With this setting, instructors can facilitate quizzes where learners take their attempts simultaneously, which is convenient for in-class sessions. The quiz timer then ends for all learners at the same time.

WARNING: Setting this feature will make it so the quiz automatically begins and ends at set start and end times. 

Step by Step

  1. On the navbar, select Submissions and click Quizzes.

  2. On the Manage Quizzes tab, click New Quiz.
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  3. Set start date and time.

    Note: This is the most important step

  4. Expand the Timing & Display area.
    Timing and display.png

  5. Click Timer Settings.

  6. In the Timing dialog, under Quiz Start, select Synchronous: Timer starts on the start date.syncronous quiz selection.png

  7. Click OK.
    The Timing & Display area expanded in a quiz page with the Timer Settings button and Timing dialog. The Synchronous: Timer starts on the start date option selected under Quiz Start.

  8. Click Save and Close


  9. Make a synchronous quiz visible in the calendar:

    • Instructors can select Add availability dates to Calendar or set up an event showing the whole time.

    • Instructors should use the Start Date parameter when setting up a synchronous quiz and leave the End Date field empty.

    • Learners must have the Allows Out of Date Quizzes to be Viewed in the User Quiz List permission to open the quiz from their calendar and check the Quiz Information page.

      Create an announcement with information about the synchronous quiz.

      Set up an event and give a link to the quiz to provide more context.

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