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Falcon Online New Quiz Creation Experience

by Bill Harrison on 2022-06-22T13:12:00-04:00 in Faculty and Staff | Comments

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The New Quiz Creation/Edit Experience

A new create and edit experience for Quizzing is coming in the June 23rd update of Falcon Online. Here is an early preview of this update so that you can review, prepare, and raise any questions you may have. When you access the quiz creation/edit screen you will see a message about the new experience where you can choose to leave it on or turn it off, as seen in this screenshot. I recommend that you leave it on as this will eventually become the default view, date to be determined. If you choose to turn it off, you will be asked to provide a reason.

New quiz creation experience welcome panel
Figure 1: New quiz creation experience welcome panel

 

Once you select an option, this panel will collapse, but you can use the arrow at the top right of the quiz edit screen to re-open it and adjust your selection.

 

Dropdown arrow for opening the welcome panel
Figure 2: Dropdown arrow for opening the welcome panel

 

Old vs New

The current quiz creation workflow uses a tabbed interface with each tab providing access to various settings and properties.

Old quiz creation/edit tab interface
Figure 3: Old quiz creation/edit tab interface

 

The new experience provides a screen just like the current Assignment creation screen with a main screen on the left and expandable accordion panels on the right.

 

New quiz creation screen
Figure 4: New quiz creation/edit screen

 

  1. Enter a quiz name (required).
  2. The Grade Out Of  will not be available until you add questions to the quiz or add the quiz to the gradebook.
    1. If the quiz is Not in Grade Book, Grade Out Of reflects the total points of the questions and the Grade out Of field is not editable.
    2. If the quiz is In Grade Book, Grade Out Of is the maximum points of the associated grade item in the Grades tool. In this case the Grade Out Of field will be editable.
  3. Choose whether to include the quiz in the gradebook. You can create a new grade item or associate it with a pre-existing grade item.
  4. You can include a due date. The due date will automatically be added to the course calendar. NOTE: Start and End dates are set on the Availability Dates & Conditions accordion panel on the right.
  5. You can include a description.
  6. The Add Existing button allows you to import questions from the question library, learning object repository (LOR), or from a file.
  7. The Create New button allows you to create new questions, sections, or question pools. NOTE: New questions created this way are only available in this specific quiz. It is highly recommended that you first create your questions in the question library and import them to a quiz.
  8. Once you add question, these three items will appear.
    1. The Add dropdown combines the functionality of the Add Existing and Create New buttons. Note that when a question is selected this option is disabled.
    2. The Move To dropdown is only active if you have at least one question selected. You can then move the selected question(s) to the top or bottom of the quiz or if you have created sections, you can move them to a selected section.
    3. The More Actions dropdown is also only active when you have one or more questions selected. This option allows to delete, set points, publish to the LOR, make mandatory, or bonus.
  9. You can also Preview the quiz.
  10. The expandable accordion panels on the right allow you to set other options as show below. In the collapsed view, you see a summary of the current setting for that pane. To change the settings, select the title of the accordion panel to expand it.
  11. The main screen and the side panels can scroll vertically independent of each other. As you add questions or expand the panels you may see a dark gray scroll bar appear just to the right of each section. You can also adjust the width of each section by placing your cursor over this light bluish gray bar until it turns to a double headed arrow. Then click and hold to drag to the right or left.
  12. Lastly, remember to use the save option at the bottom of the screen to save the quiz. You can also toggle the visibility.

 

Expandable Accordion Panels

 

The four accordion panels on the right are initially collapsed showing a summary of the current settings. Click the title of a panel to expand it and edit the settings.

 

Availability Dates & Conditions Accordion Panel

 

Availability dates and conditions accordion panel
Figure 5: Availability dates and conditions accordion panel

 

  1. Add Start and End date. NOTE: In this initial release, you can't add these availability dates to the calendar. This capability will be added in a later update. In the meantime, to add them to the calendar, you can either temporarily turn off the new experience and add them using the old screens or use the Manage Dates tool.
  2. Create a new or add a current release condition (opens a popup screen).
  3. Add special access (opens a popup screen).
  4. Create a quiz password.
  5. Set up restriction based on a range of IP addresses (opens a popup screen).

 

Timing & Display Accordion Panel

 

Timing and Display Accordion Panel
Figure 6: Timing and Display Accordion Panel

 

  1. Set the timing requirements (opens a popup screen).
  2. Set the paging options. You can set one question per page or set up paging based on quiz sections. If you are editing a quiz that was created using the old creation experience, you will also see the option to use legacy paging. IMPORTANT NOTE: In the current experience, you can specify the number of questions per page. In the new experience, you have to create sections in the quiz and then choose the option to set the page break based on sections.
  3. Decide if you want to shuffle the quiz questions and sections.
  4. Set the display options. The disable email option will be checked by default.
  5. Set up a header and footer (opens a popup screen). Note: in the old creation screen you had to turn on the visibility for headers and footer, but in this new experience, they are automatically visible once you create them.

 

Attempts & Completion Accordion Panel

 

Attempts and Completion Accordion Panel
Figure 7: Attempts and Completion Accordion Panel

 

  1. Set how many attempts are allowed and how the grade will be calculated (opens a popup screen).
  2. Create a category or choose a pre-existing category for the quiz. Categories provide an organizational structure on the quiz listing page.
  3. Enter you email address if you wish to receive and email notification for a quiz submission.
  4. Set the completion requirements. A student can be marked complete after submitting the quiz or you can set a required passing grade.

 

Evaluation & Feedback Accordion Panel

 

Evaluation and Feedback Accordion Panel
Figure 8: Evaluation and Feedback Accordion Panel

 

  1. Set whether to auto-publish the results upon submission and whether to publish the score to the gradebook. These options will be checked by default.
  2. Choose what to display to the student upon submission. You can display the grade and the dropdown allows to choose to display:
    1. No Questions
    2. Incorrect question only, with correct answers
    3. Incorrect question only, without correct answers
    4. All questions, with correct answers
    5. All questions, without correct answers
  3. You can customize the results screen displayed to students upon submission (opens a popup screen).
  4. You can also associate learning outcomes to the quiz (opens a popup screen).

 

Video Tutorial

Here is a video tutorial showing how to use the new quiz creation/edit experience. NOTE: When you start the video, use the full screen box icon in the lower right of the video  YouTube player full screen button or press "f" on your keyboard to open the video in full screen mode. Press "f" or "Esc" on your keyboard to exit full screen mode.

Creating a Quiz in the New Create Experience Direct Link (9:48)

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Bill Harrison
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bill.harrison@daytonastate.edu | 386.506.4306


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