What is the Tests & Quizzes tool?

The Tests & Quizzes tool allows instructors and site Organizers to create online assessments (i.e., tests, exams, quizzes, and surveys) for delivery via a web interface to students or other groups. It is designed primarily to administer tests, but you may also create assessments to gather survey information or informal course feedback or evaluation.

Assessments are created question by question, or through markup text, or through import from a formatted XML file.

Assessment questions can also be placed in Question Pools that can later be used to draw assessment questions.

The Tests & Quizzes tool offers many settings that allow you to control the layout, delivery, grading, student review options, and metadata of your assessment. These settings can be adjusted during the authoring.

Assessments in this tool fall into the two categories-- Working Copies and Published Copies, which represent the instructor and student phases, respectively. Authoring by the instructor takes place in Working Copies; a new assessment appears in that category.  The act of publication makes the assessment available to students and a COPY of the assessment is placed in Published Copies category, where submissions and results become available.