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Whether you are starting from scratch or working with a quiz already created, using the quiz activity in a topic ideally consists of 5 stages, in a looped process.

1. Plan  |  2. Build  |  3. Test  |  4. Administer  |  5. Review  || Support

quiz iconThe Quiz activity enables a teacher to create out-of-class quizzes comprising questions of various types, including multiple choice, matching, short-answer and numerical. See Active quiz if you wish to use quiz in a face-to-face lecture/tutorial (ie in class), with a classroom of computers/tablets/phones (devices). 

Accidentally deleted a quiz? It's important that you don't use the recycle bin to restore a deleted quiz. Refer to the quiz troubleshooting page (I accidentally deleted a quiz and want to restore it) for further information.

1. Plan your quiz

The better your planning, the less likely you are to run into a problem once students start doing the quiz. Therefore, it is advised that you have a process for creating your quiz. Your college may have policies or guidelines around quizzes. Whether you are starting from scratch or revising a current quiz, these concepts,  planning questions and tips may help:

  • What is your quiz's purpose? The answer will determine the settings you choose when you create the quiz. 
  • What principle/knowledge are you testing – does the quiz item test it? 
  • Line up quiz questions against the learning outcomes (you could include this information in the quiz question)
  • Connect the questions with Bloom's level/s of taxonomy (Wikipedia) – again, what is being tested? 
  • Be creative – you could use scenarios, embed videos/other resources, provide learning pathways (eg hints, tips, more information, think again) 

Follow the links below to start the process.

2. Build your quiz

You have planned your quiz – its purpose (which determines quiz settings), the category/ies and questions, the feedback you will provide. Now you are ready to set up the quiz.

    1. Create a quiz
    2. Add questions to a quiz (edit quiz)
    3. Edit quiz questions (and regrade quiz) 
    4. Calculate a topic total including the best X from Y grades – if you have multiple (eg weekly/two weekly) quizzes in a topic and want to count the best 8 out of 10 (for example)

    3. Test your quiz

    You've created your quiz and added questions. If you are confident the quiz is ready, It is a good idea to preview it to see if it works before making it available to students. When you preview the quiz you will experience it as a student.

    4. Administer your quiz

    While the quiz is open, you can view how students are progressing (submitted or not, how many attempts so far etc). Once the quiz has closed, you can finalise the grades.

    5. Review your quiz

    Reviewing your quiz (question validity, student experience and learning outcomes, alignment with topic learning outcomes) entails collecting data, analysing the data, and acting on it. Your data may also include student feedback – verbally and electronically. This step feeds into future quiz planning (step 1).

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