Midterms and Module 1 Finals have arrived! There are many options for administering online tests and quizzes, and one of the newer options is Google Quizzes, a version of Google Forms that is easy to master and familiar for you and your students. In a Google Quiz, you can:
- Provide students with individualized feedback for each question
- Take advantage of auto-grading for certain types of questions
- Assign point values to questions
Google Quizzes are a great option for those who are most comfortable with the Google Forms interface and who may not need as robust a tool as Moodle Quizzes. Since this feature doesn’t automatically link to the Moodle Gradebook, this is also a great option for informal or non-graded assessments.
Creating a Google Quiz
To make a Google Quiz:
- Go to forms.google.com and select “Blank Quiz” from the top toolbar.
- Build your quiz the same way you would build a Google Form.
- Click the Answer key icon in the bottom left corner of each question to:
- Provide a correct answer for auto-grading (if there is one)
- Assign a point value to grade out of
- Provide automatic feedback for both correct and incorrect answers
- Configure your Quiz settings by clicking the Gear icon in the top right corner and then selecting the Quizzes tab.
You can determine when students’ grades will be released and what they will see when you release their quiz results.
Grading a Google Quiz
When the Quiz is complete, send the link to your students. You can see their attempts in the Responses tab, and you can view response data in a few different ways:
- The Summary tab will tell you about how all your students did across the quiz including the average, median, and range scores.
- The Question tab will give you a breakdown of all responses for each question.
- The Individual tab is where you will go to grade any attempts that require manual grading. You can also add feedback for students on this screen. Once you’ve graded all quizzes, you can release the quiz results in one batch.
Assessments don’t have to be daunting during online learning! Google Quizzes are a great way to test the waters of online assessments this midterm and finals season. If you need assistance configuring a Google Quiz, contact Instructional Technology for more information.