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Taking a quiz

Quizzes are setup to allow you to take them multiple times. When you view a quiz it will show you how many times you have left to take it.
To take a quiz, simply view the quiz you would like to take and click the Take Quiz button if it is available.

Maximum Limit
Some quizzes might have a maximum amount of tries. If you reach that amount you will not be allowed to take the quiz again and will see the following text:

Some quizzes might have a prerequisite quiz defined. This means that you have to pass the prerequisite quiz with a certain score before you will be allowed to take this quiz.

If you take a quiz that requires approval before you complete it you will be prompted with a message that the quiz entry needs to be approved. Once it is approved you will be sent a notification that you may continue with the quiz.

Once you are taking the quiz you may be presented with types of quiz options. Once you have reached the end of the quiz you will be presented with the option to review your choices.
You will have the chance to go back and edit your answers at this time.
When you believe your answers are correct select the Mark Completed button to finish the quiz.

If the quiz requires manual scoring (Essay or Short Answer) your quiz will not receive a score at this time. It will be scored later.
If your quiz does not require manual scoring you will be presented with your scored (or result generated) quiz.

Question Types

Multiple Choice/Multiple Selection
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Double Ended
Double Ended questions can also be used for a short 1 or 2 word answer question. The object of a double ended question is to use two sentences where the answers share a common word to create a statement.
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Essay/Short Answer
Essay and short answer questions need to be scored by a person manually and cannot be added to a Variety Quiz. They can have a fixed character length as defined in the ACP

Matching questions will have a list of questions on the left and their jumbled up answers on the right. Enter the letter from the right side into the box on the left side.

Result Generator/Advanced Result Generator/Personality by Decado
These type of quizzes will ask you a series of multiple choice questions to generate a result based on your answers.

Viewing Quiz History

You can view your quiz history from two areas.

When viewing your profile there will be a tab to show your vBQuiz results. You will see a list of the quizzes you have taken and the quizzes you have created.

Quiz menu
From the main vBQuiz page you can select the My Quizzes dropdown and select Quizzes I've Taken to view all the quizzes you have taken.

From this page you can sort and view all your results. There are links to go either to the quiz or directly to your results.

Adding/Modifying a Quiz

If you have the permission to create and/or modify quizzes you will see the option on the main vBQuiz page

Click the Add Quiz link to start Creating a Quiz.
You will be presented with the following options:
* - Required
** - One of the possible is Required
*** - Only available if admin has set option to allow guests to take quizzes

*Quiz Name
The Quiz Name is a required field

Quiz Description

This is the category that the quiz will be placed into

*Quiz Type
Select the type of quiz you would like to create

Maximum Tries (0 for unlimited)
Set the maximum amount of tries a user may take. This may be overridden by admin set usergroup permissions

Time Limit (in seconds)

Hidden until start?
Set this to hide the quiz from the lists until the start date

***Guest Accessible?
Set this if you would like guests to be able to take this quiz

Prerequisite Quiz ID
If another quiz must be taken first, set this field to that quizzes id

Prerequisite Quiz Score
If another quiz must be taken first, set this field to be the score required

*Quiz Start Date
Date that users will be able to start taking the quiz

**Quiz End Date
Last date the quiz may be taken

**No End Date
Set this if you wish the quiz to be available indefinitely

Basic rules area for the quiz

Add any tags you would like for association with similar quizzes

Quiz Image

Once you have filled these fields and submitted the form you will have a button appear to allow you to start adding question.

Quiz Types

Multiple Choice
Create a test that allows the user to select the best possible answer. The result is in percentages out of 100%

Multiple Selection
Create a test that allows the user to select multiple answers by clicking on check-boxes.

Fill In The Blank
Create a test that has fill-in-the-blank sentences which requires users to type in the answer. Test matches up the user input to the answer that you've assigned (capitalization isn't required)

Short Answer
Create a test that allows users to give short answers to questions. (Requires Manual Scoring By A Judge)

Create a test that allows users to write essays to questions. (Requires Manual Scoring By A Judge)

Create a test that allows the user to match an answer to a question from the answers and questions provided

Result Generator
Creates a test that gives a result to the user based on the questions they select. This version only allows the quiz creator to assign one result per question.

Advanced Generator
Creates a test that gives a result to the user based on the questions they select. This version only allows the quiz creator to assign more than one result per question.

Create a test that allows for a single test that has Multiple Choice, Check-Boxes, Fill In The Blank, and Matching.

Adding/Modifying Quiz Questions and Answers

Quiz Final Preperation

Once you have completed filling out all the questions and answer you want on the quiz return to the main quiz page by clicking on the Return to Quiz link in the bottom left corner.

Select the Quiz Options dropdown in the top right corner and select Activate Quiz. This will remove the modify questions button and allow users to take the quiz, if the quiz has been approved and the start date has been reached.

If at any time you wish to change the questions or answers on the quiz simply select the Quiz Options dropdown again and select Inactivate Quiz.

If you are the quiz creator or have modify or approval permissions, you can view the status of the quiz on the quiz page.

Search FAQ

Select this option if you would like your search to look in the text of FAQ items as well as their titles.

Select an option here to specify how you would like your search query to be treated. 'Any words' will return the most numerous but possibly least relevant results, while 'Complete phrase' will return only results that contain exactly what you are searching for.