A quiz is a type of assessment that is used to check a learner's knowledge. They do differ from our native Test page. Keep reading to learn more about when to use quizzes and how they are unique.
Use Case Information
Quizzes are different from tests in that learners can see both correct and incorrect answers as they progress through the quiz. Use quizzes throughout a course to reinforce knowledge in a lower-stakes assessment. Take advantage of rejoinders (hints) which are presented as feedback on some question types.
How to Create a Quiz Page
- From your homepage, select Content, then Manage Content.
- Click the Content Title for to the course you want to alter.
- Within the course outline, go to the lesson where you'd like to add a quiz.
- Click Add Page.
- Find the Assessment Pages section, then click Quiz.
- Add a page title.
- Click Save.
- Click Create New Question. From here, you have the option to add multiple choice, true/false, image comparison, open ended, file submission, or essay question types.
If there are questions saved in the Question Library, these questions can be added as well.
Read more below to learn about each question type:
Multiple Choice: Learners select one or more answer choices in response to a question.
True/False: Learners decide if a statement is true or false.
- Image Comparison: Learners decide which one of two images most accurately relates to the question.
Open Ended: Learners provide text a response in an open text field.
File Submission: Learners provide a file submission in response to a question or prompt. Some acceptable file types include PNG, JPG, GIF, PDF, and MP3. Files that contain extensions with executable scripts, like .html, .svg, and .exe, are not allowed to be uploaded. File size limit is 20MB. File submissions are found under the Grading tab of the admin interface.
Essay: Learners submit a text response in a text field (WYSIWYG) in response to given prompts. A Content to Review field can be used to give context or essay instructions. The Question prompt is used define the learner's task.
- Multiple Choice: Learners select one or more answer choices in response to a question.
- If a question requires a correct answer, be sure to click the star next to the correct answer on a given question. You can click Add a New Choice to create more answer fields, if applicable.
- Toggle whether or not you require learners to select all correct answers to receive credit for this question. Be sure to click the start next to each correct answer, if more than one answer exists.
- Click Add Question to add your question to the quiz.
- Repeat until all of your questions have been added.
- Select and save your Quiz Options, which are located under the question list. The following are the available quiz options:
- Enter a minimum passing percentage: Learners must get this percentage of questions correct in order to pass the assessment. If no minimum is entered, the quiz will not indicate that the learner has passed or failed, and the learner is considered to have passed the quiz upon quiz completion. (This is useful if the quiz is serving simply as a knowledge check and has no stakes, grade-wise.)
- Prevent learner from progressing if not passed: This toggle appears if you enter a minimum passing percentage. Once enabled, a learner must pass the quiz by meeting the criteria set in "enter a minimum passing percentage" in order to continue progressing through the course. The page navigation is grayed out until the learner passes the quiz.
- Add a maximum number of attempts: This is the maximum number of attempts allowed before a learner must reach out to your organization to have their attempts forgiven (or other action you require of them if they use all quiz attempts, which can be noted in your fail message). The default setting is unlimited attempts.
Add a start of quiz message: This message appears when learners start the quiz. The start message is a WYSIWYG, so feel free to add imagery, colored text, etc. to create a clear and useful set of instructions for learners to complete the quiz.
When specific features are enabled (number of attempts, time limit, etc.), they will display to the learner on the start message.
- Add a pass message and a fail message: These message appears when a learner passes or fails a quiz. A pass message might congratulate the learner, while a fail message might tell the learner their next steps (retake the quiz, review a particular course, contact your team for next steps, etc.).
Enter an estimated time per question: When used, this time box appears on each page when the learner takes the quiz and serves as a guide for learners to pace themselves on each question. If enabled, learners see a suggested time per question, average time per question, time limit, and total time on the results screen at the end of the quiz.
- Enable a time limit: Enter a time limit for the quiz. If this is enabled, learners see a suggested time per question, average time per question, time limit, and total time on the results screen at the end of the quiz.
- Enable the timer: When enabled, it displays on the top right of the quiz. This is a simple time counter that is visible to learners as they take the quiz, but does not enforce a time limit.
Allow learners to show/hide hints: Enable or disable hints (rejoinders) with this setting.
For some question types, you have the option to add choice rejoinders, which appear immediately after a learner selects an answer. Rejoinders act as a tool to give your learners feedback on the answer they choose, which also might explain why the choice they selected is correct or incorrect.
To do this, find the quiz question you want to edit, then click "Add choice rejoinder" for each choice to which you would like to add the rejoinder. A rejoinder field is a WYSIWYG.
Allow learner to skip questions: When disabled, learners will not see the Skip button while they take the quiz.
When enabled, learners can skip quiz questions, but do not have the ability to return to them since they are permanently skipped.
- Disable navigation during quiz: When turned on, page navigation is disabled so learners cannot go forward or backward through pages.
- Display all hints: All rejoinders are shown upon answer selection.
- Allow instructor to take quiz on behalf of learner: An admin or instructor role can use this setting to take a quiz on behalf of a learner through the admin or instructor interface. For example, this is useful when learners need to complete practical assessments, like a forklift test, so an admin or instructor can input answers to a quiz as the learner performs the assessment with the instructor. The learner will see a message that says "The Instructor will take the quiz on your behalf."
- Display correct answers prior to question completion after certain # of attempts: All rejoinders are shown after a learner exhausts all allowable attempts so learners can review all answers and rejoinders.
- Only correct answers in review after a learner passes the assessment: This setting is shown when "Display correct answers prior to question completion after certain # of attempts" is enabled. Learners will only see correct answers after they pass the quiz.
- Manually grade quiz: An instructor will manually grade the quiz.
- Allow learner to resume an in-progress quiz: Learner is able to resume where they left off on a quiz if the quiz is incomplete.
Enable question pools: Question pools allow you to sort questions into custom-named categories. For example, you might create three different question pools, then add existing quiz questions into a particular category (e.g. Level 1 Questions, Level 2 Questions, etc.).
At the end of a quiz, a learner will see how many quiz questions they got correct per quiz pool category to help them understand which types of quiz pool questions they have mastered or might need help with. Once a quiz question has been added to a pool category, it can be moved, edited, or deleted.
- Select and save any applicable Advanced Settings:
- Unlocking for editing by children?: This allows any page that is unlocked to be edited by a Client Admin in Panorama. The Client Admin will be able to make changes to the unlocked page in a course in their Panorama only (other Panoramas will not see these changes).
- Add an Audio Narration File: Add an mp3 file here if you would like learners to have the option of playing an audio file on a given page.
# of seconds required for completion: This settings requires learners to be on this page for the number of seconds you require in order to mark the page as complete. Times is entered in seconds only (e.g. enter 180 seconds to represent three minutes).
- Click Save.
Reporting on Quiz Results
Quiz results will populate in the Assessment Results Overview report. Find how to generate this report in the Generating Assessment Reports article.
Notes, Tips, and Considerations
- Text Blocks: When using a quiz page, you have the ability to add additional information in text blocks. This can be helpful if you need to separate information, add images, or give directions for a specific question, etc.
- Automated Grading: To help streamline your evaluation, consider using questions that require a correct answer (multiple choice, true/false, and image comparison) to remove the need to manually grade quiz elements.
- Question Body: The question body is a WYSIWYG, so you are free to add images, HTML, links, and more in order to create a robust question experience. Note that answer choices are not WYSIWYGs.
- Question Library: To build a Question Library of common questions that will be used throughout your courses, go to Choose From Question Library > Create New Question. These questions will be available when creating future quiz and test pages in place of manually creating individual questions.
Quiz Experience: Learners receive immediate feedback about whether a question is correct or incorrect, which is a quiz-specific behavior. A colored rectangle (that reflects your site's theme color) will appear when the learner hovers over the answer options of a multiple choice, true/false, and image comparison questions. A colored rectangle will surround the selected answer, which tells the learner if the answer is correct or incorrect. If the selected answer is correct, the rectangle will be green. If the selected answer is incorrect, the rectangle will be red. Any rejoinders you added will be revealed for the selected answer, unless you choose to show all rejoinders in quiz settings.
- Best Practice: Create a test learner so you can sign in as a learner and take the quiz to get the full learner experience. Refine your quiz settings based on your experience as a test learner.