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There are several steps to take in setting up a new quiz in D2L: selecting settings for the quiz, adding questions to it, then activating the quiz.
For information on randomizing the quiz questions to help prevent cheating, see both Using the Question Library and
By default, the status of a new quiz status is set to hidden and thus is not visible to students. This visibility must be changed before students will be able to see and take the assessment. When a quiz is hidden, an icon of an eye with a slash will appear next to the quiz name on the "Manage Quizzes" page.
Note: To add a link to a Quiz to a module in Content, follow the directions to
Add Links to Other Parts of the Course Site.
Synchronizing a quiz with a grade item will connect the quiz to the gradebook. Any questions on the quiz that can be automatically graded by the system will be scored. If the quiz is set to have scores published automatically, users will be able to see their score upon completion of the quiz attempt, and the score will be sent to the gradebook. If the quiz has questions that will need to be manually evaluated, the quiz can instead be set to update scores in the gradebook upon evaluation.
Note: If there are questions on the quiz that cannot be auto-graded by the system, they will be scored at 0 until manually evaluated. See
Creating Quiz Questions for details on which types can be graded automatically.
Learn about Changing Quiz Settings, how to Grade Quizzes,
Granting Special Access to Quizzes, and
Solving Quiz Submission Issues.