So, you've created some slides for your course, and you're ready to start adding quizzes. Let's discuss a few key points before getting started.
First of all, every quiz counts towards the learner's final score whether it's in the middle or at the end. You can change the passing percentage after you've finished the course, however, and it defaults to 80%.
Secondly, quizzes by default will halt a learner's progress until answered and prevent them from going backwards. This can also be changed with the "Open Book" option in course settings.
Finally, by default learners will see the correct answer to a question if they answer it incorrectly. This can be changed in the settings as well.
Alright, let's get into the process of making a quiz. First, click the arrow to the right of Add Content, and click Add Question:
This will bring up a menu giving you the option of 7 different question types. First, let's talk about what a Smart Quiz is.
Smart Quizzes are a bit different from writing a typical quiz question. Instead of writing the actual question, you'll instead provide the system with a vocabulary word, a fact, or an ordered list. SafetyNow will the generate multiple questions based on the information provided. These questions will be different for each learner, as well as each attempt on the course. They vary from True/False questions, fill in the blank questions, multiple choice questions, and more.
If you want to see what kind of questions each smart quiz will generate, click the eye in the upper right to preview the question. You can generate questions multiple times to get a feel for what the variety of questions are.
Let's go through the types of Smart Quizzes one by one.
When you make a vocabulary quiz, you will write the definition of 2 or more words you want the learner to know. 3-4 is the ideal number so that the quiz pool is large, but not too bulky for you to write. Once you've provided this info, the system will generate a pool of questions challenging learners to match words with their correct definitions, fill in the blanks, or answer true/false questions.
Steps in a Process quizzes will ask you to lay out the order of a process. 3-5 steps is usually sufficient, but it can be as large as you want. The questions generated will have learners filling in blanks in the process, answering multiple choice questions about what step goes where, and more.
Factoids are a fun way of generating lots of questions with little information. First, you type in a fact that you want a learner to know. From there, you will type in "distractor words" to replace the various words in the fact you just typed. These words will then be used to create a pool of questions challenging learners to spot untrue facts, fill in the blanks, and more. Here's an example:
As you can see above, we've generated distractor words for multiple words/phrases in the fact, which will generate a large pool of questions! Here's an example question:
Traditional Quiz Questions
These questions are much more straight-forward. You will write a question, and the system will ask the learner just as you typed it. You do have the option of randomizing the order of answers, however. The traditional quiz types are Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Sorting, and Short Answer.
Multiple Choice and Multiple Answer are very similar - learners read a question, then choose either a single correct answer, or multiple correct answers. The order of answers can be randomized, although I suggest turning that off for True or False questions.
Sorting questions allow you to write out a process in its correct order. Those will subsequently be shuffled, and the learner will have to put them in the correct order.
Short Answer questions are slightly different in that they are not graded. The learner is presented with a question, and then types in their response. Those responses will be recorded in the Course Summary for you to see later.
And that's about it for creating a course! Once you have your slides, your quizzes, and the optional title slide, you're all set! Publish the course, review the Course Settings, and start assigning it to your learners.