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Open Settings

Click the Settings tab.

Select the desired setting for the quiz.

Shuffle Questions

To shuffle the order questions are displayed to students, click the Shuffle Questions button. If this setting is turned off, questions will display in the order you designate in the assessment.

Note: Item bank questions that have been added in a group will continue to be randomized within that group whether this setting is turned on or off.

Shuffle Answers

To shuffle the order answers are displayed to students for multiple choice, multiple answer, and matching quiz questions, click the Shuffle Answers button. If this setting is turned off, answers will display in the order you designate in the quiz questions.

Note: Shuffling answers does not guarantee the order is displayed differently to every student. Some students will receive the same answer order, depending on the number of answers for each question.

Display One Question at a Time

To display one question at a time to students, click the One Question at A Time button [1]. To allow students to backtrack to previous questions in an assessment, click the Allow Backtracking checkbox [2]. Allow Backtracking is enabled by default.

Require Student Access Code

To require students to enter an access code to take an assessment, click the Require a student access code button [1]. Then enter the access code in the Password field [2]. To view a masked access code, click the Show access code checkbox [3].

Set Time Limit

To set a time limit for an assessment, click the Time Limit button [1]. Then enter the time limit using the Hours and Minutes fields [2].

Note: In progress quizzes will automatically submit when the Availability date and time passes, even if there is time remaining.

Filter IP Addresses

To filter IP addresses for the assessment, click the Filter IP Addresses button [1]. Then enter the allowed IP ranges using the Allowed IP range fields [2]. To add multiple IP ranges, click the Add Allowed range link [3].

Allow On-Screen Calculator

To enable an on-screen calculator for the entire assessment, click the Allow Calculator button [1]. Select either the Basic or Scientific calculator option [2]. The Basic calculator only displays numbers and basic mathematical functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide). The Scientific calculator displays more options for advanced calculations.

Allow Multiple Attempts

To allow multiple attempts for an assessment, click the Allow multiple attempts button [1]. To assign which score to keep for student grades, select the option in the Score to keep drop-down menu [2]. You can choose to keep the highest score, latest score, or average score.

Set Limited Attempts

By default, students will be allowed unlimited attempts when the Allow multiple attempts option is enabled. To set a limited number of attempts, select the Limited option [1]. Then select the number of attempts you want to allow [2].

Set Waiting Period

To set a waiting period between attempts, click the Require time between attempts checkbox [1]. Then select the days [2], hours [3], and minutes [4] to require students to wait before they can begin a new attempt.

Hide Student Results

By default, students can view all results for their assessment attempts. To hide assessment results from students, click the Restrict student result view button. When this option is enabled, instructors can manage what is displayed to students in their assessment results page. This includes answer choices, feedback, and scores.

Note: Students can still see their assessment grades in the Gradebook when the Restrict student result view option is enabled. To completely hide grades from students, you will need to enable a Manual posting policy in the Gradebook.

You can adjust delivery settings for an assessment in New Quizzes. These options will adjust the way that an assessment is delivered to students.

To edit the point total, assignment group, due date, availability dates, and the individual students and course sections who will receive the assessment, edit the assessment from the Assignments page.

Manage Result View Settings

When the Restrict student result view setting is enabled, you can select assessment items that will display to students. To display an item in student results, click the checkbox for the item [1]. Any items that are not select will remain hidden [2].

Show Points

To display the points awarded for the overall assessment and individual questions in the assessment results page, click the Show points awarded checkbox [1].

To display the points possible for the overall assessment and individual questions in the assessment results page, click the Show points possible checkbox [2].

Show Items & Questions

To display assessment items and questions in the assessment results page, click the Show items and questions checkbox [1].

If the Show items and questions option is enabled, you can also manage the option to display student responses and item feedback.  To display student responses in the assessment results page, click the Show student response checkbox [2]. To display item feedback in the assessment results page, click the Show item feedback checkbox [3].

If the Show student response option is enabled, you can display to students if their response was correct or incorrect by clicking the Indicate response as correct/incorrect checkbox [4].

If the Indicate response as correct/incorrect option is enabled, you can indicate correct answers when incorrect responses were selected by clicking the Show correct answer with incorrect response checkbox [5].

Video Tutorial: Settings.


1. The first step is to open Exam and click Settings.

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2. Click Shuffle Questions.

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3. Click Shuffle Answers.

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4. Click One question at a time.

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5. Click Allow Backtracking.

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6. Click Require a student access code.

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7. Click Show access code.

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8. Click Access Code.

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9. Type Access Code.

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10. Click Time Limit. 

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11. Click Up Arrow. 

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12. Click Up Arrow. 

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13. Click Filter IP addresses. 

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14. Click Allow Calculator. 

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15. Click Allow multiple attempts. 

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16. Click Score to keep. 

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17. Click First

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18. Click Allowed attempts

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19. Click Limited

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20. Scroll down and click Attempts. 

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21. Click Waiting period. 

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22. Click Restrict student result view. 

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23. Scroll down and click Show Points awarded. 

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24. Click Show points possible. 

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25. Click Show items and questions. 

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26. Click Show student response.

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27. Click Show item feedback.

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28. That's it. You're done.

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Here's an interactive tutorial

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