Adding quizzes and polls to your flipped class in Office Mix is simple. You can download the app to add multiple choice, true/false, and free response quiz questions. You have the ability to customize the quizzes and insert them at any point in your flipped course. Using these as knowledge checks is a great way to improve student engagement and help them take ownership of the content.
- [Voiceover] In this video, we'll take a look at how to add a quiz or poll to your Flipped Class. Now I believe that adding quizzes, knowledge checks, as I like to call them, is one of the most important parts of a Flipped Class for several reasons. First, it makes the Flipped Class more engaging and interactive, which in turn, helps students to take ownership in the lesson. It provides students instant feedback as to whether they're understanding the material. And it provides feedback to the teacher as to whether the class is understanding the material or if specific students need help.
It also does provide some accountability. Quizzes seem to have taken on a negative connotation and students often fear them. But in order to create a culture of learning with a Flipped Classroom, I like to emphasize to the students that these quizzes and polls are intended to improve their understanding of the material. It's a chance for them to share what they know, and for me, as the teacher, to see what I need to emphasize more in class. Personally, I don't like to count these as a grade. They're done outside of the classroom. I like to remove the fear from them and convince students that they're just a learning tool.
But that's up to you. Let's add a few quiz questions. Now in order to add a quiz question, I first need to create a slide that it's going to go on. I want to start out with having a couple pre-test questions that will see what the students know before they actually start doing the lesson. So early on here, I'm going to click new slide. And then at the top, I want to make sure I'm on the mix tab. I'll navigate to the left and click on the tab that says quizzes, videos, and apps. Now this brings up the Lab Office Add-ins.
We've seen this before. And see that we have an option for a multiple choice quiz, a multiple response poll, which the difference here is that there's not a correct answer, we have a free response quiz, and a true false quiz. For right now, I'm going to add the multiple choice quiz. I'll click add. And that simply, it adds it right into our slide. Now we can change the size. And then we can start creating the quiz. So at the top, I'm going to enter in my question.
And it is which type of communication do humans spend the most time doing? Down below, I'm going to type in my possible responses. We have speaking, listening, I can add another example by clicking the plus button. Reading, I'll add another one, and it's writing. Let's say I added another one and I'll just type something random in here.
And keep that as an answer. Now if I want to get rid of one, to the right hand side, I can click the garbage can, or the trash icon. And now I have the four responses that I want. The next thing I need to do is to make sure that I have the correct answer selected. As you can see on the far right, there are these check marks. The one that's green is the one that's the correct answer. In this case, that's not. Listening is actually correct. So I'll click that. And now that's the correct answer. In between the trash and that correct answer, there is a bubble where we can put feedback. In other words, for speaking, I might put close.
This is actually second. And now when somebody chooses this as an answer, this will pop up and let them know that. So it won't be there before it. Now next, I'm going to go to the top and we do have some choices here. We can allow single choice only, which, in this case, is what I want, allow multiple choices, we can shuffle the answers, allow for retries, and limit the attempts. In this case, I'm going to allow for retries. They can retry until they get it. And it's only a single choice, however.
So the last thing we can do here for this quiz is in the upper right hand corner, there's a light bulb icon. This is to add a hint. So if a student gets it wrong or they need a hint, they can click on the hint button and it will give them one. Now this is something you might want to do or might not. For this particular example, I'm going to get rid of that. Now, I'm going to preview my quiz and see what it looks like to the students. And here it is. It'll say which type of communication do humans spend the most time doing? They have to select the correct answer. Let's say they select speaking.
Submit. It will tell them it's incorrect. It says close, this is actually second. So I'm going to go with listening, submit, and it tells me I got it correct. So that's the slide. That's what students will see and they'll have to answer the question before they move on in the Flipped lesson. Now I'm going to add another one real quickly. New slide. And in this case, I want to add a different thing. I want to add a poll. So for multiple response poll, I'll click add.
And I'm going to type in the poll. So here's my poll question. It just says which of these forms of communication would you most like to improve at? So the student can choose their answers here. As you can see, we can't select a correct answer because it's a poll. There is no correct answer. I can preview this and this is what the students will see. Now I'll be able to gather this information and see what students would like to improve at, which is very beneficial to the student. Now, I'm going to click edit and move off of this. Now I'll scroll down a little bit. And let's say towards the end, I want to ask another question.
Insert a new slide, simply go mix, quizzes and apps. And let's take a look at one other type. I'm going to go down to true false. Notice that the free response just allows students to type in a statement. It won't be true false or it won't be selecting a letter. I'll go with the true false one here though. And again, this quiz pops up. I can change the size however I want. I can put a picture on the left and let's say make it a little bit smaller over here. In this case, I'm going to keep it big though.
I'm going to type in a question. And once I have my question typed in, I need to decide if I want to allow retries. In this case, retries are fairly pointless as if they get it wrong, they know the correct answer. But the other part is that I want to select the correct answer. In this case, it's already selected. I can see that because this is green. And I will keep that there. So I have this one. I can preview it. And as we can see, that is what it looks like. In an upcoming video, we'll talk about analytics. And there you'll see how the students did on the quiz or what answers they gave for different polls.
So as you can see, Office Mix makes it extremely easy to add interactive quizzes and polls that help you to improve your Flipped Class. I highly suggest taking advantage of this feature.
- Downloading and accessing Office Mix
- Recording and editing presentations with Office Mix
- Adding screenshots, links, audio, video, apps, and quizzes
- Uploading and sharing mixes
- Tracking student progress through a mix