Create a quiz assignment

When you create a quiz assignment, Classroom creates a blank quiz using a Google Form and attaches it to the assignment. You can then edit the quiz and add questions.

You can also:

Like any assignment in Classroom, you can edit, delete, or reuse a quiz assignment. You can also choose when to post the assignment. For instructions, go to Create an assignment.

You can add point values, feedback, and release the student’s grade after they submit their answers. For more information on creating Google Forms, see Create & grade quizzes with Google Forms.

If you don't know if your class is using Classwork, see Does my class have the Classwork page?

My class has the Classwork page

Create a quiz assignment


In classes created after April 17, 2019, posts to the Classwork page appear at the top.

Create a quiz 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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. At the top, click Create and thenQuiz assignment.
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.
  5. (Optional) To prevent students from opening other pages during the quiz, next to Locked mode on Chromebooks, click Turn on Turn on.
  6. (Optional) To import grades, next to Grade importing, click Turn on Turn on.
  7. You can also:
    • Post to one or more classes
    • Post to individual students
    • Add a grade category
    • Change the point value
    • Add a due date and time
    • Add a topic
    • Add attachments

    For more information on creating assignments, go to Create an assignment

Note: If you change the name of the quiz in Drive, the name is updated in Classroom.

Additional resources

For more information about Google Forms, go to:

Lock a quiz

If students are using Chromebooks managed by your school, you can lock the Chromebook browser while they’re taking your quiz. 

Note: This feature is in beta until general availability in August.

When the quiz is in locked mode: 

  • Students can’t open other browser tabs.
  • The teacher gets an email if a student exits the quiz and then reopens it.
  • Unmanaged devices won’t be able to access the quiz.

When you create your quiz assignment, next to Locked mode on Chromebooks, click Turn on Turn on.

Locked mode on Chromebooks

When students open the quiz on a managed Chromebook, they see a message that their Chromebook is in locked mode while they take the quiz.

Accessibility features in locked mode

Students can use the following accessibility features in locked mode:

On Chromebooks

  • ChromeVox (text-to-speech)
  • High contrast mode
  • Fullscreen magnifier
  • Docked magnifier

If you can't find an accessibility feature, use its shortcut. Learn more about accessibility shortcuts. For how to turn on your Chromebook’s accessibility features, visit Chromebook Help for accessibility.

Chrome extensions

Check out these recommended Chrome extensions from our partners. These will be rolling out over the next couple of weeks.

From Don Johnston:

To learn more about these tools, visit the Don Johnston site.

From Texthelp:

To learn more about these tools, visit the Texthelp site.

Import grades

You can import the grades into Classroom when your students are done taking the quiz.

When you create your quiz assignment,  next to Grade importing, click Turn on Turn on

Grade importing

When you turn on Grade importing:

  • The form is limited to one response per user.
  • The user’s email address is collected automatically.
  • Only users in your domain can respond to the form.

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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Click the quiz assignment and then View Assignment.
  4. On the Student Work page, click Import Grades.

    Note: If you don’t see Import grades, either 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 to questions in your quiz, the assignment is labeled ungraded.

Important: Importing grades overwrites manually assigned grades.

See student answers and return grades

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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. On the quiz assignment, click the quiz attachment.
    View responses
  4. Click Edit Edit and then Responses.

Return 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 the class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Click the quiz assignment.
  4. On the left, select the students you want to return grades to.
  5. Click Return and then Return to confirm.

Students get their grades immediately. They can see their grades from the Classwork page by clicking the quiz attachment and then View score.

Note: You can let students see their grade immediately after they submit their answers. For details, go to Create & grade quizzes with Google Forms.

 My class doesn't have the Classwork page

Create a quiz assignment

Create a quiz 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 a class.
  3. Point to Add Add  and then click Create quiz assignment Create assignment.
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.
  5. (Optional) To prevent students from opening other pages during the quiz, next to Locked mode on Chromebooks, click Turn on Turn on.
  6. (Optional) To import grades, next to Grade importing, click Turn on Turn on.
  7. You can also:
    • Post to one or more classes
    • Post to individual students
    • Add a grade category
    • Change the point value
    • Add a due date and time
    • Add a topic
    • Add attachments

    For instructions, go to Create an assignment

Note: If you change the name of the quiz in Drive, the name is updated in Classroom.

Additional resources

For more information about Google Forms, go to:

Lock a quiz

If students are using Chromebooks managed by your school, you can lock the Chromebook browser while they’re taking your quiz. 

Note: This feature is in beta until general availability in August.

When the quiz is in locked mode: 

  • Students can’t open other browser tabs.
  • The teacher gets an email if a student exits the quiz and then reopens it.
  • Unmanaged devices won’t be able to access the quiz.

When you create your quiz assignment, next to Locked mode on Chromebooks, click Turn on Turn on

Locked mode on Chromebooks

When students open the quiz on a managed Chromebook, they see a message that their Chromebook is in locked mode while they take the quiz.

Accessibility features in locked mode

Students can use the following accessibility features in locked mode:

On Chromebooks

  • ChromeVox (text-to-speech)
  • High contrast mode
  • Fullscreen magnifier
  • Docked magnifier

If you can't find an accessibility feature, use its shortcut. Learn more about accessibility shortcuts. For how to turn on your Chromebook’s accessibility features, visit Chromebook Help for accessibility.

Chrome extensions

Check out these recommended Chrome extensions from our partners. These will be rolling out over the next couple of weeks.

From Don Johnston:

To learn more about these tools, visit the Don Johnston site.

From Texthelp:

To learn more about these tools, visit the Texthelp site.

Import grades

You can import the grades into Classroom when your students are done taking the quiz.

When you create your quiz assignment, next to Grade importing, click Turn on Turn on.

Grade importing

When you turn on Grade importing:

  • The form is limited to one response per user.
  • The user’s email address is collected automatically.
  • Only users in your domain can respond to the form.

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 class.
  3. On the Stream page, click the quiz assignment.
  4. Click Import grades.

    Note: If you don’t see Import grades, either 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 and Confirm.

The grades will be entered for each student. If you didn’t assign points to questions in your quiz, the assignment will be labeled ungraded.

Important: When you import grades, any grades that have already been entered will be replaced.

See student answers and return grades

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 a class.
  3. On the quiz assignment, click the quiz attachment.
  4. Click Edit Edit and then Responses

Return 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 class.
  3. Click the quiz assignment.
  4. On the left, select the students you want to return grades to.
  5. Click Return.
  6. Click Return to confirm.

Students get their grades immediately. They can see their grade from the Stream page by clicking the quiz attachment and then View score.

Note: You can let students see their grade immediately after they submit their answers. For details, go to Create & grade quizzes with Google Forms.

 

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