Technology Enhanced Learning

Moodle Quizzes

You can use the Moodle Quiz activity to design and build quizzes.

Question types include;

  • multiple choice;
  • true-false;
  • numeric calculated;
  • short answer.

You can configure quizzes to be time-limited and to allow multiple or single attempts. Each attempt at a question is automatically marked, and you can choose whether to give feedback and/or show the correct answer.

At the end of a quiz, student attempts can be reviewed, enabling you to download and collate marks in a variety of formats.

Student FAQ

How do I access a quiz in Moodle?

To access a Moodle quiz from within the relevant Moodle module, click on the link to the quiz. If you can't see a link to the quiz, please contact the module convenor.

Image of a quiz link in Moodle.

How do I attempt a quiz?

After following the above step, you will be on the quiz front page. On this page you will see timing and date information, as well as the number of attempts you can make. Click attempt quiz now to begin a quiz attempt. A pop-up notification will ask you to confirm that you are ready to proceed. Note: This step cannot be undone.

Quiz front page, showing number of attempts, closing date and time limit.

What happens during a quiz attempt?

During a quiz attempt you will see a quiz navigation matrix in the top left-hand corner of the screen. If the quiz has been configured to allow free navigation, click on a number to navigate to that particular question.

The Quiz navigation matrix.
  • Grey box (E.g. 1, 2, 3 and 4) - attempted questions with saved responses.
  • Red border (E.g. 5) - flagged question.
  • White box; thick border (E.g. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) - questions on the current page.
  • White box; regular border (E.g. 11, 12 and 13) - questions on seubsequent pages.

You may also see a countdown timer indicating how much time you have left on this particular attempt.

To navigate to subsequent pages in the quiz, either click on a number in the quiz navigation matrix or click next at the bottom of the page.

The next button, click to proceed to the next page of questions.


Note: Answers to questions are only saved when you progress onto subsequent pages in the quiz. As such, for single-page quizzes, your answers are only saved when you finish the attempt.

How do I finish a quiz attempt?

When you have answered all of the questions in a quiz and checked through your responses, click finish attempt... in the quiz navigation matrix.

On the page that follows, you will be presented with a quiz summary. The quiz summary indicates which questions have been answered and, where applicable, the questions that have not yet been answered. You can click on the question number to return to that particular question.

Quiz summary table.
Quiz summary table.


To fully submit your quiz attempt for grading, you must click submit all and finish.

Submit all and finish button.
Submit all and finish button.

How do I review my attempt and access my marks and feedback?

Depending on the quiz configuration, you can review your quiz attempt.

The information that is available to you in the quiz review is at the discretion of the module convenor. It might include your grade, correct/incorrect answers, general feedback and question-specific feedback. Ask your module convenor if you are in doubt.


To review your quiz attempt, click on the link to the quiz from the relevant Moodle module. On the page that follows, click review.

Who do I contact with questions/problems?

If you have any queries on how Moodle is being used for your modules, or if you can not access one of your modules, please contact your lecturer or module convenor.

Any students experiencing technical difficulties with Moodle should contact the IS helpdesk.



Staff Guides

Note: Staff considering the use of Moodle quizzes for summative e-assessment should contact their Faculty Learning Technologist

Student Guides

Student user guides

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Last Updated: 08/01/2020

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