Create a Quiz

Watch how to Create a Quiz using the Quiz Builder.

  1. On the navbar, click the Activities menu, then select Quizzes.
    Quizzes on the Nav Bar
  2. On the Manage Quizzes tab, click New Quiz.
    manage quizzes new quiz
  3. Enter a Name for your Quiz.
    Quiz Name
  4. Optional: Select a Category for the quiz if already created or click on the add category link to create a new one.
    quiz category
  5. In the Quiz Questions area, click Add/Edit Questions.
    add/edit questions in a quiz
  6. Do any of the following:
    • To add questions from Question Library, another collection, a text file, or Brightspace Learning Repository, click Import. Select an option from each of the drop-down lists and specify the resulting settings, based on your chosen options. Click Save.
      • Note: If you import questions from Question Library, your quiz will contain a copy of the questions, not the original questions. For more information on incorporating questions from Question Library, see Quizzes and Question Library.
Import quiz questions
    • To create a new question, from the Add button, select the type of question you want to add. Enter the question details and click Save.
      • Note: Questions can be created using the end tool (i.e., Quizzes/ Surveys/ Self-Assessment) or by accessing the Question Library within these tools. Creating a question within a quiz, survey, or self-assessment means that question will only be available to that item; creating questions within the Question Library means that any tool utilizing questions within that org unit has access to them. It is recommended to build questions in the Question Library.add questions
  1. Repeat the previous steps until you have added all your quiz questions.
  2. Click Done Editing Questions.
    Quiz Done Editing Questions
  3. In the Properties tab of quiz editing mode, in the Quiz Questions area, do any of the following:
    • Specify the number of Questions per page.  Accommodations tip: Instructors can specify the number of questions per page to limit the number of questions a student sees at once.
    • Select the Prevent moving backwards through pages check box.
    • Select the Shuffle questions at the quiz level check box. To discourage cheating in quizzes, you can shuffle the order of all questions in quizzes or specific groups of questions (sections) in quizzes. For example, you could shuffle questions 1-10 in a quiz, or shuffle questions 3-10 (grouping those questions into a section) and retain the order of questions 1-2 at the start of the quiz. When a quiz contains shuffled questions, each learner receives a quiz with a unique question order. Note: Shuffling the order of questions at the quiz level also shuffles the order of all sections in the quiz.
      Quiz Question options
  4. Optional (Recommended): Add a Description sharing relevant information with students about the quiz. The description is shown before quiz availability. If you enter a description, be sure to also select On so it will display. Learn about how to use the HTML Editor to Format Course Content.
    Quiz Description
  5. Optional: Add information to the Page Header and/or Page Footer. The page header is shown at the top of every page in the quiz, while the page footer is shown at the bottom of every page in the quiz. If you type information into either of these fields, be sure to also select On so they will display. Learn about how to use the HTML Editor to Format Course Content.
    Quiz Page Header and Page Footer
  6. In the Optional Advanced Properties area, do any of the following:
    • Select the Allow hints check box.
    • Select the Disable Email, Instant Messages, and alerts check box.
    • In the Notification Email field, enter an email where notifications will be sent.
      Quiz Optional Advanced Properties
  7. Click Save and Close.

Once you’ve created a basic quiz, you can further customize it by adding restrictions, setting grading preferences and attempts, customizing the submission view, and adding reports.