Create a Quiz

You can add quiz questions to a Panopto video at any point during the presentation. Quizzes can only be taken by people that are signed into

Operating System: Windows and Mac

Applies To: UB faculty and staff

Last Updated: March 16, 2020


1.  Locate your video at

2.  To create a quiz, click the Edit icon.

3.  In the left navigation pane, click on Quizzes.

4.  Using the Pointer tool, navigate in the Timeline to where you want to put a quiz.

5.  Click on the Add a Quiz button. The Quiz form will appear in your secondary stream area.

6.  The form has several different fields: Quiz Name, Question, Answers, and Correct Answer Explanation.

7.  Select your question type from the drop-down, True/False, Multiple Choice, or Multiple Select.

8.  Another answer field can be added by clicking the Add Answer... button.

9.  To remove an answer you can click on the X next to any of the Answers.

10. Once you are done with a question and want to add another one, click the Add a Question button.

11. If you need to navigate to a different question is your quiz, you can use the Back and Next button.

12. Once you have added all of your questions, click the Done button.

13. You will then be directed to the Options page for this Quiz. In this page, you can: 

  • Allow Retakes
  • Show grade once the quiz is taken
  • Block your viewers from advancing the video until answers the quiz
  • Delete questions by clicking the X's
  • Reorganize the questions by using the arrows
  • Once you are finished, click the Save button. The name of your quiz will now appear in the Quizzing pane
  • Repeat these steps for each quiz you want to add to your session

14. When you are finished, click the Publish blue button.

Common Questions

If a student takes a quiz and is only allowed to take it once, what happens when they watch the video again?

  • When they play back the video they will see the results they got when they took the quiz. 
  • If available, they can review the questions to see the correct answers and perhaps show those answers to their friends.
  • Seeing the score can also be turned off, in which case they will only see that they took quiz and not the results.
  • They have to click Continue to move ahead in the video, but don’t answer the questions again.

What happens if they download the video, can they still take the quiz? What happens to the answers?

  • The quiz(zes) will not appear in the downloaded video. It plays right through as if there is no quiz.
  • The student needs to watch the recording in the Panopto web viewer or embedded viewer in order to take the quiz.

Can we add images to questions?

Not at this time.

Can you hide the quiz link in the TOC so they can skip to the quiz?

Not at this time. We have asked Panopto to add this feature in a future release.

If you don’t “block" them from moving forward, does it make it harder to skip ahead to the quiz?

  • No, it’s just as easy to skip ahead. In fact, you can open the quiz and then not take it.
  • Only students who attempt the quiz have results reported.
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