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Draft State allows content in Quizzes to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students, and graded quizzes are excluded from grade calculations.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 You may want to consider leaving Quizzes unpublished until you are ready to publish the entire Module.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

Open Quizzes

In Course Navigation, click the Quizzes link.

View Quizzes Index Page

The Quizzes Index page is designed with global settings at the top of the page [1], followed by the grouped Quiz types [2]. Individual quizzes are nested within each Quiz type [3].

View Quizzes Global Settings

Global settings include searching for quizzes [1] and adding new quizzes [2]. You can also manage questions banks in the settings drop-down menu [3].

View Quizzes Groups

Discussion groups can be expanded and collapsed by clicking the arrow next to the name.

Manage Individual Quizzes

For each individual quiz, you can use the settings drop-down menu to edit or delete the quiz.

View Status of All Quizzes

View Status of All Quizzes

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 Solid gray cloud icons [2] indicate unpublished quizzes. You can change the status of a Quiz by toggling the published and unpublished icons.

Publish a Quiz

Publish a Quiz

To publish a quiz, click the unpublished icon.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

Unpublish a Quiz

Unpublish a Quiz

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 If the quiz can be unpublished, the hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the quiz, and the icon will change from gray to red [1].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

Quizzes with student submissions cannot be unpublished, and the hover text will notify you accordingly [2].

View Status within an Individual Quiz

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

Publish a Quiz

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

Unpublish a Quiz

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 If the quiz can be unpublished, the hover text will confirm you want to unpublish the quiz, and the button will change from gray to red [1]. Click the button to confirm.

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

Quizzes Student View

Students cannot see any of the actions involved with Draft State, such as published and unpublished icons and setting icons. Students will only see published quizzes, which are posted in gray text.

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