The most obvious and popular source for creating online quizzes is Google Docs Forms application which I have blogged about extensively earlier. Below is a simple video tutorial for how to create an online quiz using Google Docs:
Google Docs Forms have some obvious advantages:
- They are easy to use and free, requiring only a Google Login.
- Many question types can be used including multiple choice, short answer, long answer, or checklist responses.
- Quizzes can be in both Hebrew and English.
- The form can navigate to different questions based on the responses to a previous multiple choice question.
- Online Quizzes can be embedded on any blog, wiki, or website and can require students to include identifiable information.
- All answers are automatically submitted to a spreadsheet on the "backend" for teachers to grade the quiz.
- Quiz questions and the order of multiple choice responses cannot be randomly changed for each test taker.
- Students taking the test cannot receive feedback on right or wrong answers or explanations for why a question in right or wrong.
- Teachers cannot easily mark correct answers for grading.
- http://www.quizrevolution.com/ Advantages:
- This site allows for very attractive quizzes that can include multi-media such as pictures, audio, and video.
- It is also very attractive in its general interface and how it handles Hebrew.
- Finally, students can log in so their quiz scores can appear on a scoreboard at the end.
- Scores are not submitted to the teacher for easy grading.
- Feedback is given immediately by each question instead of giving correct and incorrect answers at the end of the quiz.
- Only multiple choice questions are allowed.
- Quizzes can be in multiple formats including multiple choice, fill-in, and free response.
- Feedback is given at the end of the quiz.
- Grades for each student are posted for the teacher to access upon login.
- Unattractive interface.
- Teachers are not emailed when new quiz responses are posted.
- Like ProProfs, quizzes can be in many question formats such as multiple choice and free response but Zoho Challenge also adds a question bank so one can reuse questions from one quiz on a new quiz.
- The order of the quiz questions can be randomized as well as the order of responses in a multiple choice question.
- Point totals for each question can be set in advance as well as a timer for how long the quiz should last.
- The duration for when the quiz is accepting responses can be set in advance as well.
- Results are given for students at the end of the quiz and teachers can even evaluate the free response questions which are posted for students.