Welcome to our tutorial on how to build custom exams in Thinkzoom.
To get to the exams section, you'll need to open up the course's settings. Click the orange pencil icon located directly below to video player to do just that.
Once there, go all the way to the last option that says Exams and then click the blue Manage Exams button.
Click Create New Exam to open up the main exam menu where you’ll title the exam, provide a description, determine how many total questions you want to be displayed per attempt, and start the process of creating each question.
Once you fill in all the details, click the blue + Add a Question button to begin. You have four different choices to build an exam question:
- Multiple Choice
- True or False
- Fill in the Blank
- Mix and Match
Let's cover how to build each one.
For starters, you need to enter the question and then scroll down to the Answers section. Type in the choices and then designate whether or not that is a correct answer by checking the box to the right of the answer. There's also an option to add in a visual clue or theme to the question using the Photo/Video section.
To add more answers, click + Add Another Answer.
Please note that with every exam question you have the choice of designating that every question is mandatory and/or have it display correct answers if the user gets a question wrong. Just check or uncheck these boxes:
When you're satisfied, click the Next Question button to make another one. For the next one let's choose True or False.
True or False
With this option, you're creating a question with the answer either being "true" or "false." Enter in your question and then decide how you want the answer to be. For this example, let's utilize the Photo/Video option.
Once you've created the question, be sure to select either True or False. Once you're satisfied, select Next Question and choose the third option, Fill in the Blank.
Fill in the Blank
This option lets you add blank spaces into a sentence where users will try to correctly complete the sentence. Here's how to create those blank spaces.
Type out the sentence or question and add three consecutive underscores to activate the “fill in the blank” field option and then add in the answer(s). Then hit the Tab key on your keyboard to move out of the field so you can continue typing out the rest of the question.
Once you're satisfied, click Next Question to create the fourth and final exam option, Mix and Match.
Mix and Match
With this choice, you're trying to have users match an image you upload with a text answer or vice versa. To do so, start with the Matching Options section and pick either Image or Text and then pick the opposite for the answer.
The finished product will prompt users to drag and drop answers next to the image they think it is.
After you’re satisfied, hit Finish to review the exam and then hit Save to save the changes. The finished exam will appear in the pop-up window when you click on Manage Exams, giving you the option to go back in and edit the exam, remove it, or preview it.
To test out the exam, click the eyeball icon next to Edit. This will begin the exam exactly as your users would see it. Click the green Let’s Get Started to start the exam.
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