Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Quiz Overview


Instructors can create quizzes in Moodle to assess students' knowledge. Moodle will automatically grade most questions (some require manual grading by the instructor) and the grade is then entered into the gradebook. Included in this article is information regarding Quiz settings and the types of questions Moodle supports.

Getting Started

1. See how to Add a Quiz to a Moodle Course.

2. See how to Create Questions for your Quiz.

3. See how to Add Questions to your Quiz.


Custom Settings

(Click on the BOLD section links below for more details on the Setting)

General:  Name, Introduction, & Display

Timing:  Open the quiz, Close the quiz, Time limit, When times expire, & Submission grace period.

Grade:  Grade category, Attempts allowed, & Grading method.

Layout:  Question Order, New Page, & Navigation Methods.

Question Behavior:  Shuffle within questions, How questions behave, & Each attempt builds on the last.

Review Options:  During the attempt, Immediately after the attempt, Later while the quiz is still open, & After the quiz is closed.

Appearance:  Show the user's picture, Decimal places in grades, Decimal places in question grades, & Show blocks during quiz attempts.

Extra restrictions on attempts:  Require password, Require network address, Enforced delay between 1st and 2nd attempts, Enforced delay between later attempts, & Browser security.

Overall Feedback:  Grade boundary & Feedback.

Common Module Settings:  Group mode, Grouping, Available for group members only, Visibility, & ID number.

Restrict Access:  Allow access from date, Allow access until date, Grade conditions, Activity completion condition, & Before activity can be accessed.


Types of Quiz Questions

(Click the Name below to view detailed information on that Question Type.)

Calculated:  Calculated questions are like numerical questions but with the numbers used selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.

Calculated Multichoice:  Calculated multichoice questions are like multichoice questions, but the choice elements can include formula results from numeric values that are selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.

Calculated Simple:  A simpler version of calculated questions, which are like numerical questions but with the numbers used selected randomly from a set when the quiz is taken.

Drag and Drop Into Text: Missing words in the question text are filled in using drag and drop.

Drag and Drop Markers: Markers are dragged and dropped onto a background image.

Drag and Drop onto Image: Images or text labels are dragged and dropped into drop zones on a background image.

Embedded Answers (Cloze):  Questions of this type are very flexible, but can only be created by entering text containing special codes that create embedded multiple-choice, short answers and numerical questions.

Essay:  Allows a response of a few sentences or paragraphs. This must then be graded manually.

Matching:  The answer to each of a number of sub-questions must be selected from a list of possibilities.

Multiple Choice:  Allows the selection of a single or multiple responses from a pre-defined list.

Numerical:  Allows a numerical response, possibly with units, that is graded by comparing against various model answers, possibly with tolerances.

OU Multiple Response:  A multiple-choice, multiple-response question type with particular scoring rules.

Random Short Answer Matching:  Like a Matching question, but created randomly from the short answer questions in a particular category.

Select Missing Words: Missing words in the question text are filled in using dropdown menus.

Short Answer:  Allows a response of one or a few words that is graded by comparing against various model answers, which may contain wildcards.

True/False:  A simple form of a multiple choice question with just the two choices 'True' and 'False'.

Description:  This is not actually a question. Instead it is a way to add some instructions, rubric or other content to the activity. This is similar to the way that labels can be used to add content to the course page.

Quiz Question Type options

Referenced from: moodle3.lsu.edu