Create a quiz assignment

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You can create a quiz assignment in Classroom where students complete and submit a Google Forms quiz. You can assign the quiz assignment to one or more classes or to individual students, schedule it to post later, add a due date and time, and add attachments.

Google Forms can automatically grade the quiz and you can import the grades into Classroom. Students can see their grades immediately or after you review their answers. You can also lock a quiz on Chromebooks managed by your school.

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Create and edit quiz assignments

Create a quiz assignment

Step 1: Create the assignment 

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork
  3. At the top, click Createand thenQuiz assignment.
    Create Quiz assignment
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.
  5. (Optional) To prevent students who use Chromebooks managed by your school from opening other webpages when taking the Forms quiz, next to Locked mode on Chromebooks, click Turn on "".
  6. (Optional) To import grades, next to Grade importing, click Turn on "".

Step 2: Set up your quiz in Google Forms

When you create a quiz assignment, Classroom creates a blank quiz using Google Forms and attaches the form to the assignment.

In the assignment, click the Forms quiz attachment and set up your quiz. You can let students see their grade immediately after they submit their answers. If you change the name of the quiz in Google Drive, the name is updated in Classroom.

For details, go to Create & grade quizzes with Google Forms.

Lock a quiz on Chromebooks

If students are using Chromebooks managed by your school, you can lock the Chromebook while they take a quiz. When the Chromebook is locked, students can’t open other browser tabs. You’ll get an email if a student exits the Forms quiz and then reopens it. Unmanaged devices can’t access the Forms quiz.

Accessibility features

Students can use the following accessibility features when a Chromebook is locked:

  • ChromeVox (text-to-speech)
  • High-contrast mode
  • Full-screen and docked magnifier

If you can't find an accessibility feature, use its shortcut.

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For more details, go to Turn on Chromebook accessibility features.

Create a quiz confirmation message
When students submit a quiz in Forms, they get a confirmation message. You can customize this message for any Forms quiz. For example, you might want to give students a date that you’ll grade and return their answers.
  1. In Forms, open a quiz.
  2. Click Settings ""and thenPresentation.
  3. Under Confirmation message, enter your text and click Save.
Change the point value for questions
The point value for questions is automatically set to zero. To change the default point value for questions:
  1. In Forms, open a quiz.
  2. At the top, click More ""and thenPreferences.
  3. If you want to change the default value for all questions in the quiz, check the Default quiz point value box, enter a value, and click Save.
  4. If you want to change the point value for a question:
    1. On the question, click Answer key.
    2. Enter the value and click Done.
Allow students to upload files in a quiz
You can have students upload files as a response to a quiz or attach files to responses. If you create your form in a shared drive, students can’t upload files. 
Uploaded files save to the form creator's Google Drive. You can specify the file types that you accept as well as limit the number of files and file size.
  1. In your Forms quiz, click Add question "".
  2. Next to the question type, click the Down arrow ""and thenFile upload. You might have to click Continue.
  3. (Optional) To set the file types that students can upload, next to Allow only specific file types, click the switch On ""and select the file types.
  4. (Optional) To limit the number of files that students can upload, next to Maximum number of files, click the Down arrow "" and choose a number.
  5. (Optional) To limit the size of a file that students can upload, next to Maximum file size, click the Down arrow "" and choose a size.

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Import quiz grades from Forms to Classroom

To import grades:

  • The quiz must be the only attachment on the assignment.
  • Students are limited to one response and must be in the same domain as the teacher.
  • The form must collect student email addresses.

If you change any of these settings or edit the assignment after you save or post it, you might not be able to import grades.

Note: If you attach a form as a link in Classroom, you can't import student grades. 

Import quiz grades

When you import grades, all grades are imported. You can’t select some grades to import. When you import the grades, the import overrides any current grades for the assignment. Therefore, if the Forms quiz is only one part of an assignment, import the quiz grades first.

To import grades:

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click a classand thenClasswork
  3. Click the assignment with the quizand thenView Assignment.
  4. On the Student Work page, click Import Grades.

    Note: If you don’t see Import grades, your form wasn’t set up as a quiz or you didn’t turn on Grade importing when you created the assignment.

  5. Click Import.

Classroom enters grades for each student. If you didn’t assign points, the assignment is labeled ungraded.

Change grades after import
The grades in Forms and Classroom are separate. If you change the grades in Forms after you import them to Classroom, click Import grades to bring the new grades into Classroom and overwrite the previous grades.
For details on how to track grade changes, go to See the grade and submission history of an assignment.

See student answers and return grades

To see student answers:

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. On the quiz assignment, click the quiz attachment.
    View responses
  4. Click Edit ""and thenResponses.

To return grades to students:

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Click the quiz assignment.
  4. On the left, select the students you want to return grades to.
  5. Click Returnand thenReturn to confirm.

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