What is a Moodle Quiz?

Moodle Quiz can be used as a tool to assess students’ learning or as an assessment for learning activity. It enables you to create quizzes using a variety of question types such as multiple choice, true-false, matching, and open ended questions. It has built in features for automatic marking and feedback, weighted marking, dependent question types, and a Question bank that serves as an organised repository of all the questions in your unit.


Using a Moodle Quiz has several advantages, you can:

  • Set up immediate feedback for students or delay feedback until the Quiz has closed
  • Set up quizzes with automatic marking to reduce your workload
  • Create a question bank of quiz questions that can be reused
  • Students are familiar with the platform which reduces overhead in preparing students for this format

In addition to these benefits, Moodle Quiz has a lot of features to provide you with flexibility in creating your online assessments.

  • Quizzes can be linear or randomised with dependent questions
  • Quizzes can be set up to allow multiple attempts
  • Most question types can be graded automatically with automated feedback that varies with the student response
  • Can use datasets that create randomisation of some question types to preclude collusion
  • Can create time-restricted assessments to require students to start and finish the assessment within a specific time period (be mindful of potential internet bandwidth and connectivity issues when restricting the assessment time)

Note: Short answer and Essay type questions require you to manually enter the grade and feedback.

Education Performance Standards Framework

The Education Performance Standards identify the expectations of education practice at Monash – See the Education Performance Standards for more details.

Impact on student learning

Impact on educational knowledge

Impact on educational environment

Effective teaching and learning

Responsive program design

Student- centred orientation

Professional learning engagement

Pedagogical content knowledge

Education research performance

Education innovation

Education leadership




You could address these Practice Elements by providing evidence of how you:

  • Demonstrate effective contribution to design and development of unit materials and assessments
  • Ensure that assessment questions align with learning outcomes and professional standards
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of pedagogies and use evidence to inform improvement in your assessment design