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The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has moved to D2L version 10.

Updated help files are located at uwmltc.org


Creating a D2L essay question

1. From the D2L Course Home page, click on [Quizzes] in the main navigation bar
2. Click on the title of the quiz in the “Quiz List”
3. Click on the [Layout/Questions] tab
4. Click on [Add/Edit Questions]
5. Choose “Long Answer Question (LA)” from the [Create new] dropdown menu
6. Click on [Go]

  • OPTIONAL: Enter a “Title” and change the number of “Points” for this question

7. Click in the [Question text] area and type your question

  • OPTIONAL:  Click on [Add a file] to upload an image that will display along with the question text.

8. Define the [Input Box] as “50 rows” and “100 columns.”
9. Select [Allow Html Editor to be used for responses]

  • OPTIONAL: Type an “Answer Key” if you wish.  Students will not see it.

10. Click [Save].  The list of all questions for this quiz will be displayed.

  • OPTIONAL: Click on the [View] icon to see how the question will appear to the students, and how it will be graded.
  • OPTIONAL:  After completing a question, click on [Save and New] to save the current question and immediately begin creation of a new question without first returning to the question list.  
  • OPTIONAL:  Alternatively, click on [Save and Copy] to save the current question and create an editable copy. This is particularly useful when creating a series of questions that are very similar.

D2L 9.2.1 SP3 – October 2011