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"Quiz" is a component that includes one or more questions to assess student knowledge. It consists of an opening screen where contents are introduced, and a closing screen where students can get some feedback on their results.
We recommend adding the quiz within the screens (See here), but it can also be added inside other components (for example, inside a Pop-up, a Row, etc.).
You will find this component in the group of "Activity" components.

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Remember Quizzes can be considered too mark a unit as complete, which means quiz score can imply that we mark the unit as passed or not passed.
In order to send quiz scores to the LMS, we must go to quiz properties and mark them as "Assessable". This way, a unit could have 2 quizzes but only one could count towards the final score.

Setup process

1. Define a title for the quiz.

2. Write the text for the quiz cover.

3. Go to the "Properties" tab and configure its properties. At least we should choose the type of quiz we want to include, so we go to the "View" property:

  • Quiz view: This view consists of a traditional assessment quiz: once students have answered all the questions, the quiz is corrected. It consists of a cover/opening screen, and a closing screen including feedback for students. When we answer a question, we go to the next question. Feedback only appears after finishing the quiz.
  • Activity block view: This view is simply a group of questions shown together. It does not have an opening or closing screen and each question is answered individually, so feedback appears as soon as you reply. Furthermore, as these are independent questions, some offer more attempts and some others offer less.

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4. Access the "Add" tab and include some activities. A simple answer activity is created by default, but we can delete it and choose another type of activity. For further information about available activities, please check here

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5. Finally, write texts for the closing screen of the quiz. Options are:

  • Neutral feedback: this is a type of text that will always appear, regardless of results obtained for the quiz.
  • Positive feedback: this type of text will be shown when students pass the quiz.
  • Negative feedback: this type of text will be shown when students do not pass the quiz.

If we do not want any feedback at all, we just need to remove the text and leave the field blank.

Remember Bear in mind that quiz feedback is not the same as question feedback. Each activity can have its own feedback, including texts with customised information about a question that will only be shown once students have finished answering the quiz with a pass or a fail. They will go to the Review view to check feedback.
Quiz feedback will always be shown when students complete a quiz. It is a generic and global feedback that says if a quiz is passed or not.

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Quiz properties




There are two types of view:

  • Quiz: This view consists of a traditional assessment quiz: once students have answered all the questions, the quiz is corrected. There is an opening screen, and a closing screen including feedback for students. When we answer a question, we go to the next question. Feedback appears after finishing the quiz.
  • Activity block: This view is simply a group of questions shown together. It does not have an opening or closing screen and each question is answered individually, so you get some feedback as soon as you reply. Furthermore, different questions can offer more or less attempts to find the correct answer.


This property allows showing the list of questions randomly. When this function is activated, the quiz is created, and this property also creates a group of activities with a random order. When creating the list, the "Max. nº of questions" is respected.
IMPORTANT: New attempts do not generate a new list of questions. The same group of questions chosen for the first attempt will be shown for the rest of attempts. However, we can decide if questions should reorganise after the first attempt choosing an option inside "When is it reordered" property.

Enable bookmarkFunctionality only available in the "View" type "Quizz".It allows adding a bookmark in activities. The student could indicate with this marks, for example, the activities about which he has doubts.

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When is it reordered

This property is related with "Randomize". It allows deciding when questions are reordered.

  • First time: questions are reordered the first time the quiz is generated. The following attempts will include the same questions displayed in the same order.
  • Each time: Question order will change each time students try to pass the quiz.

Max. nº of questions

This property allows deciding how many questions will be shown. So, we could create a quiz having 20 questions, but choose to show only 5 of them.
This property is related to "Randomize". If questions are not ordered randomly, they will always be shown according to their creation date (regarding the previous example, the first 5 questions would be shown).
If we choose to randomize questions, X questions will be shown randomly when creating the quiz. That means we will create a selection of questions, and a different group of questions will be shown to each student.


It is possible to define if you want the quiz to be assessed or not, that is, whether you would like to send the quiz score to the LMS.


This property allows changing the space occupied by a component inside a central column of contents. The component occupies 100% of the space by default, but size can be reduced to other preset percentages or can be displayed in "full-size". Some quote styles may overlap the central column if "Full" width is chosen.


This property allows placing the component on the right, on the left or on the centre of the central column where contents are shown. It can only be used when applied "Width" is less than 100%.


Functionality only available in the "View" type "Quiz". It is the minimum score required to pass the quiz. A 100% score is required by default to pass it.

In the "View" type "Activity block" this property has no functionality.


Functionality only available in the "View" type "Quiz". It allows to define the number of attempts that the student has to finish the quiz.

In "Activity Block" view this property doesn't exist. The specific attempts are configured in the each activity.

IMPORTANT: You can define unlimited attempts for a questionnaire: To do this you must mark 0 attempts.


This property allows deciding how each question counts towards the total course score. (See how to calculate this value at the bottom of this page).

SCORM Objective

This property allows choosing the skills or academic goals achieved when completing this quiz. This option is useful when the platform used to publish a unit keeps record of these data.

Show button finishThis property allows you to display a "Finish" button in the "Questionnaire" view.
This button will be show on the final summary screen of the questionnaire, once the student has completed one of the available attempts. If the student has not spend all attempts, the student may:
- Retry,
to improve your score.
- Finalize
the questionnaire, keeping the score obtained (whether approved or not). It is useful when the student has passed the questionnaire but there are still attempts available. If you do not want to try again or improve your grade, at the end you can review the questionnaire and check its successes and failures.

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Show timer
Time limit (seconds)
These options allow you to activate a timer.

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  • If in "Time limit (seconds)" we leave 0 seconds, a counter will be displayed that will record the time that the student uses to answer and finish the questionnaire.
  • If in "Time limit (seconds)" a time is marked (eg, 30 seconds), a countdown will be displayed and, once this time limit has expired, the questionnaire will end automatically, preventing the student from making more answers. With the countdown configuration, the students only will have 1 attempt.
NOTE: If you leave the questionnaire before ending it (change the screen in the content, close the unit ...), when you return the counter will be stopped, keeping the last time recorded. The student will have to press Play to continue answering the questionnaire.

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Overcome goal

A questionnaire will be completed based on what is selected in the "Overcome goal" property. Depending on the values ​​of this property, its behavior will be as follows:

  • Inherited: it is completed based on what is indicated in the course properties (more info here).
  • It is not objective: it is not taken into account as the objective of the course.
  • Send: is completed when done the first time (by clicking on the "Results" button).
  • Overcome or complete: it is considered complete when approved or when exhausting attempts.
In this way, if we link the objectives to navigation, the student will not be able to advance to the next screen or page until the questionnaire is approved.

Thus, if we mark that it must "overcome or complete" and we have sequential navigation linked to objectives, the student will not be able to advance to the next screen as long as he does not approve or exhaust the attempts.

If you have unlimited attempts, the advance will be unlocked as soon as you exceed the minimum score, although you can continue making infinite attempts until you reach 100% of the grade.

Score calculation

All the quiz scores are calculated as follows. However, remember that only the score of those quizzes marked as "Assessable" will count towards the final unit score.

Quiz score calculation

The equation to calculate the score of a quiz is as follows:

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This is the formula for a quiz having 5 questions (3 simple answers and 2 multiple choice) *

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*Each type of question has a specific formula to find its own score. 

Changing question weight in a quiz

We can go to the Properties tab inside each question to modify the weight or importance we give to questions when calculating the final score. When we give weight to a question, the formula used to calculate the score is as follows:

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We should bear in mind that default weight is 1.
For instance, we can take the previous quiz as an example and decide that the first question weight is 3, which means that it triples the default weight of the rest of questions (1). Score calculation would be:

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Quiz weight

When a unit consists of various quizzes, the formula used to calculate the final score of this unit is like calculating the score of a single quiz:

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If we have 2 quizzes, 90% score for the first one and 50% score for the second one, the final score will be:

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Changing quiz weight

We can change the weight or importance of a quiz or single activity when calculating the final score. When the weight of a quiz is changed, score is calculated with this formula:

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If we take the previous examples, we can decide to give a double weight (2) to the second quiz only and leave the weight of the first quiz as it is (1). The formula would be as follows:

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