Manage Quiz Properties

General Properties

When you create and name your quiz, you can add it to a category, associate it with a grade item, and attach rubric criteria. The following options are available under the Properties tab:


OPTIONAL: If the list of quizzes is long, they may be grouped using Categories. Group your quiz under an existing category or create a new category. Categories are useful for organizing quizzes with similar or related content. (These categories are unrelated to gradebook categories.)

Shows the Category property

Quiz Questions

Click the Add/Edit Questions button to create quiz questions, sections, information, and to manage other question properties. After you have added at least one question to your quiz, you can Edit Values to modify point values and difficulty levels and to make questions bonus or mandatory. 

You can also enter a value in the Questions per page field to indicate how many questions are displayed per page.

Shows the Quiz Questions property


Create a description for a quiz that is not yet available to users. This will display at the top of the quiz start screen. (You must turn the description on for it to be visible; it is off by default.)

Shows the Description property

Page Header/Footer

Add information or instructions to the top or bottom of the quiz page. Change page header and footer visibility by selecting on or off.

Shows the Page Header and Footer property

Set Optional Advanced Quiz Properties

The following options are available in the Optional Advanced Properties section on the quiz Properties tab.
Shows Optional Advanced Properties

Allow Hints 

Allows students to access hints to questions (if there are hints entered in the quiz questions). 

Disable Right-Click 

Prohibits students from right-clicking on a question when taking a quiz. 

NOTE: This option does not work if a student is using Safari on a Mac.

Disable Email, Instant Messages, and Alerts 

Prohibits students from accessing email, instant messages, and alerts if they have a quiz attempt in progress. 

Notification Email

The email address or comma-separated list of email addresses specified in this field will receive a message each time a student submits a quiz attempt.