Table of Contents

  1. Clearing Quiz Attempts
    • Access and clear quiz attempts.
  2. Creating Question Banks
    • Create, preview, and edit questions in a database of question categories. Quizzes in Moodle can take questions from a Question Bank.
  3. Importing Question Banks from Evolve
    • Import a question bank from Evolve into Moodle.
  4. Making Extra Credit Assignments
    • Extra credit can be used by teachers to offer students additional points in order to improve their grade.
  5. Proctorio
    • Proctorio is a tool created for accessibility. It enables you to take exams remotely while protecting the value of your online degree/certifications and helps to prevent financial aid fraud.
  6. Quiz Security
    • Make your quizzes more secure and prevent potential academic dishonesty.
  7. Quiz Time Accommodations
    • Specific students or groups can be accommodated with extra time to take a quiz or test in Moodle.

Clearing Quiz Attempts

First, navigate to your course. Then, navigate to your quiz that you want to clear attempts on. Next, once you are in the quiz, click on the Attempts: # link.

This will open a new page where you can see reports of the quiz attempts. Please note that if the quiz has no attempts this will not be displayed.

On this screen all attempts selected are displayed in a table that can be backed up into a file of your choice. You must select all of the records and choose Download if you wish to backup these files.


Once you backup the quiz attempts into a file you can delete said attempts for new participants. Just select all of the attempts you want to get rid of and then click Delete selected attempts.

This will allow you to get ready for a new cycle of students taking the quiz.

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Creating Question Banks

To create a question bank, you first need a quiz to assign it to. Please look under the section Adding Content on how to create a quiz.

Create a Blank Question Bank:

  1. Go to the course in Moodle
  2. Click the Gear Icon in the top right and hit More...
  3. Scroll down to the section titled Question bank.

Questions is where instructors can add or edit the actual questions within the question bank. Categories allow users to create different sets or groups of questions that can be added to quizzes and tests. Import allows instructors to pull questions from other classes or backup files. Export allows instructors to save the current course's question bank into a backup file. Click Questions.

Create a new question ... (labeled "1") is how you create questions to add to a question bank. Select a category: (labeled "2") is the category the question will be added to when created. Questions in the selected category will also be displayed below.

Creating a Question in a Quiz:

  1. Log in to your Moodle course.

  2. Click on the quiz you wish to create a question in.

  3. Choose Question bank after clicking on the Gear Icon.

  4. Click Create a new question.

  5. Choose the type of question you want to add and click Next

  6. Fill out the general question information.

  7. Click Save changes.

  8. Repeat this process until all of your desired questions have been made.

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Importing Question Banks from Evolve

Step 1: Make sure that you have the individual chapters of the question bank that you would like to import. If you have all of the chapters into one file, Moodle will not accept it. 


Step 2: The downloaded chapters from Evolve will be in a .imscc format. This is a Mac version of a zip file. What you will want to do is right click on the file and select "Rename". Delete the "imscc" text and type in "zip". You will get a prompt that confirms if you want to do this, go ahead and click "Yes". You will have something that looks like this:



Step 3: Right click the .zip file and click "Extract All..."


Step 4: Open the new extracted folder and find the folder that says "non_cc_assessments"

Go ahead and open this folder


Step 5: This process is a bit random, but you will see files with a jumble of numbers and letters. The problem with this is that the extensions on the file say ".xml.qti". Right click on each file and click "Rename". Delete the ".qti" text. You will get another prompt asking you to confirm this process. Click "Yes" again. It should look as follows:

Repeat Step 5 for the rest of the files:


Step 6: Once you have the file extensions changed, go ahead and get into the Moodle course that you would like to import the question banks into.


Step 7: Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and click "More..."


Step 8: Scroll down to "Question bank" and click "Import"


Step 9: This is where the process gets random. In the "File format" section select "Canvas". Then go ahead and start importing a file. Usually the first file that you renamed in the folder works for the question bank. However if that doesn't work, you will have to try every other file within that folder. There is only one file that won't throw an error. Once you have a successful file to upload you will see this:

The questions may vary based on the question bank you are importing. Scroll down to the bottom and click "Continue".


Step 10: You will be brought to a page where you can review the questions in the question bank. Feel free to edit/change them as you see fit. You can follow the steps on this article to see how to create a quiz with the question bank questions by clicking here.

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Making Extra Credit Assignments

  1. Navigate to "Gradebook Setup" in the "Administration" block of the course.

  2. Scroll down until you see the assignment you want to make extra credit.

  3. Follow it to the right and click "Edit" and then "Edit Settings."

  4. In the "Parent Category" section, check the "Extra Credit" box.

  5. Click "Save Changes".

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Proctorio Resources


Installing Proctorio

You will need to have Google Chrome installed onto your computer in order to access and use Proctorio. If you don't have it installed already, go here.

Note: Proctorio will not work if you are using a VPN. You must disconnect from your current VPN in order to use Proctorio.

Step 1: Access your Moodle course via Google Chrome. On the top right corner click on the gear icon and select "Turn editing on":

Step 2: Whichever week you would like to add content to click "Add an activity or resource":

Select "External Tool" then click "Add":


Step 3: Name the activity to what you want. Then under "Pre configured tool" select "Secure Exam Proctor". The activity name MUST be named "Secure Exam Proctor", otherwise it will not work:

Scroll down to the bottom and select "Save and display".


Step 4: You will be brought to the activity page with a list of steps to complete. Since you already are using Google Chrome, Step 1 will be complete. Next you will need to install the Proctorio Chrome extension. Click on the link provided on the page as shown here:

You will then be brought to the Chrome Web Store. Click on "Add to Chrome":


A pop up box will appear listing what the Proctorio extension adds to your Internet browser. Click "Add extension":

Once the Chrome extension is installed you can now use Proctorio in your Moodle quizzes.


Using Proctorio

Step 1: Make sure you still have editing turned on.

Step 2: Find the week that you want to add the quiz to. Then click on "Add an activity or resource":

Select "Quiz" then click "Add":

Step 3: Make sure that you select the Timing option.

Step 4: Create the settings that you normally would for your quiz. However, once you get down to the "Layout" section select "Never, all questions on one page":


Step 5: You will eventually get down to the section that says "Proctorio settings". Check the box that says "Enable Proctorio Secure Exam Proctor":

Note: If you do not see this setting you may need to go back and click on the external tool to refresh the system that Proctorio is installed:

You'll know you're all set once you see this:

You should then see the "Proctorio Settings" in your quiz settings.


Step 6: Once you check the box a list of options will appear below such as recording options, lock down options, etc. These settings are up to you on how secure you want your quiz to be:

Proctorio behavior settings allow you to set the weight of suspicious behaviors using preset configurations:


If you would like to save these settings to use on future quizzes you can save the settings by clicking "Create New Profile":

In the future you will be able to select your profile(s) as shown below:


Step 7: Once you are satisfied with your quiz and Proctorio settings click "Save and display" at the bottom of the page.

Step 8: Add questions to the quiz as you normally would.

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Quiz Security

1. Timing

Restrict the time in which students can take the quiz to a short, but manageable, duration to discourage collaboration.

2. One Question Per Page

Limit the amount of questions per page to discourage students from giving out previous answers.

3. Shuffle Answer Order

Shuffle the answers to multiple choice questions to discourage students from sharing the letter of each question.

4. Shuffle Question Order

You will go into the quiz and select edit quiz. Well inside edit quiz you will select the shuffle in the top right like below.

5.Randomize what questions get chosen from question bank


You will have had to build a question bank. You will edit the quiz then click add. Then finally click random question like below. You will select the question bank you want then select add random question.

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Quiz Time Accommodations

Specific students or groups can be accommodated with extra time to take a quiz or test in Moodle. To do so click on the activity that the student(s) needs extra time in.


Click on the Options Drop down menu on the top right. Then click User/Group overrides.


Click Add user override. Select the Student/Group and check the enable box on the time limit.


Set the time limit to the desired amount.


Click Save.

Enabling No Time Limits

Students can be exempted from time limits in the entire Moodle course. To do this the instructor will need to send submit a ticket on our website https://kb.mtech.edu

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Article ID: 115803
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