How Do I Use Draft State in Quizzes?

Draft State allows content in Quizzes to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students, and graded quizzes are excluded from grade calculations.

Note: If you use Modules in your course and add a Quiz to a Module, please be aware that the state of the Module overrides the state of all module items. You may want to consider leaving Quizzes unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module. For more information please see the Modules Draft State lesson.

 

Open Quizzes

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In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

 

View Status of All Quizzes

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On the Quizzes Index page, you can view the status of each quiz. You can change the status of a Quiz by toggling the published and unpublished icons. Green cloud icons with a white checkmark [1] indicate the quiz is published. Gray cloud icons with a white X [2] indicate unpublished quizzes.

 

Publish a Quiz

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To publish a quiz, click the unpublished icon. The hover text will confirm you want to publish the quiz. 

 

Unpublish a Quiz

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To unpublish a quiz, hover over the published icon and view its status [1]. If the quiz can be unpublished, the hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the quiz. Click the icon to confirm.

Quizzes with student submissions cannot be unpublished, and the hover text will notify you [2].

 

View Status within an Individual Quiz

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Within individual quizzes, the quiz status is shown next to the quiz options.

 

Publish a Quiz

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To publish a quiz, click the Publish button. The button will change from gray to green.  

 

Unpublish a Quiz

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To unpublish a quiz, hover over the published button and view its status. If the quiz can be unpublished, the hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the quiz, and the button will change from gray to red. Click the button to confirm.

Quizzes with student submissions cannot be unpublished.

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