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Desire2Learn 9.0

Setting Quiz Availability and Duration

You can set when a quiz will be available to students and specify how long students have to complete the quiz.

Other documents relating to quizzes can be found in the Quizzes section of the Desire2Learn Table of Contents.

topSetting Quiz Availability

Desire2Learn allows you to determine when a quiz becomes active, as well as the availability dates for a quiz.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Eau Claire Courses widget, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click QUIZZES
    The Manage Quizzes pane appears.

  3. Click the quiz you would like to restrict
    The Edit pane appears.

  4. Select the Restrictions tab
    The Restrictions options appear.
    Edit Quiz page: Restrictions tab

  5. In the Availability section, from the Status pull-down menu, select Inactive or Active
    NOTES:
    A quiz will be visible to students only when the status is set to Active.
    To have the quiz available any time the Availability Status is Active, do not select start or end dates.
    The quiz will be available until you change the status to Inactive.

  6. To set a specific beginning and ending availability period,
    1. Select Has Start Date
    2. Use the date and time pull-down menus to indicate the desired start time
      OR
      To select the date from a calendar, click SELECT START DATE IN CALENDARSelect Start Date in Calendar button
    3. Select Has End Date
    4. Use the date and time pull-down menus to indicate the desired end time
      OR
      To select the date from a calendar, click SELECT END DATE IN CALENDARSelect End Date in Calendar button
  7. Click SAVE QUIZ
    The quiz availability is set.

topSetting Quiz Duration

Desire2Learn's Timing options allow you to establish a time limit for quizzes and to determine how quizzes submitted after that time limit will be handled.

  1. From the My Home page, in the My Eau Claire Courses widget, select the desired course
    The Course Home page appears.

  2. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click QUIZZES
    The Manage Quizzes pane appears.

  3. Click the quiz you want to restrict
    The Edit pane appears.

  4. Select the Restrictions tab
    The Restrictions options appear.

  5. In the Timing section, in the Time Limit text box, type the number of minutes you want to allow for students to complete the quiz
    Edit Quiz page: Timing section

  6. Select enforced
    NOTE: Selecting this option also selects show clock. This option displays a count-down clock during the quiz, showing how much time is left to complete the quiz.

  7. To set a grace period for late quizzes, in the Grace Period text box, type the desired number of minutes
    HINTS:
    The grace period is a time limit for students to submit quizzes after the deadline without them being marked late.
    The value must be set to at least 1 minute.

  8. To determine how to treat quizzes that are submitted late, in the Late Submissions section, make the desired selection:

Option Implication
Allow normal submission Late submissions are accepted, but flagged as late for the instructor's reference. No points are deducted.
Use Late Limit of # minutes Late submissions are always accepted, but quizzes submitted after the Late Limit receive 0 points.
NOTES:
The Late Limit is the number of minutes after the deadline for quiz submission plus any grace period.
To use this feature, enforced must be selected.
Auto-Submit Attempt The clock runs out and indicates time exceeded. The student can continue working, but cannot save subsequent answers. When the student clicks SUBMIT, only those answers recorded before the end time will be accepted.
NOTE: To use this feature, enforced must be selected.

  1. Click SAVE QUIZ
    The quiz duration is set.

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