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 formative or summative assessments, content review, or even a guide for student research. This is because Converge allows the instructor to control numerous settings, such as how and when the quiz is viewed, what kind of feedback is provided, and how many times a student can attempt a quiz.
To create a Quiz, navigate to the course and module where you would like to add the quiz and click the Add button at the bottom of the module.
A new window will open, giving you a choice between Activities and Resources. For a Quiz, choose Activities.
When the Activities window opens, choose Quiz and then click the Add button.
The Add a New Quiz page will open. First, Name your quiz, and add an image and description if desired. You can also add instructions in this box if needed.
If you’d like, you can use all the default settings for a quiz by going to the bottom of the page and clicking Save and Display. This will take you straight to adding questions for your quiz.
If you’d like to further explore the quiz settings, you can do so by clicking Show Advanced at the top of the screen. This will open the Advanced Options Block. You can navigate through each of these by simply clicking on the tab.
The first tab is General Settings, and simply houses the name and description, which you’ve already completed.
On the Timing tab, you can create a time limit for your quiz, and choose a time for the quiz to open and close.
On the Grading tab you can choose a category for the quiz in your gradebook, choose to allow multiple attempts, and designate a passing grade for the quiz.
On the Layout tab you can decide how many questions are displayed at once.
On the Question Behavior tab you can decide how students will receive feedback on each question.
On the Review Options tab you can decide what information students will be able to review before, during and after the quiz attempt.
On the Appearance tab you will be able to decide how the quiz appears to the student user.
On the Extra Restriction on Attempts tab, you can add extra security to your quiz, by creating a required password, requiring a network address, or forcing a delay between attempts.
On the Overall Feedback tab you can add feedback that will be shown after the quiz is completed, based on the grade the student received.
On the Common Module Settings tab you can decide if the quiz will be visible on the course page, and if you would like students to be able to attempt the quiz with a group.
On the Restrict Access tab you can add restrictions so that the quiz is only available after certain conditions have been met.
On the Activity Completion tab you can choose how students are able to mark the quiz as completed.
On the Competencies tab you can connect the quiz to standards sets you have added to your course.
On the Preview tab you can review all the settings for the Quiz. When you are finished with these settings, click Save and Display at the bottom of the page.
Now you will be able to add questions to your Quiz by clicking Edit Quiz.
You can add new questions directly to your quiz, or add them from your question bank, as we’ll detail here. To add questions click the Add button on the bottom right corner. To add a question from your bank, choose + From Question Bank.
This will open a new window. Choose the Category where you saved the question you’d like to use by clicking on the Dropdown menu.
Select the questions you’d like to use by clicking on the selection box next to the question, then click Add Selected Questions to Quiz at the bottom of the window.
These questions will now appear in your quiz. You can continue to add new questions, or questions from other categories as needed. You can also Add A Random Question and students will each get a random question from the category of your choosing.
When you are finished adding questions, click Save in the top right corner. Navigate back to your quiz by clicking the title of the Quiz on your breadcrumbs menu.
You can click Preview Quiz Now to preview what your quiz will look like as a student.
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