Interactive quizzes

Graded tests.

Question forms can be set up in the QuizBox as an online test, allowing teachers to run diagnostics to assess prior knowledge, content revision or as a summative examination.

Each form is set up online using the built-in quiz editor. There are three question types provided when constructing your quiz:

  1. Standard multiple choice – question can contain two or more answer options, but only one can be marked as correct.
  2. Multiple choice and answer – question can contain two or more answer options, with one or more options being correct.
  3. Short-answer – question can be answered in a free-form text field.

For the graded tests, both multiple choice question types are self-marking, which means students can get instant feedback on how they performed as soon as they submit the quiz form. Short-answer questions can accommodate a sample answer, with the ability for teachers to enter a final grade for these when viewing each answer sheet.

Quizzes can also be set up as timed tests (a live countdown clock will display for students when they start the quiz), as well the ability to set multiple attempts to allow resubmissions.

Feedback/evaluation forms.

When you want to run a survey or non-graded questionnaire, the Self Evaluation form option in the QuizBox can be utilised to gather the feedback you need.

Construction of the question form is almost identical to the quizzes, except for the timed/multiple-attempts and the inclusion of some answer templates. Using the templates for the multiple choice question type, teachers can quickly create forms where answers require a ranking on a scale such as ‘1 – 6′, ‘Strongly Agree – Strongly Disagree’, or by entering their own answer options.

In addition, the Self-Evaluation forms support the input of teacher feedback or comments. So if a student has ranked their abilities higher or lower than you would have, you can also fill in the form for them to compare your assessment with theirs—a useful tool to support goal setting and pre-report data gathering.

Class statistics.

It’s always handy to have firm assurance that the concepts and ideas being covered in a unit or course have been understood well. The QuizBox module is a useful tool to gather student data and to help analyse it too.

The built-in statistics panels within the QuizBox module provides teachers with information such as highest, lowest and average score in a test; the count of student who did/did not attempt or complete the quiz; the distribution of answers submitted per question; or even an overview of multiple quiz attempts submitted by an individual student. Plus, the actual test answers can be extracted in a spreadsheet-ready format (CSV file), so further tracking or graphing of results is possible.

Using this wide variety of information, teachers can build a strong set of data to help identify student learning needs and refine their programmes.

Import and export.

Quizzes and Self Evaluations can be shared between classes and teachers, as each form can be exported from one QuizBox module and imported into another.

Two export formats are supported:

  • The Ultranet QuizBox format, which is a collection of XML data and media objects (if used) within a standard ZIP archive.
  • The Moodle GIFT format, which is a plain-text file that contains just the textual question data.

With these flexible formats and options, question forms can therefore be created and shared between multiple schools using Ultranet 2.3+ or Moodle.