This article details advanced quiz options for some of the most frequent use-cases. Before reading this article, please make sure you're acquainted with the the basics of the Aula quizzes.
- Instant feedback
- Allowing numerous attempts
- Grading options
- Quiz Player
If you'd like, you can display instant feedback to students as they take the quiz. There are a few ways of doing so.
Checking correct answers
To let students check whether or not their response was correct, you'll need to enable the Check answer button in the More options section within a question editing page. If you leave the number of attempts as 0 (which is a default), students will have an unlimited number of attempts. Changing it to 1 will give students 1 attempt at checking their answer.
Distractor rationale will be displayed to students each time they select an incorrect answer. It's only possible to add one distractor rationale per each question. This field is also available in the More options section.
For multiple choice questions, you can add numerous individual distractors (as well as the general distractor rationale). Each individual distractor will be displayed next to its corresponding response – including the correct one. To do it, click on Add under Distractors at the very bottom of the More options page. The order of your distractors should match the order of answers at the top of the page, i.e.
- Option 1 - Distractor 1
- Option 2 - Distractor 2
- Option 3 - Distractor 3
Allowing numerous attempts
Numerous attempts at questions
By default, students can change their responses numerous times up until they click on "Submit" after reviewing the whole quiz. You can also allow them to check their response by following the steps above.
Numerous attempts at quizzes
At the moment, it isn't possible to allow students to attempt the quiz more than once. If you're looking for a formative assessment, hopefully our planned feature – quizzes within Materials – will give you the functionality that you're after. If you'd like to provide additional feedback on how you'd like to use Aula quizzes for your specific use-case, feel free to fill out the form in our Product Portal.
In the meantime, one thing you could consider is setting up a quiz with the end date far ahead in the future, and asking students to never actually Submit the quiz. This way they'll be able to revisit it numerous times.
To learn how to configure grading in a way that will match your specific use-case, please head to Quiz: Grading quizzes. For example, in the "Auto-scoring" tab, you can find out how to set up your cloze questions to make sure that students get points for filling a few of the gaps correctly. It's important to properly configure grading for your questions before the students take the quiz. Changes made after the quiz had already been attempted will be applied to your future quizzes using those questions, but not to the ongoing quizzes.
The Player tab on the quiz editing page will allow you to configure the student experience of the quiz. Here you can:
- Choose the layout – for example, add a "sticky" navigation menu to the bottom of the page (especially useful for long and multi-question items),
- Add a title and subtitle visible at the top of the quiz player,
- Configure time constraints for how long the students will have to submit the quiz and read through any supporting materials,
- Choose to make a timed quiz non-pausable,
- Shuffle items, which means students will see all items in the quiz in a randomised order.
You can always click on Preview in the top right corner, to check what your students will see when taking the quiz.
- You can now create a quiz that students cannot pause by selecting the Standard without pause button option in the Quiz Player tab
- Students will not be notified that a quiz is non-pausable. To notify students of this before they start the quiz, you can add this information in the subtitle as shown in the image above.