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How do I create a File Upload quiz question?

How do I create a File Upload quiz question?

You can create a question for students that requires a file upload and can be used for PDFs, images, audio files, video files, etc. This question type requires manual grading and accepts one file per question.

You can Preview a quiz before publishing to verify what students see when taking a quiz. However, file upload quiz questions cannot be tested from the Preview screen. To test a file upload quiz question, the quiz must be published and viewed in Student View.

Note: DocViewer commenting and annotations tools are not available when grading file upload submissions in SpeedGrader.

Add Question

Add Question

With the Questions tab [1] selected inside a new quiz, click the New Question button [2].

Set Name, Type, and Points

Set Name, Type, and Points

Quiz questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your quiz question, enter the name in the question text field [1]. Custom names can help you identify quiz questions more easily. Regardless of the question name, students always see quiz questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).

Click the drop-down menu and select the File Upload question type [2].

Enter number of points the question is worth (quiz totals are calculated based on combined total of questions) [3].

Note: Quiz point values support up to two decimal places. Entering more than two decimal places will round the point value to the nearest hundredth.

Edit File Upload Question Details

Edit File Upload Question Details

To complete the question, you will need to enter the following details:

  1. The question text (use the Rich Content Editor to include video, images, math equations, or flash activities)
  2. Text to provide general feedback

Enter Feedback Text

Enter Feedback Text

You can also create general answer comments for the quiz question as a whole. Type in the answer comment field [1]. Click the Done button [2] when you are finished.

Note: Any general answer comments are visible as soon as a quiz is submitted and cannot be hidden from students.

Update Question

Update Question

Click the Update Question button.

Add additional individual questions as needed.

Student View of File Upload Question

Student View of File Upload Question

This is what a student sees when they encounter a File Upload question in a quiz.

Student Confirmation of File Upload

Student Confirmation of File Upload

Student will receive a confirmation that their file has been uploaded [1]. They can also remove their file [2] and submit a new one.

Student View of File Upload Submission

Student View of File Upload Submission

After submitting the quiz, students will see their file submission [1].

No credit will be assigned until the instructor has evaluated the file upload submission and assigned points in the Gradebook or the SpeedGrader [2].

Notice the answer comment reminds students that their quiz grade will be incomplete until the instructor has manually graded the file upload question [3].

Download Student Submissions

Download Student Submissions

To download your students' submitted files for grading, you can click the Download All Files link [1] within the Quiz options, or you can open SpeedGrader [2] and open a link to the file directly within the quiz.

Comments

Once you download can you reupload the files with feedback? 

Hi there @Jul_Cro,

Once you have downloaded files from a quiz, there is not an option to re-upload the files like there is for assignments.

Cody 

Hello @Jul_Cro

You can upload the graded file with feedback as a submission comment.  It just wouldn't be attached to an individual question.  If you have multiple file upload questions, it would be helpful to add specific information in the comment boxes to accompany each of the files you're adding back to the quiz.  Just a thought.  It isn't the most convenient process, but you could make it work.

Note that adding files as comments is only possible in the web interface. It is not currently an option in the Teacher App, unfortunately. 

Be aware that this problem, combined with the issue of not being able to annotate file upload quiz questions in SpeedGrader, makes for a tedious flow to provide interactive feedback on these question types. 

- mh

Hi @lmhaffner

Thanks for posting your comment! Since comments in the guides are periodically deleted, I'd recommend posting your comment as a discussion thread. That way it'll last! 

Thanks, 

Allie 

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