The Quizzes tool in D2L can be used for formal or informal assessments and self-assessments. You can create several question types, most of which can be graded automatically for you, and quizzes can be connected to the Grades tool so that once the quiz is graded, that grade is sent directly to a grade item. Questions can also be shuffled or randomized (using a Question Pool). In addition, quizzes can be timed (although we recommend not setting a time limit to support students learning online in a time of crisis) and can integrate various media types (video, audio, images). Here is some information on using the Quizzes tool in D2L. Tutorials for students related to the Quizzes tool specifically are at the bottom of this page (and also on the D2L for Students page).
The Question Library
Creating Multi Short Answer Questions (and how they differ from Short Answer Questions)
Importing Questions from a Document using Respondus 4.0 (opens a link to the Respondus site)
Controlling What a Student can See, When (general)
Resetting Dates for an Additional Submission View (i.e., after copying it from an old course)
Using Respondus Lockdown Browser: Note that we recommend NOT using this tool if at all possible. Rather, consider reviewing your assessments with an instructional designer.
Grading or Re-grading a Quiz (includes a section on Grading by Question and Blind Marking!)
Rescoring a Quiz Question that was Incorrect
Viewing Quiz Statistics ( to view Class Averages, Question Statistics, and Question Details)
Viewing Attempt Logs (to see when students started a quiz, submitted a quiz, etc.)
How the Feedback Options work in Quizzes (and Questions)
Completing and Submitting a Quiz
How Saving and Submitting Works
Adding an Attachment to a Written Response Question
Checking Quiz Submissions