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.

Chalkboard Education offers many Quizzes possibilities for your e-learning programmes.

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
Example of Self Assessment Quiz on Chalkboard Education
Example of a Graded Quiz on Chalkboard Education

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:

  • 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.
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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:

  • 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.

  • 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.
The Chalkboard Education mobile application
  • 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

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