7.2 Quizzes

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In the Mobie learning environment, you can create quizzes on your course to measure the students’ level of know-how of the content. In this topic, we will go through how to create a quiz.

First, go to the dashboard and move your mouse towards the “Courses” link in the left sidebar. Click “Quizzes” in the menu that opens on the side. Next, click on the button “Add new”. Write the name of the quiz in the title field. If necessary, you can add a description of the quiz to the editor below. However, this point is not mandatory.

Quiz options

After you have made the initial additions to your quiz, configure the settings next. As you scroll down the page, you will first notice the “Repeats” section. It controls how many times the test can be retaken. The “Certificate Threshold” is defined as decimal, for example, 0.7 means that 70% of the maximum score of the test must be obtained to receive a certificate from the quiz. The “Passing Percentage” is also written in decimal. For example, 0.5 means that 50% of the maximum score of the test must be achieved to pass it.

If you have a certificate and want to attach it to your quiz, you can do it under “Certificate” and select the certificate you want from the drop-down menu. Next, define the settings for your quiz under “Options”. Follow the instructions of the system and select the options you need.

NB! You can save your quiz settings you made and use them later. Scroll down the page, name your settings under “Template Name” and save the template. Above the quiz settings you will see the button “Load Template”, which allows you to activate the previously saved quiz settings.

You can add the quiz to your course the same way you add lessons and topics. See more at the lesson 4.1 Add lessons and topics.

Adding questions

Where do I make questions? Publish your quiz first and scroll the page all the way up. Click the tab named “questions”.

Next, you can add questions to your quiz. Go to the top of the page and click the “Questions” tab. Note that you must first create and publish a quiz before you can make questions. Click the “Add Question” button. After that write the title of the question, for example “Question 1”. Enter the number of points you want to award for the question by selecting a number from the drop-down menu. If you want to award different points for different answers, check the box “Different points for each answer”. If you do not specify points for different answers, the task will always give the same score, regardless of the number of options in answers. Next, check the box “Show reached points in the correct- and incorrect message”. This helps the student when completing the quiz. You can specify the category you want for questions by selecting “Create New Category” from the drop-down list under “Category” or selecting a previously created category. Remember to save your question by clicking the “Save” button at the bottom left of the page!

Question (required field)
In the “Question” section, type the question in the editor field. You may include images, videos, audio, elements made by H5P tool or other interactive tools, or content embedded from external sources (e.g., images).

Messages with the correct and incorrect answers (optional)
If you want to, you can specify the correct or incorrect messages the same way as the questions. These messages may contain not only text but also other content (images, videos, etc.).

Hint (optional)
You can use hints to help the user with difficult questions. Check the box “Activate hint for this question” and type the desired text into the editor field that opens. The tip can contain not only text but also other content (images, videos, etc.). You can see from the user’s quiz statistics whether the user has used the hint.

Question types

Single Choice
Creates a selection task where you can enter multiple options for answers. The user can choose only one of the options.

Multiple Choice
Creates a selection task where you can enter multiple options for answers. The user can choose more than one option.

Free Choice
The user answers the question freely by typing. Make sure to write questions that can be answered easily by freely writing.

Sorting Choice
Creates a question where the user needs to know the correct order of options.

Matrix Sorting Choice
The user should guess which two points of the two different columns are related. The user answers the task by dragging the answer options to the right places.

Fill in the Blanks
You can make blanks in your text that the user freely writes their answers. One blank may have more than one option for the answer.

With this question type, you can easily create a feedback or other evaluation where the user can give the desired score for the question.

Essay / Open Answer
Allows the user to make a longer answer either in the text field, or by downloading a file from the user’s device.

Note that you can also use H5P tool in questions, but its tasks answers go directly to the Learning Database and thus appear separately from the course evaluation. The previously presented H5P questions should therefore be used primarily as a playful evaluation and enrichment of the course.

You can save the question as a template and use it later by giving it a template name at the bottom of the question page and then clicking the “Save as Template” button. Bring your earlier saved question templates in the Questions page by clicking the “Copy questions from another task” button, select the desired question (you can choose more than one question at a time) from the drop-down menu and then click the “Copy Questions” button to import the questions. You can change the order of the questions in the quiz by going to the Questions page and moving the mouse over the question you want. When the cursor hits the link, move the cursor over the “Move” link and drag the question. Finally, click the “Save Order” button.

NB! Remember to check that there is no HTML language in the Free Choice and Fill in the Blanks task types! In Fill in the Blank tasks, the rule only applies to HTML inside the curly brackets.