Adding a Quiz to the CLE

Add and Set Up a Quiz Quiz Settings Add Questions to Quiz (coming soon)


The CLE uses the term “Quiz,” for the activity, but do not be mistaken – the Quiz activity is a robust online assessment tool that can be used for self-evaluations, tests, exams, mid-terms, and finals.

A quiz is made up of a combination of question types, including multiple-choice, true-false, short answer, essay, and more. The Quiz activity pulls questions from a question bank, which faculty and course staff can use to create, preview, edit, and organize questions in any number of categories.

After students have completed a quiz, faculty and course staff have access to a number of reports, including a statistical analysis of the quiz. The majority of question-types are automatically graded in the CLE, except for essay questions that require manual grading.

Audience: Managers, Instructors, Course Assistants, Content Assistants, and Grading Assistants.

Moodle Docs

Add a Quiz Activity

Creating a quiz in the CLE is a two-part process. The instructions below cover the first part – adding a quiz to a CLE course and configuring the quiz settings. The second part of the quiz-making process is adding questions to the quiz, which is covered in the Adding Questions help article. Visit Moodle Docs to view an abbreviated quick guide for managing the Quiz activity.

Let’s create a final exam in our CLE course using the Quiz activity. Here is the criterion for the final exam:

  • Students can start the final exam on October 12 at 8am and must finish by October 12 at 5pm
  • Students have a 120-minute time limit to complete the final exam and are allowed only one attempt
  • Students will be able to see their final exam score after the exam closes on October 12 at 5pm and can review their attempt for 24 hours after the close time

To add a quiz to a CLE course:

  1. Log in to the CLE (
  2. Go to the CLE course where you would like to add the quiz
  3. From the gear icon at the top-right, select Turn editing on
  4. In the section where the quiz should be located, click the Add an activity or resource link (you can always move the quiz to another location later)
  5. From the list of Activities and Resources, select Quiz, then scroll to the bottom of the window and click Add.



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