Brightspace
Quizzes

Don't let setting up quizzes online make you frazzled!  Brightspace makes it simple and easy to set up quizzes for your students with question pools, multiple question types, automatic grading, and more.

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Creating and Editing a Quiz

Creating a New Quiz

To create a new quiz, go into your Brightspace course and click the Quizzes tab, then click New Quiz.  This will take you to the Quiz Edit menu.

Editing an Existing Quiz

To edit a quiz that you have already made, go into your Brightspace course and click the Quizzes tab, then find the quiz you want to edit in the Current Quizzes list.  Click on the caret next to the quiz name, then click Edit.  This will take you to the Quiz Edit menu.

Properties

In the Quiz Edit menu, you will see multiple tabs across the top: Properties, Restrictions, Assessment, Objectives, and Submission Views.  For creating a new quiz, the most important tab to begin with is the Properties tab.

Name: What do you want your quiz to be titled in Brightspace?  If you have named the quiz in your syllabus, we recommend giving it the same name in Brightspace so students know they've found what they're looking for.

Category: If you have created categories to separate types of quizzes within Brightspace (chapter reviews, reading checks, exams, etc.), you can choose the corresponding category here or create a new category.

Quiz Questions: If you are editing a pre-existing quiz, the questions you have added will show up here along with their question type and point value.  If you are creating a new quiz, click Add/Edit Questions.

Brightspace Quiz Properties Tab

Adding Questions

To edit a quiz that you have already made, go into your Brightspace course and click the Quizzes tab, then find the quiz you want to edit in the Current Quizzes list.  Click on the caret next to the quiz name, then click Edit.  This will take you to the Quiz Edit menu.

The Question Library

Restrictions

Assessment

Submission Views

Security

While there are many benefits to creating online quizzes for your students such as making easy changes to question sets and automatically syncing student grades with your gradebook, there are always concerns about security.  The internet is a treasure trove of information, and if the quiz is online, won't students be more likely to cheat?

Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent cheating on Brightspace quizzes.

The easiest solution is simply to have students complete the quiz in class so you can monitor them as they complete it, but if that doesn't seem like enough of a precaution, you can enable Respondus LockDown Browser on your quiz.

For more information on Lockdown Browser, click here.