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Instructors may require students to take quizzes online in Desire2Learn. This allows students to conveniently take quizzes outside of the classroom within a time frame set by the instructor. Instructors may choose to make the quiz questions, answers, and quiz statistics available to students after the quiz period has ended.

For more information about taking quizzes, watch the tutorial on Taking a Quiz.

Taking the Quiz

Typically you will have a time frame within which to take the quiz. We strongly recommend that you check the Maintenance Schedule on the D2L My Home page to remind yourself of the weekly maintenance schedule for D2L (usually early morning hours). While you can access your course during maintenance, we do not recommend taking a quiz during that time since unannounced outages may occur. Additionally, we do not recommend trying to take a quiz over a wireless connection.

  1. From the Course Home page, choose Quizzes on the navigation bar.
    The Quiz List pane appears.

    Quiz List

  2. Click on the title of the desired quiz.
    The [Quiz name] pane appears.

  3. Press Start Quiz!
    The confirmation dialog box appears.

  4. Click Ok.
    The quiz begins.
    NOTE: Read the directions for the quiz. The time allotted for the quiz is displayed at the top of the Quiz page.

  5. Answer the quiz questions.
    NOTE: Depending on the type of question, select or type the best answer or select all answers that apply.

  6. After answering each question, press the Save button below the question.
    NOTE: It is recommended you save each response as you take the quiz.

  7. When finished, press Go to Submit Quiz.
    The Quiz Submission Confirmation page appears, along with warnings about any unfinished questions.
    HINT: This is the last chance to change any answers.

  8. To change an answer:
    1. In the Quiz Info pane on the left , click the appropriate question number.
      The question appears.


    2. Make the desired changes.
    3. Press Save.
    4. Repeat steps a-c for other questions.
    5. Press Go to Submit Quiz.

  9. If you are satisfied with your quiz answers, press Submit Quiz.

  10. To submit the quiz, click Yes.
    To return to the quiz, click No.

Viewing Quiz Information

After completing a quiz, certain information will be made available to you based upon your instructor's settings. The Submissions link contains that quiz information.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the navigation bar, click Quizzes.
    The Quiz List pane appears.

  2. Click on the black dropdown arrow dropdown arrow next to the quiz name; your options for viewing additional quiz information will appear.
    NOTES Your options are Submissions and Reports. The Reports information will be available only if your instructor has set up a Quiz Report.

Submissions Arrow

Submissions Information
The Submissions information pane allows you to view the number of quiz attempts you have made as well as the date and time of the attempts. If your instructor has made the quiz questions and answers available, that information will also appear in this section. Click on Attempt 1 (or Attempt 2, etc.) to view your quiz results.


Help Desk

For more information or to request a service, contact the LTS Help Desk:
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