Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a quiz, part of Captivate 8 Essential Training.
When adding the quiz to your captivating presentations it's important to start with the objective that you're trying to measure. In this e-learning we're asking students to be prepared for their arrival to school as well as their first day of class and so there's two different objectives that we're measuring. And I'm actually going to create quiz questions at two different points in this learning interaction. This first objective deals with when the students first arrive on campus. Here, they're asked to go straight to the hub to register for classes. And then they're given some information about to move into the dorm, such as where to park, and how to hang things on the walls.
What I would like to do is to create some quiz questions directly after these slides to check for understanding from the students. Now there are several ways that we can go ahead and answer some quiz questions. One way is that we can go to slides and select Question Slide, the other option is to use quiz in the top menu and select Question Slide or to use the keyboard shortcut of Shift Q. I'm going to go and select Questions Slide to bring up the quiz menu. I'm going to go ahead a bring this window up, so we can see it a little better. And so at this point I can actually select the type and the number of questions that I'd like of each type to be included in the quiz.
So, maybe this quiz is going to have one Multiple Choice question, and I'll also add a couple of True/False questions. When you're placing a quiz in your Captivate 8 project, you can choose whether or not it's graded, a survey, or even a pretest. These three options have different variables to go with them. One thing to keep in mind is that rated scales always have to be surveys, and random questions can't be pretest. Everything else, though, all three of these options are available. Once I have my options and the number of questions selected, let's go and click OK. At this point, Captivate does all the work for us.
It's going to automatically create question slides. In fact, there's one question slide for each question. So here's a question slide for a multiple choice question. There's two different question slides, one for each of the true false questions, and then there's a fourth slide created which is where our quiz results will be displayed to the learner. Let's go ahead and start right here with a multiple choice question. Now, right away I can see here there's a few formatting issues that need to change. The word multiple choice is not positioned well for this particular slide layout. So I'm going to go ahead and reposition it. And then I want to make sure it's absolutely in the center of the page. So I'm going to drag its box all the way to the far right. And all the way to the far left and that's going to help me guarantee that no matter where I open this up, whether I'm in the mobile view or the tablet view, that multiple choice is going to stay centered on this slide. The next step is to go ahead and type the question. This question is simply going to read Where should you go when you first arrive? Again, I'll need to make some changes to the text box so that it accommodates all of the text that we're typing. And now we need to add some answers to this. Now one thing that we notice right a way is that there's only two answers. And most multiple choice questions want at least three or four options. With the answer box selected, in the properties menu, there's now a quiz tab. When I select the quiz tab here, I can go ahead and change it between graded and survey again. And I can also choose the number of answers. I'm going to increase the answers to three. If I'd like to, I can shuffle the answers. And I can even allow students to select multiple answers. And if I am selecting multiple answers, I can also do partial scoring. So for example if I made two of these multiple choice answers correct and one of them incorrect, and a student only selected one of the correct answers, they would then receive 50% of the credit for this question, if I had partial scoring on. I'm going to reduce the number of points this question is worth to one because I'm only going to have a single answer.
If you'd like to do negative scoring where students lose points for incorrect answers you can also choose a penalty that goes along with this particular question. Especially if your allowing multiple attempts, negative scoring may be the right format for you. So at this point I'm going to come over here and just start typing out my answers. The first one's going to be My Dorm. The second one we'll make The Hub, which is our correct answer. And the third one, we're going to make Main Office. Now next to each three of these answers is a small radio button. What we want to do is to select the radio button next to the correct answer.
If you have multiple answers selected you can then select multiple answers to be correct. But because this has only one correct answer, I'm going to make sure that multiple answers is unchecked and that the hub is selected at the correct answer. Now when students submit this question. We can also chose to have captions pop up to tell them whether or not they were correct or incorrect. We can also change these to be the exact verbage that we like. Here I'm going to grab the correct caption and drag it down inside this green box area. It currently says correct click anywhere or press Y to continue and I think that'll work for this particular presentation. The incorrect box however, I'm going to select it and instead I'm going to type, sorry please try again. I'm going to move this box directly on top of our green correct box. And the last box is a hint caption that says you must answer this question before continuing.
Our learners are to receive this hint captioning if they try to advance the next slide and they hadn't selected anything yet. So I'm just going to move it directly on top of the other boxes as well. Now you may be thinking, why am I covering up the boxes with each other and the reason is, is I would like this spot on the slide to always be the place where the proper caption appears. The user will only receive one caption at a time based on their actions and this doesn't matter if their overlapping each other in this view. The last step I'd like to do is to go ahead and make some changes to the quizzing features. Here, I'm just going to make sure I click on the background of the slide so only the slide selected on the film strip.
In the properties panel, under the quiz tab, I'm going to scroll down and I'm going to make sure that captions are turned on for correct answers, for incomplete answers. Under the button section, I don't want users to be able to move through the quiz. So I'm going to uncheck back. And I'm going to uncheck next. So when a user's taking this quiz, the only options they can do are to clear their results, or submit their results. Now under the action section, on success, we're going to continue to the next question. I'm going to allow users two attempts at answering this question, and at right now at their last attempt they're just going to get it marked incorrect but still continue on to the next question in our quiz. Let's go ahead and take a look at how this looks by previewing it in the browser. From the preview menu let's select from the slide. Or use the keyboard shortcuts of Cmd+minus to make it a little smaller on the screen. And let's start by answering something incorrect. I'm going to say my dorm and then click Submit.
So here we can see how those caption boxes work. It says sorry, please try again. And because I'm allowing them two options, they can hit clear. And make a second selection and then hit submit. Now this says correct please click anywhere or press Y to continue. I'll go ahead and click and continue on to the next question. So before the next video I'm going to go ahead and take the time to type out our true and false questions and we'll take a look at how we can use your mediation to help your learners understand the knowledge if for some reason they fail in the assessment
- Choosing a project layout
- Applying and changing themes
- Adding text, media, and shapes
- Inserting interactive elements and widgets
- Adding audio and video
- Adding closed captions to video
- Using responsive templates, text, and images
- Accessing elearning
- Creating software simulations
- Publishing a Captivate project