Building a quiz in Moodle can be done in two ways. You can either wholly create a new quiz through the quiz activity setting, or select pre-existing quiz questions from the Question bank in Moodle. We will go through both of these quiz creating options in Moodle with you.
The very first step in creating a Moodle quiz, is going to: Add an activity or resource>Quiz. If you don’t see this, you should be able to use the dropdown Add an activity>Quiz. Now you should be able to access the following fields under Quiz Settings:
1. Give the quiz a name, and a description.
You will also have the option of making the description visible on the course page – this is a box you will tick.
2. You have the option of managing the following date settings:
3. Manage Grade settings (Collapsed by default):
4. You can manage the quiz layout
5. Question behaviour (collapsed by default)
6. Appearance management
7. Overall feedback.
This is the feedback shown after a quiz attempt has been completed. The grade will be displayed, with the feedback underneath.
1. Go to Administration>Quiz Administration>Edit quiz
2. Click “Add”, and select the option to add a new question, or the option to select an existing question from the Question Bank (if you select the latter, you have the option of selecting a random question).
Moodle’s Question Bank is a collection of all quiz questions used by one school/organization. Questions are saved, ready to be reused again for a different course offering at a later time. This is particularly useful within departments. For example, if one History teacher creates a quiz, those carefully crafted questions can be recycled for other History classes in the future. It’s a great way to collaborate within a school or organization allowing for the iteration of better quizzes and significant time savings! Questions can also be created right within the Question Bank, without actually being created as part of a quiz first.
3. After clicking Add, a screen will appear so you can choose the type of question to add.
4. There will be a question form on the next screen, where you can put in your question, as well as the grade you wish to give the correct answer. When you’ve done this, click Save Changes.
5. Add responses and feedback that will be displayed when students give a certain answer. For example, if question is correct – “That’s right!” If the answer is wrong, the correct response can be given.
Choosing a Question from the Question Bank
6. After clicking Add, click the “+” sign next to the question you have chosen. You can select one, multiple, or all questions.
7. If you are choosing a random question from the Question Bank. After clicking Add, click on “+ a random question.” If you want to add multiple random questions, simply put in the number of questions you want.
8. You can also add section headings to each page of the quiz. On the first page, click on the pencil icon at the top of the page, and typing in your question. On succeeding pages, go to Add > a new section heading, and then type in your heading. The headings you have created will be visible in the Quiz navigation block.
9. If you want to randomize questions, simply check the box at the top of the screen that says “Shuffle.”