Quiz Settings

Of course, before you can manipulate the settings of a quiz, you must first create the activity.

Creating A Quiz Activity

Let's make a quiz activity!

  1. Log into ACORN and enter your course.
  2. Click on the Turn editing on button (if it is not already on).
  3. In the appropriate week or topic section click on the Add Add an activity or resource link and select Quiz under ACTIVITIES, then click on the Add button.
  4. Enter a Name - this is the link that the students will click on to access the quiz. 
  5. Timing - this is where you control when the Quiz is available and for how long.
    • Open the quiz - select the date and time at which you want the Quiz to be available, after selecting the Enable checkbox.
    • Close the quiz - select the date and time at which you want the Quiz to be unavailable, after selecting the Enable checkbox.
    • Time limit - if you only want the Quiz to be available for a certain amount of time, set the time limit after selecting the Enable checkbox. The Quiz will become unavailable to the students either when the closing time is reached or the time limit expires, whichever comes first. 


Allowing Students to See Their Marks
  • Go into your course in ACORN.
  • Click on the appropriate Quiz.
  • In the Administration block on the left, click on Edit settings.
  • Expand the section called Review options.
  • The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th columns are the ones you should be concerned with (During the quiz should be left as is).
    • Immediately after the attempt means exactly that. Students will be able to see the options you've checked as soon as a Quiz is submitted.
    • Later, while the quiz is open means those options are available to them after they submit their quizzes and until the Quiz closes.
    • After the quiz is closed... these options are available immediately after the Quiz closes.
  • Leaving out the feedback options, here is what each option means:
    • The attempt - what the students actually entered as an answer.
    • Marks - the scores they received for their answers.
    • Right answer - what the correct answer actually is.
Overriding Specific Quiz Options For Individual Users

If you have a student or students who need extra time to take a quiz, you are able to set different timing on an individual basis.

  1. Log into ACORN and enter your course.
  2. Click on the quiz in question.
  3. Scroll down to the Administration block and click on User overrides.
  4. Click on the Add user override button.
  5. Select the student form the list (will be highlighted in blue).
  6. Set whatever specific options are required for that student (different timings, different password, etc.) and click on the Save button. (If more than one override is being set up you can use the Save and enter another override button and repeat the process.)