Quiz settings are important for making your exam available to students at the right time, and ensuring the highest level of academic integrity. The following guide sets out the UTS recommendations for Canvas quiz settings to be used in timed LMS and AI invigilated online exams; plus settings for take-home exams.
1. When you create a new quiz or edit an existing quiz in Canvas, navigate to the ‘Details’ tab.
2. Fill in the exam title and add the required exam instructions in the text box.
3. Scroll down to the ‘Options’ section. Use the information below to select the required settings for your exam.
- Shuffle answers – Check this item – Recommended for highest level of academic integrity. Shuffles the order of the answers in questions.
- Time limit – Enter the number of minutes given to complete the exam. This refers to the duration of the exam (eg. 120 mins), not the wider exam window (2-24 hours)
- Allow multiple attempts
- For ProctorU AI Invigilated Exams this is recommended to be set to 3 attempts.
- For Timed LMS exams this should be left unselected (allowing one attempt).
- Let students see their quiz responses – Uncheck this option. This option is not appropriate for online exams.
- ‘Show one question at a time’ and ‘Lock answer after attempt’ – The option to allow one question at a time should be checked. The ‘lock answer’ item should be unchecked.
- Require an access code – Not recommended. Uncheck this option.
- Filter IP addresses – Not required. Uncheck this option.
- Assign to – Leave set as ‘Everyone’
- Due – Set to match the ‘Until’ time of your availability window
- Available from/ until – Enter the dates and times for your chosen availability window for the exam. (The availability window is when students will be able to access and attempt the quiz. When the ‘Until’ time is reached, any students who have commenced the exam and are still within the duration of their sitting will have their exam closed and submitted, ie. ‘pens down’)
4. Select ‘Save and publish’. By publishing the exam students will be able to see that there is an exam that will take place, but they will not be able to access it until the availability window.
5. Make sure that the grades for the exam won’t be visible for students by going to ‘Marks’ and for the exam grade column use the option dots to access the menu and select ‘grade posting policy’. This should be set to ‘Manual’ for this exam grades column.
A take-home exam is similar to an assignment in its setup, but there are a few specific settings that need to be taken into account.
- Points – Set according to your usual marking scheme for assignments
- Assessment group – Set according to the assessment group you have provided
- Display mark as – Set according to your usual marking scheme for assignments
- Submission type – Online submission type should be used – recommended types are text entry and file uploads and these can be reviewed through TurnItIn; it’s recommended to limit file types to .doc, .docx, .pdf files
- Allowed attempts – For online Take-home exams it is recommended to limit submissions to a max of 3 attempts. While a single submission may present as more final for an exam type entry, multiple submissions may also assist students who encounter technical issues. If only allowing students one submission please make this clear in the exam details. (Amended with further detail, 02/06/20)
- Plagiarism review – Set according to your usual assessment inclusions, however the ‘Show report to students’ setting should be set to ‘Never’
- Group assignment – Not required for a take-home exam
- Peer reviews – Not required for a take-home exam
- Assign to – Leave as ‘Everyone’
- Due – Set to match the’Until’ time of your availability window
- Available from/until – Enter the dates and times for your chosen availability window for the take-home exam
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