Moodle: Activities & Resources: Adding and Editing a Quiz

Please note: Documentation is in progress for this article. Please check back periodically for updated information.

To Add A Quiz in Moodle:

  1. In the section where you would like to add a quiz, scroll to the bottom and click Create learning activity.
  2. On the Activities tab, select Quiz.

    Gif of adding a quiz to a Moodle course.
  3. Fill in the quiz Name and Description. Best practice is to give the quiz a descriptive name so that students can easily find it in the gradebook. A good option is to name them for the section or module they are in: Module X Quiz. To help students situate their learning, include instructional lanuage in the description that includes important information like coverage, timing, and due dates.

    Gif of quiz settings
  4. Customize the rest of your quiz settings. Here you can set the availability window and due date, specify the quiz and question behavior, select a gradebook category, and add restrictions and extra security. For a complete list of possible settings, see the MoodleDoc on Quiz settings. Of special interest are:
    • Question behavior, which determines how students interact with questions. For example, questions can be adaptive, interactive, or have various feedback methods. Here instructors can also set questions to Deferred feedback with explanation, which allows students to type out a rationale for their answer. Note that if this behavior is selected, it will apply to every question on the quiz.
    • Review options, which controls what information students can see during and after the quiz
    • User overrides, which can be used to add accommodations for students with disabilities
    • Restrictions and Activity completion criteria
  5. Save your quiz.
Adding Questions to Your Quiz

Adding the quiz and customizing settings is only the first step in creating a quiz. Now you will need to create and add questions, which you can do directly from the quiz page. To create and add questions, do the following:

  1. Click on the quiz where you will create and add questions.
  2. The quiz screen will display a message that "No questions have been added yet." Click Edit quiz below that message.
  3. On the Editing quiz screen, click Add.Click to add a new question, and then select the question type and click Add.
  4. Edit the details of your question. Give your question a descriptive name so that you can organize your question bank by module, chapter, or topic. After adding the question information, click Save changes.
  5. You will now see your question listed on the Editing quiz screen. On this screen you can edit the point value of the questions, add more questions, change the quiz maximum grade, and set shuffle for all questions.

For more information on adding questions to your quiz, see GROK article 20029.

You can also add questions to a quiz that were created in the question bank. For more information, see the following GROK articles:

To Edit Quiz Questions:
  1. Go to your desired course and click on the quiz you wish to edit the question from. 
  2. Click on the Admin menu (gear icon) and click on Question Bank, then click Questions.

    admin menu with question bank selected
  3. A new screen will appear displaying your question bank. To edit a question, click on the Edit drop down arrow below the Actions column. 

    Edit button for question bank below action column
  4. Click on Edit Question. Once done, you can save your question settings by clicking the Save changes button. 

    Edit question button for question bank

    save changes button for question bank
Need More Help?

Visit the following pages for more information on editing the quiz. Please note that these articles do not show the Snap theme, but functionality is the same. All links open in a new window.

Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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