FREE: Magic 8-Ball Quiz Template


For this week's E-Learning Heroes Challenge (#278), I dusted off this abandoned project that uses the random number variable to power a dynamic feedback / help function within a standard Multiple Choice quiz.

What could be more random than a Magic 8-Ball? Unless you believe its mystical powers can help you through this quiz?  

Click here to play 8 out of 10 for yourself.

This is a Multiple Choice quiz with an 80% pass mark.  The learner can shake the Magic 8-Ball up to five times to check their selection before submitting their answer. Correct selections receive positive feedback and incorrect selections receive unclear or negative feedback.  The feedback is based on the 20 possible answers in a standard Magic 8-Ball.


Magic 8-Ball States

While this reduces the effectiveness of the quiz for the purposes of summative assessment, it is a great way of conducting a formative assessment.  This format allows the learner to acknowledge any gaps in their knowledge and seek reassurance about their answers.

However, if the learner over relies on the Magic 8-Ball and shakes it too many times, they will not receive any more feedback for the remainder of the quiz. This added element of gamification should prompt learners to approach the quiz more strategically.

Disabled after Too Many Shakes

This demo can be quickly and easily repurposed for your own use, with the questions rewritten in the form view.  To achieve the same appearance, you will need to install the following fonts:

All fonts CCO / free for Personal Use.
All images created by me using MS Paint 3D and Adobe Photoshop.

If you have any questions about this demo, how it works and how to adapt it for your own use, please do not hesitate to contact me here, on Twitter or LinkedIn.



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