Quizzes are a fantastic way to boost user engagement and increase knowledge retention. With Synap you can make quizzes directly in the platform and then add them to courses.
Create a Quiz
From the dashboard, head to the library in the left-hand navigation bar and select 'Quiz' from the drop-down menu.
From here, you will need to give your quiz a title before you can add any questions. You can also include a brief description of what the quiz will be about.
Add a Question
To add your first question to a quiz select 'Content' just under 'Quiz details', this will take you to the question section. To add your first question, simply type your answer in the box near the top of the page. You can then begin to add up to 5 answers. To change an answer to the correct option, click the X button. All questions need at least one correct and one incorrect answer but multiple correct or incorrect answers can be added.
Select the question type, there are 4 to choose from :
1) Single correct : Multiple choice type of question, with one correct answer. Value = 1 mark
2) Multiple correct: Multiple choice type question, users must select all the correct options. Value = 1 mark
3) Ranked: Multiple choice type of question, users must exactly re order the options into the correct order. Value = 1 mark
4) Free text: Text entry is required to answer the question, the system doesn't mark these questions. If you are using Free Text questions in an exam you must set the results to defered on the quiz configuration, as these need to be marked off platform
For free text questions you must provide Text Box label which goes above the free text entry box for students
To add more questions, right-click on the 'Add question' box at the bottom of the page and repeat the process above.
Images and Feedback
Feedback: You have the option to provide feedback to anyone who takes the quiz which is useful if you need to explain the answer further. Feedback can be written in the box near the bottom of the page.
Images: Images can also be added to questions and/or feedback by selecting the image icon to upload your chosen file.
Once you're happy with your question and possible responses click 'Save' to save any changes.
All quizzes will be stored in the library and can be added to courses during course creation.
All quizzes that you create on Synap will be available in your Library. Go back into your created quizzes at any time to:
- Add questions
- Delete questions
- Changes questions
To delete a question use the arrow drop down when editing a quiz and delete. This will delete the question permentantly along with its unique id
Depending on whether your quiz has Sections or not will dictate how you organise your questions. For a test without Sections just click the Organise button in the top left hand corner of the screen. You will then be able to drag and drop the questions into a different order.
For a test with Sections, click Organise Section at the bottom of the Section.