Creating Quizzes

by Dania Lieberthal

Skilljar’s built-in quizzing functionality provides instructors with an effective tool for assessment.

Creating a Quiz

Quizzes can be created in two locations: 

  1. From Quiz Management from the Dashboard > Course Management > Quizzes
    • Navigate to the Quiz Management page from the Dashboard > Course Management > Quizzes
    • Click the New Quiz button on the top-right:
  2. From Course Management, choose or create a new course:
    • Click New Lesson and choose Quiz


    • Under Content choose an existing quiz from the drop down menu, or click the Create New Quiz button.

Editing Quiz Settings

When creating a new quiz or editing an existing one, you will be placed on the quiz creator page. Here, you'll see the fields:

    • Name: Enter a name for this quiz.
    • Description: Enter a description if you choose. This appears before a user starts the quiz.
  • Expand the Settings to edit Quiz settings:
    • Passing Score: Set the percentage required to pass. (** See additional notes)
    • Max quiz attempts: Set the maximum attempts a user can take to complete the quiz. (** See additional notes)
    • Require correct response to proceed: User must get a question correct before going on to the next. (** See additional notes)
    • Randomize Questions: Randomize the order of questions within this quiz and create a question bank that surfaces a select number of questions within a quiz. Additionally, limit the number of questions that are randomly presented to a student.


    • Randomize Answers: Randomize the order of answers for multiple choice or multiple answer question types.


Adding Quiz Questions

  1. After selecting or updating Quiz Settings, select the Add Question button. 


2. Choose Multiple Choice, Multiple AnswerFill in the blank, or Free Form Response.

  • If choosing Multiple Choice
    • Input your question
    • Input answer choices, selecting which is correct
    • Click Add Answer to add more answer choices for a question
  • If you choose Fill in the blank:
    • Input your question
    • Input your acceptable answers
    • Click Add Answer to add more answer choices for a question
    • Choose whether the answers must be case sensitive
  • If you choose Multiple Answer:
    • Input your question
    • Input your acceptable answers, selecting which are correct
    • Click Add Answer to add more answer choices for a question
  • If you choose Free Form Response
    • Input your question
    • Choose to grade this question response automatically correct, or choose to manually grade the response after the quiz has been submitted. Free_form.png
  1. Continue selecting Add question until your quiz contains all of your questions.
  2. Click the X to remove an answer, or to remove the entire question.
  3. Scroll to the top to select "Change Order" to drag and drop the questions into your preferred order.
  4. When you have added all of your questions and answers, click Save. While you're working, you can also click Save and continue editing to remain on the quiz page.


Adding a Quiz to a Course

Add an existing quiz to a course by creating a new quiz lesson.

  1. If you created a quiz from the Quiz Management page, navigate to the Course Management page and locate the course to which you'd like to add the quiz.
  2. Select the course and either edit an existing Quiz lesson, or add a New Lesson and select the Quiz lesson type.
  3. Under the Your Quizzes, choose an existing quiz:Screen_Shot_2019-04-16_at_12.37.12_PM.png
  4. You will also see a preview of your quiz on the lesson page.
  5. When done, click Save Lesson. 


* Additional Notes on Quiz Settings

If you choose to set a Passing Score, you can also choose whether to "Show results on failure".  If set, students who fail the quiz will be able see the answers they submitted as well as the correct / incorrect status of each question. (For multiple choice or fill in the blank questions, the correct answer will not be displayed.


If you choose Require correct response to proceed, the following is the student experience when an incorrect response is submitted:

If you use this feature along with Max quiz attempts, this will result in the "Take this quiz again" option no longer being available after the max attempts have been utilized:

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