Quizzes: Creation & Delivery

The Quizzes tool enables you to create and manage points-measured assessments. As part of your quantifiable assessment procedures, you can use quizzes to help evaluate users' learning progress and learning outcomes. 

 

Learn about:

 

Creating Quizzes

The Quiz tool allows instructors to assess students using a variety of questions and delivery options. This tool is very versatile, offering instructors flexibility. Below, each step in the process of creating a quiz is detailed following the order of each section of the quiz creation process.

 

Properties

First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course nvabar, click Tools and select Quizzes.

 

Navigate to Quizzes

 

Under the Manage Quizzes tab, click New Quiz.

 

Click New Quiz.

 

Give the quiz a Name. If you wish, choose a category for the quiz. You can select an existing Category from the dropdown menu or create a category by clicking Add Category link.

 

Give the quiz a name. Select a category.

 

You can choose the amount of Questions per page that the students will view during the quiz. After you have made your decision, click Apply. Additionally you have the option to choose to Prevent moving backwards through pages.

 

Pagination 

You can choose to shuffle the order of question at the quiz level. This selection also shuffles the order of sections existing at the quiz level.

 

Shuffle Questions and Sections

 

Click Add/Edit Questions to add questions to the quiz. Documentation for adding questions can be found below under Adding Questions

 

Click Add/Edit Questions.

 

Click the Expand Description/Introduction link to add a description and/or an introduction to your quiz. 

 

Description/Introduction

 

Enter a description/introduciton.

 

Click the Expand page header/footer link to add headers and/or footers to your quiz. Then, click the Header or Footer On button, and type your message in the text editor field.

 

Page Header/Footer

 

Edit header/footer.

 

Click on the Expand optional advanced properties link to view further options for your quiz:

  • Select hints if you wish to display question-specific hints to students while taking the quiz.
  • If you want an instructor or TA to receive an email from the system notifying them when each student has completed the quiz, enter the email address in the Notification Email field. Separate email addresses with commas when adding multiple users.
  • Select Disable Right-Click to prohibit students from printing quiz questions by right-clicking on a question during a quiz. (Please note: This option is not compatible with Macs when using Internet Explorer or Safari.)
  • Select Disable instant messages and alerts to prohibit students from sending or receviing pager messages in eLC when taking a quiz.

 

Optional Advanced Properties

 

Edit Optional Advanced Properties.

 

Click Save to save your property settings.

 

Click Save.

 

Back to Top

 

Restrictions Settings

In the Edit Quiz window, click on the Restrictions tab.

 

Click the Restrictions tab.

 

Allows the instructor to choose when the quiz will be visible and available to be taken by users.

  • From the dropdown menu under Status, choose Active to make a quiz visible to students.
  • You may select a range of dates that the quiz will be available to students by clicking the Has Start Date and Has End Date options. The grayed-out fields will become active, and you may enter the dates and times of the quizzes availability in the corresponding fields.
  • If you want the quizzes availability to be displayed in the course calendar, click the Display in Calendar option.

 

Availability Settings

 

Allows the instructors to specify conditions that must be met prior to a user being able to take the quiz. This setting is optional.

  • To create a new release condition, click Create and Attach and select from the range of conditions available.
  • To use an existing release condition, click Attach Existing and select the condition.
  • If you do not wish to use a release condition, click the trash icon to Remove All Conditions.

 

Additional Release Conditions 

 

Allows the instructor to enable/disable Respondus Lockdown browser requirements for taking and/or reviewing the quiz.

  • To use Respondus Lockdown Browser, click Required to take this quiz.
  • Selecting Required to view quiz feedback and results is optional. By enabling this option, students will need to open Respondus Lockdown Browser to review a quiz feedback and results when the quiz has been completed and graded.

 

Security Options

 

Click on the Expand Optional advanced restrictions link to:

  • Enter a Password - only users with the passweord can take the quiz.
  • Add IP Restrictions - only users coming from specific IP address or IP range (e.g., lab computers)

 

Optional Advanced Restrictions

 

Expanded Optional Advanced Restrictions

 

If the quiz has a time limit, enter it in the Time Limit field.

  • Selecting enforced marks answers submitted after the time limit's expiration as late (unless a Grace Period is selected) and prompts users to submit it. If you would like to enforce the time limit and do not want to accept late answers, it is recommended you select the Auto-Submit Attempt option (see below, under Edit Late Submissions Properties).
  • Selecting Show Clock displays a time to users while taking the quiz.
  • If desired, a Grace Period allows students to finish answering quiz questions after the time limit expires before marking them as late.

 

No Time Limit

 

Enforced Time Limit with no Grace Period

 

Enforced Time Limit with a Grace Period

 

Choose how late submissions will be handled:

  • Selecting Allow normal submissions allows users to submit at any time, regardless of time limits, with no penalties.
  • Selecting Use Late Limit allows you to choose how many minutes past the time limit the user may submit a quiz without penalty. Quizzes submitted after the Late Limit are scored as "0" in the grade book. The Late Limit restriction only applies if the "enforced" check box is selected (see above, under Quiz Time Limits and Grace Periods).
  • Selecting Auto-Submit Attempt prompts the student to submit quiz responses after all time limits have expired and prohibits students from answering any additional questions or progressing through the quiz. To enable auto-submission you must also select "enforced" (see above, under Quiz Time Limits and Grace Periods).

 

Special Access instructors to change the availability of the quiz to selected users. This is useful for setting availability to students who need extra test time. A step-by-step tutorial is included below under Granting Special Access to a Quiz in eLC.

 

Special Access

 

When all of the restricitons have been set, click Save.

 

Click Save

 

Back to Top

 

 Assessment Settings

Navigate to the Edit Quiz page of the desired quiz and click on the Assessment tab.

 

Assessment Tab

 

When this setting is turned on, users can see their score as soon as they submit their attempt. The score displayed is only what the system can autograde. This setting must be turned on for grades to be automatically sent to the gradebook, and for the default submission view to be released to users when they complete an attempt.

 

Automatic Grade

 

Associating a grade item with a quiz allows quiz results to be automatically linked to the Grades tool. Select the desired Grade Item from the drop-down menu. Choose None if you do not want a grade item associate with the quiz. Click the Add Grade Item link to add a grade item to the quiz "on-the-fly."

 

Grade Item

 

When Allows automatic export to grades is enabled, the system can send auto-graded attempt scores directly to the grade book. This requires that a grade item is associated with the quiz. If Allow attempt score to be seen immediately upon completion is not enabled, you must set attempts as marked in the Grade Quiz page to populate the grade book with attempt scores.

 

Auto Export to Grades

 

The Student view is what the student sees upon submission of a quiz. Click the dropdown arrow to open a menu with a list of options.

 

Click Student View.

 

Display Settings for Student View

 

Click Add Rubric to attach a previously-created rubric. Use the Create Rubric in New Window link to create a rubric "on-the-fly." For more information on setting up rubrics, please visit the Rubrics page [insert link here.] 

 

Rubrics

 

Back to Top

 

Attempts Settings

In the Edit Quiz window, click on the Assessments tab.

 

Click on the Assessments Tab

 

From the Attempts Allowed drop-down menu, select the number of attempts a user will be allowed to take, from 1 to unlimited, the click Apply.

 

Attempts Allowed

 

Select number of attempts.

 

From the Overall Grade Calculation drop-down menu, select from one of the following options: Highest AttemptLowest AttemptAverage of All AttemptsFirst Attempt, or Last Attempt.

 

Select Overall Grade Calculation Option.

 

When all Attempts have been set, click Save.

 

Click Save.

 

Back to Top

 

Submission View Settings

From the Edit Quiz window, select the Submission Views tab.

 

Select the Submission Views tab.

 

In the Submission Views tab, you have the option to edit the Default View or Add Additional View that can be set for a specific period of time.

 

Default View

 

  • If you want to make a new submission view, click Add an Additional View and make the following selections:

 

Add an Additional View

 

Give your view a title in the Name field. Add a custom Message to be displayed to users upon submisison of a quiz.

 

Give your view a title, and add a custom message.

 

Under View Restrictions, set the date and time that this view will be available.

IP Address: Applies the same IP Address restrictions to the submission view page as used for quiz participation.

Select Limited Duration to limit the amount of time (in minutes) for which this view is avialable after the quiz is submitted.

 

View Restrictions

 

To allow students to see the quiz questions at submission, under Show Questions?, select Yes. Then, choose one of the following options:

  • Show questions answered incorrectly - Incorrectly answered questions and any instructor feedback are displayed.
  • Show questions answered correctly - Correctly answered questions and any instructor feedback are displayed.
  • Show all questions without user responses - Only questions are displayed, no answers and no feedback.
  • Show all questions with user responses - All questions and all feedback are displayed.
  • Select Show question answers to show the correct answers to the questions displayed.
  • Select Show questions score and out of score to display the number of questions a user got correct.

 

Select Show attempt score and overall attempt score to show users their scores immediately upon submission.

 

To allow users to see the class average score on the quiz, select Show class average.

 

To allow users to see how the grades were distributed across the class, select Show score distribution.

 

Edit Submitted Quiz Display Settings

 

When all Submission Views selections have been set click Save and Close.

 

Save and close.

 

Back to Top

 

Adding Questions

Open the Tools menu in the course navbar and select Quizzes.

 

From the Tools menu, select Quizzes.

 

From the list of available quizzes, click the name of the quiz to which your question(s) will be added.

 

Select the quiz.

 

In the Edit Quiz window, select the Add/Edit Questions button.

 

Click Add/Edit Questions.

 

Click the New button, and choose the type of question you want to add to the quiz from the dropdown menu. There are many options. 

 

Click New. Then, select the type of question you would like.

 

All question types and descriptions are included below:

 

  • True or False (T/F) - Questions present a statement which respondents must determine is correct or incorrect.

When creating a True False question, first, type your question text. Select the correct answer. Then, enter a point value. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option, from the Save dropdown menu, to Save and New or Save and Copy

 

TF question

 

  • Multiple Choice (M/C) - Questions present a statement of question with a list of possible answers of which respondents must choose the best possible answer. Multiple choice questions differ from multi-select (M-S) questions in that you can only select one answer for each multiple choice question.

When creating a Multiple Choice question, first, type your question text. Type your answers, and select the correct answer by selecting the answer's radio button. You also have the choice to Randomize answers for each student. Enter a point valueClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option, from the Save dropdown menu, to Save and New or Save and Copy.

 

MC question

 

  • Multi-Select (M-S) - Questions require respondents to identify one or more correct answers from a list of possible answers. Unlike multple choice (MC) questions, multi-select questions enable you to choose a grading format and allow users to select more than one answer. 

When creating a Multi-Select question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Choose what Grading Style you would like: All or nothingRight minus wrong, or Correct Answers. Enter the percent of points for each correct answer in the Weight (%) column for that answer. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, adding Enumeration to the answers, changing the Style of the answers (Vertical or Horizontal), and choosing to Randomize optionsClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel

 

MS question

 

MS question-2

 

MS question-3

 

  • Written Response (WR) - Questions require respondents to write detailed answers in repsonse to open-ended questions. You can enable users to respond in multiple sentences, paragraph answers, or mathematical explanations and calculations. Users can also repond in HTML code. WR questions are not auto-graded.

When creating a Written Response question, first, type the question text. Then, enter a point valueClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option, from the Save dropdown menu, to Save and New or Save and Copy.

 

WR question

 

  • Short Answer (SA) - Questions require respondents to create one word or brief sentence answers in responde to open-ended questions. SA questions can be auto-graded. Auto-grading searches for a matching character pattern in the answer text.

When creating a Short Answer question, first, type the question text. Next, type the Answers for Blank 1 that answer the question text. You also have the ability to add additional blanks by clicking Add Blank. Enter a point valueClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option, from the Save dropdown menu, to Save and New or Save and Copy.

 

SA question

 

  • Multi-Short Answer (MSA) - Questions require respondents to answer a multi-solutions question and input their answers into individual input boxes. MSA questions can be auto-graded. Auto-grading searchs for a matching character pattern in the answer text. Respondent's answer are checked against each possible answer stored in the answer fields.

When creating a Multi-Short Answer question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Type the answers to the questions in the Answer text boxes. Enter a percentage in the Weight (%) for your correct answers. Choose how you would like the answer to be evaluated by choosing one of the following radio buttons from the Evaluation column: Case InsensitiveCase Sensitive, or Regular ExpressionAdditionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, changing the number of Input Boxes and the Rows and Columns, and adding answers by clicking Add Answers. You can also Check Answers to ensure acceptable possible answers. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel

 

MSA question

 

MSA question-2

 

  • Fill in the Blanks (FIB) - Questions require respondents to fill in one or more missing words of an incomplete sentence, statement, phrase of list. FIB questions can be auto-graded. Auto-grading searches for a matching character pattern in the answer text. As a best practice, D2L recommends that answers in blank fields be no more than one or two words to ensure auto-grading accuracy. Your listed order of blank and text fields should correspond with the sequence displayed to users. 

When creating a Fill in the Blanks question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your fill in the blank sentence in the Text field, and type your answer to the question in the Answer text box. Enter 100 in the Weight (%) for the correct answer. Choose how you would like the answer to be evaluated by choosing one of the following radio buttons from the Evaluation column: Case InsensitiveCase Sensitive, or Regular Expression. In the second Text field, type what you would like to appear under the fill in the blank input box. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding additional Blanks, Text, and AnswersClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel

 

FIB question

 

FIB question-2

 

  • Matching (MAT) - Questions require respondents to choose from a set of possible match choices from dropdown lists and correctly pair them with related items. MAT questions enable you to assess users' recognition of information and demonstrate comprehension of specific relationships.

 When creating a Matching question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Choose what Grading Style you would like: All or nothingRight minus wrong, or Equally Weighted. Type your question choices in the Value column of the Choices section. Type the matches you would like to have in the Value column of the Matches section. The matches will be displayed in the order in which they are arranged in this section. Choose which answer the match corresponds to by selecting it from the Correct Choicedropdown menuAdditionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding both Choices and Matches by choosing Add Choice and Add Match respectively. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel.

 

MAT-question-1

 

MAT-question-2

 

MAT-question-3

 

  • Ordering (ORD) - Questions require respondents to arrange a series of itmes into a correct sequence or order.

When creating an Ordering question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question textChoose what Grading Style you would like: All or nothingRight minus wrong, or Equally Weighted. Enter the answers in the Value columns. The answers will automatically be randomized for students while taking the quiz. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding additional items by clicking Add ItemClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel.

 

ORD-question-1

 

ORD-question-2

 

  • Arithmetic (2+2) - Questions enable you to assess users' knowledge and comprehension of mathematics and number theory. You can ensure each respondent receives a unique question by including a variable enclosed with curly braces that randomly generate numbers within the problem.

When creating a Arithmetic question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Type variables surrounded with curly braces (e.g., {x}). Define all of the variables used in the Variables section:

- Type the name of your variable (e.g., x) in the Name column.

- Type the minimum value for the variable in the Min column.

- Type the maximum value for the variable in the Max column. 

- Select the number of decimal places for the variable in the Decimal Places dropdown menu. 

- In the Step field, type the increment that the system should use when choosing random number from the range you specified in the Min and Max fields.

Type the formula that you use to calculate the correct answer in the Formula field. Again, type variables surrounded by curly braces. Click Test to test your formula. From the Answer Precision dropdown menu, select a number to define the number of decimal places for answers. Type a Tolerance value and choose either Units or Percent to define how accurate answers must be. Type the unit that the answer to the question should be in, if any, in the Units field (e.g., meters, inches, MPH). Check the case sensitive box if the unit is case sensitive. If you want to assign points for using the correct unit in an answer, choose a percentage value from the Worth dropdown menu. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding additional variables by clicking Add VariableClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel.

 

Arithmetic-question-1

 

Arithmetic-question-2

 

Arithmetic-question-3

 

  • Significant Figures (x10) - Questions require respondents to answer in scientific notation and provide solutions that contain a specified number of significant figures. Math and science courses commonly use this question type. You can ensure each respondent receives a unique question by including variables enclosed with curly braces that randomly generate scientific notations within the problem. 

When creating a Significant Figures question, first, enter a point value. Then, type your question text. Type variables surrounded with curly braces (e.g., {x}). Define all of the variables used in the Variables section:

- Type the name of your variable (e.g., x) in the Name column.

- Type the minimum value for the variable in the Min column.

- Type the maximum value for the variable in the Max column. 

- In the Step field, type the increment that the system should use when choosing random number from the range you specified in the Min and Max fields.

Type the formula that you use to calculate the correct answer in the Formula field. Again, type variables surrounded by curly braces. Click Test to test your formula. In the Significant Figures field, define how many significant figures the answer should contain. If you would like to deduct a percentage of the points for a correct answers that don't have the correct number of significant figures, you can do so using the Deduct field. Type a Tolerance value and choose either Units or Percent to define how accurate answers must be. Type the unit that the answer to the question should be in, if any, in the Units field (e.g., meters, inches, MPH). Check the case sensitive box if the unit is case sensitive. If you want to assign points for using the correct unit in an answer, choose a percentage value from the Worth dropdown menu. Additionally, there is the option to customize the question by giving the question a Title, choosing the Difficulty (1-5), inserting an Image and giving the image a Description, and adding additional variables by clicking Add VariableClick Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel.

 

Significant-figures-question-1

 

Significant-figures-question-2

 

significant-figures-question-3

 

  • Text Information (TXT) -This item is not a question that can be used for assessment but rather is an informational item placed within a quiz to provide a block of text for course participants to reference on a subsequent group of questions.

When creating a Text Information item, first, you have the option to give the item a Title. Then, type your text information within the Question Text field. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel. 

 

text-information-question

 

  • Image Information (IMG) - This item is not a question that can be used for assessment but rather in an informational item placed within a quiz to provide an image and caption for course participants to references on a subsequent group of questions. 

 When creating an Image Information item, first, you have the option to give the item a Title. Then, insert an image by clicking Insert an Image, and you may give the image a Description. Type a caption within the Caption field. Click Save to save the question. You additionally have the option to Save and CopySave and NewPreview, and Cancel. 

 

image-information-question

 

To add an image within a Question Text of a question where the option of adding an image by clicking Insert an Image does not exist, click within the Question Text box, and click the Add Image icon. You can then add an image from your computer, within eLC (Course Offering Files), or with an URL.

 

Adding an Image

 

You also have the option to Add FeedbackAdd HintAdd Short Description, and Add Enumeration

 

Additional Options

 

When you have completed the question creation process, click Save.

 

Click Save.

 

Back to Top

 

Using the Question Library

The Question Library is a central repository that stores and archives questions which you can reuse within a course. You can create multiple sections within the Question Library to organize your questions by type and topic, making it easier for you to find questions for your quizzes, surveys, and self assessments.

 

Creating Sections in the Question Library

You can create sections to organize your questions into folders inside the Question Library. You can also import sections from the Question Library directly into a quiz. Importing sections from the Question Library will transfer section folders and all of their associated properties (section name, messages, images or feedback). Creating sections in the Question Library is especially helpful when randomizing questions on a quiz.

 

This tutorial covers how to create sections in the Question Library.

 

First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.

 

From the course navbar, select Quizzes.

 

Click Question Library.

 

Click Question Library.

 

Click New. Then, select Section.

 

Click New. Then, select Section.

 

Give the section a name. Click Save.

 

Give the section a name.

 

The new section will now appear within the Question Library.

 

Visible created section

 

Back to Top

 

Adding Questions to the Question Library

There are 13 different question types, so the process of creating questions of each type will be different. These processes are described above. This tutorial covers how to add  a True or False question to the Question Library.

 

First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.

 

From the course navbar, select Quizzes.

 

Click Question Library.

 

Click Question Library.

 

Click the section in which you would like to add questions.

 

Select the section.

 

Click New. From the dropdown menu, select the question type you would like to add.

 

Click New. Select the quesion type.

 

Enter all required fields for the selected question type. When you are finished creating your question, click either SaveSave and Copy, or Save and NewSave and Copy will allow you to save the question you just created and create a new question of the same type containing the current question's properties. Save and New will allow you to save the question you just created and to continue creating questions of the same type.

 

Enter all required fields for the question.

 

The created question should now appear in the Question Library section selected.

 

Visible created question

 

Back to Top

 

Importing Questions to a Quiz from the Question Library

Once sections have been created and questions have been added to the Question Library, the questions can then be imported to a quiz. This tutorial covers how to import questions to a quiz from the Question Library.

 

First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.

 

From the course navbar, select Quizzes.

 

Locate the quiz in which you would like to import questions, and click on the name of the quiz.

 

Select the quiz.

 

Click Add/Edit Questions.

 

Click Add/Edit Questions.

 

Click Import. Select Browse Question Library.

 

Click Import. Select Browse Question Library.

 

From the Source Collection dropdown menu, select Question Library.

 

Source Collection

 

From the Source Section dropdown menu, select the section from your Question Library that you would like to import questions from.

 

Source Section

 

Select the question(s) you would like to import. Click Save when you have completed selecting questions.

 

Select questions. Click Save.

 

The selected qeustion(s) are now present within your quiz.

 

Imported question now visible in quiz.

 

Back to Top

 

Creating a Random Section in a Quiz

When creating a quiz in eLC, you can create a section that randomly selects questions from your Question Library This ensures each user will receive a unique set of questions. This tutorial covers how to create a Random Section in a Quiz.

 

First, to access the Quiz tool, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.

 

From the course navbar, select Quizzes.

 

Locate the quiz you wish to edit, and click on the name of the quiz.

 

Select the quiz you wish to edit.

 

After you have navigated to the Edit Quiz page, click on the Properties Tab.

 

 Select the Properties tab.

 

Click Add/Edit Questions.

 

Click Add/Edit Questions.

 

Click New and, from the dropdown menu, select Random Section.

 

 

Click New. Select Random Section. 

Give the section a name.  

 

Give the section a name.

 

You also have the option to edit the Message and Private Comments that are displayed with this section, add an Image, include a Description of the image, alter the Display Options, and add Section Feedback

 

You can edit the Message and Private comments that are displayed.

 

You can add an Image, include a Description of the image, alter the Display Options, and add Section Feedback.

 

Click Save at the bottom of the screen. Students will not see this name unless you select to make it visible.

 

You can also add Section Feedback. When finished, click Save.

 

Now, click on the section you just created. It will be in a purple folder.

 

Click on the Section.

 

Click Import to add questions to the random section. Under Source Section, choose the folder from which you want the questions to be pulled. If you want all the questions in the Question Library to be available for seleciton, choose Collection Root.

 

Click Import.

 

Click Source Selection.

 

Under Source Selection, choose the folder or Collection Root

 

Select which questions you want to be available for the Random Section. If you want all of the questions in that folder to be available for random selection, check the box at the top of the question list. Click Save.

 

Select the questions.

 

On the next screen, enter how many questions you want randomly selected for that section in the Questions Per Attempt box and the points allotted for each question in that section. Click Done Editing Questions.

 

Set the numer of questions and the points allotted for each question. Click Save.

 

Now you will see your Random Section. 

 

You will now see your Random Section.

 

Back to Top

 

Granting Special Access to a Quiz in eLC

The Special Access option allows you to provide selected participants with availability and time limits for a quiz that are different from the rest of the participants, such as extending the time limit or adding an additional attempt. This option allows you to provide accomodations for students. This tutorial covers how to grant special access to a quiz.

 

First, to grant special access to a quiz, navigate to the Quizzes tool. To do this, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.

 

From the course navbar, select Quizzes.

 

Locate the quiz you wish to edit, and click on the name of the quiz.

 

Click on the quiz you wish to edit.

 

After you have navigated to the Edit Quiz page, click on the Restrictions Tab.

 

Click the Restrictions tab.

 

Click Add Users to Special Access to assign special access to specific course participants.

 

Scroll down to the Special Access section at the bottom of the page. Select the Type of Access you'ld like to allow:

  • Allows selected users special access to this quiz - All course participants except those listed under special access will have access to the quiz during the above set dates/time. Participants listed under special access will have access to the quiz for whatever availablity and time has been specified for them. (This option is typically used to students who need additional time on a quiz.)
  • Allows only users with special access to see this quiz - ONLY participants listed under special access will have access to the quiz for whatever availability and time has been specified for them. This quiz will be closed to all other course participants. (This would be useful if you need to open a quiz for someone after it's already closed for the rest of the class.)

 

Click Add Users to Special Access.

 

You can select a specific Start and End Dates, an Enforced Time Limit, and the number of Attempts Allowed

 

Availability, Timing, and Attempts

 

Check the box next to students' names who need special access and click Add Special Access.

 

Check the box next to students' names who need special acces, and click Add Special Access.

 

Now students who have been granted special access will be listed in the Special Access section of the quiz settings.

 

Completed Special Access

 

Back to Top

 

Previewing a Quiz

In addition to viewing your course as a student or taking a quiz as your demo student, eLC now offers the opportunity to preview a quiz while viewing as an instructor. 

 

First, to preview a quiz, navigate to the Quizzes tool. To do this, from your course navbar, click Tools and select Quizzes.

 

From the course navbar, select Quizzes.

 

Then, from the dropdown menu of the quiz you would like to preview, select Preview.

 

From the dropdown menu of the quiz, select Preview.

 

You can then take the quiz just as your students would. To begin the quiz, click Start Quiz

 

Click Start Quiz.

 

After you have completed the quiz, save all of your answers by clicking Save All Responses. Then, click Go to Submit Quiz

 

Click Go to Submit Quiz.

 

You will need to complete the Quiz Submission Confirmation. If you wish, select Allow this preview attempt to be graded in the Grade Quiz area. Selecting this check box records your preview attempt on the Grade Quiz page and allows it to be graded. You can access preview attempts using the Restrict to dropdown menu when grading a quiz. Preview attempts are not counted toward the class statistics for the quiz.

 

Click Submit Quiz.

 

If you wish, click Allow this preview attempt to be graded in the Grade Quiz area.

 

You will then be prompted to confirm your submission. Click Yes, submit quiz to submit your quiz.

 

Click Yes, submit quiz.

 

You will be shown your Attempt and the Submission View. When you have finished viewing the the Quiz Submission, click Done

 

Click Done.

 

You can then exit the quiz preview by clicking Exit Preview or navigating to another area of your course.

 

Click Exit Preview.

 

Back to Top

 

Respondus Quiz Creator

Respondus is a tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to eLC.

 

Faculty and staff can download Response at the EITS Software page. It is located under Download. You will be prompted to log in with your UGA MyID and password, and then you will be provided with installation instructions. Respondus will only work with Windows computers (View system requirements for Respondus.). If you have a Mac, you can log into UGA's vLab and access Respondus on a virtual Windows computer. (You will still need to go to the EITS Software page to obtain the necessary credentials to use Respondus.). 

 

Using Respondus to Create Exams

Once you've installed Respondus, the following resources will help you get started:

 

Using Respondus to Publish Exams to eLC

To begin the process of using Respondus to publish exams to eLC, first, open Respondus. Then, open your exam file by clicking Open

 

Open your exam file.

 

Select the exam file. Click Open

 

Select your file. 

Select the Preview & Publish tab. Then, click Publish Wizard

 

Select Preview & Publish tab. Then, click Publish Wizard.

 

On the Publish Wizard Settings screen, choose Publish to a single course. From the Desire2Learn Server dropdown menu, choose add new server.

 

Choose Publish to a single course. Then, from the Desire2Learn server, choose add new server.

 

Choose Yes, check for preconfigured server settings. Click Next.

 

Select Yes, check for reconfigured server settings. Click Next.

 

Enter a name (e.g., eLC). Select Run connection text, if not already selected by default. Then, click Next to start a connection test. 

 

Enter a name. Click Next.

 

Login to eLC as normal, using ArchPass.

 

Login to eLC.

 

If any script errors appear, click Yes to dismiss them. The page will eventually load.

 

Click Yes to dismiss any script errors

 

After the connection test completes, click Next.

 

Click Next.

Then, click Finish

 

Click Finish.

 

Once you're connected, you must choose which course you want to publish the exam questions to. The dropdown will list all eLC courses in which you are an instructor.

 

Select a course, and then choose an assessment type.

  • If you choose Quiz, you will create a new quiz in your selected eLC course.
  • If you choose Question Library Section, the questions will be imported directly into the Question Library for your course. (This option is recommended if you plan to use the questions on multiple assessments or if you want to randomize the question order on your quiz.)
  • If you choose Self Assessment, you will create a new self assessment in your selected eLC course. (Self Assessments are providing immediate feedback to students and cannot be graded.)

 

Once you've made your selections, click Next.

 

Choose the course and assessment type. Click next.

Respondus will now connect to eLC and import your questions to your course. Once you see the "Completed Successfully message, click Finish to complete the import.

 

Click Finish.

 

Back to Top

 

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser (LDB) is a custom browser that "locks down the testing environment in eLC and allows a quiz to be executed securely by restricting access to certain browser navigation capabilities. LDB replaces other browsers when students are taking a quiz or test in eLC.

 

Note: LDB must be installed on the computer being used to take the quiz. Students will have to install LDB on their computer for the initial use of the secure browser. See our documentation on student instructions for installing Respondus Lockdown Browser. [Add page and add link].

 

If the settings for a quiz require LDB to be used, the quiz cannot be accessed with a standard browser. If a student attempts to use a standard browser, a warning message will indicate that LDB is required for the execution of the quiz and the Start Quiz! link will not be available.

 

Respondus LDB must be downloaded.

 

LDB works much like a standard browser, but some options hae been removed or work differently. When students use LDB to access a quiz or test, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL. access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitting for grading. Also quizzes and tests created for use with LDB are restricted from being accessed by other browsers. The benefits of using Respondus LDB are included below:

  • Modified Toolbar - The condensed toolbar includes only Forward, Back, Refresh, and Stop functions.
  • Assessment Mode - Assessments are shown full-screen and cannot be minimized, resized, or exited until submitted for grading
  • Disabled Controls - All printing, keystroke combinations, screen grabs, function keys, and right-click menus have been disabled.
  • Links - Links to other web servers do not compormise the secure texting environment.
  • Blocked Features and Applications - The Start button (Windows), system tray, and menu bars have been removed.

 

Preparing a Quiz for Respondus Lockdown Browser

After you have created your quiz in eLC, execute the following steps to require a student to use LDB when taking the quiz.

 

First, use a standard browser to login to eLC as an instructor.

 

Login to eLC as an instructor.

 

Select the course that houses the quiz you would like to prepare.

 

Choose the course in which the quiz is housed.

 

From the course navbar, select Tools, and then choose Quizzes.

 

From the course navbar, select tools and then quizzes.

 

Click the Lockdown Browser tab on the Quizzes navbar.

 

Click the Lockdown Browser tab on the Quizzes navbar.

 

Identify the quiz. From the quiz's dropdown menu, select Modify Settings.

 

From the quiz's dropdown menu, select Modify Settings.

 

Check the Require Respondus Lockdown Browser for this exam. If you don't want to require Lockdown Browser for viewing quiz results and feedback, uncheck that option. You can also add a password to access the exam on this screen.

 

Check the Require Respondus Lockdown Browser for this exam.

 

Click Advanced Settings to see more options. In this example, students will be given the ability to use an iPad to take the quiz, so that option will be selected.

 

Click Advanced Settings.

 

Once you've completed your configuration, click Save and Close.

 

Click Save and Close.

 

On the Manage Quizzes screen in eLC, the quiz that you configured will say Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser after the quiz title. This is also visible to students.

 

Require Respondus Lockdown Browser message

 

if you need to modify your Respondus Lockdown Browser settings, click on the Lockdown Browser tab on the Quizzes navbar to return to the Lockdown Browser configuration screen.

 

Click the Lockdown Browser tab.

 

Back to Top