To create a quiz using the new Quiz Builder experience:

  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes.
  2. On the Manage Quizzes page, click New Quiz.
  3. In the General area, fill in your quiz details, including giving your quiz a name.
  4. In the Quiz Questions area, click Add/Edit Questions.
  5. Click the Add drop-down button and do any of the following:
    • Select New Question and select the type of question you want to add.
      • Enter the question text and fill out other appropriate fields. Use the Options menu to set advance criteria.
      • Click Save.
      • Add more questions and observe that you can use the handlers to drag and re-order the questions.
    • Select Section.
      • Enter the section title and section text and select the respective check boxes if you want to hide the section tile and/or section text from learners.
      • To shuffle the order of questions within a specific section, select the Shuffle questions in this section check box.
      • On the main Quiz Builder page, use the Add or Import button to create or import questions for use within the section. Note that questions are added to the bottom of the list at the root level. Use the handles beside the question name to drag questions to the appropriate place within the section.
    • Select Question Pool.
      • Enter a Question Pool Title.
      • Specify the number of questions from the pool that you want to appear to learners and how many points learners will receive for each question they answer correctly. The appropriate number of questions will be chosen randomly for each quiz attempt.
      • Click Browse Question Library, select the check boxes of the questions you want to add to the question pool, and click Add.
      • Click Save.
  6. In the Properties tab on the Edit quiz page, in the Quiz Questions area, do any of the following:
    • Specify the number of Questions per page.
    • Select the Prevent moving backwards through pages check box.
    • Select the Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level check box. To discourage cheating in quizzes, you can shuffle the order of all questions in quizzes or specific groups of questions (sections) in quizzes. For example, you could shuffle questions 1-10 in a quiz, or shuffle questions 3-10 (grouping those questions into a section) and retain the order of questions 1-2 at the start of the quiz. When a quiz contains shuffled questions, each learner receives a quiz with a unique question order.
      Note: Shuffling the order of questions at the quiz level also shuffles the order of all sections in the quiz.
  7. In the Optional Advanced Properties area, do any of the following:
    • Select the Allow hints check box.
    • Select the Disable right click check box.
    • Select the Disable instant messages and alerts check box.
    • In the Notification Email field, enter an email where notifications will be sent.
  8. Once you’ve created a basic quiz, you can further customize it by adding restrictions, adding assessments, associating learning objectives, customizing the submission view, and adding reports.
  9. On the Restrictions tab, deselect the Hide from users check box when you are ready to release the Quiz.
  10. Click Save.

  1. Go to the quiz into which you want to import questions.
  2. Click the Add/Edit Questions button.
  3. Select Import.
  4. Select Browse Question Library.
  5. The Browse Question Library page will appear with a list of section titles. To import questions from another quiz instead, select the title of the quiz from the “Source” dropdown menu.
  6. Select the section in your Question Library that you want to import questions from, or select the or arrow next to the section title to view a list of all questions in that section.
  7. Select the checkboxes next to the section or questions you want to import.
  8. Select the Add button when you are done. The questions will be added to the quiz.

Randomizing questions in a quiz ensures that each student will receive a unique set of questions.  Doing so can help reduce instances of cheating.  D2L offers two ways to randomize questions:

  • Adding a Question Pool to a quiz adds a subset of questions from a larger question pool resulting in a different version of the quiz for each student.  Question pools can be drawn from question libraries and/or from questions that are in other quizzes in the course.   The greater the difference between the number of questions in the question pool and the number of questions on the quiz, the greater the chance that each student will get different questions.
  • Shuffling can be done without a question pool.   Any quiz can have quiz questions shuffled.  When shuffled every student gets the same set of questions, but the order of the questions presented will be different for each student.  Quiz answers can also be shuffled to add additional variety to a quiz.
  1. Create a new quiz or select an existing quiz to edit.
  2. In the Properties tab,select Add/Edit Questions.
  3. From the Add button, select Question Pool.
  4. Enter a Question Pool Title, Number of Questions to Select and Points per Question.
  5. Select Browse Question Library
  6. Select from the existing questions in the Question Library
  7. Select Add. The question pool will be saved to the quiz.

  1. Create a new quiz or select an existing quiz to edit.
  2. In the Properties tab, check the box next to “Shuffle questions at the quiz level”
  3. Select Save and Close.

Once you’ve created a basic quiz, you can further customize it by adding restrictions, adding assessments, associating learning objectives, customizing the submission view, and adding reports.

By default, a new quiz’s status is set to hidden and thus is not visible to students. This visibility must be changed before students will be able to see and take the assessment.

  1. Select the name of the quiz.
  2. Select Restrictions. 
  3. Uncheck box next to “Hide from Users.” 
  4. Set that Start Date and End Date (Optional).
  5. Select Save and Close
  6. The quiz is now active, and the Manage Quizzes page will be displayed.
  1. On the navbar, click Quizzes.
  2. On the Manage Quizzes page, from the context menu of the quiz you want to add restrictions to, click Edit.
  3. In the Restrictions tab, do any of the following:
    • Select the Hide from Users checkbox, enter a Due Date, set Availability of the quiz, and add Release Conditions.
    • In the Optional Advanced Restrictions area, update the Password field.
    • In the Optional Advanced Restrictions area, update the IP Restriction field. You can add multiple IP address ranges to ensure that users can only access a quiz from IP addresses in the specified IP address ranges.
    • In the Timing area, set your timing options for the quiz.
    • In the Special Access area, select your Type of Access and click Add Users to Special Access.
  4. Click Save and Close.

Understanding Date Restrictions

Quiz restrictions allow instructors to set start dates, due dates, and end dates on their quizzes. The start date determines when a quiz becomes available to learners. The end date determines when a quiz becomes unavailable to learners. The due date specifies a time when a quiz is expected to be completed. A quiz is considered late if it is submitted after the due date is reached. If a quiz has an enforced time limit and the learner uses more than the allotted time, the quiz is marked as ‘exceeded time limit’.