The Google Classroom logo.

Google Classroom is a digital hub where students, teachers, and supporters of both can engage and collaborate. You can create user-friendly quizzes and assignments, along with supporting materials, in just a few clicks. All you need is a free Google account.

Creating a Quiz Assignment in Google Classroom

To get started, open your web browser, and go to Sign in to your Google account, and then either create a class or click an existing one. Once you’re in a class, click the “Classwork” tab, click “Create,” and then select “Quiz Assignment.”

The quiz assignment form is identical to the basic assignment option, with the addition of a blank Google Form that will serve as your quiz. You can use both the assignment and quiz again later.

In the quiz assignment menu, give your quiz a title, and then provide additional instructions, if necessary.

A Quiz in the "Assignment" window in Google Classroom.

Click “Add” if you want to attach a file from Google Drive, a web link, your computer, or YouTube. You can also click “Create” to automatically create and attach a file from Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, or Forms.

For any additional attachments, click the drop-down menu within each assignment to choose whether students can view or edit that file. You can also choose to make copies of a file for each student.

The Google Classroom Quiz "Create" attachment menu.

If you attach any files other than the initial blank quiz in Google Forms, Grade importing is automatically disabled. This feature sends the results of the Quiz to the Grades tab on the main page of your class. If you want to disable this feature with only one attachment, toggle-Off the “Grade Importing” option.

Toggle-Off "Grade Importing."

You can use the drop-down menus on the left to select assignees, set the point value of the Quiz, and its due date. You can also associate your Quiz with an existing topic or create a new one. If you want to add customizable criteria you’ll use to evaluate submissions, click “Rubric.”

Finally, select the “Originality Reports” checkbox if you want to check submissions for possible plagiarism. Note that free Google Classroom accounts are limited to three originality reports per class, though.

Google Classroom Quiz drop-down menus.

Customizing Your Quiz Assignment in Google Classroom

Click “Blank Quiz” to customize your quiz in Google Forms.

This opens your quiz in a separate window. All changes you make will save automatically. When you load your first Google Form, you’re given a quick tour of the interface.

Click the title field to edit the name of your quiz form, and then type your questions in the questions field. By default, the first question will be set as “Multiple Choice.”

To change this, click the drop-down menu on the right. You can then change your questions to short answers, checkboxes, drop-downs, grids, dates, or times. You can also use the sidebar on the right to add or import questions, sections, or files.

The menu to format a question on a Quiz in Google Classroom.

After you add all of your questions, close your browser window. Back in the Google Classroom quiz assignment window, click “Assign” at the top right. Select the arrow next to “Assign” if you want to save your quiz as a draft or schedule it for a future date.

When your Quiz is ready, it appears in a list under the Classwork tab of your class. There, you can also see how many students have turned it in. Click “View Assignment” to open a more detailed view.

The "Classwork" tab in "Google Classroom."

The Quiz option in Google Classroom is an easy way for students and teachers to engage, as well as assign and complete coursework. You can also use these forms to create surveys, essays, and more.

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