Assessments: *How do I take a quiz?
Assessments: Taking a Quiz
Refer to your instructor's special directions for taking the quiz, since assessments can be set up in a myriad of ways.
WARNING: Your quiz may be set up to open in a new window. If your quiz will not open, make sure all pop-up blocking programs on your computer are turned off.
NOTE: The placement of this tool in the course depends on the Instructor, and may vary from course to course. The steps below use the left-hand Course Menu as the starting point.
Step 1: On the Course Menu, expand Course Tools.
Step 2: Select Assessments.
Step 3: Select the quiz you were instructed to take.
Step 4: Note the availability, duration, question delivery method, attempts allowed, and total grade (there may be other options, this is just an example)
Step 5: Click Begin Assessment. The quiz opens in a new window.
Step 6: Complete your responses to the questions.
Presentation of questions:
This example allows you to view all questions at the same time. Quizzes can also be set up to only show you one question at a time. In that case, you may or may not be allowed to revisit questions.
If there is a time limit, the clock starts ticking ONCE you open the quiz and shows the remaining time left in red.
- Time is recorded on the online course system's computer, not on your computer. Therefore, if your computer or Internet crashes while the quiz is in progress, the time continues to run until it expires. In this case, log back into your course as soon as Internet connectivity is restored to complete the quiz. Resume the quiz by clicking the Continue Assessment button.
- If you need to resume a quiz, only answers saved prior to shutdown are retained. If time has already expired, you may still be able to save or change answers and submit the quiz, but the instructor will see that your submission is late.
The Question Status indicator is a tool to provide users with a quick up-to-date look at their progress (complete or incomplete questions) in an assessment at all times. The blue checkmark for a question provides a visual reminder to save your answers periodically.
Save Answers versus Save All:
- Click Save Answer immediately after selecting an answer to a question. Do NOT rely upon the Save All button. Saving your answers as you go prevents loss of work in the event of a technical problem.
- If you are typing long responses to essay questions, click Save Answer frequently (eg, every 5 minutes - don't wait until you are finished typing! Or better yet, compose your responses offline - in a word processor - then copy and paste the response in the question answer area. This ensures you have a backup in case your computer or the Internet crashes as you are taking the quiz. If you need to resume a quiz, all answers saved PRIOR to shutdown are retained, and you can resume the quiz by clicking the Continue Assessment button.
- The Question Status on the right will show a blue checkmark for a saved question to indicate it has been saved. If you are taking a long quiz and are allowed to revisit answers, you can click on the question number to jump to a specific question.
- If you are allowed to revisit questions and change answers, make sure you click Save Answer AGAIN after choosing your answer choice.
Step 7: When you are finished, click the Finish button at the bottom of the quiz window.
Click OK on the popup message to submit the quiz. If questions have not been answered (didn’t select Save Answer), a message will list those questions and allow the student to go back and save the answers to those questions. In this case, click Cancel to return to the quiz.
Step 8: If the instructor has released the score, click View Attempt to see your score and any additional feedback.
NOTE: The View Attempt button will not appear if the instructor does not want to release your score immediately. There may be questions that require the instructor to manually input a grade and comments for before the total score can be released to you.
You may get no, some, or much feedback after submitting the test. Again, what you get depends on the options selected by the Instructor. For example, the Instructor may only show the final score for one quiz, while for another quiz the final score and correct answers are displayed.
Feedback may or may not include any of the following:
Final score only.
Your answers, whether they are correct, and the final score.
Your answers, the correct answers, and the final score.
Your answers, the correct answers, feedback for the questions, and the final score.
If you have any further questions, please contact us for support. Thank you.
- WebCampus Support
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