Aktiv Chemistry Quiz Assignment type allows you to create a short asynchronous assessment style quiz. You must set two-time limits for a quiz: the time window the student has to begin the quiz and the duration for completing the quiz. Once a student has accessed the quiz, they are locked into finishing it before the timer runs up.
For example, here are the steps to make a strict assessment quiz that students will have the weekend to complete, but only 20 minutes to work on once they begin.
From the Assignment tab, select "New Activity" from the top of the assignment feed.
Once in the assignment creation screen, use the settings panel to select the type "Timed Quiz." To name the assignment, click on "Title of Activity" and then enter the name of your assignment. Note: If you leave the assignment without a name, it will default to the time and date of the assignment's creation.
On the "Scheduling" settings tab, set the Total Time Limit, which will be the time students will have to complete the quiz once they have accessed it for the first time. You can adjust the time by using the Plus and Minus signs or by entering the time using your keyboard. In this case, we will set this to 20 minutes.
Still in the "Scheduling" tab, you can set the "First Start Date" as either "Now" or "Scheduled." "Now" starts the assignment as soon as you publish while "Scheduled" allows you to select the start date and time.
In this tab, you can also select the last date that students can start the assignment by clicking on the date under "Last Start Date" and selecting the desired date.
Note: Students will always have the full duration of the quiz to complete it. So setting a "Last Start Date" with the time of 10:30 AM and a Duration of 30 minutes means students will not be able to begin at 10:31, but students who did start at exactly 10:30 will continue to work on the Quiz until 11:00 AM.
Select the "Grading" tab within the setting menu to adjust your grading settings. These are the options within settings:
- Hide instant feedback to prepare the students for an assessment environment. This setting will give unlimited attempts until the assignment has run out of time, just like erasing your answer on paper assessment. If you choose to show feedback instead, you will need to select a number of attempts per problem.
- "Block access to Timed Quiz after the student completes the assignment until Final Due Date" allows you to toggle on or off the ability for students to enter the assignment after completing it. If this is a graded assessment and cheating is an issue, we suggest turning this on.
- Keep grading "Simple" or use this guide to explore "Advanced" grading options.
- Adjust the attempts using the plus and minus buttons.
- "Present solutions to students upon final attempt BEFORE assignment ends" allows you to toggle on or off the ability for students to see the answers to the questions before the assignment ends.
- "Enable Algorithmic problems (randomized values in problem statements)" allows you to toggle on or off randomized values for questions so students cannot share answers.
- "Hide all other assignments when this quiz/exam is in progress" allows you to toggle on or off the ability for students to enter other assignments while taking the quiz.
Select the "Proctoring" tab to explore our Proctoring settings. Note that if you do not see Proctoring options, please contact us for options to turn on this feature for your course(s).
Select "Recipients" to determine which students receive the assignment. "All students" will make the assignment available to all students in the course while "Individuals/ Groups" allow you to assign the assignment to specific students or groups of students. Note: Buttons on the left show the new status that will be given when clicking on them. For example, when Tom Smith shows the option to Exempt, he is now included. Clicking on Exempt will show the Assign button, as he will now be excluded from the assignment.
Select "Resources" if you would like to offer a link to a textbook in each question so students can review the related topics while working through the questions. Adding a resource would mimic the in-classroom experience of an Open Book test. To turn this resource on, use the toggle next to "Add Extra Resource Link" then select the book you would like to link to from the dropdown menu.
Now we're ready to add questions. First, select "Add Problem(s)" or you can "Add Problem Pool" instead. More about problem pools can be found here.
Next, use the filters on the side. Use the Question Bank drop-down menu on the left side to filter the question bank to align with either a certain course type, or a specific textbook. This setting will become the default for your next assignment once published. Add your desired question(s) by clicking on the green "Add" button. Continue selecting until you have the correct number of questions, removing any by pressing the red "Remove" or "Remove from Problem Pool" button.
In the top left corner, click "Publish" or "Publish for later" when finished. If you had selected Now for First Start Date this would make the quiz live immediately. If you wish to save the quiz to publish later or resume editing at a later time, click "Save Draft."
Congratulations you have now created your first quiz!
You're all set! As always, feel free to reach out to email@example.com with any questions.