Showing posts with label quiz creation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quiz creation. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Handy Microsoft Forms Settings for Teachers

On Monday I shared a video that demonstrated how to use videos in quizzes created with Microsoft Forms. That video is one of four that I recently created to provide teachers with a comprehensive overview of how to create quizzes in Microsoft Forms and how students view quizzes in Microsoft Forms. The shortest video in that series is this one in which I provide an overview of sharing settings and question sequence settings in Microsoft Forms. 

Handy Microsoft Forms Settings for Teachers shows the following:

  • How to automatically collect student names.
    • Why you might not want to automatically collect student names. 
  • How to limit quiz attempts.
  • How to automatically shuffle question order. 
  • How to hide quiz results. 
  • How to customize quiz completion messages. 

Applications for Education
In case you didn't watch the video, the reason that I give for possibly not automatically collecting student names is to honor students' name preferences. For example, I have a student whose given name is a traditionally female name but prefers to be referred to with a traditionally male name. The school's student information system lists the student's given name and that is what would be automatically collected by the Microsoft Form if I used the automatic name collection option. 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Quillionz - Quiz and Discussion Questions Automatically Generated from Documents

Quillionz is a neat service that uses AI to automatically generate questions from documents that you provide. Enter a block of text of at least 300 words up to 3,000 words and Quillionz will create quiz questions based on the key elements of that text. When I first tried Quillionz last summer it only generated multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions with corresponding answers. Today, Quillionz will also create open-ended discussion questions and supply some suggested responses to those questions. Quillionz calls these open-ended questions "interpretive" questions.

To use Quillionz sign up for a free account and then in your Quillionz dashboard click "new content." To the "new content" you can add text by typing or pasting in a passage of text. Your passage must be at least 300 words and no more than 3,000 words. After your text is in place Quillionz give your document a title and select a "domain" for it. "Domain" is the term that Quillionz uses for what most of us would call a subject or topic. The option to enter a custom domain is a new feature since the last time that I wrote about Quillionz. After you have done that, Quillionz will generate a set of keywords or tags that you can select as focus terms for your questions.

Based the text that you supplied, the keywords you've chosen, and the domain/ subject you've chosen Quillionz will generate a set of fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, and discussion questions for you. You can approve, delete, or edit any of the suggested questions. When you're happy with the list of questions you can save them as a text document, print them, or export them to Quillionz's companion service Quilli Quiz. Quilli Quiz is a flashcard service.

Here's the video that I published last year to demonstrate how to use Quillionz.

Disclosure: Quillionz is currently running a banner advertising campaign on

Friday, July 5, 2019

How to Use Quillionz - Quiz Questions Automatically Generated from Documents

Quillionz is a new service for quickly creating reading comprehension and quiz questions from passages of text that you provide. As I wrote earlier this week, based the text you supplied, the keywords you've chosen, and the domain/ subject you've chosen Quillionz will generate a set of fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice questions for you. You can approve, delete, or edit any of the suggested questions. In the following video I provide an overview of how easy it is to use Quillionz to generate a set of reading comprehension questions from a passage of text.

Disclosure: Quillionz is currently has a banner advertisement on this blog. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

How to Create Interactive Writing Assignments to Share Through Google Classroom

Wizer is a neat tool for creating a variety of interactive assignments including writing assignments, multiple choice quizzes, and labeling assignments. You can distribute your Wizer activities to your students through Google Classroom or through the use of a link and pin system.

In the video embedded below I provide a demonstration of how to create an assignment in Wizer, how to distribute it, and how to view your students' responses to an assignment.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kahoot Adds New Features for Creating and Displaying Quizzes In Students' Browsers

Kahoot is a slick service for creating and delivering quizzes to your students' tablets, iPads, and laptops. On Kahoot you create a quiz or survey that your students respond to through any device that has a web browser (iPad, Android device, Chromebook). Your Kahoot questions can include pictures and videos. As the teacher you can control the pace of the Kahoot quiz or survey by imposing a time limit for each question. As students answer questions they are awarded points for correct answers and the timeliness of their answers. A scoreboard is displayed on the teacher's screen

Recently, Kahoot added a couple of handy new options for teachers. You can now duplicate quizzes that you have made or duplicate any quiz that has been publicly shared by another teacher. Duplicated quizzes can be edited. This would be handy if you teach multiple sections of the same course and want to use the same basic questions in each section, but want to change the order for each class.

The other new feature in Kahoot is an option to embed YouTube videos into the "waiting" room that students see while waiting for you to start an activity. This could be a good way to share a video that introduces or reviews the content your students are about to be quizzed on.

Applications for Education
Students do not need to have a Kahoot account in order to participate in your activities. To participate they simply have to visit then enter the PIN code that you give to them to join the activity. Using Kahoot, like Socrative and Infuse Learning, could be a good and fun way to conduct review sessions in your classroom. Using Kahoot could also be a good way to gather informal feedback from your students.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to Quickly Create Simple Online Quizzes

QuizPoo is a free online quiz creation tool. Quizzes created on QuizPoo have a simple format based on an "either or framework." When you create a QuizPoo quiz all of your questions have only two answer choices. For example, I created a four question quiz about my dogs. Each of the questions only had Max and Morrison as answer choices. See my sample quiz here. I did not include pictures in my quiz, but that is an option.

Applications for Education
I almost didn't write about QuizPoo because I thought that it was too basic. But then I realized that the QuizPoo format could be good for creating quizzes about characters or story lines in a book. For example, if I could create a quiz about two characters from The Odyssey and have the questions be about a particular characteristic or action of the characters.