Quizalize offers teachers the opportunity to create increasingly engaging and interactive question types beyond simple multiple choice questions, including categorising answers, free text options and the ability to generate mathematical formulas. Read on to unlock the extensive benefits of Quizalize.
Multiple Choice Questions using Math Mode
Math Mode enables you to generate formulas and authentic symbols.
Firstly enable 'Math Mode' on the left, then type your formulas between two '$' symbols.
For example, when using powers in your answers use $x^2$ (see above) and it will appear in Quizalize as shown below.
Sorting Questions with Text Only
Sorting questions allow you to choose two or more categories for students to sort words or numbers into. Simply type the sorting:// code into the 'Correct Answer' field followed by each category, a vertical bar (|) and the answers. Remember to insert a colon (:) between each category and set of answers.
For example: sorting://yellow|banana, lemon: red| apple, strawberry
In Quizalize it will look like this:
Linking Answers with Text Only
Linking questions allow students to match answers but connecting them with a single line. The linking:// code creates this question style, followed by the various matching answers separated using a vertical bar (|), plus a colon (:) separating each pair of answers.
For example: linking://solid|ice: liquid|water: gas|water vapour
Questions involving Ordering Answers
To create questions where the answer involves ordering words use the ordering:// code in the 'Correct Answer' field, followed by each answer and its corresponding number separated by a vertical bar (|) (in ascending order).
For example: ordering://Eggs|1:Caterpillar|2:Chrysalis|3:Butterfly|4
Questions with Free Text Answers
This question style removes the multiple choice option and allows students to type in their answer independently. The student's answer must correspond exactly with the answer you type in the 'Correct Answer' field.
Simply, use the code freetext:// followed by the correct answer.
For example: freetext://Eiffel Tower
Questions with Multiple Free Text Answers
You can also create questions which require typed answers with more than one correct response by using the code freetextm://
In this example the coding is: freetextm://chloroplast: vacuole: cell wall. When played in Quizalize the students can type either of those three answers to correctly resolve the question.
Multiple Correct Free Text Answers (Weighted)
You can also create free text answers where scores are weighted according to the students accuracy. Simply decide on a score for each answer, then use the freetextm:// code in the 'Correct Answer' field followed by each answer and its weighting, separated with a vertical bar (|).
For example: freetextm://whale|100:dinosaur|80:elephant|60:giraffe|40
Note: Quizalize will double the score you allocate each answer.
Free Text Answers in Math Mode with Math Calculator
You can create questions with mathematical answers the students must type in themselves by using math mode and the code math:// followed by the formula between $ symbols.
Students can then answer the question like this:
Video questions allow you to incorporate a video clip into your question and you can edit the duration of the clip as you require.
Use videoq: code followed by the link to your video in the 'Question' field.
Note: Quizalize only needs the final part of the link e.g. only the bold section of this link would be included: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH05IyHGGV0
After the link insert a colon (:) followed by the length of time you want the clip to play start time : duration and then two hash symbols (//) followed by your question.
For example: videoq:SH05IyHGGV0: 5 : 58 // What is double 8?
This question will then appear in Quizalize like this:
NEW! Audio Questions
Quizalize now allows you to seamlessly incorporate audio files into your questions.
Simply enable the 'Use audio' button on the left and click 'Upload an audio (.mp3)'.
Choose your audio file then it will be inserted into the question (as shown below).
Students can then listen to the audio file before answering the question.
These exciting question types will motivate students to engage in the assessment process and generate a positive classroom learning environment.
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