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Sometimes you'll want to quiz your students! There are 2 types of quizzes in Actively Learn: a standalone quiz, or an assignment marked as a quiz. Locking quizzes also has different behavior (more below on that).

NOTE: Unlike assignments students will not see the answers to multiple choice responses in quizzes, and all social features are off.  

Create a standalone quiz

STEP 1: Select Workspace from the main menu.

STEP 2: Select "Add my own content", and then "Create quiz"

STEP 3: Add details to your quiz, and click "Create Quiz"

STEP 4: The quiz will then be added to your workspace. Click on it to open it.

STEP 5: Add directions for your students

STEP 6: Click “Add Question” to add your first question.

STEP 7: Select a question type, add a standard, and add question details. Press Done when complete.

STWP 8: Press "Add Question" to continue to add questions to this quiz. (You can always move questions around by pressing the arrow in the upper right of each question box.)


STEP 9: Select the back arrow to return to your Workspace.

STEP 10: Assign the quiz to your class, just like you would any other text in Actively Learn.

Randomize order of questions

For standalone quizzes you can randomize the order of questions. This is a good check for preventing cheating on quizzes. 

To do this:

STEP 1: Open a text from your Workspace, and select "Authoring options"

STEP 2: Select "Randomize questions" then "yes".

Your students will now see the questions in a random order. 

Mark an assignment as a quiz

Instead of a list of questions, you may want your students to read a text for a quiz.

STEP 1: Open a text from your workspace

STEP 2: Click on the "Authoring options" icon from the top left of the screen. Select "Mark assignment as quiz".Image title

STEP 3: This will turn off all social features for the quiz, and allow you to lock the quiz which will now prevent students from opening it.

Quiz Settings

You can adjust your quiz settings at any point to:

  • allow students to see correct multiple choice answer after responding
  • lock responses until you reset them
  • disable notifications
  • disable language translation
  • disable word lookups
  • disable text to speech

To do this:

STEP 1: Go to assignment reading settings

STEP 2: Select the quiz you want to apply settings to

STEP 3: Select "customize reading settings for this quiz." Make adjustments as needed and select "save" . 

Locking quizzes

Unlike locking an assignment, locking quizzes prevents students from being able to OPEN a quiz.

This is helpful to prevent cheating from one period to another.

To Lock the quiz:

STEP 1: Select the class the quiz is in from the class list, then the "Assignments" tab.

STEP 2: Click on the "LOCK/UNLOCK" 

STEP 3: Next, select the quiz you'd like to lock.

STEP 4: Click on the date & time dropdown to add the time you'd like to lock the assignment, or just leave it to lock immediately. Then select "Apply", then "Lock". 

Randomize order of responses

You can randomize the order in which students see the multiple choice answers inside a quiz. This is another valuable tool to prevent cheating. 

You can do this in one simple step:

STEP 1: Click on the question, and check "Randomize choices for students"

Print Quizzes [Personal Plan]

Both teachers and students can print Quizzes. To do this: 

STEP 1: Go into a text, select the book icon, then Print

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