How do I create a File Upload 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.

Add Question

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

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].

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

Update Question

Update Question

Click the Update Question button.

Save Quiz

Save Quiz

Click the Save button to save your work on your quiz.

Publish Quiz

To preview the quiz, click the Preview button [1]. When you are ready for students to see the quiz in the course, click the Publish button [2].

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 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 feedback bubble 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.

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