Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Desire2Learn > Tools > Quizzes > Changing Quiz Settings
There are many settings options for quizzes:
Start, Due, and End Dates can be used to make a quiz available to students for a limited time. Students will be able to view information about the quiz, but will not be able to start taking it before the Start Date or after the End Date.
Note: On quizzes that are
not set up to be synchronous, an End Date only restricts the ability to start the quiz, not to complete the quiz. For example, if a student starts a quiz that has a 60 minute time limit at 5 minutes before the End Date/time the student will still have 60 minutes to complete the quiz.
Note: Due Dates for Quizzes can also be set in Content if the quiz is linked in a content module. See
Content for more information.
Note: If the quiz will have a time limit and will also be synchronous, see
Set Up a Synchronous Quiz.
Note: Synchronous quizzes should not be given in courses delivered in an asynchronous modality.
If a quiz has a time limit, there is an option to make it synchronous. When a quiz is synchronous, its time limit begins at the specified Start Date. This means the Start Date determines when students can access the quiz and when the time limit begins.
Note: When a quiz is synchronous, its Start Date will not appear to students in the Course Calendar, the Work to Do widget, or the Pulse app.
It is recommended to add a link to the quiz in Content as this will push the Start Date to the Course Calendar. For instructions, see
Link to a Synchronous Quiz.
When a quiz is synchronous, its start date will not appear to students in the Course Calendar, the Work to Do widget, or the Pulse app.
Adding a link to the quiz in Content will push the Start Date into the Course Calendar. Adding a Due Date is also recommended.
By default, students are allowed one chance to take a quiz. Instructors may choose to allow students multiple attempts. If providing students with multiple attempts, instructors can also set the quiz to only show incorrectly answered questions on subsequent attempts.
Note: If multiple attempts are allowed and the quiz is associated with a grade item, the score to be transferred to the grade book will need to be specified.
By default, students will not see feedback on individual questions on a quiz. An instructor can choose to adjust the view to include other elements like feedback, questions that the student answered incorrectly, questions the student answered correctly and/or the correct answers. It is also possible to add additional views that are available after a specific date.
Note: If date restricted submission views have been added to a course the instructor will want to be sure to revise the dates when the course is copied into a future term section as these views will be immediately visible to students as the dates will be in the past.
Note: The box to display the attempt grade is selected by default. Keeping this selected will show students their numeric score once published.
Note: To limit the time questions and answers are displayed to students, create an Additional View that only displays the questions and/or answers for a limited amount of time after the student submits the quiz. To do this, create an additional view and select the date/time it should be released. Then, select the
check box to limit the time (in minutes) that the view should be available. It is recommended to make students aware of any time limit they will have to review questions and/or answers after submitting a quiz. For more detailed instructions, see
Creating an Additional View.
Respondus Lockdown Browser is a tool that can be used to help prevent cheating when students are taking an exam in a proctored environment like a lab. It is not recommended for use in a non-proctored environment as it only affects the device the student is using to take the exam.
Once changes to the quiz settings have been changed, preview it to make sure everything is correct before students begin taking it. View Previewing Quizzes for more information.
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