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 (also includes information about how to add students that need special access):

Exam Checklist for Instructors including Special Access Information

Checklist for Exams Requiring Special Access (Short version)

Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLDB)

Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLDB) 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
  5. Save + Close


More on Respondus Lockdown Browser ...

Our 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 RLDB before actually starting the quiz. They will take the quiz and be assured that RLDB 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 RLDB browser first. Also, they should not Google the license instructions and download RLDB 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 RLDB, or start RLDB, and then allow the student to begin the quiz.

Chromebooks and RLDB

A Google Chromebook extension for Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor is available for exams delivered in Brightspace on student-owned Chromebooks. When an instructor enables the RLDB for a quiz, the LockDown Browser for Chromebook feature is automatically enabled.

To install the new extension to a student-owned Chromebook, students will need to use the regular RLDB installation method for your school (they will NOT be able to search for the app directly from the Chrome web store.) Our suggestion is to create a practice quiz in your course with one or two questions. The RLDB installation link will direct students to the Chrome web store, at which point they should select “Add to Chrome” to install the LockDown Browser for Chromebook extension.

More on the Respondus LockDown Browser and Chromebooks


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
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