Brightspace Quiz Tool – Essential Information

Getting Started - Instructional Videos

An excellent and curated list of 20 videos detailing the Brightspace Quiz tool.

Brightspace Quizzes Tool for Instructors YouTube Playlist

Importing Large Exams

If you have high-stakes objective exams with more than 30 questions we may be able to assist. Please call us at 941-4040 to talk about your given scenario.

Before “Go Time” …

Before giving students access to exams, please use this quiz checklist:

If you have students with accommodations and need special access use this checklist:

Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLD)

Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLD) is fully integrated with Brightspace and provides enhanced security for quizzes. Here is what you need to know ... it's quite a bit!

To enable it for a specific quiz;

  1. Go to Quizzes
  2. Go to the Lockdown Browser tab
  3. Click drop down next to quiz and then Settings
  4. Configure according to the screenshot below


More on Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLD) ...

Our (CTLE) suggestion is to create a practice quiz in your course with one or two questions. Then, enable it to " require lockdown browser". Instruct students to open the quiz and they will be prompted to download RLD before actually starting the quiz. They can then take the quiz and be assured that RLD works on their computer before taking the real quizzes. If they use the same computer to take subsequent quizzes they have a very good chance of success.

NOTE: When taking a quiz, students cannot open the RLD browser first. Also, they should not Google the license instructions and download RLD outside of Brightspace. They must navigate to the quiz using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. If the quiz is configured to "require lockdown browser", Brightspace will prompt the student to install RLD or start RLD and then allow the student to begin the quiz.

Chromebooks and RLD

Chromebooks however, will not work with RLD. Students with Chromebooks will need to find another computer or iPad/other mobile device ... although we have had issues with iPads/mobile devices with Brightspace quizzes in the past. This is where the practice quiz is critical.

Official Statement from Respondus -


See Brightspace YouTube Channel instructional videos above.

Regrading Quiz/Questions

This one is not in the list of videos …

  1. Find the quiz
  2. On the drop down choose Grade
  3. In the Grade Quiz menu choose the Questions tab
  4. Click the radio button for Update All Attempts
  5. Click the question that you want to regrade
  6. On the next menu you have the option to Give to all attempts # points OR
    Give to attempts with the following match # points (try this one first)
  7. Click Save