Teaching online guidebook


Access the quiz via the quiz iconquiz iconin the relevant module where it is set up, or in the assessment hub (see FLO starter site). You can also click on a quiz list (f you have more than one set up in the topic) quickly from the Activities block.

Quizzes can be set up for formative/summative assessment, as knowledge checks or as practice quizzes. You can set up a quiz to have no grades. See Quiz - purpose and settings for the many ways to use quizzes in your teaching.

Help students prepare for the quiz 

You could set up a practice quiz (eg formative) so students get to experience doing a quiz in low-stakes circumstances. This could be a regular 'test' of their understanding. FLO Student Support provides guidance for quizzes.

Preview the quiz yourself – you will see what they will experience when they do the quiz (eg movement from one question to another, time setting), and will be able to advise them on how much time to spend on a question, and other aspects related to the quiz settings and content.

Prior to a quiz opening (especially if it is an assessment item), you could post an announcement or post to the general discussion forum to provide tips about preparing for the quiz. A description for the quiz in the activity itself helps students know what to expect (eg how many tries, open/close dates, feedback).

  • Encourage students to ask for help if they need it using the General discussion forum (which means other students could help) or the forum in the assessment hub (see FLO starter site).
  • Remind them about the scope of the quiz and what to expect (types of questions etc).
  • If assessed, refer students to the SAM.
  • Keep the quiz in their minds by referring to it in the lead-up time, re important focus points etc.

When the quiz opens

You may want to post an announcement reminding students that they can now do the quiz, and the timeframe they have for that (ie how many days it is open). Be flexible with time restrictions in case students have slow bandwidth issues. If students have access issues, you may need to extend timelines for doing the quiz.

You can view student responses to the quiz while the quiz is still open (eg see how many students have attempted the quiz, how long it has taken them, what their responses to individual questions are). What you will view depends on the quiz purpose and subsequent settings (eg how many attempts, whether it is timed), and question type.

When the quiz closes

Once set up, the quiz is automatically added to the Gradebook (you can set it to have no weightings if you want). In quiz, click on Administration > Gradebook setup to view the results for student quiz submissions.

Quiz settings provide students with results and feedback once the quiz is closed. You can also provide students with feedback during the quiz. See Quiz - provide quiz feedback at quiz and question level.

Mark text response questions (once the quiz is closed)

If one or more quiz questions use the essay question type so require text answers, you will need to mark them in FLO by accessing the manual grading report.

View quiz results (once the quiz is closed)

Four quiz reports are available in FLO. These reports not only tell you students' results (if automatically graded by FLO) but also whether there were common errors/misunderstandings that you can use as a teachable moment, or whether a question was ambiguous and needs reframing in future iterations of the topic (the quiz may need to be regraded in this case). 

If some questions require manual grading, quiz grades won't be available until you have marked these questions.

How to

Specific reports
  • Manual grading report (how to mark questions that are text answers)
  • Grades report (shows student quiz attempts, overall grade, a summary of correct/incorrect answers)
    • You can regrade quiz attempts in this report (a form of moderation)
  • Responses report (shows student responses but not grades – you can compare students' responses)

The Statistics report gives a statistical (psychometric) analysis of the quiz and the questions within it, useful for analysing individual questions/question behaviours in preparation for the next reiteration of the topic.