Moodle FAQs

A collection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Moodle at EMU.

Create a new quiz

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To add a quiz, from your course main page click the "Gear icon" in the upper right corner and select "Turn editing on"

Scroll to the topic or week you want to add the quiz to and at the bottom of that section click "Add an activity or resource"


Select "Quiz" from the ALL or ACTIVITIES tab.

Fill in the Name and Description sections

Below are some of the settings you will want to pay attention to.  Each of these sections can be opened with the arrow  next to the section.


If you don't want submissions until after a specific date check the box to enable "Open the quiz" and select a date.

If you want the quiz submitted by a specific date check the box to enable "Close the quiz" and select a date.

If you want a time limit to complete the quiz check the box to enable "Time limit" and type the number of minutes for the quiz.  There are options for seconds, hours, days and weeks.

If the using the timed option you can choose what happens to questions the student has not submitted yet.  The options are:

  • Open attempts are submitted automatically.
  • Give student a grace period to submit questions they are currently working on.
  • Attempts must be submitted before time expires.


Grade category: If you have set up grading categories in the gradebook, you can select that category here to have it listed in that category in gradebook.

Attempts allowed: This is default to unlimited attempts, but you can also select 1-10 attempts

Grading method:  If allowing more than one attempt you can choose to grade the Highest, First attempt, Last attempt or the average of all attempts. default is Highest grade.

Some other settings you can explore:

Under Question behavior you can have answers shuffle within the question, Choose to have feedback when they submit the question or defer to when the quiz is submitted, if you choose immediate feedback you can allow them to re-do the question right away.

Under Review options you can choose what review feedback is available during each stage: During the attempt, Immediately after the attempt, Later while the quiz is still open or After the quiz is closed.

Under Overall feedback, You can give feedback after the quiz is completed based on a passing or failing grade.

Under Common module settings, availability allows you to hide the quiz until you change the setting back to "show on course page"

When you are ready to begin editing the quiz itself click on "Save and display" 

Continue to the next topic to learn about adding questions.

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