An online quiz is a powerful tool that can meet various business and education requirements, such as student or employee learning enhancement, online testing, learner engagement, hiring assessment, lead generation, and more. And believe us, creating one is no rocket science but doing it the right way can make a huge difference.
This detailed, step-by-step guide on how to create a quiz will take you through the process of creating a professional-looking quiz, sharing it with your audience, and viewing reports plus best practices to ensure that you get the desired results.
Before jumping to the steps, you need to ask this question:
What's the goal you want to achieve with a quiz?
Do you want to -
Assess the performance of your learners?
Check the knowledge retention levels after a training course is completed?
Grow engagement levels on your page?
Increase your website's traffic?
Generate more quality leads?
Based on what your requirement is, you can decide to create a quiz. But do see if a quiz is the right tool to go for. In some cases, when you only wish to get your customers' thoughts/reviews /feedback about your product or service, you needn't create a quiz but a survey or a poll.
Online quizzes, on the other hand, are suitable for driving website traffic, generating qualified leads, building engagement, assessing knowledge retention, and more.
Watch this video to be clear about the type of tool you wish to use:
1.2. Choose a Quiz Topic
The next step involves deciding the quiz topic. Be clear about what your quiz is going to be about. If you don't already have anything in mind yet, here's what you can do:
Analyze your audience: Know who is going to take your quiz. The benefit of creating a quiz is realized when you tailor your quiz according to your audience.
For instance, if you're going to share your quiz on social media, you should know what type of audience you want to target. You can group your audience based on their age groups, their interest, their gender, etc., and then decide the quiz topic that they'll most relate with.
Here's what you can do to analyze your audience:
1- Use Google Analytics- It has a lot of data about your audience if you know how to find it. We’ll talk about it in a while.
2- Use Facebook Insights- This can help in quickly finding out the active users' demographics and the topics that such users commonly share about.
Once you've successfully identified your target audience, you can decide the quiz topic very easily.
Let’s understand how this works.
This screenshot has analytics of a website that publishes content related to relationships, the articles most viewed by people can be used to develop quiz topics.
An article topic such as “20 Most Common Marriage Problems Faced by Married Couples” can be used to create quizzes, such as:
Is My Marriage In Trouble?
Can My Marriage Be Saved?
Marriage Problem Assessment Quiz
A topic like “Feeling No Emotional Connection With Your Husband” can be used to create quizzes, such as:
How Well Do You Connect Emotionally With Your Husband?
Let's now look at what each step of the quiz creation process deals with.
Step 1. Define the Quiz Type
Quizzes can be broadly divided into two main categories:
Let's learn about both of these quiz types.
A. Scored Quizzes
Scored quizzes are the most popular quiz type. The primary application of these quizzes is online exams or tests. Online scored quizzes support automated grading and scoring, which means as learners take the quiz, their score is calculated on a real-time basis and the final result is the sum of all the points secured in the quiz. Questions can be graded in advance and learners get instant feedback and test results.
Forms of Scored Quizzes
Even though there are many forms that a scored quiz can take, but the following ones are the most common:
Knowledge Tests- Knowledge tests or knowledge quizzes are most common in eLearning setups. They are conducted at the completion of a course, lesson, or training to assess the level of knowledge retention in learners.
Teachers, trainers, instructors, or anyone whose job is to teach or impart lessons on a particular topic can create knowledge tests based on the topic taught by them and check how much of it has been understood by their learners.
Skill Assessments- When hiring for a particular skill, HR managers and recruiters often build a scored test based on the skill they are hiring for. It helps them hire the right candidate with the highest scores.
Lead Quizzes- Personality quizzes are not the only ones used to generate leads. Scored quizzes, too, can be used to create lead generation quizzes. However, the trick is to place the lead form in the middle of the quiz and not right before the results page.
A scored quiz is set up around a total point value, which determines how someone is segmented in their quiz results.
Each question in a scored quiz is assigned a score or point that keeps adding up every time the question is answered.
At the end of the quiz, the sum of all the scores or points is revealed as the final score, and the result is declared.
B. Personality Quizzes
Personality Quizzes use questions as a way to assign a character to quiz-takers. These are perfect for drawing analogies between someone’s personality and a target product and became popular with the advent of social media platforms like Facebook.
Watch - How to Create a Personality Quiz in 5 Minutes
There are two major types of personality quizzes:
Quizzes that directly reveal a personality or character, and
Quizzes that categorize a player into a group
Forms of Personality Quizzes
The most common use of a personality quiz type is in the following forms:
Pre-hire assessments- Pre-hire assessments come-in handy when it's time to find the best candidate for a particular job role. HR managers and recruiters can use the personality quiz type to create pre-hire skill assessments to filter the most suitable candidates based on their skills and abilities.
Conducting a pre-hire skill assessment is one way to ensure the highest level of accuracy when making hiring decisions.
Lead generation quizzes- A lead quiz is by far the most desired quiz solution. People love taking quizzes that tell them something about themselves. When they get results that boast about their personality, they share those results with their friends.
Ultimately, this gives you an opportunity to get people to take your quiz and have them submit their info like names, addresses, and email through a lead form. This makes the process of lead generation a lot more efficient.
Here are a few examples of how lead generation quizzes can be used by different businesses:
Facebook quizzes- Personality quizzes are the most shared type of content on Facebook as they are a fun tool for your users to learn more about themselves.
For a business, this means quizzes that people will love taking and sharing are going to generate more leads and sales.
Upbeat and positive quiz results can be created for the audience to get more people to take the quiz. Since the internet is full of generic, one-size-fits-all advice, quizzes give you a chance to stand out and keep your audience engaged from start to finish.
Watch: How to Create a Viral Facebook Quiz Easily
How Does A Personality Quiz Work?
Personality quizzes work on a simple algorithm: There are no right or wrong answers.
The available answers are assigned to a finite number of characters/personalities.
At the end of the quiz, the character/personality that has the most options assigned to it is displayed as the final result.
Participants are given a set of questions to answer based on what fits them best.
This generates an automatic quiz result that tells them more about their personality.
The number of questions and options varies according to the number of characters; the quiz creator has complete control over them.
In the case of two or more characters ending up having an equal amount of their assigned options, the character is selected on simple chronology.
Step 2: Use a Template or Write From Scratch
When using an online quiz maker, quizzes can be created using templates or from scratch.
Mostly every online quiz maker offers quiz templates that can be used to create a quiz in 5 minutes. Many quiz makers offer more than 100 personality quiz and scored quiz templates, along with assessment libraries having hundreds of ready-to-use assessments.
This part of quiz creation deals with creating the quiz content — adding the quiz title, image, and description, choosing quiz questions, automating the scoring process, and writing quiz results. You can always create a scored or personality quiz from scratch but using a template is like half the job done!
Step-1. Click On 'Create a Quiz' and Choose a Quiz Type
Navigate to the templates section and explore Scored Quiz templates and Personality Quiz templates based on the topic you’ve chosen.
Step-2. Pick a Template & Preview Questions
When you begin creating a quiz, you'll find several templates that you can choose to edit and create your quiz.
You can create your own personality quiz, create your own trivia quiz, or build a scored quiz with the help of these templates.
You don't need a separate personality quiz generator.
Preview the templates you like by clicking the preview button. It will give you a fair idea of how the quiz will look.
All you have to do is choose from scored or personality quiz templates depending upon the type of quiz you want to create.
You can even check how the quiz will appear on the quiz taker's smartphone, tablet, or laptop/desktop.
After you've previewed the template and wish to use it, simply click on the 'Use this template' button.
Step-3. Add/Delete/Modify Questions
Once you've chosen your quiz template, you can make certain edits to it if you want to. You can modify or add questions from a question library with ready-to-use questions on thousands of topics.
Step-4. Add Your Logo, Brand Colors & Themes
You can personalize a quiz to add your logo or colors of your brand. You can also modify the title of the quiz, the description, the cover image, the background image, and play with themes.
Create a Quiz From Scratch
Creating scored or personality quiz content from scratch means a little more work than using a template but it also means that you can change and customize a variety of things right from the beginning.
Here’s how it’s done.
Create a Scored Quiz From Scratch
Here are the steps to create a scored quiz from scratch:
Step-1. Click on Create a Quiz
Go to the quiz dashboard and click on "Create a Quiz." You'll be navigated to the templates section.
Step-2. Click on 'Create From Scratch'
Click on the 'create a quiz' button to move to the next steps to make your own quiz.
Step-3. Add Title & Description
In the quiz editor, click on 'Untitled Quiz' to add a title and description to your quiz.
You can also upload a display image for the quiz or add one from the image library/Google Images.
Save your changes.
Step-4. Add Questions
Now select question type. There are many different question types to choose from, including multiple-choice, drop down, fill-in-the-blanks, audio/video questions, checkboxes, matching questions, hotspot, true-false, and more.
Using a mix of different types of questions like multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blanks, matching, etc., works really well when you're creating a scored quiz and need to ask questions in an engaging way.
Here's how you can use different types to ask the right questions:
1. Multiple-Choice Questions
This is one of the most popular question types used in quizzes, tests, and exams. A multiple-choice question presents multiple answer-choice for a single question, out of which one is correct, and the rest are distractors.
Multiple-choice questions work best when the goal is to enhance learning as you can add feedback to the wrong answer-choices that'll help turn a mistake into a learning opportunity.
Essay-type questions require a detailed-lengthy answer. This question type is useful when you need to gauge your learners' thoughts, views, and ideas. Learners are given ample space in a box to write their answers. However, you can decide on the word-limit and size of the box.
3. Checkboxes or Multiple-Response Questions
A multiple-response question type is quite similar to the multiple-choice question type. The only difference is that a multiple-response question can have more than just one correct answer option.
This one is slightly difficult from the multiple-choice question type as learners often get confused about how many answers to choose. Also, this question type is the most suitable for partial-grading.
Fill-in-the-blanks type of questions require the learners to actually know the answer since these don't have any kind of guess games or hints. You can use this type of question to evaluate the real knowledge of any topic.
5. True or False Questions
True or False questions are one of the easiest ways to frame a question. This simply involves creating a statement that is either true/false related to the concept that the question has stemmed from.
Matching questions involve two lists of words, pictures, phrases, etc. Each item in the first list has to be matched with one item in the second list. It can cover a large amount of information and makes for an engaging question type.
7. Comprehension Questions
Great for testing reading and comprehension skills. These questions are created based on a passage provided to the learners. The learners read the passage and then answer questions based on their understanding of the passage they read.
Great for testing the visual proficiency and observation skills, hotspot questions make for a great visual question type. In a hotspot question type, learners are supposed to select a particular area of an image as their answer.
Using the hotspot question types alone can make for an engaging online quiz.
The Record Video question type enables quiz takers to respond with a video. Quiz takers can record a video in real-time or upload a previously recorded file.
It’s a fun and engaging way to answer quiz questions for learners and an easy medium for interview candidates to introduce themselves. Students can present their ideas, projects easily and businesses can prompt customers to quickly record video testimonials for them.
Here’s how a Record Video Question appears in a quiz:
10. TypeIn Questions
This question type is great for testing knowledge retention. Quiz takers are presented with Hints in the first column and are required to type in their answer in a text box provided next to it. Hints can be visual or text-based depending on the nature of your question.
Save yourself from grading each question manually by assigning scores to correct answers while adding the quiz questions.
To automate grading, go to settings and assign points to your questions and also limit the time taken to complete the quiz.
Once you've added all your quiz questions, you can assign them grades or scores and automate the entire grading process. The scores will keep adding up, and the final scores will be displayed at the end of the quiz.
Regular grading: Points are automatically given when a question is answered correctly.
Partial grading: Points are given when a question is partially answered correctly (some correct options are selected)
Custom grading: Points are given based on each answer option as selected and defined by the quiz author (custom point value for each selected option).
You can also use the following scoring methods:
Manual Grading - For essay questions and other open response questions.
Negative Marking - To penalize wrong answers of learners and discourage them from randomly guessing the answers, during online tests.
Bonus Points - Assigned in learners’ final reports based on different criteria such as completing their assessments in time, extra credits for attempting certain questions, etc.
For personality quiz questions, you can assign points to each result type associated with a question. The personality (or group of personalities) with the most points would then be selected as the final result.
Add Quiz Certificates-Customize quiz completion certificates for your quiz takers. These certificates can be set up in a way that they will automatically be assigned to the quiz takers after they've completed the quiz.
With an online quiz maker software, you can choose from a collection of professionally designed quiz certificates or upload one of your own. You can also add dynamic information such as quiz taker's name, score, completion date etc. These fields will be automatically filled to create a personalized certificate for your quiz takers.
When assigned, quiz takers can print, email, or share these certificates.
Select the question you want to add feedback to and click on 'Edit Question.'
In the window that appears next, click on 'Advanced' and then choose the type of feedback you want to add.
After selecting, add your feedback in the feedback box and click 'Save.'
Step-7. Customize Your Quiz
To make your quiz more appealing and interesting, add multimedia to your questions or answers.
You can even play around with the themes and brand your quiz by adding your own logo to the quiz. Add your own colors, background images, and more to give your quiz a unique personality.
Additionally, you can customize and issue a quiz completion certificate to your learners.
You can customize the certificate with your logo, signature, and the fields of your choice.
Once your quiz takers have completed the quiz, the completion certificates will be automatically assigned to them. Certificates will boost their confidence and encourage them to perform better in the next quiz.
Step-8. Select the Result Type
Selecting the result type is as important as automating scores for your quiz. You can either select a simple result type like Pass or Fail, letter grading, good or excellent, or create customized results.
A good idea is to create results first and then group scores according to the results.
Let’s say, if you create results as Pass or Fail, you can group scores 10-30 under 'Fail' and 40-100 under 'Pass.'
Step-9. Configure Settings
Before sharing your quiz, ensure that you configure important quiz and security settings to prevent cheating on your quiz and prevent unauthorized access. To do this, you can:
Here are the steps to create a personality quiz from scratch:
Step-1: Give a Title to Your Quiz
The biggest challenge of creating a fun personality quiz is coming up with a title for it.
Knowledge quizzes are relatively easy to name. A quiz about Physics can simply be titled 'Physics Quiz,' and nobody would bat an eyelid. Personality Quizzes are relatively trickier.
The titles mentioned above are completely different, but there is one common trait in both of them. They evoke curiosity. That is what the goal should be. These titles question the user without making them aware of it. This question is presented in a slightly imperative manner, and that is what engages them. Questions that ask through doubt are equally engaging.
Key Points for Creating Titles:
Titles should engage the user through doubt and/or mild command
They shouldn't be more than one sentence
They should be simple
Step-2: Create Quiz Outcomes
Since personality quizzes feed on the human tendency to 'know more and more about ourselves,' quiz outcomes are of utmost importance in a personality quiz and should be the center point around which the entire quiz is built.
After all, the goal of personality quizzes is to lead quiz-takers to a final outcome.
Also, creating quiz outcomes beforehand makes it easy to create questions and answers that lead quiz takers to their results, instead of trying to do it the other way around!
For instance, if you're building a quiz called "What Kind of Shopper Are You," the most common outcomes could be- Impulsive, Bargain, or Practical.
So, you'll need to build questions, each with three answer choices that would lead the quiz takers to one of these outcomes.
For personality quizzes, create quiz results or outcomes before adding questions to your quiz. It helps in coming up with the right quiz questions that lead quiz takers to the desired outcome.
For example, if your quiz has four possible outcomes, then you'd have to create questions with four answer choices, each mapped to one of the four outcomes.
Step-3. Create Upbeat Quiz Results
After you've followed each step mentioned above, you can move to work on the quiz results page.
The results part is what makes a quiz worth playing, so make sure you concentrate enough time on it. There is no easy way to do it, and it takes some patience and a lot of research and practice.
There are various aspects that need to be taken into consideration:
➜Make sure that the options given in the questions match the personality assigned.
➜Be as descriptive as you can be about the quiz outcomes.
➜Personalize the description to make the player actually feel like a particular character. Avoid writing about the character and write about how the character or personality is similar to the player.
➜Add an image corresponding to the final answer. Images help in making the final answer even more satisfying.
You'll need to create a separate result page for each outcome. And mind you, the results HAVE to be positive and upbeat.
For example, the outcome 'Impulsive' for a quiz called "What Kind of a Shopper Are you?" might appear derogatory to some but, with a positive description attached to it, it wouldn't appear as such.
Here's how you can write the result for the outcome- The Impulsive Shopper
Once you've finalized the outcomes and created the results page, it is time to add questions.
Key Points for Customizing Results:
➜Personalize the character descriptions
➜Carefully choose images for quizzes that assign personality
Step-4. Add Questions to Your Quiz
The greatest advantage that you get as you create a personality quiz is the fact that two of them can repeat the same question and still give a different outcome.
The questions for a personality quiz that group or assign a personality can be as simple or as complicated as the creator wants.
A new creator can keep the personality quiz questions extremely simple.
For example, "What is your favorite color?" or "Are you an evil person?" etc.
Quizzes that assign characters or personalities based on pop culture need a bit more research before creating the questions.
Sure they can pull off the questions given above, but the particular questions that target the source material give a more personal feel to the online quiz and make the player associate better with the quiz.
For instance, the questions that make generous use of 'you' in questions tend to make it seem like a one-to-one conversation. It becomes a personal experience whether people are taking the personality-type quiz or trivia, or assessments.
Let's take the quiz example from above- "What Kind of Shopper Are You?"
Since the quiz has three possible outcomes, you'll need to create questions with three answer options each.
It's better if you use more multiple-choice questions. Why? Because it is easier to add image-based answer options that'll make the personality quiz more engaging.
For example, for the 'What Kind of Shopper Are You' quiz, you can use the following questions and answer options:
Question- Pick your favorite movie character who loves to shop-
The above question has three most renowned characters who love to shop from three different Hollywood movies- Clueless, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and The Devil Wears Prada.
There's no way a person taking a quiz to find out what kind of shopper they are wouldn't have watched these movies!
Similarly, you can create audio and video-based questions and answers for your quiz.
Change the fonts and background images: Choose fonts and images that resonate with the theme of your quiz.
Watch- How to Design Quizzes Like a Pro
3- Quiz cover image: Pay special attention to your quiz cover image. It’s the first thing that your audience will see after the title. Make sure that the quiz cover image is attractive, resonates with the title, and gives a clear idea of what the quiz is about.
After you've created a fun engagement avenue for your quiz takers, it is time to actually put your quiz to some benefit, that is, capture leads and drive conversions.
Move to the next section to learn how you can do that.
Step-7. Optimize Your Quiz for Business Growth
Personality quizzes can be used to achieve business goals such as lead generation, increased website traffic, and more social engagement. But, to realize these benefits, here's what you'll have to do:
Capture leads: Customize your lead form and place it within your quiz to capture your quiz takers' information, such as their names, contact details, email addresses, and more. You can let use this information to extend offers to your audience.
Here's how a lead form created in a quiz maker looks like:
You can also configure the fields you want in your lead form like this:
Apart from doing that, you can even add more questions about the quiz like:
Encourage social sharing: Personality quizzes are perfect for social sharing. If you show positive results to your audience, chances are they'll share the quiz with their friends, which in turn, will widen your reach.
To encourage social sharing, add a custom message in the end like this:
"Share it with your friends and ask them to find out………..."
Creating positive results and encouraging people to share them will help your quiz go viral.
Add CTA buttons: Always add a CTA button on your results page as the call to action for your quiz takers. The most common CTA is adding social share buttons to enable social sharing mentioned above.
Many online quiz makers allow you to configure sharing settings to add CTA buttons on your results page.
And once you've enabled the social sharing buttons, here's how they'll appear on the results page:
You can even add more CTAs, such as 'Take the quiz again' or direct your audience to another quiz like:
Integrate your quiz with marketing automation tools: Easily turn the leads captured with quizzes into customers by integrating your quizzes with marketing automation tools like MailChimp, Salesforce, Constant Contact, etc. The integration of the two will help segregate the leads into different mailing lists based on their quiz results and responses. This will help you streamline your email marketing process and nurture your leads.
And that's it!
Using the personality quiz maker, make fun personality quizzes and share with your friends using Email, Twitter, or Facebook.
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Here’s how personality quizzes look like once created:
This part of the quiz creation process deals with giving the quiz a final look and feel by working on its appearances, adding a logo, changing the fonts, themes, and background images.
White-label: Ensure that no one knows the tool you used to create your quiz.
Logo: Add your brand's logo so that your quiz looks like it's coming from you.
Fonts: Change quiz fonts according to your preference or the topic of your quiz.
Themes: Choose from a collection of 100+ themes or use your own to give your quiz a unique personality.
Background: Change quiz background according to the quiz topic or use one that suits your taste.
Step 4: Configure & Set Up
This part of quiz creation deals with settings to configure, such as timing your quiz, setting up security & feedback, enabling notifications, and more. These setting can be grouped under the following categories:
You will simply have to create groups of learners based on the topic of your quiz, location, role or any other grouping that makes sense to you. For example, all people in an office or one team can be in a group. You can also add group admins and instructors and assign them different roles and permissions.
This is the final part of the quiz creation process after you've created, designed, configured, and shared your quiz. Online quiz makers have many reports to help you understand the performance of learners starting with the basic individual grade report showing score, question grading etc to more advanced statistics such as hardest question, easiest questions etc. to help you understand the performance of all students as an aggregate.
Templates make the process of creating a quiz 10x easier and more efficient. You don't have to think about questions to add, the sequence of questions, adding images, or any other thing. Just explore, preview, choose, and in just three steps, you'll have your quiz up & running and ready to share.
Many quiz makers offer over 100 personality quiz and scored quiz templates that are designed by professionals keeping in mind various business and education needs. These are segmented into different categories.
For instance, scored quiz templates are categorized into business, education, fun, sports, and more.
Similarly, personality quiz templates are categorized into lead generation, business, education, fun, and more.
Each category has subcategories leading to more options for the users, as shown in the images below:
Using a template brings down the difficulty level of creating a quiz by at least 90% as most parts of the quiz creation process like creating, designing, configuring, etc., are already taken care of. You may, however, modify or make any changes wherever you want to and get your quiz ready within minutes.
2. Import Ready-to-Use Questions from Question Library
Just like using templates can bring down the difficulty level of creating a quiz, using a question library can help you deal with the most difficult part of creating a quiz from scratch — thinking of the questions to add.
Question libraries have over thousands of ready-to-use questions on thousands of topics.
You just need to search for a topic to explore questions related to it. Then, choose your questions from a list of quizzes that appear.
Suppose you need questions related to 'JAVA,' then here are the steps that you'll follow:
Step-1: Type Java in the Search Box
Step-2: Explore Quizzes From the List of Results
Step-3: Select Questions
Once you've selected a quiz that you want to import questions from, you can then check the boxes against those questions. You can also import all the questions at once by checking the box against 'Select All.'
The selected questions will then be added to your quiz. It's that simple!
3. Frame a Catchy Title
The title is the first thing about the quiz that is noticed by anyone; the quiz image is the next. So, technically, your quiz title is the point of contact with your audience. Which is why it's important to create titles that compel the audience to take your quiz.
Also, creating titles for personality quizzes is a lot more challenging than creating titles for scored quizzes, but it's a lot more fun too.
Your quiz titles must strike an impression with the audience at once but also make it clear what the quiz is all about.
Here are a few common templates that can be used for creating titles:
"How Much Do You Know About…………" titles
"Take this quiz, and we'll tell you…………." titles
"Are you a ………….." titles
"Are you a true ……. Fan" titles for quizzes that tap into fandom
"Answer these 'n' questions, and we'll tell you if you………." titles
Imagine this- You come across an ad about this new restaurant in town with a very pretty interior and an attractive appeal, so much so that you decide to take your family there on a Friday night dinner. But, when you reach there, it turns out that they have poor service, tasteless food, and don't even serve half the cuisines listed on their menu.
What a disappointment, right?
The same thing happens when your quiz has an attractive image, a catchy title, but the questions aren't engaging enough.
You will surely get the audience to take your quiz with a catchy title, but once they start attempting it, you need to make sure that the main element of the quiz, i.e., the questions, are engaging enough to keep them hooked till the end of the quiz.
If the questions aren't engaging enough, it is most likely that many of the quiz takers will get bored and leave the quiz unfinished.
Let your quiz remain fun and engaging; don't make it boring and irritating by adding too many questions. The ideal length of a quiz is 8-12 questions.
Short quizzes are easier to complete and more engaging than long quizzes. The longer they get, the more likely your quiz-takers will be to abandon your quiz.
Only add questions that are the most relevant to your quiz and your quiz takers. For example, if your quiz targets entrepreneurs, it doesn't make sense to add questions about employee compensation. Instead, add questions about the most popular ways for small businesses to get funding.
In case it’s an academic quiz then you may have to add more questions to gauge the learners’ knowledge levels.
A great tip that would work here is- Instead of adding too many questions of the same type, use a mix of question types.
This will not only help you mind the length of your quiz but also make your quiz engaging.
6. Craft Upbeat Results
One of the main reasons people end up taking a quiz is them seeing the quiz results from their friends/peers who first took the quiz and then shared their results. Quiz results that are positive and reveal some new information about the person taking that quiz are often the ones that are most shared.
For instance, a quiz called "Take this quiz, and we'll tell you what type of entrepreneur you would become" can get you excited about knowing more about your existing or hidden entrepreneurial skills. You may end up taking the quiz and share the quiz results with your friends to see what type they get.
However, this may not happen if the quiz results are not positive and tend to let someone feel bad about themselves. They might get embarrassed or angry, might not want to share their quiz results with anyone, which is why it is important that you create not only engaging but positive quiz results.
Lead generation is by far one of the most useful merits of quizzes. Since quizzes are engaging and people love taking and sharing quizzes, they make for an ideal resource for lead generation. With a carefully customized lead form placed at the right section in the quiz, capturing your quiz-takers’ information like their names, addresses, contact numbers, etc., becomes quite effortless and easy.
Here's what a simple lead form looks like:
You can customize your lead form based on the types of info you want from the quiz taker. You can change, add, or remove fields, change the background image, and more.
Anything placed on the internet is capable of being misused. This is why it becomes very important to secure your quizzes. What's meant here by "prone to misuse" is-
Information leak regarding quiz-takers' data
Your quiz being shared by someone else as theirs
People cheating on a scored quiz
There's a lot that can go wrong if your quiz isn't secured. So, before you share your quiz, make sure your quiz is well-configured to reach maximum security. Some of the ways that you can do so are as follows:
Randomizing the order of questions on a scored quiz: To prevent quiz takers from copying each others' answers.
Disabling tab switching: To ensure quiz-takers can't look up answers on the internet.
Disabling printing of the quiz: To make sure your quiz isn't passed around without your approval.
Password protection: To ensure only those with unique credentials can access the quiz and avoid unauthorized access.
Defining users & admins: To ensure only those with certain permissions can make changes to the quiz.
John Mitchell, chairman of, science department, Lincoln High School in West Virginia, said that they were looking for a testing mechanism to enable 700 students spread across the globe to visit their website and take tests.
So they used an online quiz maker software to create online tests and embed them on their website. The students loved taking tests as they were allowed four attempts to reach higher scores. The teachers loved the automated grading feature as it saved them from hours of manual grading and the customizations that played to their creativity. They could now spend more time interacting with the students. So far, they've created over 700 quizzes and continue to create more.
At Ringling College of Art & Design, the teachers were spending many hours in a week just grading quizzes and contacting trainees to inform them about their scores, and editing the training database. It was time-consuming and drained them of their energy. They were looking for a quiz solution that would help them automate the grading process.
Their search finally came to an end with an online quiz software in which they found all that they were looking for to solve their challenges- the ability to add questions from a question bank, automated scoring, and an intuitive database.
With most tasks being automated with the help of online quiz software, they didn't have to bother about grading quizzes or even contacting trainees to tell them their scores. The software does all of that!
The Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy needed an online mechanism to test the knowledge of over 2200 licensed therapists to meet the added requirement of passing an open book exam.
So, they used an online quiz software to create online tests with automated grading and real-time reports. With the ability to link reference information to their quizzes, they could help their students learn while testing.
The Canadian Parking Association made use of the online quiz software to replace their paper-pen based tests with online tests having automated grading facilities for 150 multiple-choice questions. The simplicity of the tool worked really well for them.
One of the world's top ICT companies, Acer, used quizzes to train and certify their employees about their new product releases. They created a training system that includes online training, assessment, and certification with full-fledged customizations and customer support. They found it easy to set up the training assessment to include question bank and collaboration amongst course creators.
Access to Counseling, a company dedicated to helping people meet the challenges of life through counseling, support, and follow-up, needed a steady training tool to train their ever-growing contractors and employees.
They created an online training program with quizzes that helped them keep track of everyone who completed the training and of those who didn't. They were successful in reducing their paper-consumption as all the information was now being recorded in their online training program. Overall, they were able to make the process of training more efficient and easier.
Like Acer, ThermoFisher, too, wanted a reliable software solution to provide training to and assess hundreds of employees spread across the globe. Using a quiz maker, they could create and share online assessments with their global sales force. The online assessments were enabled with automated grading, and statistics were autogenerated. What helped them the most was the fact that they could see the questions that most of their assessments had trouble with, leading them to finetune the training process.
John Baker was struggling with hiring 'smart' people for his company John Baker Sales. Prior to using ProProfs, John used to create paper-based tests to test candidates' skills and block half an hour every day. It cost him a lot of energy and time.
It was after he discovered an online quiz software that he could come up with a smart solution for hiring smart people.
For the past five years now, they've been creating pre-screen tests to assess candidates before the interview round. If the candidates fail to meet the minimum score requirement on the tests, they're automatically eliminated from the interview round. This has helped John Bakes Sales save a lot of time and effort.
It also made their hiring process a lot more efficient and helped them hire only the candidates best suited for their respective job roles.
Jay Heinrichs, the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Thank You for Arguing”, wanted to create persuasion quizzes for social media to make his book look like courses on rhetoric.
He used an online quiz maker to create quizzes with shareable results as a marketing gimmick. But, what he did not see coming was that after he started posting quizzes, his book caught educators' attention and soon was being assigned to students in their classes. Since then, he has sold over 400,000 copies of his book.
USA Today's bestselling author Nancy Naigle created quizzes as an interactive way to engage her readers with the characters of her books. According to Nancy, the quizzes were a hit, and she could see readers talk about the quiz all the time at book signings all over the nation.
With tons of quiz software available on the internet, it can be difficult to choose the right one.
For example, the tool ranked number one may not suit your needs, while the one ranked number five may perfectly fit your requirements.
Adopting a wrong or less than optimal quiz authoring tool can cause more problems than solutions. Also, changing your learning & training tools is often expensive, cumbersome, and requires recreating all your quizzes, assessment tests, and learner records.
Choosing the right tool is always the key.
But the question is - how to choose the best quiz software?
Let's take a look at some of the key features and benefits of the best online quiz software.
Ease of use
Availability of questions
ProProfs solves this problem with its massive question library with over a million ready-to-use questions. It makes creating quizzes on any topic extremely easy.
Additional important factors to consider include:
Ability to reuse the content you've already developed.
Quiz sharing: Via email, embedding them on your website, and sharing via social media.
Automated grading: It’s a feature that trainers, recruiters, and teachers can't afford to miss. For example, with a good software tool, you can assign points to questions and configure results based on score. It is a major time-saver as answers are automatically graded for hundreds or even thousands of learners, and feedback is delivered instantly.
White-labeling: Another essential feature that you should look for as it lets you brand your quizzes as your own. For example, you can customize the look and feel of your quizzes by adding your logo, playing with themes, colors & more so your quiz resonates with your brand.
Security: The online quiz software should let you prevent cheating by learners and ensure the protection of your online quiz data.
Progress tracking: While learners take the quiz, your software should allow you to track their progress in real-time. For example, you should be able to track who all have attempted the quiz and who are yet to. You can also generate detailed reports with their scores, number of attempts, average score, time spent in completing the quiz, and more.
Easy accessibility: Also, online quizzes are loved more when they can be accessed anytime and from anywhere and work seamlessly across devices and platforms, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
Awesome support: Many online quiz software providers go the distance when it comes to delightful support. Human support, a call or chat, help centers, product training courses, insightful articles, and much more are of utmost importance when choosing an online quiz software.
Sell quizzes & courses online: If you are someone interested in making money with your quizzes or courses online, look for e-stores where you can list your learning material. For example, ProProfs Store offers an easy-to-set-up online store where you can list your work and start selling in minutes. You can add coupons & promotions, set up multiple payment options, enable SEO, and more. Watch this video to learn how it works.
If you're able to check off most of the above with your choice, you can rest assured that you've chosen a good online quiz maker software.