Creating New Questions in QuizTeq

Creating new, interesting questions is a key part of QuizTeq. We want sophisticated, open-ended questions that reveal the concepts that students do not understand. At QuizTeq we believe that such questions must flow easily from ordinary teachers. We want teachers to see a problem, create a solution and assess the result as easily as possible. We want the focus on students not tools.

All QuizTeq questions consist of a pictures with an embedded question and one or more student tools. The examples below show three different ways in QuizTeq to assess a student’s anatomy knowledge. A question is created using images, drawing, video or any combination of those. Images and video are added using simple drag and drop from your desktop. The other drawing tools are very similar to PowerPoint are any number of other simple drawing tools

Digital Ink

Once the question was created the Digital Pen interactor was added to the question. This allows the student to answer the question by drawing a line across the bone with digital ink. The instructor might also add a second pen with a different color and instruct the student to use that pen to highlight the sternum. Pens are added simply by drawing their location on the question and setting the pen color and thickness.

SEE: More Examples of Digital Ink Questions

Drag and Drop

Here is a similar question using drag and drop. The image and question is created as before. The instructor then creates a draggable object by drawing the text and the line and then with both of them selected hits the Drag Answer button. This groups the selected elements into a draggable object.

You can compose any combination of images, lines, text and other drawable shapes into a draggable object. You can use as many draggable objects in a question as you want.

SEE: More Examples of Drag and Drop questions

Text Entry

Here again we have the image and question with a pointer to the bone. It becomes a text answer question when we select and draw the text answer box. Again multiple text answer boxes are allowed in a question for different parts of the answer. You can draw text answer boxes anywhere that makes sense in your question.

SEE: More Examples of Text Entry questions

Compound Questions

You can create more complex questions by combining the various types of interactors (ink, draggable, text) in the same question. You just add them using the drawing palette. Creating a question is easy. Just draw the question and add the desired interaction. QuizTeq takes care of everything else.

Information Pages

An information page is a special type of question that has no interactors. Its purpose is to convey information. One can think of an information page like a PowerPoint slide with anything you want on it. The student will encounter the page as they work through the questions for a quiz topic.

Of particular value is an information page that contains a video. This allows you to insert lecture materials right into the quiz.