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Exams vs Quizzes

Exams are a special wrapper around quizzes and questions. Synap's Exams module lets you assign important settings to a quiz in order to deliver high stakes mocks and exams.
Feature
Quizzes
Exams
Attempts
Unlimited
Restricted to 1
Scheduling
No restrictions
Can only take between defined windows
Instructions
Added as the quiz description
Dedicated page for instructions
Timer
Timed or untimed
Timed or untimed
Resits
Not applicable
Number of resits can be defined
Results
Immediately or deferred
Immediately or deferred
Emails
No emails sent
Emails can sent with exam instructions and unique links
Status
View through user progress
Detailed table for started, in progress and completed states
Access
Via Collections or Courses
Dedicated exams page
Proctoring
Not advised
Unique exam links generated that can be put into a proctoring system
In general quizzes are used for low stakes, every day learning. Whereas exams are for your high stakes assessments and practice mocks.