Quiz Tools and Tips for Students
Article Last Updated September 2021
This article outlines a number of helpful features that are available to assist and guide students when doing quizzes in eClass.
Please note: If you are *currently writing a quiz* and are experiencing a problem, follow these steps first:
Also be aware that the tips and guidelines below apply to base eClass quiz attempts - for fully remote exams, students may need to consult the following:
Avoiding and Troubleshooting Common Problems
Student view with Collapsed Topic course format
New in 2021: Collapsed Topics and Collapsed Topics with Collapsed Labels formats (course format is decided by your instructor) now will display quiz due dates/attempt information below the quiz:
Crossing out alternatives (multiple choice questions only)
Students can use the cross out feature to visually mark unlikely answers in multiple choice questions. These strike-throughs are only visible to students while responding to a question: they have no effect on which answer is selected, are not saved when a student navigates between questions (if questions are on separate pages), nor are they saved when a quiz is submitted.
Students can flag a question in a quiz to mark it as something to return to later.
Clear MC Choice Answers
New in May 2020: In multiple choice questions, students can now click the Clear my choice(s) link to remove any answers they have already selected for that question:
Manually save quiz progress
By default, every time a student switches pages in a quiz, the results are saved to the eClass server. In addition, clicking the Save progress button at any time will do the same thing. If a quiz is structured with a single question per page (the default option), progress is saved without clicking on the 'Save Progress' button; this feature is more useful for quizzes with a large number of questions per page or for long form written questions when students might be authoring or selecting answers for a long period of time without switching pages.
Quiz navigation index
The right-hand 'Quiz Navigation' box provides a quick method to access different pages or questions. It is also possible to navigate page-by-page with the buttons at the bottom of each page. You may also go straight to the submission confirmation for competing a quiz attempt through the link on the index.
Quizzes may be configured with a time limit as well as open and close times - this information will be displayed on the quiz launch page. Quizzes cannot be attempted before the start time (they show the message 'This quiz is not available').
Once the 'open' time is reached, students will be able to attempt the quiz:
If the quiz has a time limit or closes at a particular time, students will see a countdown to when the quiz closes. Please note: quizzes will close to students whenever the FIRST of these occurs - ie. if a quiz has a time limit of 60 minutes but a student begins their attempt 45 minutes before the attempt close time, their attempt will end at the close time, not after 60 minutes.
The quiz timer is located at the top of the quiz page. Once the timer runs out, the quiz will submit automatically.
Notification about unanswered questions
Before finalizing your submission, the quiz will show you a summary of complete and incomplete questions (as well as anything flagged).
Reviewing your quiz attempt
At the discretion of the instructors, students may be given access to review quiz attempts.
To review a quiz attempt, return to the quiz activity where it shows the attempt(s) and click on Review. If review is not permitted, you will only see your score here (once the instructor has released it.)
Please note that instructors may require students to take eClass quizzes using ExamLock where the quiz taking interface has slight differences.