Knowledge checks are an essential piece of the e-learning puzzle. They’re a must-have for learners to determine whether they’ve mastered all the concepts in your course. And they’re the best way for you to know if your course is delivering the right info.
So what does an effective e-learning quiz look like? Great quizzes have a few things in common. They’re composed of clearly written and easily understandable questions. The answer choices (if the quiz has them) challenge the learner to think through what they’ve learned. And if the learner makes the wrong choice, the quiz offers helpful feedback to get them back on track. Finally, great quizzes come in compelling forms that capture learners’ attention.
We’ve got plenty of resources to help you with every aspect of building great quizzes and knowledge checks, such as:
Before diving into the details, let’s make sure you’re familiar with Articulate Storyline’s built-in quizzing features. Take a gander at these helpful tutorials to make sure you’re making the most of Storyline:
- Adding Quizzes
- Creating a Form-Based Quiz Question
- Creating a Free-Form Question
- Creating a Result Slide
Instructional Design (ID) Tips
Get pro tips on writing and designing great quizzes that are a meaningful cornerstone of the learning experience. Give these articles a try:
- How to Write Good E-Learning Quiz Questions: Writing good questions is key to really ensuring that learners understand your content. These ID tips are useful for any kind of assessment you’re looking to create.
- How to Quiz Your Learners at the Right Time: Here’s a helpful guide to when and how often you should test your learners’ understanding.
- 5 Tips for Providing Meaningful Feedback in Your Training: Get some practical tips for writing targeted, meaningful feedback in your quiz questions.
Now that you’ve written some insightful questions and relevant feedback, it’s time to put your quizzes into practice with the great tools in Articulate Storyline. These how-tos will show you how:
- Use Storyline Quiz Slides Like a Pro: Nicole Legault’s primer on making Storyline’s quizzing slides your own.
- 5 Things You Should Know About Storyline Question Banks: Want to create randomized quizzes to keep learners on their toes? Here’s how.
- How to Edit Feedback for Storyline Quiz Slides: Go beyond the pre-written quiz feedback and give learners targeted feedback.
- 3 Ways to Create Better Quizzes with Storyline: Pro tips to take your quizzes from basic to brilliant.
- 3 Simple Techniques for Remediation in Articulate Storyline: Mike Enders shows you how to use Storyline’s features to help learners brush up on areas of weakness.
- How I Built This Around the World E-Learning Quiz in Storyline: See how David Anderson built this quiz, step by step.
One of the best ways to get your creative juices flowing is to see how other e-learning developers have tackled similar challenges. Check out these two round-ups to see curated collections of excellent knowledge checks:
- Ace Your E-Learning with These 8 Quiz Examples
- 5 Magical Assessment Examples from E-Learning Heroes Quizzards
Whether you’re looking to kick-start your project in a hurry or for some files to help you put these ideas into practice, free downloads are a great resource. Here are some sleekly designed quiz freebies:
- Clean and Modern Quiz: A fresh-looking multiple choice quiz template by Montse Anderson.
- Risk Assessment Quiz: Challenge learners to compare two concepts in this knowledge check template by Trina Rimmer.
- Multiple Choice Quiz Slides: A simple, elegant template by Matthew Guyan that lets you easily deliver true/false or multiple choice quizzes.
- Process Drag-and-Drop Quiz: Get your learners involved with this drag-and-drop assessment by Allison LaMotte.
- Text Message Quiz Template: Put your quiz in a mobile context with this text message conversation-themed quiz by Nicole Legault.
We hope you’re feeling ready to build your next quiz. If you need help, just turn to the E-Learning Heroes discussion forums. You’ll get all the support and feedback you need to create something awesome. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for updates on all things e-learning.