Allow Students to Retake Only Incorrectly Answered Quiz Questions

In the Quiz tool, you can now let students retake a quiz showing only the questions they previously answered incorrectly.

  1. Navigate to Activities > Quizzes.
  2. Create a new quiz or find the quiz you want to modify. Select the down-arrow after its name to open the context menu.
  3. Select Edit.
  4. Select the quiz Assessment tab.
  5. In the Attempts menu, select at least 2.
  6. Click the Apply button.
  7. Check the Retake Incorrect Questions Only box.
  8. Save the quiz.

Note that these questions are shown in the same order as the initial attempt, even for quizzes with an initially random question pool. This subsequent attempt can only increase a student's previous score. If you want to give students partial credit for questions that were not answered correctly on the first attempt, you can select Average in the Overall Grade Calculation menu.


Re-grade ("drop") a Quiz Question

D2L doesn't have a way to "curve" a quiz by dropping questions. Instead, it lets you re-grade a specific question so you can give credit to all students, or those with a particular answer.

Re-Grading a Quiz Attempt or Question in D2L Brightspace

  1. Click on Quizzes.
  2. Click the down arrow  to the right of the quiz that needs to be graded.
  3. Select Grade from the drop down menu.
  4. You'll be on the Users tab of the Grade quiz page. To grade by question click the Questions tab
  5. Select Update all Attempts.
  6. Click on the blue question text of the question you want to grade to open that question.
  7. You'll be on the Update All Attempts page. Next, determine the Grading type you want to use:

Give points to all participants:

  1. Select Give to all attempts ____ points.
  2. Enter in the text box how many points you wish to give them.
  3. If you want to leave a comment enter it in the comment box.
  4. Click on Save.
  5. Click Yes if you are sure you want to apply the points.
  6. If you need to adjust more questions click on Go Back to Questions.

Give points all participants with a specific answer:

  1. Select Give to attempts with answer A B points.
  2. Select from the drop down (letter A in step 1) the answer number that is listed above that you want to give points for.
  3. Enter in the text box (letter B in step 1) how many points you wish to give them.
  4. If you want to leave a comment enter it in the comment box.
  5. Click on Save.
  6. Click Yes if you are sure you want to apply the points. You will see a new entry in the modifications log.
  7. If you need to adjust more questions click on Go Back to Questions.

D2L Quiz Restriction Settings

These settings let you set the due date and time allowed for your quiz. They're located in the Restrictions tab of the Edit Quiz view: navigate to Activities > Quizzes, open the quiz context menu (down-arrow after the name) and select Edit. Then select the Restrictions tab.

Restrictions tab

Hide from Users: by default, new quizzes are created with this setting. While the quiz is hidden, students will not be able to see or take the quiz, regardless of the start and end dates set.

Has Due Date: after this date and time any submissions will be flagged with a "late" timestamp. This is also the date entered in the Calendar.

Has Start Date: this is the date and time the quiz will become visible to students if Hide from Users is not selected. Once you add a start date, you can un-hide the quiz. Students will see the basic quiz information, but will not be able to take the quiz or see questions until after the start date/time.

Has End Date: Once this has past students will no longer be able to start the quiz. Important: students who start the quiz even one minute before cutoff time will still have the full time allowed for the quiz as configured in the Timing option. This means that if you want students to complete the quiz between 10-11am with 45 minutes to complete it, your start time would be 10am and your end time would be 10:15am. After the end date/time the quiz will still be visible to students so they can see their results as per the Submission View.

Display in Calendar: select this to add the quiz due date to the Calendar tool.

Release Conditions: you can make quiz availability contingent on student completion of other D2L Events.

Optional Advanced Restrictions: these allow you to password-protect quiz access and restrict access to a defined IP address range (e.g. a computer lab).

Timing: this lets you set a time limit for the quiz.

Recommend Time Limit lets students submit a late quiz, flagged with a "late" timestamp.

Enforced Time Limit this still lets students submit a late quiz, but they're prevented from answering or revising questions after the quiz time-limit has expired (not the quiz end date/time -- see "Has End Date" above for clarification). You can also set a Grace Period with completion options.

Special Access: this lets you add specific students who need additional time or multiple attempts. Do not select "Allow only users with special access to see this quiz" -- this prevents students from taking the quiz unless you give them special access.


Submit a Quiz on Behalf of a Student

To submit a quiz, students need to confirm multiple quiz submission screens in D2L. Occasionally a student may not confirm submission to submit a quiz. This means the quiz attempt is registered as having been started, but not completed. When this happens, the quiz is not graded, and the student is “locked out” of completing any additional attempts of that quiz until the original attempt is submitted. To remedy this situation, D2L enables an instructor to submit an in progress quiz attempt on behalf of a student.

  1. Select Activities and then Quizzes from the top navigation menu.
  2. Click the down caret next to the quiz and select Grade.
  3. Here you should see a list of students who have completed a quiz attempt.
  4. Above the list of students, find the Restrict to drop down menu. The default option is Users who have completed an attempt.
    Restrict to users who have completed an attempt drop down
  5. Change the selection to Users with attempts in progress.
  6. Click the magnifying glass in the search box above the drop down menu.
    Search for users
  7. You will now see a list of students with attempts in progress.
  8. Click the Enter Quiz as User icon near each students’ attempt in progress.
    Enter quiz as user icon
  9. Confirm the dialogue window.
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the quiz and click Submit Quiz.
  11. Confirm to submit.
  12. Change the Restrict to drop down menu back to Users who have completed an attempt.
  13.  Click the magnifying glass again to see the list of completed quiz attempts.

This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:03 pm.


Give a Student Extra Time or Attempts for a Quiz

You can grant special access to individual students who may need more time to take the quiz, different start or end dates, or allow for late submissions. These settings can be used to fulfill Disability Resource Center (DRC) accommodations in some cases.

Note these steps can be repeated, if multiple students need different access settings.

  1. Click on Activities and then Quizzes from your course navigation bar.
  2. Click on the quiz you want to edit from the list.
  3. Click the Restrictions tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Special Access section at the bottom of the page.
  5. Click the Allow selected users special access to this quiz radio button.
  6. Click the Add Users to Special Access button.
  7. Set your conditions:
    1. Choose a Start and/or End Date, and timing restrictions.
    2. Check the Override attempts allowed box if the student needs additional attempts; use the Attempts Allowed dropdown to choose the number of attempts.
    3. Under the Users section, search for users by ODIN or name, or find the student in the list.
    4. Click the checkbox next to the user's name, and click Add Special Access.
  8. Click Save and Close to finish.

 

This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:30 pm.


Student Instructions for Viewing Past Quizzes

Your instructor has given you access to a quiz or exam for review. Whether you see all answers, some answers, or just questions is determined by your instructor. They may also set a time limit for how long you can see this quiz view. Note: if any questions are Written Responses, they will not show a "correct" answer even if those are shown other questions. That's because such questions don't usually have a single way to answer correctly. Instead, look for feedback on these questions.

Here's how to access them:

  1. Click on Activities and then Quizzes from the course navigation bar.
  2. Click on the down-arrow to the right of the title of the quiz to open a menu, and select Submissions.
  3. Click on an Attempt to view the quiz solution and/or quiz feedback.
    D2L attempt link
  4. If your instructor has left feedback, you need to click the small triangle to the left of the "Feedback" label to display what was written for you.

This article was last updated on Dec 9, 2020 @ 1:02 pm.


Release Quiz Answers to Students

After students finish taking a quiz in D2L, you can release the answers to students for review. You decide the date, time, and duration for which the answers are available. The settings responsible for releasing or withholding quiz answers are called Submission Views.

Create Submission View

  1. Click on Activities and then Quizzes from your course navigation bar.
  2. Find your quiz in the list, and click the menu to the right of the title.
  3. Click Edit from the menu list.
  4. Click on the Submission Views tab.
  5. Click the Add Additional Views button.
  6. Enter a title in the Name field, e.g., "Quiz 2 Answers".
  7. Set a Date and Time for answers to be released under the View Restrictions section. Generally speaking, you want to pick a date and time after the quiz grades for all students are recorded.
  8. Under View Details, select Yes, and pick one of the secondary options. Show all questions with user responses is the most common choice.
  9. Check the box for Show question answers.
  10. Click Save.

How Students View Quiz Answers

Once students have access to quiz answers, you can share these directions for viewing.

  1. Click on Activities and then Quizzes from the course navigation bar.
  2. Click on the menu to the right of the title of the quiz, and select Submissions.
  3. Click on an Attempt to view the quiz solution.

This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:34 pm.

 


Create a New Multiple Choice Quiz

The quiz tool is used to administer timed online tests. This article provides instructions for setting up an automatically graded test, using multiple choice, true or false, and multi-select question types. Quizzes set up using additional question types (such as the written response type) must be at least partially manually graded.

Create a New Quiz

  1. Click on Activities and then Quizzes from your course navigation bar.
  2. Click on the New Quiz button.
  3. Enter a quiz Name in the text box.
  4. Click on the Restrictions tab.
  5. By default, new quizzes are created with the quiz set to Hide from Users. While the quiz is set to hidden, students will not be able to see or take the quiz, regardless of the start and end dates set. Uncheck the Hide from Users option to make the quiz available.
  6. Optionally, use the Start Date and End Date fields to set a range of time when students can take the quiz.
  7. Click on the Assessment tab.
  8. Under Automatic Grade, check the box for Allow attempt to be set as graded immediately upon completion.
  9. Choose a Grade Item from the dropdown menu. Click the add grade item link if you need to create an item.
  10. Check the box for Allow automatic export to grades.
  11. Under Attempts, choose the number of allowed attempts per student.
  12. Click Save and Close.

Create Quiz Questions

Now that you have your quiz settings configured, you can add questions. These instructions include how to set up a simple multiple choice quiz.

  1. Click on Activities and then Quizzes from your course navigation bar.
  2. Find your quiz in the list, and click the menu to the right of the title.
  3. Click on Edit from the list.
  4. Click the Add/Edit Questions button, from the Quiz Questions section.
  5. Click the New button, and choose Multiple Choice Question (MC) from the list.
  6. If you get a message about the new Quiz Creation Experience, click the Leave It On button.
  7. Enter the Question Text in the text box.
  8. Enter Answers in the provided short answer fields. Use the Add Answer link to add additional answer options beyond the default four.
  9. Check the circle next to the correct answer.
  10. Enter a number into the Points box. It is possible to enter decimal values, but that can lead to rounding errors. Use a whole number for best results.
  11. Click the menu on the Save button, and click Save and New from the list.
  12. Repeat steps 5-11 as needed to create your multiple choice quiz. Note that the total point value of your quiz is determined by the value of each quiz question, added together.

See a video walkthrough of how to create a new quiz.

This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:37 pm.