Quizzes and Tests

Whenever a Quiz or Test page is featured in a course, it features a self-contained interface for navigating through its list of questions, as well as the Introduction and Results sections.

Coursesuite Quiz layout

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Do not use the standard course navigation (Previous / Next buttons in header and footer) to progress through a Quiz - using those buttons will exit out of the quiz to the previous/next page!

A question index on the right hand side lists the questions within the Quiz and works similar to the regular course index - users can click on a page name to travel there at any time, and questions have a circle icon next to them to mark whether they have been attempted or not. The colour of this menu depends on the base colour set for the course, though it will appear as a lighter shade.

Drag to match, Rank in order and Drag to list questions, due to their structure, will count as answered after navigating away from them, even if users have not actually attempted them yet.

Introduction

Introduction

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This is the opening screen of a Quiz or Test. You can add custom text here to welcome users to the quiz, and give instructions and details on how to navigate and complete it. Users click the Start Quiz button to begin at the first question.

Questions

Questions

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These are the questions users attempt in order to get a score. Each question gets its own screen. Users click the Previous Question and Next Question buttons to navigate through the quiz. For a list of available question types, see here.

Results

Results

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This is the closing screen of a Quiz or Test. The end results and final score will be displayed here, as well as a button to restart the Quiz from the first question.

Results - unanswered question list

Depending on the course layout, the score graph will be replaced with a list of unattempted questions, if any are still remaining. A similar list will also appear to display incorrect questions after submitting a Test attempt. You can click on a link to navigate directly to that question.


Quiz and Test differences

Quizzes and Tests behave very similarly - both use the same interface, both use the same types of questions and both can contribute scores for users to pass their courses. However, as their names imply, Quizzes tend to be more casual elements; whereas Tests are more formal and can have more conditions and restrictions put in place.

The core difference is that a Quiz gives immediate feedback and allows users to freely reattempt questions to change their score, whereas a Test uses individual attempts that each must be submitted and graded before results and a score are given. This difference affects the quiz interface in a number of ways.

Quiz v Test - Results screen

In the Results screen, Quizzes will display the current score at any given time, since answers are marked immediately. Tests, however, will not display a score until users submit their attempt for grading. Once the test is submitted, a score will be given and will remain until another attempt is submitted.

Quiz v Test - Answer status

In the Index, Quizzes will display a question's result as soon as a user navigates away - a green 'tick' circle if correct and a red 'cross' icon if incorrect. Tests display a full circle to indicate a question has been attempted, but will not display any feedback until the answers have been submitted. An empty circle indicates a question yet to be attempted for both Quizzes and Tests.

Quiz v Test - Answers locked

After a Quiz has been completed, users can also return to a Question screen and reattempt a question as many times as they wish. After a Test has been submitted, users can return to a Question screen, but the question will be locked until a new attempt is started. Tests also allow you to display feedback on this screen for incorrect answers - this can be set to apper either upon submitting an attempt, or only if the user achieves a passing score.

If this option is enabled, all questions will state if an answer is incorrect, but only Single choice, Multiple choice, True / False and Rank in order questions will mention the correct answer.

Test status

Similarly, users attempting a Quiz can take as long as they want and restart as many times as they like. Tests can behave similarly, but can also be set by the course author to have time limits and / or a limited number of attempts before the user is locked from attempting again. If the Show Test Results setting is enabled, this information will show just above the footer, though may differ slightly between layout styles (Top picture is Coursesuite example, bottom picture is Minimalist example).