Using the Quiz tool may be preferable to the Assignment option if you will be using a series of problems to compose your exam. Similar to the Assignment tool, you can set parameters around points and how long the exam or quiz will be available. The main difference here is that you’ll be able to assign multiple problems with individual points.
Adding a Quiz to your bCourse site
- Click the Quiz link in the navigation panel.
- Click the +Quiz button to add a new quiz. The quiz editor will appear.
The Quiz Editor is composed of two sections: Details and Questions.
In the Details section you will see the instructions box or the rich content editor as well as settings. As mentioned previously, you can use the rich content editor in a number of ways.
In the Settings section, you will set the parameters for taking the quiz.
For you Quiz type you will have four options: Practice Quiz, Graded Quiz, Graded Survey, and Ungraded Survey. For credit, choose Graded Quiz.
The Options section has a variety of settings to focus how students will take the exam. The options are:
- Shuffle answers
- Time limit
- Allow multiple attempts
- Let students see their responses
- Show one question at a time
You can use these options to reduce the possibility of cheating.
Shuffle answers will present possible answers (multiple choice or multiple selection) randomly. You can also shuffle your questions by creating a question group.
- Time limit will limit the amount of time a student will have to complete the exam.
- Show one question at a time can be selected to streamline the experience of taking the test. This can be useful if you want to restrict students from revisiting previous questions.
If, however, you’d like to give students the opportunity to refine their answers, you can select the following options:
- Allow multiple attempts can be selected to give students the option to revise their answers.
- Let students see their responses will show their responses at the end of the quiz in relation to the correct answers. If you allow multiple attempts they will be able to refine their initial answers based on the feedback you provide.
The Assign section is the same as was described above. Use this section to set parameters around quiz availability and due dates.
For more information on Quiz details see, What Options Can I set in a Quiz?
The Questions area is where you will create questions for your quiz or exam. There are three ways of adding questions to our quiz: adding a new question, adding a new question group, or finding questions. Here we will focus on adding new questions.
When creating a new question, you will have several options:
Questions that can be answered using the Math Editor in the Rich Content Editor is the Essay. The Essay option allows students to use the Math Editor to demonstrate their understanding of the content. We do not recommend using Fill-in-the-Blank or Fill-in-Multiple-Blanks unless the answers are precise such as numbers.
Here are some guides that show how to work with math equations in bCourses:
Creating an Essay Question (Math Editor) within a Quiz
- Click the Question tab in the Quiz Editor.
- Replace the word Question in the name box. You’ll want something specific so that you’ll know what the content is if you have to edit your question later. It isn’t apparent when you’re done adding your questions.
- Add a point value.
- In the Rich Content Editor, you can add the content you like as was discussed above.
- When you are done, click Update Question. This will bring you back to the Question tab where you add more questions to the quiz.
For more information see How do I create an Essay Quiz Question and How do I create a quiz with individual questions?