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Changing a Quiz's Settings in D2L

D2L provides you with many settings options for quizzes, and the most common ones are listed below. Contact the FITS Central Support Team at fits@depaul.edu if you have questions about a quiz setting that isn't listed here.

Set Start and End Dates for a Quiz

You can use start and end dates to make your quiz available to students for a limited time. They will be able to view information about the quiz, but they will not be able to start taking it before its start date or after its end date.

  1. Click on the name of the quiz.
  2. Click the Restrictions tab at the top of the page.
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  3. Click the Has Start Date checkbox to set a start date for your quiz, and enter the appropriate date and time.
  4. Click the Has End Date checkbox to set an end date for your quiz, and enter the appropriate date and time.
  5. Click Display in Calendar if you would like the quiz’s start and/or end dates to be displayed in your course calendar.
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  6. Click Save and Close at the bottom of the page when you are done changing settings.
  • NOTE: Setting dates on a quiz in the Content area

    You can also set start and end dates on a quiz in the Content area if you have added a link for it in one of your modules. See the Content guide for more information.


Set Time Limit and Late Submission Options for a Quiz

D2L allows you to set a time limit and grace period for all quizzes. You also can select whether students can submit a quiz attempt after the time limit has ended.

  1. Click on the name of the quiz.
  2. Click the Restrictions tab at the top of the page.
  3. Select an option for time limits:
    • Select No time limit to not enable a time limit.
    • Select Enforce a time limit to enable a time limit for students to complete the quiz.
  4. Enter the number of minutes you are allowing students to complete the quiz for the Time Limit.
  5. Enter the number of minutes for a Grace Period. This is the number of minutes students have after the time limit has expired to submit their quiz before it is flagged as late.
  6. Select a behavior for submissions that are turned in after the time limit and grace period has expired.
  7. Click Save and Close at the bottom of the page when you are done changing settings.

Set up Grading for a Quiz

D2L can automatically grade many types of quiz questions, including multiple choice, true/false, matching and multi-select, and it can automatically calculate quiz scores and transfer them to the grades area for you. In addition, D2L enables you to allow students to take a quiz more than one time, and you can specify whether the highest or an average score is transferred to the grades area.

  1. Click on the name of the quiz.
  2. Click the Assessment tab at the top of the page. Multiple settings for grading will be displayed.
  3. Select the Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion checkbox if all of your quiz questions can be graded automatically by D2L.
  4. Associate your quiz with a grade item:
    • If you've already created a grade item for the quiz in your course's grades area, select it from the "Grade Item" dropdown menu.
    • If you need to create a grade item for the quiz, click the Add Grade Item link to the right of the dropdown menu. A pop-up window that allows you to set up the grade item will open.
  5. Select the Allow automatic export to grades checkbox to allow scores to transfer to the gradebook automatically when a quiz attempt has been graded, either manually by you or automatically by D2L.
  6. Click Save and Close at the bottom of the page when you are done changing settings.

Change the Number of Times Students can Take a Quiz

By default, D2L allows students one chance to take a quiz, but you can increase this number. If you do and the quiz is associated with a grade item, you'll also need to specify which score D2L transfers to the grades area.

  1. Click on the name of the quiz.
  2. Click the Assessment tab at the top of the page. Multiple settings for grading will be displayed.
  3. Click the dropdown arrow on the "Attempts Allowed" menu, which is located near the bottom of the page, and select a number.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Select an option on the "Overall Grade Calculation" menu to specify how D2L calculates the quiz score. (The default option is Highest Attempt, but you have several other options, including Average Score.)
  6. Click Save and Close when you are done changing settings.

NOTE: You can change the number of attempts across multiple quizzes on the "Manage Quizzes" page. Just select the checkboxes next to the names of the quizzes, then click the Bulk Edit link at the top of the list. You can reset the number of attempts for each quiz in the "Attempts Allowed" column.


Display Questions and Answers after Students have Completed a Quiz

By default, D2L only shows a student's overall quiz score on the confirmation page that is displayed when a quiz attempt is submitted, but you can opt to include questions that the student answered incorrectly and/or correctly, as well as the correct answers. You can also add an additional view that is available after a specific date; many faculty opt to use this setting to display the correct answers to questions after the quiz ends.

  1. Click on the name of the quiz.
  2. Click the Submission Views tab at the top of the page.
  3. Select the view setting that you want to change:
    • Click the Default View link to change the information that is displayed on the confirmation page that appears when a student submits a quiz attempt.
    • Click the Add Additional View button to enable additional feedback to be released by date.
  4. Click the button next to Yes in the "View Details" section if you'd like to display quiz questions to students.
  5. Select the type of quiz questions you want to display.
  6. Select the box next to Show Question Answers if you want the correct answers to the questions to be displayed.
  7. Specify when the information is available by selecting a date and time in the "View Restrictions" section (follow this step only when adding an additional view.)
  8. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

NEXT STEPS

Once you have finished changing your quiz's settings, you'll want to preview it and make sure everything is correct before students begin taking it. View the Previewing Quizzes guide for more information.

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