Quiz Builder

The Tutor LMS Quiz Builder is a powerful tool that can help you create interactive and innovative quizzes for students.

It boasts 10 modern yet familiar question types to test out the students’ knowledge of the course material and also offers several customization options so you can perfectly tailor the tests to suit your needs.

Quiz Info

To get started, from the course builder (either the frontend or the backend), navigate into a topic and then click on the +Quiz button. 

This will open the Quiz Builder window with its very first section called Quiz Info. Here, give the quiz a Title and add a short Summary to let students know what this quiz is about.

Tutor LMS Quiz Builder Quiz Info Section

To go to the next stage, i.e. Question, simply click on the Save & Next button.

Question Types

At the Question stage, you can start adding questions to the quiz by clicking on the Add Question button. This will take you to the Question form where you must first select the Question Type.

Tutor LMS Quiz Question Types

As mentioned earlier, there are a total of 10 question types for Tutor Pro users. Below is a list of what these types are as well as an explanation of how they work.


Set a True/False question. Students can choose true or false from the question prompt. 

For this type first, fill in the question field and then specify whether the correct answer is true or false.

Single Choice

Set a multiple-choice question with only one answer. Here, you can add multiple answer options and choose one correct answer

To add the options, click on Add an Option and define the answer in the Answer Title, upload an image if needed, and select the display format of your choice. Finally, click on Update Answer and repeat these steps for the other options. Don’t forget to specify the correct answer at the end.

Multiple Choice

Set a multiple-choice question with one or more answers. Here, you can add multiple answer options and choose one or more answers. 

Add the options just like you would in a Single Choice question only here, you can select multiple correct answers instead.


A long answer question type where students can give descriptive answers as this field can have a larger character limit. To define this character limit, go to Quiz Builder > Settings > Advanced Settings and find the Open-Ended/Essay questions answer character limit field.

Fill In The Blanks

Set a sentence prompting students to fill up the missing blanks with the correct answers.

Tutor LMS Quiz Fill In The Blanks Question Type

Here first, enter the question and then click on Add an Option.

Tutor LMS Quiz Fill In The Blanks Question Type Formatting

Then, type your entire question again under Question Title but replace the blanks with the variable {dash}. Below that field, define your Correct Answers each separated by a vertical bar |.

Tutor LMS Quiz Fill In The Blanks Question

Students will see something like what’s shown in the image above on the frontend when they take the quiz.

Short Answer

A Descriptive-type question with a more precise and shorter answer. Instructors can define Character Limit> Settings > Advanced Settings under the Short answer characters limit in Quiz Builder.


Set a matching type question where students can match two sentences/concepts to get the correct answer. 

To do this, enter your question and click on Add an Option. Enter your answer prompt and its matched answer.

You can also upload an image along with the answer prompt. Finally, select the display format you prefer and repeat these steps to add more options.

Image Matching

Set a matching type question where students can match an image to the correct text to obtain marks.

To implement this, enter your question, click on Add an Option and upload your image prompt, enter its matched answer and click on Update Answer. Repeat these steps to add more options.

Image Answering

Set an identification type question where students need to answer questions based on images.

Similar to Image Matching, click on Add an Option and upload your image and then enter its corresponding answer. Lastly, click on Update Answer and repeat these steps to add more options.


Set an ordering question where students have to reorder the given text, images, or both in the correct sequence to obtain marks.

Here, click on Add an Option and enter your first answer item under the Answer Title field. Like the previous question types, you can also upload an image to go along with this.

Repeat these steps to add more items and make sure to add them in the right order.


Tutor LMS Quiz Builder Question Section

On the Question Form, add the question text, select the type from the dropdown, and add a description if you want. Following that, are a few settings for each question that you need to understand to best use them:

  • Answer Required: Toggle this if you want this question to be mandatory to answer.
  • Randomize: Toggle this if you want this question’s order to be randomly shuffled among the list of questions.
  • Points for this answer: Use this field to set the points to be awarded for getting this question right.
  • Display points: Enable this if you want to display the points on the quiz field.

Add the relevant answer(s) and select the correct answer if required. Once you’re done, click on Add to Questions to save it. Doing this will take you back to the previous window where you’ll see the new question already added. 

Tip: Click on the action menu icon (three-dot icon) beside the question to access the Edit and Delete options.

To add more questions, simply click on the Add a Question button again and repeat the same steps. Once you’re done adding all of the questions, click on the Save & Next button to go to the final stage of quiz building which is Settings.


In this section, you can use the following settings to adjust the quiz behavior according to your preferences.

Tutor LMS Quiz Builder Settings

Time Limit: Add a time limit to the quiz.

Hide Quiz Time Display: Enable this to hide the quiz timer.

Quiz Feedback Mode: Decide how you want to provide your students with feedback after they are done taking the quiz. The tooltips give you an idea of what each mode means. Options include:

  • Default: Answers are displayed after the quiz is finished.
  • Reveal Mode: Answers are shown after the attempt.
  • Retry Mode: Reattempt the quiz any number of times. You can define the number of times students can repeat a quiz using the Attempts Allowed setting.

Attempts Allowed: Specify how many times each student can take and retake the quiz before it is hidden from them. Set it to 0 for no limits.

Passing Grade: Specify the passing grade for this quiz.

Max Question Allowed to Answer: This one’s a bit tricky. This feature is introduced to randomize questions in a quiz. The purpose of this function would be more clear with an example. 

Say you have 50 questions in a quiz, if you put 50 here, a student will have to answer all 50 questions in order to complete the quiz. But if you put 10 here, the student will have to answer only 10 questions out of the 50 and these 10 questions will appear randomly. No student will get the same set of questions.

Advanced Settings

The following are some more Advanced Settings options that you can access by clicking on the Advanced Settings header.

  • Quiz Auto Start: Enable this to make the quiz start immediately after the page is loaded.
  • Question Layout: Set the layout for the quiz page. Options include Single Question, Pagination, and Question below the other. 
  • Question Order: Select the order for the questions provided to you. Options include Random, Sorting, Ascending, and Descending.
  • Hide Question Number: Select to hide the question number during the quiz.
  • Short Answer Character Limit: Select the character limit for short answers.
  • Open-ended/Essay Question Answer Character Limit: Select the character limit for open-ended/essay question answers.

Finally, once you’re satisfied with the settings click on Save & Next again to save your quiz. It should appear under your chosen topic on the Course Builder. 

To Edit the quiz, simply click on the edit icon that’s on the right side of the quiz listing, and to Delete it, click on the trash icon that’s right beside it.

✨ Bonus: You can also Import Quizzes if you’re using the Pro version of Tutor LMS! To find out more details about this feature please visit its dedicated documentation.

Make Passing a Quiz Mandatory to Access Next Course Content

Quizzes are an amazing study tool but when it comes to eLearning, there is one particular flaw in the system that can baffle Instructors. Yes, we’re talking about online classes where the students have the ability to move on to the next course content even after failing a quiz that precedes it.

Luckily, Tutor LMS Pro users can ensure this is not possible and make it mandatory for students to pass a quiz in order to access the next course contents. To enable this feature, simply do the following:

  1. Enable Content Drip Add-on from WP Admin > Tutor LMS Pro > Add-ons.
  2. Then, on the Course Builder page, under Course Settings, enable Content Drip and set its type to Course content available sequentially.
  3. At this point, you may need to update the course to ensure this change is applied.
  4. Next, from Quiz Builder > Settings set the Quiz Feedback Mode as Retry Mode.
  5. Finally, you should see the Passing is Required toggle appear below the Attempts Allowed slider. All you have to do now is enable this option, click on Save & Next, and Update your course to save the changes.

And voila, it’s now mandatory for your students to pass this quiz in order to access the course material that follows!

If they fail a quiz that requires passing and attempt to access the next lesson, they’ll now get a message like this:

Tutor LMS Passing Is Required To Access Next Lesson.

Note: Do keep in mind that if a quiz contains any open-ended questions which require the instructor’s review, the next course content will only be available after the instructor does so.

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