- Why choose QuizSlides?
- A very brief overview
- Two kinds of slideshow: QuizSlides & ExamSlides
- QuizSlides in more detail
- ExamSlides in more detail
- Users can be bounced back to your website on exit
- Optimised for iPads and other touchscreen devices
- Need more?
1. Why choose QuizSlides?
- Quick and easy test creation using PowerPoint.
- Enables creativity in terms of visual design.
- Interactive "answer until correct" test format for quizzes.
- Choice of test formats with or without negative marking for exams.
- Exams can be timed.
- Test results and statistics at a glance, and downloadable results spreadsheets.
- Designed to work well on iPads and other touchscreen devices.
2. A very brief overview
Developed in collaboration with London South Bank University in the United Kingdom, the QuizSlides platform is unlike anything else you will find on the web. We’ve made it really easy to create stylish, interactive, multiple-choice test slideshows that are automatically generated from PowerPoint or PDF documents.
There is a short video introduction within our About page.
We offer a variety of ways in which you can customise your multiple-choice test. The test results are viewable and downloadable, and our platform calculates overall test statistics such as apparent question difficulty etc.
3. Two kinds of slideshow: QuizSlides & ExamSlides
Multiple-choice tests are used for two quite different purposes. They can either be used for quizzes intended for self-assessment or just for fun, or they can be used for summative examinations (which are normally invigilated). Quizzes and exams have different requirements, and this is the reason why we provide two kinds of test slideshow: QuizSlides and ExamSlides.
4. QuizSlides in more detail
QuizSlides are intended for quizzes that users can take anonymously. The test format is “answer until correct”; this means users can select options repeatedly until they get the right answer for each question, but one mark is deducted each time a wrong answer is selected. There is also a “Give up” option so that users may view the right answer without the risk of losing marks.
The marking scheme has been designed so that pure guesswork is not rewarded. In other words, someone with no knowledge whatsoever in relation to the questions would not be expected to get a positive overall score.
QuizSlides are very engaging because users get to see how well they are doing and also what the right answer is to each question as they go along. This makes them ideal for self-assessment and for fun quizzes.
QuizSlides are also a great way of marketing a product or service. With this in mind, we have created an optional contact form for inclusion at the end of your quiz so that your users can give you their names and email addresses. This is perfect for lead generation. It’s up to you to explain to your users why they should enter their details. You can provide any prompt you like up to 128 characters, such as “Enter your details to join our mailing list”, as shown:
5. ExamSlides in more detail
ExamSlides are intended to be used for multiple-choice exams (which are normally invigilated). ExamSlides have a number of features and options that are important for exams but not appropriate for quizzes, including:
- users must identify themselves before they begin,
- a time limit can be set − time taken is shown and recorded,
- exam scores and correct answers may be revealed or withheld,
- multiple attempts by the same user may be allowed or disallowed,
- questions can be randomized when using traditional test formats.
We offer a choice of alternative test formats, with or without negative marking:
- “Traditional with negative marking” (this is the default format): +3 for each correct answer selected, −1 for wrong answers (to discourage guesswork).
- “Traditional, classic”: +1 for each correct answer selected, 0 for wrong answers, no 'Skip' option.
- “Traditional with skip credit”: +4 for each correct answer selected, +1 for each skipped question. This allows users to opt for a fixed reward rather than risking a wrong guess, which reduces guesswork overall, thereby giving rise to more reliable test scores.
- “Subset selection” − this takes “Traditional with negative marking” a step further: +3 for each correct answer selected, −1 for wrong answers, but here the users may select two or even three options per question if they are uncertain which one is correct. This allows users to express their partial knowledge explicitly. Subset selection tests are also known as “Liberal” and “Free Choice” tests; for a theoretical analysis of their benefits see this Comparison of Conventional and Liberal (Free-Choice) Multiple-Choice Tests. Here is a demo subset selection test; this also shows how a test can be made to open up in a new browser tab that subsequently closes on exit. See point 6 below for further information about that.
- “Answer until correct”: as for QuizSlides (see above).
The “traditional, classic” test format is the most familiar one to most people, but it can give rise to unreliable test scores because the examinees will inevitably engage in guesswork whenever they have no knowledge in relation to a question.
After your test has been taken you can view the test results and analysis...
6. Users can be bounced back to your website on exit
We provide a very easy way for you to send users from any web page to your test slideshow (on our platform) in such a way that they will be automatically bounced back to the original web page, or to any other web page of your choice, when they exit the slideshow. Alternatively, your test slideshow can be made to open up within a new browser tab which then closes automatically when the user exits the slideshow.
7. Optimised for iPads and other touchscreen devices
We have taken a lot of care to ensure that our platform works really well on iPads and other touchscreen devices. In fact the whole slideshow creation process can be easily achieved on an iPad just using Apple's Keynote app and a web browser.
8. Need more?
If you need a feature that we don't currently offer, please get in touch. We offer custom feature development at great prices! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a quote.