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You can create an assessment using New Quizzes from the Quizzes page. You can create various types of content in each assessment.

Creating an assessment

  • In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.
  • Then click the Add Quiz button.
  • In the Choose a Quiz Engine screen, select the New Quizzes option. To save your quiz engine selection for this course, check the Remember my choice for this course checkbox.

    Then click the Submit button.

Note: You can reset your quiz engine choice from the Quiz Options menu at any time.

  • In the Assignment Name field, enter the name of your assessment. To enter assessment details, enter the total points possible, select the assignment group, and choose how the grade is displayed to students.

    To remove this assessment from final grade calculations, click the Do not count this assignment towards the final grade checkbox.

  • In the Assign To field, select who will be required to take the assessment. You can assign the assessment to individual students or sections.

    In the Due field, select the assessment due date.

    In the Available from and Until fields, select the availability dates for the assessment. In progress quizzes will automatically submit when the Until date and time passes.

Note: If you have set section override dates in your course, you may need to select a course section and set due and availability dates that fall within the section override dates.

  • To save your assessment details, click the Save button. To save and publish your assessment, click the Save & Publish button.

    Clicking the Save or Save & Publish button returns you to the page where you opened the assessment.

  • To add content to your assessment, click the Add button.

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To insert content from an item bank, click the Item Bank button [1]. To create a new question, click the button for the question type [2] or add stimulus content [3].

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  • For each question, you can enter a question title, question stem, and answers. You may also select options specific to the question, align the question to an outcome, and add the question to an item bank.

    In the Points field, adjust the point value for the question by entering a number or clicking the arrow buttons. To add general student feedback, click the Feedback icon.

    To save the question, click the Done button.

Note: Essay questions do not include an answer field and must be graded manually.

  • To delete a question, click the Delete icon. The page will confirm you want to remove the item.

  • To open the Question Navigator and view your assessment, click the Expand icon (image below).

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  • In the Question Navigator, you can view each question number, question type, point total, question stem, and total question points. 

    To view a question in the assessment, click the question stem. You will be taken to the question within the assessment.

    To manually reorder questions, click and hold the Move icon. Drag the question to where you want it to display in the assessment.

  • To close your assessment and return to the Quizzes page, click the Return button.

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