Creating a quiz

Adding a quiz and specifying quiz settings

A quiz which may include 8 different question types can be added to your website. See the example: http://sisu.ut.ee/demo/node/19/take

To add a quiz:

  • choose Content – Quiz in the top menu 
  • enter the quiz title and introductory text
  • check and choose suitable settings for your quiz
Please note that quiz settings can also be saved – by ticking the box Remember my settings. If you do so, the same settings are used when you make the next quiz. 

With default settings an automatic information window is shown before the quiz (the number of questions, pass/fail options, availability time etc.), the questions are asked in the order they are entered; feedback and solution is provided at the end of the quiz; the number of attempts is unlimited, and there is no time limit. All these settings can be changed.

You can allow the learners to leave the quiz and resume it afterwards, or skip questions, go back, make them answer until the correct answer is found, etc. You can choose whether all questions are shown on one page or each question is on a separate page, whether the information window is displayed, and whether questions are in a fixed or in a random order. 

Specify when and whether feedback is shown, how many attempts are allowed and which attempt results are displayed. If you want you can also set a time limit for taking the quiz.

It is a good idea to take notice of the following settings in the extra menu on the quiz settings page: 

  • Result Comments – feedback comments for five levels of the obtained score (%).
  • Pass/fail options – threshold for passing the quiz, comments for those who exceeded it and for those who failed.
  • Availability options – dates when the quiz is available for learners (by default it is always available).

Creating/adding questions

After the quiz settings have been saved you can start creating questions.

To add a question:

  • choose the small gear in the quiz page – Change questions
  • to add a new question click Create new question

You can add 9 question types: 

  • Cloze question – respondent must fill in blanks or choose an answer into the blank from dropdown menu
  • Grouping question – respondent must drag objects into correct groups 
  • Image target question – there are specific places in the picture where respondent must drag the correct targets
  • Matching – respondent chooses the correct equivalent to the word from the dropdown menu 
  • Multiple choice question – respondent marks the correct answers in the choice 
  • Drag and drop question with lines – respondent connects correct pairs, using the mouse 
  • Quiz directions – explanatory text parts can be placed between quiz questions (respondent does not have to do anything) 
  • Short answer question – respondent writes the answer in the answer box (a word or a short phrase) 
  • True/false question – respondent chooses whether the given statement is true or false.

Cloze question

  • choose Cloze question
  • enter text in the text box
  • to create a blank the word must be placed (recommendably copied) between braces with hyphens
    e.g. The coldest season of the year is -{winter}-. 
  • if you want to use blanks with dropdown menus, the words must be put in the braces so that the first word is correct. The words must be separated from each other with a comma
    e.g. The coldest season of the year is -{winter,autumn,spring}-.
  • In the title box below the text box write a title which makes the question easily identifiable among others (this title is not shown to the students)
  • if you wish, you can add feedback
  • save

Grouping

  • choose Grouping question
  • enter instructions in the text box
  • in the title box below the text box write a title which makes the question easily identifiable among others (this title is not shown to the students)
  • in the text boxes on the left write group titles and in the boxes on the right the words that belong to the respective groups. Separate words from each other with commas
  • if you wish, you can add feedback
  • save

Image target question

  • choose Image target question
  • enter instructions in the text box
  • in the title box below the text box write a title which makes the question easily identifiable among others (this title is not shown to the students)
  • upload an image file and save the question
  • to add targets, open the question again
  • click the button Set region 1 below the image and mark the corresponding area in the image (place the cursor on the image and holding down left mouse button drag and draw a rectangle of suitable size). Below the image write the description of the target. Set all the desired areas in a similar way, i.e. enter targets and descriptions
  • if you wish, you can add feedback
  • save

Matching with dropdown menu

  • choose Matching
  • enter instructions in the text box
  • in the title box below the text box write a title which makes the question easily identifiable among others (this title is not shown to the students)
  • choose whether you want to change the order of questions (tick the box at Shuffle Questions)
  • write questions and correct answers (the order of answers is changed automatically)
  • in the correct answer field, you can add additional options in square brackets (e.g. Answer1[Answer2/Answer3/Answer4], in which Answer1 before the square brackets is always correct and answers in the brackets (separated from each other by a slash /) are always incorrect, but displayed as options
  • if you wish, you can add feedback
  • save

Multiple choice question

  • choose Multiple choice question,
  • enter question in the text box
  • in the title box below the text box write a title which makes the question easily identifiable among others (this title is not shown to the students)
  • choose whether you want the respondent to mark several correct answers, whether the order of the options can be changed, whether simple evaluation system is used (if everything is correct, the student gets the highest score, if something is wrong, the score is 0)
  • write the alternative answers. Tick the boxes in front of the correct answers
  • under advanced options you can specify points received for each specific answer
  • if you wish, you can add feedback
  • save

Drag and drop questions

  • choose Drag and drop question
  • enter instructions in the text box
  • in the title box below the text box write a title which makes the question easily identifiable among others (this title is not shown to the students)
  • choose whether the student is immediately notified of an incorrect answer or not
  • upload a suitable image
  • click on the image until a coloured box and a circle appears. Write the text in the box and drag the circle to the respective object in the picture. The word box and the circle can be moved repeatedly. You can also choose their colour, add feedback or delete them and add other choices
  • save

Short answer question

  • choose Short answer question
  • enter question in the text box
  • in the title box below the text box write a title which makes the question easily identifiable among others (this title is not shown to the students)
  • choose the most suitable assessment method – automatic, manual, case sensitive, etc.
  • write the correct answer
  • save

True/false question

  • choose True/false question
  • enter a statement in the text box
  • in the title box below the text box write a title which makes the question easily identifiable among others (this title is not shown to the students)
  • specify whether the given statement is true or false
  • if you wish, you can add feedback
  • save.

When the test is completed, click Submit.