Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a quiz, part of Learning Adobe Presenter 10.
- Quizzes are a great way to keep learners engaged and also measure their retention of material. Adobe Presenter makes it easy to add quizzes to your projects. And the way it works in Presenter is to basically set up a quiz shell, and then adjust the settings you want to apply to the quiz as a whole. The second step is then to add the actual quiz questions into the quiz shell. In this lesson, we're gonna do the first part of just setting up the quiz shell. For this part, you don't even have to tell Presenter on what slide you want the quiz to begin.
However, I am gonna move just down to slide 23 so you can see where the quiz is eventually going go. It's going to be after this little test your knowledge slide and right before the ending slide for the presentation, where there's a video. So you might guess that the way to add a quiz is to go to the Adobe Presenter tab, and then here in this quiz area it looks awfully tempting to click Add Quiz. Well in fact, in Adobe Presenter 10, you don't have to do that.
Presenter 10, by default, has one quiz automatically set up for all projects. So if I click the Quiz Manage button, you'll see that there is a quiz listed right here. It's name is just plain Quiz, it has zero questions, it has zero points, and you need 80% score to pass. Now, earlier version of Presenter don't work this way. In earlier versions, you would have to click the Add Quiz button, right here. And then you fill out the information and click OK.
And so you can see now that there's two quizzes. So, since I'm working in Adobe Presenter 10 I already had a quiz, I'm just going to get rid of this second one by clicking the delete button. But, by seeing that, now you know that you can have more than one quiz in a project. And then the questions for each quiz are just listed underneath the quiz heading that you assign them to. So, before we add any quiz questions let's look at the settings that will apply to the quiz as a whole. So, I'm going to click this Edit button for the quiz, and the Settings dialog box comes up.
I'm going to change the name from just Quiz to how about Pet Care Quiz. And right here under Required you can choose how important is it for your user to do this quiz. Is it optional? Can they skip it? Is it required and they have to take the quiz to continue? Is pass required? The user must pass this quiz to continue? Or answer all, which is just the user has to at least answer every question, it's not so important if they pass or not. We're just going to leave this for our purposes at optional.
Now these settings here I'm going to leave at the defaults. Allowing backward movements means that the user could perhaps get to a quiz question and then click the back button to go to a previous question in the quiz. Or they could even keep going back, all the way back to the slides before the quiz, like maybe if they're looking for an answer to one of the quiz questions. Now allowing the user to review the quiz means that after the person is done taking the quiz they're offered the chance to go back through it and see how they answered compared to the correct answers.
The user can't change their answers, again they're just reviewing their answer compared to the correct answers. Include instruction slide. Now for this Wisdom Pet Medicine project I don't think I need an extra slide that gives introductions to the user about how to do the quiz. But I do want them to see their score at the end of quiz, so we'll keep this checked. By checking this, Presenter will add in a summary slide at the end of the quiz that really just summarizes their performance, it says how many they've gotten correct, how many they missed, and so on.
Show questions in outline means do you get to see each individual question in the outline, like the Table of Contents that you see. I actually like to keep this off, because there's a separate little quiz pane that comes up when you are previewing your presentation, and you'll see that in a little while. Shuffles questions is just so your questions go in a different order every time somebody accesses the quiz. Shuffle answers means exactly that, the answers are shuffled. So Question Review Messages, you can click this and modify some of the feedback that your users are going to see as they go through their questions.
Same thing for the Quiz Result Messages. When they pass they'll see passed, when they fail they'll see failed. I'm actually going to change this to be a little more positive. I'm going to make it say "Sorry, you didn't pass. Better luck next time." For the Score, you can decide how you want the score to be displayed. Do they get a display score like 70 out of 100 points? Do they get a percentage? Or do they get a tally? For instance they've got seven out of 10 correct. I'm planning to have seven question in my quiz, so I'm going to use a tally, I think that'll be close enough they'll see how many quiz questions they got right.
So I'm going to close out of that, and I'm going to click OK to go out of these quiz settings for that individual Pet Care Quiz. Actually we missed one thing, I'm going to go back and we're going to go to the Pass and Fail Options. Here's where you get to set what score the user needs to pass their quiz. You can have it in percentage, or you can make it a total score to pass. I want my user to have five out of seven questions correct to pass. So, you'd think you'd be able to type in five here, this actually doesn't work until you've actually added questions to the quiz.
So for now, I'm just going to leave this at percentage. Five out of seven is like 71% or so, so I'm just going to make this 70%, just to make that a nice round number. Here you can set what should happen after the quiz. If the person has a passing grade, should they go to the next slide? Should they go to some other slide? Maybe you want to make them review the information? And you can also have them open up a URL, like maybe you could say good job, you passed the quiz, here's some additional reference information.
Something like that. Same thing for the failing grade, you can choose what should happen if they don't pass the quiz. The same options exist. You can also specify if they get one attempt at the quiz, you can bump that up or down, how many times they get to try the quiz as a whole. Or, just say they can keep trying to pass the quiz until they actually pass it by choosing infinite attempts. I'm gonna click OK. That's the settings for the Pet Care Quiz by itself. I wanna point out to you now these tabs across the top of the Quiz Manager.
These tabs are more like controls about how your quiz reports scores, how it talks to an LMS, a Learning Management System, and how it looks. For instance, if we go to the Default Labels here you can see that you can change what some of the buttons that are in the quiz questions look like and what they say. Reporting is how you would set this up to report to a Learning Management System. We'll talk about that later in the course. And Appearance is a area where you can specify things like the text, the font size, and the color and so on of the actual quiz questions that the user will try to answer.
So you've seen how to set up a quiz shell in Presenter, and the options available. The next step would be to add the actual questions. On those individual questions, you'll see some of the behavior options similar to the choices that we just saw for the quiz in general. For example, we just saw a minute ago how to set what to do when a user passes or fails the quiz as a whole. There are similar choices at the question level, where you can set what to do when a user answers a question correctly or incorrectly.
Depending on your project requirements, sometimes it takes some experimentation to figure out how your settings for the quiz will interact with the settings you put on your individual questions. The thing to remember, the takeaway, is that if you need to make adjustments to your quiz the Quiz Manager is the place to go to manage the quiz settings and also add or delete quizzes for your project.
- Recording video with Video Express
- Adding closed captions and titles with Video Express
- Recording voiceover audio with Presenter
- Adding interactions to presentations
- Creating quizzes
- Customizing your presentation's appearance
- Publishing a Presenter project