Quiz Tools

Create a quiz, survey, or self-assessment, review the results, and see class statistics.

Creating a Quiz

The VU Collaborate Quiz tool is effective at testing and identifying gaps in knowledge and providing feedback to instructors and students. You can create a quiz in VU Collaborate and link it to the Gradebook to form a component of students' assessments. This guide will show you how to create a quiz, insert restrictions by date and student, and link to the Gradebook and the reports that can be generated.

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Quizzes can only be created by Block Convenors and Block Key Academics in the master space.

Once the quiz is transferred into the delivery space (automatically two weeks before class starts) only minor changes should be made.

Create or Edit a Quiz

 1. To begin, navigate to Assessment then select Quizzes.

From the navbar click assessments, then select quiz from the dropdown menu

2. Create a new quiz, or edit an existing quiz.

Create a New Quiz

a. Select New Folder.

new quiz 

b. Enter a Name (1), using the same name as the grade item.

assessment name

Edit an existing quiz

a. From the Quiz name menu (1), select Edit (2).

qz edit existing quiz


Enter a Grade and Link to a Grade Item

Link to Existing Grade Item
In this step, it is recommended to link to an existing grade item to ensure the weighting is correctly set, see Creating a Grade Item.
When no grade item is selected a new grade item with the default weight of 10% is created.

1. In Grade Out Of, enter the Total Points (1) the assessment will be marked out of.
Total points may be different from the total weight, for example, an assessment (and rubric) marked out of 100 points, can have a total weight of 25% for the unit.

2. From Not in Grade Book (1) select Edit or Link to Existing (2).

qz link to gradebook

3. In the pop-up window, select Link to an existing grade item (1) then select the required grade item (2) from the dropdown list.

4. Select OK (3) to confirm. 

link to existing grade item


 Add Quiz Questions

1. There are two ways of adding your questions:

qz add or create new questions h5p

2. Once all the questions are added, you can move them by selecting the question then select Move To, and choose whether you want to move the question to the Top of the Quiz, or Bottom of the Quiz, or to Section.

Or More Actions to delete and set points for the questions.

qz move to or more actions



Dates and Availability Conditions

Due Date (set in the delivery space)

Due date is the date and time when a quiz is due, past this time student attempts will be marked as late.

1. From Due Date (1), enter a date in DD/MM/YYYY format, or select date (2) from the mini calendar.

select due date

Start and End Dates (set in the delivery space)

2. Expand Availability Dates & Conditions (1).

availability and dates panel

3. Select start and end dates

  • Start date (2) - first time students can access the quiz
  • End date (3) - last time students can access the quiz

release conditions start and end dates

Release Conditions and Special Access (set in the delivery space)

  • Release Conditions (4) - students are unable to access or view the quiz until the release conditions are met. See Using Release Conditions for more information. 
  • Special Access (5) - provide access to either
    (a) only a select group of students i.e. one class, or
    (b) individualised access for select users, that differ from the rest of the class i.e. extention of due date. See  Add Special Access for more information.

release conditions and special access

Set Password

  • A password may be entered and students will have to enter this password to start the quiz.
  • Manage IP Restrictions: to set predefined IP addresses (IPv4). This is where you can set IP restrictions (restricting access to those who use a specific type of IP address).

qz password and ip restrictions


Set Timing & Display

1. By default, the quiz timing is set as No time limit. Click on the Timing & Display to expand the settings.

qz timing display tile

Add Quiz Timer

2. Tick the Set time limit, then enter a value in minutes.

3. Select Timer Settings to expand the timing option.

qz timing settings

The Timer Settings indicate what will happen when the provided quiz time has ended. 

When the time limit has ended, the system can either:

  • Automatically submit the quiz attempt
  • Flag as "exceeded time limit" and allow the learner to continue working
  • Do nothing: the time limit is not enforced

Select OK once done.

qz timer settings 

The timer for a quiz begins the moment the student enters the quiz and can see the quiz questions. If a student forgot to submit their quiz attempt, then the teacher will need to do the following: Submitting a quiz on behalf of a student

Late submissions will be flagged in red. 

Add Pagination 

Paging Option: By default, all questions will be displayed on one page, click on the dropdown for more paging options.

  • All questions displayed together
  • 1 question per page
  • 5 questions per page
  • 10 questions per page
  • Add page break after each section

Shuffle Quiz: shuffle questions and sections within a quiz. This does not cascade to sub-sections.

qz pagination shuffle questions


  • Display hints
  • Disable Email, Instant Messages, and Alerts within Brightspace 
  • Header and Footer: 
    You can add a header or footer as additional information or resources to your quiz. 

qz display and header


Set Attempts & Completion

1. Click on Attempts & Completion to expand the settings.

qz attempts and completion

Manage attempts

2. Attempts Allowed: the system will set 1 attempt allowed as a default.

2.1. To change this, click on Manage Attempts.

5.1 manage attempts

2.2. Under Attempts:

  • Attempts allowed (1): the number of attempts you would like to allow.
  • If the number of attempts provided is between 2 - 10, you can choose how Overall Grade Calculation (2) works by clicking the drop-down. 

You can allow users one or more quiz attempts and calculate a grade based on their highest attempt, lowest attempt, first attempt, last attempt, or average of all attempts.

qz select attempt allowed and grade calculation

2.3. Select the OK button to save your changes, or Cancel to go back.

5.3 ok or cancel

Add quiz category

3. Category: (optional), select a category to group the quiz. You can either choose an existing category from the dropdown or create a new one by selecting the option [New Category].

4. Notification Email: to receive notifications when a quiz is attempted, enter an email address or multiple email addresses separated by a comma.

qz add or select category 


Evaluation & Feedback Setup

1. Click on Evaluation & Feedback for options to edit grade applications and student views.

qz evaluation and feedback

2. Here you will be able to add more settings to the quiz.

  • Auto-publish attempt results immediately upon completion: auto-evaluated attempt results will be published and appear to students once they submitted their attempts.
  • Synchronize to grade book on publish: student's grade will be automatically published to the grade book once it has been evaluated and published.
  • When published, display to learners: Quiz results display determines how students can view their published quiz attempt results, both immediately following submission, or later when reviewing their attempt.

qz evaluation and feedback settings


Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service servicedesk.vu.edu.au for technical support.

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