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Creating a Quiz

Quiz activities are a useful tool for testing student knowledge and application, and can offer facilities such as automated marking.

This article contains information on:

  • Creating a Quiz (edit settings)
  • Adding Questions
  • The Question Screen


Creating Quiz Questions

When creating a quiz it is important to remember there are two main parts; creating the quiz ‘front cover’ and the questions themselves – which are stored in the question bank. This article will show you how to create categories in the question bank (to keep it more organised) and some broad instructions for creating questions.

Building and Managing Your Quiz

When creating a quiz it is important to remember there are two main parts; creating the quiz ‘front cover’ and the questions themselves – which are stored in the question bank. This article will show you how to add questions to the quiz, some basic editing and obtaining statistics about your quiz.

We recommend Creating a Quiz first then proceeding with these instructions.

  • Quiz - Allowing Students extra time or more attempts

    This support page describes how to override the quiz settings for specific members of the class. It is possible to do things like set a password, change the open and close times of the quiz, extend the time limit, or change the number of attempts for particular class members.

Quiz Question Types

Quick description of the various question types on Moodle. Links to Moodle documentation have been provided for further assistance.


Creating a Randomised Quiz

This support page provides instructions on how to create a quiz that ensures students receive a random selection of questions from the question bank.


Creating a Multiple Choice Question

This article will show you how to create a multiple choice question.


Creating a Numerical Question

This article will show you how to create a numerical question. Numerical questions allow for a numerical answer within a specified range.


Creating a Simple Calculated Question

This article will show you how to create a simple calculated question. This question allows you to enter a question which MyPlace will substitute in different values so that students get different questions. You then enter a formula for the answer.


The STACK question type

Myplace includes the STACK question type, a sophisticated computer aided assessment system for mathematics, science and related disciplines.


Disability Adjustments, Including Extra Time

Please see Additional Requirement Adjustments

Question Behaviours

Questions behaviours determine how questions operate within a given quiz. They can behave in a traditional manner (no results until the quiz is finished), provide multiple tries or even require the student to have a specific level of confidence in their answer.

Core Moodle documentation on Question Behaviours is available on the Moodle WIki, this page just covers the most common scenarios at Strathclyde University

Common Quiz Questions

This is a set of commonly asked quiz questions.

Blind Marking Quizzes

By default quiz activities are not set up with blind marking. Most quizzes will be automatically marked by Myplace, and preventing users from seeing the student's names will be applied on all of the reporting (even if you are not marking).

The display of student names in the quiz is controlled by the quiz/grading:viewstudentnames capability, which is normally held by all teaching staff.



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