Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Quiz Settings Overview

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Creating a new quiz is a two-step process. In the first step, you create the quiz activity and set its options which specify the rules for interacting with the quiz. In the second step, you add questions to the quiz. This page describes the options you can set for the quiz activity. The page Adding Quiz Questions to a Quiz describes how to set up the questions for the quiz.

Quiz Settings

Quiz Settings

  • General SettingsCreate the name of the Quiz in this section. This is the name that the students will see in order to access the quiz. You can also create a description of the assignment.
  • Timing: Set the open and close time of the quiz, the time limit, grace period, and when the time expires.
  • Grade: Select the grade category, grade to pass, attempts allowed, and grading method.
  • Layout: Select how many questions per page.
  • Question Behavior: Select if you want the questions to shuffle and how they behave.
  • Review Options: Select the review options for during the quiz, immediately after the attempt, later when the quiz is still opened, and after the quiz is closed.
  • Appearance: Choose whether or not the users picture will appear, and how many decimal places will appear in the grade.
  • Extra Restrictions on attempts: Select whether to allow extra restrictions on each attempt.
  • Overall Feedback: Displays feedback for the entire quiz.
  • Common Module Settings: Hide/show the activity to students or set it as group mode.
  • Restrict Access: Add access restrictions to the quiz.
  • Tags: Add keywords to make the quiz easily searchable.
Override Settings

There are also some additional quiz settings that you can access through the Administration block. Information about these two options can be found in the following links:

Group/User overrides options


Referenced from: Moodle 


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