Friday, 9 July 2010

A comprehension quiz using ProProfs Quiz Maker

This is another ELTAS Tech Tools Day task

Pre-task thinking:
  • Can self-correcting online quizzes motivate learners, and if so, how?
  • When would you refer to ones available online?
  • When would you want to write one yourself?
  • What would your students get out of creating a quiz and posting it for the others?
Barbara Sakamoto is using the ProProf Quiz Maker, a simple and free quiz-making tool, for her quiz series, "What you can learn from my PLN". (Last quiz here.) Each quiz features five blogposts on teaching, and you can even win Japanese sweets if you get the questions right! And now she's making a quiz especially on tech tools and using technology in time for the ELTAS Tech Tools Day.

So please do her latest quiz. Then come back and create a quiz of your own using the software.

Step by step:
  1. Select a presentation or an article or blogpost online.
  2. Formulate comprehension questions and possible answers, including one correct one and two or more distractors.
  3. Register as a user on ProProfs Quiz Maker.
  4. Go to Create a Quiz and select "Scored Quiz"
  5. Type a quiz title, add tags and an introduction.
  6. Type in your questions and add a comment containing a tip (but not the answer).
  7. Edit your score settings.
  8. Select your quiz category.
  9. Press "Create a quiz".
  10. Embed HTML code in your collaborative learning environment OR do what Barbara did, create a link to the quiz form.
  11. Note that you can change your quiz after saving. However, all entries by quiz takers will then be reset to zero.
  12. Please post a link so that we can participate in your quiz.


Jiggy said...

I'm searching for a quiz maker that allows students post their own quizzes and answers and share them with other students. Do you know any tools like this?

Anne Hodgson said...

Hi Jiggy,
Sorry, I overlooked your question.
I've actually used this quizmaker exactly the way you suggest. Whoever creates the quiz gets a link that they can share with other students, e.g. in a blog or forum comment, on a wiki or even just by email.
Another way for students to create quizzes for each other is to have them make flashcard sets, e.g. using Quizlet

Anne Hodgson said...

Nik Peachey also recommends Learnclick, which allows you (or your learners) to make gapfill flashcards. His website is a treasure trove for tools for learners: