What is a Quiz?
The quiz module allows you to build out a formal assessment using different question types to test, challenge, and assure your learners are mastering your training.
A Quiz is its OWN standalone module outside of your lesson module. Coassemble features other informal assessment methods within lessons called checkpoints which serve as a practice pop-quiz. Other authoring tools allow you to create quizzes directly within your lesson, but in the wonderful world of Coassemble, this formal assessment is its own module.
The quiz module features 11 different quiz question types to accommodate your testing needs. A full breakdown of the available templates and what each is best for can be viewed in this handy cheat sheet.
You can also create an answer pool to pull potential answers from should your learners need to retake a quiz so that they are presented with a new set of potential answers - note, this is a pool of answers only. Coassemble does not have the ability to create question banks/pools.
Quizzes are automatically graded by the platform, but you do have the ability to manually mark or issue re-attempts to your learners.
When to Use the Quiz Module?
You should include a Quiz module in your course when you need to formally assess your learner’s performance. Quizzes serve as a summative assessment and record a score against your learner’s quiz attempt to determine their performance against your set learning objectives.
Quiz modules are great to add at the end of a course, or a series of courses to test for comprehension of lesson, video, or other learning content previously covered in your course. You can position one final quiz at the end of your course or after each lesson/content module to test on particular content.
When NOT to use a Quiz?
- For open-ended or short answer questions
- If you want to provide question-by-question feedback on why an answer was right or wrong
- If your questions have more than one right answer
- If you’re just simply trying to survey learners and don’t care about correct answers
- If you really don’t like the ‘grading’ or ‘score’ terminology
Coassemble offers other forms of testing such as open-ended questions via the assignment module and informal assessments through interactive and challenge templates in the lesson module.
To learn more about other assessment methods and which to use to test your learners, check out the Coassemble Cheat Sheet on Choosing The Best Question Types.
Configuring Your Quiz
The Quiz Module comes stacked with an array of settings you can configure to determine its requirements and the experience for your learner.
You can configure:
- Number of times learning can take a quiz
- The score the learner is required to receive to pass the quiz
- Whether they can retake the quiz
- Whether learners need to receive a passing grade on the quiz to complete the course
- Whether they should see their results at the end of the quiz
- Whether they should see their correct responses if they need to retake the quiz
Coassemble’s quiz reports provide a breakdown of your learner's results/attempts, how much time was spent completing the quiz and individual questions, and a detailed summary of which questions are most frequently answered incorrectly by your cohort of users.
What is the Learner Experience?
Learners are presented with a series of questions that they must answer one by one. They will not know whether they have gotten a question right or wrong until the end of the assessment. They will not receive individualized feedback on why they got a question right or wrong. How you configure your quiz will determine whether they can retake it or if it is required to pass a course.
🔑Key Takeaway: Quizzes are graded and a more formal method of assessment. Learners receive a score/grade and should be used if you want to require your learner to pass and prove competency in the subject matter. Quizzes are their own standalone module and are NOT the same as checkpoints inside a lesson.