This tutorial will walk you through how to create a new quiz through the Submissions tab.


Step-by-Step: Create Quiz

The updated quiz editing and creation experience page is shown when you go to create a new quiz or edit an existing quiz. The new interface is meant to match the experience faculty undergo when creating or editing a new dropbox - so it is a bit familiar.

This feature is set to on, but you can disable it and return to the old experience if you wish until July 2023. Here is how:   

  1. Click on Submissions on the Navbar

  2. Click on Quizzes 

  3. Click on New or click the down arrow next to an existing quiz and select Edit

New Quiz Editing and Creation Experience Overview

New Quiz Editing and Creation Experience Overview

Consistent layout: The redesigned create and edit (settings) page in Quizzing has the same layout as Assignments, making it familiar and easy to learn. 

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Figure 1: New Quiz Creation Screen

The primary panel on the left contains common, frequently used fields that are always displayed. These fields are most relevant to learners and are core to quiz creation. 

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Figure 2: Primary Panel of New Quiz Creation

The right-hand panel organizes additional, more advanced options such as start and end dates, release conditions, and special access. These options follow the same logical groupings as found in Assignments.

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Figure 3: Availability Dates & Conditions Accordion 

While the right-hand groupings are collapsed, the summary text provides details about which settings are active so you can see which settings are applied at a glance which is perfect for when you are looking to reuse and copy existing quizzes. 

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Figure 4: Right Panel of New Quiz Creation

Build your quiz in one place

The add/edit question workflow has been brought into the primary panel giving users the ability to easily modify quiz questions without navigating to a separate interface. Users will still be able to perform the same bulk management of quiz questions from this screen such as Move To and More Actions workflows. The quiz preview functionality is also more prominent so you can be confident in what learners will see.

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Figure 5: Question Builder in Primary Panel

Auto-publish and sync to the grade book

Newly created quizzes by default will auto-publish attempt results to learners and the grade book (If the quiz is connected to the grade book). We’ve updated the terminology around these two settings to better describe what is happening, and set them to on by default, creating a more streamlined connection with the grade book.

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Figure 6: Before and After of Auto Publish and Synchronize Workflows

Simpler submission views

Users can now confidently prepare what the learner sees once a quiz is submitted with a redesigned Submission Views workflow now called Quiz Results Display. Simply choose from a list of common configurations or customize the display to meet your exact needs.

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Figure 7: Quiz Results Display Options

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Figure 8: Customizing Quiz Results Display

Updated page break workflow

Users can now easily and intuitively apply question-paging rules to their quizzes. Common paging configurations like displaying all questions together or one question per page are quick and easy to set. Further paging configurations are available by choosing to add page breaks after each section of your quiz creating a more customized experience. Quizzes created using the classic experience will see an additional option to use legacy paging which retains any previous page break settings.

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Figure 9: Question Paging Options


There will be a few things leaving the new quiz creation screen that will make the page altogether less confusing and less redundant. Let's review:

1. Visibility option for description, header, and footer

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Figure 10: Visibility Toggle for Description Field 

2. Edit values button

The Edit Values button that appears above the question list will be removed as the question builder workflow has been uplifted. Setting Bonus, Mandatory, and Point values in bulk on questions can be accomplished via the uplifted
More Actions workflow. Setting Difficulty on quiz questions continues to be phased out of newer quiz and quiz question creation workflows and will not carry forward in the new creation experience.

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Figure 11: Edit Values Action Button 

3. Student view preview

The Grades tool will still feature control over how a student’s grade is displayed, but this small preview during quiz creation will not carry forward.

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Figure 12: Student View Preview 

4. ePortfolio artifacts

New quizzes will automatically inherit the value set at the org by the configuration variable: d2l.Tools.ePortfolio.AllowExportForQuizDefault. This means that the toggle for ePortfolio artifacts cannot be changed for individual quizzes.

eportfolio toggle.pngFigure 13: ePortfolio Artifact Toggle 

5. Share quiz from the top-level org unit

The ability to share a quiz from the top-level org unit will be sunsetting with the new creation experience.

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Set up Asynchronous quiz

Synchronous quiz setup

As part of the new quiz creation experience not all workflows and functionality will be available with this first release, rather, they will come later as part of the continuous release process. We heard your feedback and plan to keep this list as small as possible understanding that communicating and handling these sorts of updates can be time-consuming. The add-to calendar function listed below will return to the new quiz creation experience before the classic workflow fully retires but no immediate timeline is available.

Display in calendar

The display in calendar functionality for availability dates will be temporarily absent from the new quiz creation experience. When creating new quizzes, only due dates will be shown in the calendar. Availability (Start/End) Dates will not appear in the calendar by default but if desired, can be added to the calendar by using the Manage Dates tool.

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Figure 15: Display In Calendar Toggle 


Questions? Contact the MyCourses Support Team by email at 
or by phone at 727-341-3500 (Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST).

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