?

Use Quizzes in your course to:

  • Perform ongoing assessment of learner understanding.
  • Create formative and summative assessments.
  • Target a range of learning styles by providing a variety of question types and multimedia.
  • Collect assessment data to measure instruction effectiveness.
  • Share feedback in a timely and effective manner.

What Tools Interact with Quizzes?

Quizzes interact with a variety of tools. These tools include:

  • Content: Quizzes are seamlessly integrated within the Content tool, allowing students to participate in quizzes without ever having to leave Content.
  • Grades
  • Class Progress

Instructor Tips & Best Practices for Quizzes

  • The Koehler Center recommends that you create all quiz questions within the Question Library, This enables you to reuse questions in various quizzes, surveys, and self assessments.
  • Create sections to organize your questions into folders. Avoid creating subsections within sections to keep question organization simple and intuitive.
  • You can also create categories to organize your quizzes based on similar or related content.
  • Create question pools in quizzes to distribute a unique set of questions to individual students. Question pools pull questions from a designated pool of questions stored in Question Library.
  • Use the integrated HTML Editor to insert a quiz into a Content topic, Announcements item, or event via quicklink if you want to include other information with the quiz.
  • Use the quiz preview option to test the accuracy of content and grading before you release a quiz. In a preview, you can answer the questions, view allowed hints, submit the quiz, auto-grade answers, read feedback, and view report results.
  • Make use of the “copy” feature by building a standard quiz template or shell example. This will save you time in creating new quizzes!
  • Deciding Between Using Quizzes, Surveys or Self Assessments
  • Communicate about Quizzes with Students
  • Measure How Long a Learner Takes to Complete Quiz Questions

Get Started with the Quizzes Tool

Create your Quiz

Add Restrictions

Add Assessment Options

Create Submission Views to Share Quiz Answers and Scores After the Quiz

Quizzes and the Question Library

Accommodations and Special Access

Prepare to Launch a Quiz

Manage Quizzes

Grade Quizzes

Event Logs

Quiz Reports