This article is the result of feedback we've received from active users of Quizalize who appreciate how we help them foster student accountability in the following ways:

  • Allow students to try quizzes multiple times
  • Direct students to differentiated follow up activities based on performance
  • Students have permanent access to detailed quiz performance reports
  • Teachers can choose the time-frame quizzes are available to students
  • Students are motivated to retry quizzes and study on their own without prompting from their teachers
  • Teachers can monitor and reward students for multiple attempts and improvement

The video tutorial and reading material describe the features that facilitate extended learning and offer tips for routinely incorporating Quizalize into lesson planning.

Teachers often tout our multiple attempts function as a main driver of extended learning. We love giving teachers the flexibility to choose the number of attempts available to students.  

But don’t be afraid to keep multiple attempts open even if you only want to grade the first attempt. You can always filter the results by attempt to retrieve the data you need, while still keeping the activity open for students to try multiple times.

The student dashboard shows active activities, completed activities, and expired activities. Even if there are no active activities, students can still check their results from previously completed activities...

...where they can view a detailed report of their performance on the quiz and play again if attempts are still available.

Even if a quiz has expired (e.g. the due date has passed), students still have access to their results of the quiz.

If you don't want students to know the correct answers so they are forced to rely on their available learning resources to improve, you can toggle off student feedback features. After each attempt students can be directed to the differentiated follow up activities or whatever other resources and tools you've provided for them.

Additional Pro Tips: 

  • Unless absolutely necessary, try not to limit attempts so the quiz remains open for students anytime they need it.
  • Students who retry quizzes multiple times may have better results on summative tests and quizzes. Point out this fact to the class to encourage more students to do the same and improve their scores.
  • Add extra layers of critical thinking by challenging students to explain why the correct answer is correct and, if possible, why the wrong answers are wrong.
  • Have students generate their own review questions, aggregate the questions into one quiz, and assign to the entire class.
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