Creating Quizzes

There are several steps to follow to set up a new quiz in D2L: selecting settings for the quiz, adding quiz questions, and allowing student access to the quiz.


BEST PRACTICE: Instructors should review their quizzes each semester to ensure that the quizzes are aligned with the learning objectives and content covered during the semester.

  1. From the Assessments menu, select Quizzes. From the Assessment menu, select Quizzes.
  2. Select New Quiz. New Quiz button highlighted under Manage Quizzes section.
    On the Properties Tab:
  1. Enter the Name of the quiz.
  2. Select Add/Edit Questions.
    1. From the Add menu, select New Question.
    2. Select the Question Type. BEST PRACTICE: Use a variety of question types (such as matching, written response, and fill-in-the-blank) within a quiz to allow students to display knowledge of the content in multiple ways.
    3. Fill in the required fields such as Question Text, Answers, and Points.
    4. Select Save.
    5. Continue this process until all questions have been added to the quiz.
  3. Once questions have been added to the quiz, select the following optional features:
    1. Questions per page: Enter the number of questions presented at once time.
    2. Paging: Select the checkbox to prevent students from moving backwards through pages.
    3. Shuffle questions at the quiz level: Select the checkbox to shuffle all questions in a quiz; providing a different question order for each student.
    Screenshot of the Quiz Questions section showing the Questions per page, Paging, and Shuffle questions at the quiz level options.
    On the Restrictions Tab:
  1. Hide from Users: Select the checkbox to hide the quiz from users. Note: This MUST BE unchecked in order for students to access the quiz even if start/end dates are applied.
  2. Set Start and End Dates (Optional): Use the calendar and time tools to set start and end dates for student access to begin and end. Note: Setting an End Date will turn off access to the quiz for all students. Restrictions tab showing the Start and End date functions.
  3. Recommended or enforced time limit.
    1. Recommended Time Limit: Select the radio button to provide students with an idea of how much time will be needed to complete a quiz. Access will not cut off with a recommended time limit.
    2. Enforced Time Limit: Select the radio button to set an enforced time limit that will cut off student access based on the selected options.
    Timing section showing the different options for setting time limits on quizzes.
    On the Assessment Tab:
  1. Automatic Grade: Select the checkbox to have quiz attempts graded immediately upon submission. Note: The score displayed is only what the system can auto-grade. Any long response or short answer questions must be manually graded.
  2. Grade Item: Select the gradebook item from the drop-down list, or select [add grade item] to create a new grade item in the gradebook.
  3. Auto Export to Grades: Select the checkbox to allow quiz grades to automatically export to the gradebook. Assessment tab showing the Automatica grade option selected, the Grade Item selected from the menu options, and the Auto Export to Grades selected. These three options will auto grade a quiz and send the grade to the grade book.
  4. Attempts Allowed: Select the number of attempts allowed for the quiz. Select Apply to maintain changes.
  5. Retake Incorrect Questions Only: Select the checkbox to allow students to retake incorrect questions only on additional attempts. Note: To utlize this feature multiple attempts must be allowed. Attempts section showing the number of attempts allowed on a quiz.
    On the Submission Views Tab: Note: Quiz submission views set what students see upon submitting the quiz (ie. quiz questions, correct answers, etc.). The default submission view for all quizzes is set to not to show questions and answers.
  1. To edit the Default Submission View:
    1. Select Default View. Submission Views tab showing the default view. Select Default View to make edits.
    2. From the Show Questions? options, select the submission view preferences. Screenshot of the Submission View Preferences pane.
    3. Select Save.