Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating quizzes with Quizmaker, part of Introduction to Screencasting.
Another way to make your projects more interactive while at the same time getting important feed back on the effectiveness of your course, your presentation, your tutorial for example is to use quizzing. That's what we're going to look at now as we continue with our new hire orientation project. If you've skipped to this video and need to be caught up, open up KE_orientation0308, we're going to slide 11 because we're going to insert a quiz right after this slide, and we can do that with the articulate tabs selected on the ribbon by going to the insert section and clicking.
Quiz Maker quiz is part of articulate studio. So you give that a click and dialogue opens with Quiz Maker quiz is selected. And if you've already done this before you could use an existing quiz, but if you haven't and you are like me you need to create a new one. Notice down below there are quiz properties, once we have created it that can be edited. So we'll create a new quiz. As soon as you click that, you'll be prompted for a quiz title, or name. Let's call this, new hire quiz, and click OK. Now this is going to take us directly into Quiz Maker, where we can start adding our questions. And it's as easy as filling out a form. That's the default view here in Quiz Maker. So, you're seeing a tab here with questions. Question group one. We can have multiple groups of questions if we wanted to. We could go to graded question, a survey question, or a free form question, if we just want feedback. And there are links to all of those here down below as well. So let's say we want to keep score. We'll use a graded question, give that a click. The Insert questions dialog opens up. And you can see the different types. There are different survey questions and free form questions as well. But with graded selected, we can use scoring. Let's add a true/false. It's already selected here. We'll click Insert. The first question is added. All we need to do is type in the text for that question. How about this, Simon Lodine is KinetEco's CFO. We know that's false. He's the CEO. So, we have to select the correct response, which is false. And then down below you can see the scoring is defaulting to ten points for a correct answer.
Let's click that ten and you can use the arrows to bump it down or just type in five let's say. And if they get it wrong it defaults to zero but we can take points away as well, let's bump that down to minus five. There we go. Time to add a new question. Let's go back up to the ribbon this time in the insert section and click graded question. For the sake of time, we'll add one more. A multiple response where there can be more than one right answer. We'll insert that. Okay, how about this question? KinetEco manufactures the following products.
And down below we'll list some that they do. Such as, solar panels. Use your tab key to go down to the next one. Type in light bulbs. Lets add toasters and tab, we'll add one more shower heads. So we've got four now. We need to click the check boxes for the right ones. That's shower heads, lightbulbs, and solar panels. The points, I'm going to bump that up to 15 since there's three correct ones. We'll leave it at zero for an incorrect answer, which means not getting all three of these selected correctly.
And now, it's time to actually publish this thing. We could add as many different questions as we like and add question groups if we wanted to as well, see them listed down the left hand side. But for the sake of time, we'll leave at two, and we'll click save and return. To presenter. I'm just going to save up our changes, and add the quiz slide. And here's where we can go back to those properties. We can see the default properties. For example, when they hit the finish button after passing, they'll go to the next slide. Same thing if they fail, and hit the finish button.
We can change that up. Do we want the users to be able to leave the quiz? Well, only after they have completed it or at any time. Those are some options that we need to adjust. So lets go to edit properties and from here we can actually make a few changes like, when a user passes they go to the next slide. When they fail, we going to send them back to the beginning of our presentation. They can view slides after the quiz at any time, after attempting the quiz or after passing the quiz.
And notice in the menu, it's going to be shown as multiple items so when we see the menu, in the end product, we'll see multiple items, multiple questions. That looks okay as is, we'll click close. And at any time we can go back to those properties to adjust. Same thing for the quiz itself. By clicking edit in Quiz Maker, we can add more questions, adjust those questions if you like. But I think we're ready to preview this slide. Let's go to the preview. Preview this slide. We'll let it get prepared and generated so we can take a look at it and get a feel for how the quiz is going to work.
So it just takes a moment and as you can see in the menu, we have multiple items here, so 1.1, 1.2. First group new hire quiz, there's the question, true or false, let's choose false, and submit. Notice that we do get some feedback. That could be adjusted as well I'll click continue. Let's choose, solar panels, shower heads and light bulbs and submit. Click continue. We see our results 100%. We've passed. We can review the quiz now after we've completed it and passed to see what we got right or wrong using the next button.
And, we can close that up by clicking the close button when we're done. Let's close the preview now. Returns us back to presenter where if we wanted to, we could go back in here and start making modifications to the quiz itself and the properties until we've got it working exactly the way we want. And it was a simple as filling out a form here in Quiz Maker.
- What is screencasting?
- Choosing the right tool
- Starting new projects from scratch
- Using characters in Articulate Studio and Articulate Storyline
- Adding interactivity
- Creating quizzes
- Exporting projects to various formats
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 10/21/2014. What changed?
A: We updated all of the movies in chapter 6, "Adobe Captivate," which was originally recorded in Captivate 7, in response to changes in Captivate 8.