Tech Tip: Beefing up your online Quizzes

It may now be on your mind to start improving your quizzes from the basic to the more robust in order to effectively measure course learning outcomes.
There are several options available to you for quizzes. This tip will focus on the basic quiz options.

Quiz settings have several options. For the full description go to Quiz Options.Will open new browser window or tab

Shuffle Answers [1]. You can shuffle (randomize) answers.

Time Limit [2]. You can choose to set a time limit by entering the number of minutes students have to complete the entire quiz.

Multiple Attempts [3]. You can allow multiple attempts.

Quiz Responses [4]. Allows students see what they answered, any automatic feedback generated by the quiz for correct or incorrect answers, and which questions they got wrong. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.

As part of this option, you can restrict students view of the quiz results to Only Once After Each Attempt [5]. Students will only be able to view the results immediately after they have completed the quiz - results include both their responses and the correct answers.

Correct Answers [6]. This settings enables a green "Correct" tab on every correct answer for the entire quiz. Quizzes default to this option, so if you do not want students to see their quiz responses, deselect the checkbox.
As a part of this option, you can also control when and for how long students can see the correct answers by setting dates (and specific times, if desired) in the Show and Hide fields.

  • To show answers immediately after quiz is submitted, leave the Show and Hide fields blank.
  • To create a date range to display the answers, set a start date in the Show field and an ending date in the Hide field.
  • To always show answers after a specific date, set a date in the Show field.
  • To hide answers after a specific date, set a date in the Hide field.

Note: If the Only Once After Each Attempt option is selected, it will override any show or hide dates or times. If you want to show or hide correct answers on any specific date or time, the Only Once option should not be selected.

One Question at a Time [7]. You can show one question at a timeWill open new browser window or taband lock questions after answering.