There are many reasons why a course creator might add a quiz to their course. One great reason is to assess student learning. Though if done in a fun engaging way quizzes can also be a great way to increase engagement.
Quizzes shift from passive learning to interactive. You can use quizzes to show learners how much they’ve grown, help them see ways in which they can improve, or use them as a fun way to engage them in your program.
Adding quizzes may seem a little daunting at first, but is actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
We can have lots of fun!
(sorry, my 80s girl is shinning through)
If you added quizzes when you created the course outline, then you can move to step 2.
To add a quiz after you’ve create the outline:
- Navigate to the ‘Course Creator Dashboard’.
- Select Quizzes
- click ‘Add New‘
You’ll be brought to the editor page. This is where you create the look of your quiz.
There’s so much we can do!
(There really is so much we can do with quizzes!)
When you first click ‘Add New’ quiz, you’ll come to the quiz page. This is where you edit what it looks like.
To add questions, select ‘Builder’ in the top left of the screen.
It’s just you and me!
(Umm. Sorry, I started the song and can’t make it stop. When you get to the builder, it is pretty lonely until you add your first question…)
Add Your Question
Click ‘New Question’ to begin creating your quiz. There are so many question types available.
To pair the quiz with a specific lesson, and to set the rules & parameters of the quiz, click ‘Settings’ in the top left.
I can give you more!
(Really! There are so many options to choose from!)
Be sure to select the question type before you edit the question. All changes will be lost if you change the question type after you edit.
Create Question Title
After you create the question title, you’ll see a warning sign on your question. This lets you know that currently there is no actual question, and no answer, associated with that question.
To quickly edit a question in the quiz, choose the drop down carrot on the far right of the question box.
Here are a few of the question types to choose from. It can be hard to visualize what something might look like from the frontend, so I’ve included screenshots of both backend and frontend for these questions.
- Single Choice – Typical ‘multiple choice’ type question, only one answer may be chosen.
- Multiple Choice – Multiple choice question in which more than one answer choice is required.
- Sorting – This question asks the learner to rearrange the order of responses into the correct order.
- Sorting Matrix – Matching questions. Drag and drop response to match he answer with the correct pair.
- Fill In The Blank – A versatile question. Part of the response is visible, the learner needs to fill in the rest. You can allow multiple correct answers, as well as multiple blanks.
- Open Answer/Essay – Great option to ask open ended questions or to seek feedback.
- Assessment – This is a Likert scale question. This works great as part of an onboarding process as well as a measurement tool you can use part way through your program.
- Free Choice – Requires learner to type in a response. It’s possible to set multiple correct responses. In order to get the question ‘right’ the learner’s typed response needs to match your set correct response.
Don’t you know that the time has arrived!
(It’s time to make sure your quiz settings are exactly the way you want!)
Associated Course & Lesson
From the settings page you can change which course or lesson the quiz is associated with.
Maybe you began creating the quiz at one part of your course, but then realized you’d like to change where the quiz shows up.
It’s easy to change that from the ‘Settings’ page.
We offer many different settings options for the quiz. Most options also offer hints to let you know how to use them. If any are unclear, please let me know. I want the process to be as enjoyable as possible for you!
You can also edit individual questions by selecting ‘Questions’ from the Course Creator Dashboard.
This allows you to add featured images, as well as allow for different points for different responses. Most importantly, in my opinion, this allows you to rearrange where you use your questions.
You may find as learners progress through your course that certain things don’t line up. At that point you’d like to rearrange where you place certain lessons, topics, quizzes – and evens specific questions.
It’s easy to reassign each of these elements to where you want them without needing to recreate any aspect of the course.