Create an assessment in Tests and Quizzes

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The Tests & Quizzes tool allows you to create online assessments (i.e., tests, quizzes, exams, and surveys) for your students or other groups. It was designed primarily to administer tests, but you may also create assessments to gather survey information or informal course feedback. Grading for most question types is done automatically, and grades can be posted automatically to an online gradebook.

This lesson will show you how to create a simple assessment and add a single question.

Go to Tests & Quizzes

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Select the Tests & Quizzes tool from the Tool Menu of your course.

Click Add

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Create a new assessment

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Give your new assessment a title and click the Create button. The "Create using assessment builder" option (shown selected) asks you to write questions one by one, with a simple example given below. For the other methods of creating an assessment, see Create an assessment from markup text or cut and paste and Import questions into a new assessment or question pool.

Note: You cannot have more than one assessment with the same title.

Add a question

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Select the type of question you would like to add from the Add Question drop-down menu.

Let's add one of the more common question types. Select Multiple Choice from the drop-down menu.

Set the general question options

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Most question types allow you to specify:

  • Answer Point Value
  • Display the point value while student is taking the exam
  • Question Text
  • Attachments (optional)

For these general parameters, see Add a new question (with the assessment builder). Other options regarding the answer and configuration are specific to the question type.

Note: The Rich Text Editor is available for use in composing your questions and answers. Click on the Show All Rich-Text Editors link to display the editor.

Choose number of correct responses (for multiple choice)

More questions about the Tests and Quizzes tool?

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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at