There are many ways to create exams and quizzes, but if you are looking for an easy way out then perhaps using an online exam maker is the best option. Almost all exam makers are incredibly easy to use. You just have to follow the steps and keep adding questions you deem best for the exam. This simple, easy and convenient way of creating exams can save you the time and hassle of having to write down each question on a piece of paper.
You can simply search the Internet for questions or look at samples of exams to get an idea on how to structure your questions. After searching for the questions, all you have to do is copy and paste them into the exam maker. You can randomize question orders, shuffle answers, and submit questions, easily. Here are 3 keys to success with an online exam maker:
Align the Type of Exam
One of the problems many people face when using an exam maker is determining the type of exam which needs to be created. Therefore, before actually beginning with exam creating process, it is advised to determine the type of exam you want to create. For example, if you are looking for a short exam which can give you good knowledge about the potential of a student or candidate, consider creating a multiple-choice questions exam.
If you want to create an exam which is based on course books, consider creating short-answers or essay exams. But if you want to determine the full potential of the candidate for the purpose of recruitment, mix it all up and create a timed, take-home, short answer, essay and multiple-choice exam. However, make sure you give clear directions in all of the exams on how to attempt various parts of the test. The directions to each part of an exam should give the people who are attempting the test details on how to answer the questions.
Valuable, Appropriate and Quality Questions
To create an effective exam using an exam maker, you have to structure valuable, appropriate and good quality questions. It is advised to keep your target audience in mind, when creating an exam. To structure good quality questions, you can consider searching the internet or perhaps re-organize study notes into questions and note down their answers separately. In addition, make sure to mix up question styles by including true or false questions or mixing up the answers of various questions.
Don’t feel afraid to incorporate ideas of other people, as creating a good exam requires good ideas and inspiration. You can even include trick questions, but it’s better not to as it will only confuse the person appearing for the test. All in all, it is imperative you always create good quality questions when using exam makers to make the learning experience better for the students giving the test and for you as well.
Add Flash Videos
Now that you have determined the type of exam which needs to be created and structured good quality questions, to make the exam a little more interesting and attractive try adding a few flash videos. These flash videos can either be a hint to the answer or it could be something confusing. Most exam makers will give you the option to insert a flash video on the question page. Usually, you will be required to add the video with the question. You can add videos related to your business and what you do to give potential candidates an idea of what to expect.
So, now that you are familiar with the 3 keys to success with an exam maker, creating an effective and interesting exam won’t be a problem.