Creating a Quiz

Instructors can create a new quiz or exam on Lyceum following an easy two-step process. The quiz feature in Lyceum can be used as a quiz, exam, midterm, or even a final. In the first instance, you will create the quiz activity and set its options which specify the rules for interacting with the quiz. In the second step, you add the specific questions and their types to the quiz. These following steps will help explain how:

Create the Quiz Activity

  1. Navigate to your Lyceum course 
  2. Turn the editing on using the gear on the right-hand side of your course page
  3. Navigate to the week or topic section where you would like to add your quiz and select ‘Add an activity or resource’  and select ‘Quiz’  
  4. After selecting ‘Add’, you will then create the settings for the quiz. This will include selecting dates for the quiz to open and close, grade categories (for Gradebook users), question behaviors, etc.. Once you are done customizing your quiz, select ‘Save and Display’ at the bottom of the page.
  5. This quiz can be edited at any time after the creation of it as well. Select the ‘Turn editing on’ option through the gear at the right-hand side of the page. Locate the quiz you would like to make changes to and select the ‘Edit’ drop-down to the right. Then select ‘Edit settings’ and this will bring you to your quizzes settings form. You will not want to change the quiz settings after  the quiz has started accepting submissions.

** For more detailed information on quiz settings, follow this link: https://docs.moodle.org/37/en/Quiz_settings

Adding Questions to the Quiz

  1. Once you go through the steps of creating the quiz, select the quiz and then click on ‘Edit quiz’
  2. In the ‘Editing quiz’ form, you can being adding your quiz questions by selecting ‘a new question’ from the ‘Add’ drop-down menu
  3. From here, you have multiple different options of different question types. Each quiz can have multiple different types of questions within it. For more detailed information on the different types of questions and what they do, follow this link: https://docs.moodle.org/37/en/Question_types 

** For more detailed information on building a quiz and quiz questions, including more advanced topics such as using question banks, follow this link: https://docs.moodle.org/37/en/Building_Quiz

Manually Grading Quiz Questions

Instructors have the ability to manually grade students answers to their questions. Note that this only works with Essay type questions. Follow these steps to learn how:

  1. Once you have followed the steps and created your essay question quiz, select the gear on the right-hand corner and then ‘Manual grading’
  1. This will direct you to a list of how many questions you have to grade (how many have answered it). You have the option to select ‘grade all’, where you will be able to grade one question after another in a quicker fashion

  1. When grading, you will be presented with different options on how many questions you would like to grade in general, how many you’d like to grade on each page and their order they appear. You will then see their answer and be given the option to give written feedback and a numerical grade

Providing Extra Time on Quizzes for Specific Students

Instructors have the ability to provide specific students extra time on a Lyceum quiz with ADA accommodations. Follow these steps to learn how:

  1. Select the quiz you would like to give extra time to a student or students
  1. Select the gear icon on the right-hand side of the page and then select ‘User overrides’
  1. Select ‘Add user overrides’ at the top of the page
  1. Find the name of the student or students and click it to select them. At this point, you can set any of the options listed below the student list – this will not affect the original settings for the quiz with the other students. For example, on the left is a screenshot of how the defaults will look and to the right is customize so the students has an hour to take the quiz with a 60 minute time limit
  1. After you are done with your changes, select ‘Save’ or ‘Save and enter another override’ at the bottom of the page. After adding the students that need extra time, you will then be able to see a list of all these students and the overrides you made