Taking a Quiz


When asked by an instructor to take a quiz in D2L, knowing the process—as well as what you can and cannot do—is important.

When taking quizzes:

  • Make sure you have a reliable internet connection (best from a wired connection).
  • Save each question answer as you go.


OCC students and faculty can click on the video to launch.

Here's How

Option 1

  1. Once  you enter your course, click Content found on the navigation bar.
  2. Click on a module (e.g. Week 1), locate the quiz and then click on the quiz's name (e.g. Week One Quiz).
  3. At the top of the Quiz Details page, you will see a summary of details, which includes the quiz period, time allowed and number of attempts allowed (e.g. Quiz Period Available on Jun 26, 2018 4:15 PM until Jul 3, 2018 11:30 PM, Time Allowed 0:15:00 and Attempts Allowed - 1 Completed 0).

    Note: Your instructor configures the quiz settings so check with your instructor if you have any questions.
  4. Scroll down on the Quiz Details page to read the Instructions (e.g. You cannot move backwards once you leave a page. You can "Save" your response to each question).
  5. Click the Start Quiz button when you are ready to begin.
    Note: Depending on the questions and your internet connection, your quiz may take a few seconds to load on the page.
  6. When the quiz opens, review the quiz information at the top (e.g. Time Limit: 0:20:00, Time Left: 0:15:36); then begin the quiz by answering the question (e.g. clicking the radio button next to the correct answer).
    D2L quiz sample question  
    Note: Answers auto-save as you complete the quiz. 
  7. Take the quiz by answering all questions, then click the Submit Quiz button when ready to submit.
    D2L Quiz Page
    Note: Under the Questions area on the left, D2L provides a visual indicator of the questions you have saved.
  8. Click the Yes button on the Quiz Submission Confirmation page.
    D2L quiz submission confirmation
    Note: A warning message will alert you to any unanswered questions. Depending on how your instructor set up your quiz, you may be able to go back to the unanswered questions or change your responses before you submit the quiz.
  9. If you submitted successfully, you will see "Your quiz has been submitted successfully" under the Submission View section.
  10. In the example below, the instructor set up the submission view to display the quiz questions with correct answers along with the submitted response. The Attempt Score and Overall Grade for the quiz submission will display at the bottom of the page.
    Note: Depending on the settings your instructor has chosen for the quiz, you may have to scroll to the bottom of the quiz questions to view your score. Any questions regarding your quiz submission view should be directed to your instructor.

Option 2

  1. Once you enter your course, click Quizzes found on the navigation bar.
  2. On the Quiz List page click on the quiz's name (e.g. Week One Quiz).
  3. Follow Steps 3 to 9 listed in Option 1 to submit a quiz.

Ability to Go Back

Your instructor may allow you to return to questions that you have missed or not yet answered. You will find this information in the Instructions.

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