Students: Quizzes

1. Submit:  Take and submit a quiz

Start a quiz, answer and save questions, and submit a completed quiz.

  1. Click on Quizzes in the navbar.
  2. Click on the quiz name. Screenshot of student view of Quiz list.


  3. The Quiz Details page provides information about the quiz, how long you have to take it, when it is available, and etc. 

    Note: If you do not have a Start Quiz button at the bottom, check the information in the Quiz period section.  The quiz period may not have started or it may have passed.

  4. Click the Start Quiz! button. Screenshot of student view of Quiz Details with Start Quiz circled.

    Note: Once you click on the Start Quiz button the quiz timer starts and cannot be stopped. Do not close your browser and plan to return later as you will not be able to once the allowed time has elapsed.

  5. Enter answers for the questions. You can click the Question icons to navigate between questions.question icons

    Note: D2L autosaves your answers once selected, except for written response (essay) questions, which autosaves frequently. Checkmarks indicate that your answer is saved.

    saved answers in a quiz
  6. If your quiz is more than one page long, use the Next Page and Previous Page buttons to move between pages.Previous Page and Next Page buttons


    Note: Instructors may choose to restrict movement between quiz pages, in which case you will not be able to move backward and you will need to answer each question before moving to the next question.

  7. If you have a written response quiz question which requires you to upload a link, image, or recording, the best way to accomplish this is to save the file to your Google Drive and then use the quicklink to add the link into the question answer.Quicklinks link


  8. Next select Google Drive from the list, you may need to log in to Google Drive.Google Drive link


  9. Then click the file from your Google Drive and Select to insert the file into the quiz.Google Drive file


  10. At the end of the quiz, click Submit Quizsubmit quiz button


  11. At this point, you can go still go back into the quiz by clicking the question icons on the left or the Back to Questions button (if the instructor has not disabled backward movement in the quiz).
  12. To finally submit your quiz, click on the Submit Quiz button.
  13. Wait until the submission screen appears to that verify that your quiz has been submitted successfully.

2. View: View the results of the quiz

After the quiz has been submitted, return to the quiz and view the results.

Your instructor controls what results you see.  The default view only shows the score.  Instructors can edit the view to show questions and answers, but that is up to each instructor.

  1. Click on Quizzes in the navbar.
  2. Click on the dropdown menu to the right of the quiz for which you want to see the results (inverted chevron to the right of the quiz name).
  3. Select SubmissionsScreenshot of Quizzes list with submissions selected.


  4. Click on the Attempt 1 (some instructors allow for more than one attempt on a quiz)
  5. You land on the submission view which shows you the information about your attempt that the instructor has released for students.

3. Use: Install and use the Respondus lockdown browser

Learn about, install, and use the Respondus lockdown browser.

Note: Lockdown browser does not work with Chromebooks.

Some instructors require the lockdown browser to take a quiz. This browser prevents students from using other applications on their computers while taking a quiz.

  1. Select the quiz from the Quizzes link on the navbar, and use the link to Download and install the latest version of LockDown Browser. Follow the directions to install and download the file. Screenshot of quiz with the option to download Respondus Lockdown Browser.


  2. Return to the quiz, and select Launch Lockdown Browser. You will need to allow the file to make changes to your computer.
  3. The browser will close any unauthorized programs, so it's recommended that you close everything but the browser you access D2L through before starting the quiz.

4. FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

My computer froze during my quiz, what do I do?

  • Contact your Instructor immediately. If it is a timed quiz, the D2L clock may continue to run. Take a screenshot (with a timestamp) of any error messages that appear. Once you submit your quiz you cannot edit your quiz attempt anymore. 

Help! I cannot submit my quiz!

  • Contact your Instructor immediately. D2L saves your quiz attempt from the moment you click the Start Quiz button. If you lose internet connection or your quiz attempt times out, your Instructor can submit your "in progress" quiz attempt.

I'm taking a quiz using Examity and I need help!

  • The university has contracted with the Examity company to provide support to students. For assistance, please email or call (855)-392-6489.



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