How to leverage the power of Quizzes in Chalkboard Education

Evaluate and assess trainees at scale, seamlessly, with Chalkboard Education’s universal mobile application. Our offline-first mode allows trainees to take quizzes without internet connectivity, and upload their test scores anytime once they plug into a network.

Quizzes are essential instruments used by many firms for knowledge assessment purposes.
They are a less formal approach than standardised tests and examinations, giving educators the flexibility to evaluate trainees in various ways. They are essential because they provide data on knowledge assimilation, course understanding, and a host of other statistical categories.

In this article, we detail out a guide on how to develop quizzes and roll them out with Chalkboard Education.

Approaches to Assessment

Quizzes can be approached in different ways to allow students to test their knowledge and learn from mistakes. At Chalkboard Education, we provide two of the most used approaches in student assessment:

Example of Self-Assessment Quiz

Self-Assessment: Quizzes of this nature are used to help trainees recap on course material to test them on the content they recently interacted with. These quizzes are not scored or recorded, and users see the correct answer after they take the quiz. This allows them to compare their answers and as an avenue to assess whether they understand the course material.

Chalkboard Education provides unique features such as giving hints and providing answer feedback to enhance this particular type of quiz type.

Graded: This type of quiz scores trainees outright, without a chance to see quiz results. The purpose of this type of quiz is solely knowledge evaluation, to determine if beneficiaries have understood course material and can recall the information.

Using Quizzes on Chalkboard Education

Institutions create quizzes to elicit answers from students and sometimes need to be framed in a particular manner to get responses from trainees.
Chalkboard Education provides you with a variety of question types to select from to create effective quizzes:

  • Multiple choice: A popular question type — respondents select one option from a list of many.
  • Checkbox: This question type, similar to multiple-choice, provides a list of many options but allows respondents to select multiple options as their answer to the questions
  • Essay: The preferred question type for qualitative studies — An open-ended question, in which respondents can type in their answer in full text. Chalkboard provides the option to specify (short, long) essay-length responses.
  • Rating Scale: Respondents select a grade within a set range. The scale is set from any minimal to maximal value; typically, from 1 to 5 or from 1 to 10.
  • Sequence: This response type shows a participant’s order of choice for a range of options. Respondents pick out answers and rank them by order of preference.

How do we use Quizzes?

Quizzes should be well-structured to achieve course objectives. There are multiple use cases for quizzes; below, we discuss some popular use cases:

  • Knowledge Check Questions: These quizzes are to evaluate trainees’ level of understanding. They ensure students pay attention to course material and provide motivation and correction. They are typically within the course material and generally not graded, giving feedback on quiz responses.
  • Setting Context: These quizzes are typically at the beginning of the course. They are there to set the tone for learning as well as to intrigue students to increase motivation and learning engagement.
  • Final assessment questions: Conventionally positioned at the end of course material, quizzes of this kind evaluate trainees’ overall understanding of course material. This helps firms assess the effectiveness of course content in achieving learning outcomes.

How to Create a Quiz?

When developing quizzes, it is essential to thoroughly think through questions and how they would feature in the quiz structure. We will go through a few critical considerations to ensure you come up with a solid quiz.

  • Keep it concise: Make sure quiz questions are direct and unambiguous. It is ideal for keeping questions brief. Avoid lengthy compound questions in order not to risk confusing trainees.
  • Quiz students before and after introducing new concepts/materials: It is crucial to quiz trainees before and after presenting course material. Quizzes help determine trainees’ understanding before and after they take a course module.
  • Provide feedback where applicable: Feedback is a neat way of helping trainees correct their mistakes or provide motivation when they provide correct answers.
  • Align questions to a course objective: Questions need to relate to course material and objectives directly. Avoid asking questions that are unrelated to course material and do not contribute to fulfilling course objectives.
  • Use various question types in quizzes: Some questions are communicated better when put in a particular format. When developing questions, consider the best presentation, e.g., multiple-choice, rating scale, sequence.
  • Try out your quizzes on a focus group: If possible, quizzes should be tested on a focus group or reviewed by a third party to determine

Quizzes are vital components in training beneficiaries. We hope this article was informative — With the information from this article, we gather that you have learned how to create sound quizzes to evaluate trainees efficiently. We think you should test your knowledge!

Contact our team for a demo of our L.M.S. — We will be happy to walk you through our Quizzes feature and explore how Quizzes can help your organisation evaluate your trainees and ascertain their understanding of course material.

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