Quizzes and assessments are popular LMS features and are a great way to check your students’ knowledge, keep them engaged throughout the course content, and help them learn new material faster. For some businesses and organizations, quizzes are instrumental to success, like drilling driving test questions or preparing for LSATs.

A good quiz tests different levels of learning, from simple comprehension and memorization of facts to analysis and critical thinking. To achieve this goal, you will need to create different questions for your students; the most frequently used ones are single choice, multiple choice, sorting choice, fill in the blank, assessment (survey), and essay (open answer).

At Plume, we offer infinitely scalable and customizable solutions for quizzes to ensure your learners get the best user experience possible and your website outshines the competition. Here is a checklist of tried and tested solutions that will make your quizzing campaign an even bigger success:

  1. Check at different levels – comprehension, analysis, and critical thinking. Various question types will help here, from the world’s favourite multiple choice question to something as advanced as H5P hotspots, flashcards, and interactive videos.
  2. Keep the focus on the content with inline content checks. Keep these casual, don’t worry about assessing any knowledge at this point, you can just drop a joke there or a funny gif – the goal is to check if the learner is not zoning out or dozing off.
  3. Provide feedback. One of the most exciting parts of the e-learning process is when you see your score – this is just how brains are wired – we’re much better at anything we do if it is somehow measured. With online technology available today, your students no longer need to wait for the test to be checked by the teacher manually; they can see the results in real time. 
  4. Challenge bank allows your students to record gaps in knowledge and double down on them. The feature enables your student to create a list of questions that they answered incorrectly and practice them once they’ve completed the test.
  5. Acknowledge accomplishments. A sense of achievement and instant gratification is a well-known trick that keeps people hooked on apps. Rewarding your students for their efforts and acknowledging their achievements is a sure way to customer retention.
  6. Prevent cheating. One way to do that is to create a question bank and randomize questions every time a student attempts a quiz. You can also take it one level up and introduce timings for each question. This will require your students to act fast and will discourage them from using google.
  7. Practice with Drills. Repetition is an important element of e-learning, and one way to repeat content is through quizzes. In this article on brain science, Art Kohn argues that doing things seven times (more or less) helps learners retain the information. That’s why drilling is still, to this day, one of the most effective teaching methods.