The Testmoz website allows instructors to quickly create online quizzes which can then be shared with students. Testmoz also automatically grades the quizzes and provides students and instructors with immediate feedback.
- [Instructor] Welcome to this week's episode of Teacher Tech Tips, I'm Oliver Schinkten. This week, I want to introduce you to an online test generator called Testmoz that allows you to create customized tests and quizzes, share them with your students, and receive immediate feedback on how they did. Let's check it out. Now you can get to this site by navigating to testmoz.com. That's T-E-S-T-M-O-Z .com. Now I'm not a huge believer in multiple choice tests and quizzes as being the main form of student assessment, but I do believe that using them as knowledge checks can be extremely powerful.
There's certain information which students need to know in most classes. And providing them with quick quizzes can be a great way for both the student and the teacher to understand how well that they're retaining that information. Let's take a look at how to set up a quiz in Testmoz and then share it with students. So from this site, which is absolutely free. You'll notice down on the bottom that you can pay $20 a year to get some additional features. However it is free and doesn't require you to register. So up here I'm going to click on make a test. And I can name that test, so I'll title this one Photosynthesis Knowledge Check.
After this, you can choose a password, so I'll quickly choose a password for it. And it tells you below don't forget that password, because that's what you'll need when you go to the URL in order to see it, so make sure that you write down or remember that password. Next I'll press continue, and it gives us the different steps that we'll need to follow. So first of all, you want to read the top that once you create the test and give it to students, you don't want to make any changes at that point to the settings, questions, or anything like that because it will interfere with the statistics and the data that you receive, and if you start to change it while students are taking it, they will need to retake it.
So once you have your test created and done and shared out, that's it. So what we'll do here is take a look at how we can create a test. So the first thing we'll do is click on adjust settings. Now here we can give an introduction. In other words, we'll display some directions for it. And at the end, we can display conclusions. So once it's submitted. Thank you for taking this knowledge check. Now it's pretty self explanatory, so I'm not going to put an introduction in. Now down below is a very important part. You need to put in a passcode, and this is what the students will enter in in order to take this particular quiz.
For this one, I'll keep it simple, I'm going to go 555111. And then we have the ability to customize some of the different features. Do we want to randomize the question order? I'm going to click that off. At the end of the quiz, display the user's score. Quiz outline, indicate if a response was correct, and display the correct answer. I'm actually a big fan of displaying the correct answer, I like it when students are not sure, if they didn't get one right, that they can see it afterwards to know what the right answer is. So after this, I'll click on save.
And it's going to let us know that we don't have any questions yet, but that's okay cause right here we can click on add new question. And from here, we can select from four different types. There are true false questions, multiple choice, multiple response, in which students can choose multiple answers, and then fill in the blank. I'm going to set this first one as a true false question. And I'll type in the question. Once I have it typed in there, I'll want to go to the bottom and make sure I click on which is the correct answer. So in this case it's true, so I'll leave that there.
And then at the bottom, I can either save it or save and add a new question. I'm going to add another question here. So I'll click save and add new. And this time I want a multiple choice question. So I'll type this one in. Once I have the question in, I'll go down here and leave some of the answers. And then I need to make sure to the left that I click on the correct answer. So in this case, plants need carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water, but glucose is actually the product. So, I'll click glucose for the correct answer.
And remember if you, in a multiple choice question, if you need to add more responses, you can click on add. And as you can see, they appear here. Or you can click remove and get rid of some of the choices. Also you have the option to shuffle the answers if you like. In this case, I'm just going to leave them like this. Make sure I have the correct one checked and then click save and add a new question. So for this one, I'm going to click on multiple choice again and I'll type one more question in here. Now down below I want to make sure that I change my answers, so they're related to this question.
And then I want to select the correct answer, so I'll make sure that I have that selected. Also one thing that I didn't mention on the others is that you do have the ability to adjust the points. So in this case, I wanted all of them to be worth one point. But normally I'd put them to zero points and just have it a knowledge check, in which students wouldn't even receive points. Or if you wanted to weight a question more, you could do that. Let's say we put this one as two and then it will count for double the points as the other ones. I'll put it back to one, and this time I'm going to click on save instead of save and add a new question.
So now we've created this quiz. So we have these three questions, as you can see here, I can go ahead and delete them, I can adjust the points, I can add a new question and update it. I'm going to go to the top here and click publish. And it says here that avoid adding, editing, or removing questions from your quiz after a student takes it because that will violate the integrity of the reports. And then down here, when you're ready and set to go, you can click on publish, so my quiz is now published, and it's ready to be shared with students. Testmoz gives me a URL that will bring students right to the quiz.
And then remember that we had that passcode that they'll have to enter. So right now, I could send them this information. I could copy it and say visit this site, and then when you get there, enter in that passcode. I'm going to open up a new window. First I'll copy this URL. I'll open it up, and as you'll see here, that students don't have to actually log in with like an email address or anything like that. They can simply type in their name. This is Steve Williams, passcode 555111.
Click on continue. And here is the quiz. So in this case right here, we'll go true, just going to click on some things here, so we'll go like that and click submit. Right when the student is done, you'll see that it says here that they got this one correct, they got the bottom one correct, but they got the second one wrong. And then it does tell them the correct answer. So when I'm done, I can click log out. Let's say that I log in here, I'll log in as a different student. We'll go 555111, continue. And now it's answering this for the next student.
So here I'll go. Submit, and it's telling me that the first two are correct and the last one was not. So I'll log out one more time here, and one more student. I have that passcode in there. So I'll click this, true, glucose, and roots. I'll click submit, tells them they got 100%, 3 out of 3. And as they can see, all of them correct. So I'm going to log out again. And this time I'm going to go back to my quiz.
So here is my home. So I'm going to go back to the main page and from here I'll click on reports. Now, when I click on reports. It has the answer key for the test. So I can click there and open that up. I'm going to go back however. And more importantly, it tells me the different scores. It's telling me that three students have taken this. The average score is 78%. It shows me their average response time. And how many responses they had. It lets me know their score as well as on the bottom, it tells me how many people got each question correct.
So in other words, the first question, which was the one about chloroplast, everyone got correct. The second one, one person got it wrong. The third one, another got it wrong. So you do get some valuable information with this as well. Now we could also get to that by going to admin log and then entering in that password. And that's the password that you needed to know in the beginning. So in other words, if you've closed out this screen, but you'd like to see the results, then you need to enter in the URL for that test, go to admin log, and then type in that password, and it'll bring you here.
Where you can go to reports and see them. So I think this is a really neat tool that allows you to create digital quizzes, share them with students, and it gives the students as well as you immediate feedback. I recommend checking it out.
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