Editing Quiz Settings

If you are going to give your students a quiz through Moodle, whether it is essay based or multiple choice or a combination of all, here are some general tips on how to do this. 

Step 1: Name the quiz and describe the parameters you set for the quiz including an academic honesty statement. Include the quiz open and close dates and times in the quiz name, so students don’t have to search for it.

Step 2: You can set the timing so that everyone takes it during your scheduled class time and observe using Zoom. If not, set the time limit to about 45 seconds per question to curtail cheating. Really think about how long it would take a student to complete your quiz. Under Grade, you should only allow 1 attempt. 

  • Let your students know that they must complete their quiz or test by the Close quiz time and before the time limit expires.  For example, if they begin a 40 minute test only 10 minutes prior to the close quiz time they will be cut off from the quiz at the close quiz time.  Moodle will not allow them the full 40 minute time limit.  So, they should begin the quiz no later than 40 minutes prior to the close quiz time.

Step 3: In the layout section, select “Every question” for the New page option and shuffle within the questions. Both of these limit cheating. This setting also saves the student responses on questions each time they navigate to the next page.  On Review Options (click on link for more details on this section), the settings below will not allow the student to see any answers or their grade until the time set for the quiz is over.

These are the basic settings through Moodle. You can also choose to test via video conferencing or by using ProctorU. Information on both of these can be found in the shared Google folder. 

Here is a video that shows you these steps:

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