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Converge’s Quiz activity is a powerful assessment tool that is easily customized to fit the needs of the learner. Quizzes can be used for summative assessments, formative assessments, content review, or as a guide for student research. This is because Converge gives teachers the ability to control numerous settings, such as how and when the quiz is viewed, whether questions and answers are shuffled, what kind of feedback is provided, and how many times the student can attempt the quiz.
To create a Quiz, navigate to the course and module where you would like to add the quiz and click the Add button.
A new window will open. Choose Activities.
When the Activities window opens, click Quiz and then click the Add button.
Enter the title and the grading period for the Quiz if you are using grade periods.
Click the Add button and the Quiz Settings Window will open. You should see the information you just entered at the top of the page.
Decide whether you want to the Quiz to be visible right away or hidden until you are ready for students to see it, whether to highlight it to make it easier to find, and whether to display the instructions on the course page.
If you like, you can also set open and close dates and times for the Quiz to limit when students can access it.
You can also copy the Quiz to another course on this page, but you want to be sure to wait until you have added all your questions. You can return to this page at anytime.
Next, you will see your Display Options, where you can set a timer for the Quiz if that makes sense for your students.
The Grading options control how students see the Quiz and how it is graded. You can allow multiple attempts and show responses from previous attempts. You can also control how long students must wait before attempting to take the Quiz again.
If allowing multiple attempts, you can choose to accept the student’s highest grade, most recent grade, or the average grade they earned on all attempts. This is also where you can also choose to shuffle questions, shuffle answers, and check individual answers as they take the quiz.
The Grading options include some security options. You can add a password, require the students be on a particular network, and require the test to open in a full screen pop-up.
Review options are all checked by default. As the teacher, you can control what the students can see during the attempt, immediately after the attempt, later if he or she reopens the quiz, and after the quiz is closed. Please note that the Specific and General Feedback is in the Question settings, while the Overall feedback is in the Quiz settings.
Restrict access conditions will override the Open and Close settings for the activity. You can set dates for access or set specific grade conditions for access.
Activity Completion allows the teacher to set certain conditions before the activity can be marked complete. As a rule, you will want Quizzes to be marked complete when students receive a grade. An expected completion date will make the Quiz show up in calendars and timelines.
After reviewing all the settings, click Save changes at the bottom of the page.
To add Overall feedback for the Quiz, click the Feedback tab in the Quiz window. Overall feedback is not required, but can be useful. Enter the feedback and then indicate the range of scores that will receive that feedback. In the example below, the students that receive an 85% or above will receive the first comment.
You can add questions directly to the Quiz or quickly add them from your Question bank as we are doing in this tutorial. Regardless, you will want to make sure you have categories set up in the Question Bank before creating the Quiz so that your Question Bank stays organized and easy to use. To add questions, click the Questions tab and then click Question bank.
Choose the category where you saved your questions, select any questions you would like to add to the Quiz, and then click Add selected questions to the quiz.
The questions will appear in your Quiz. You can edit the questions here as needed and the edits will be saved in your Question Bank. You can continue to add as many questions from different categories as you like. You can also add a random question from a category and students will each get a random question from the same category.
When you are finished adding questions, click the Quiz tab. Here, you will see your instructions, Results, and have the opportunity to preview your Quiz.
When you click preview, a preview of your Quiz will open and you can test it out as many times as you like.