Quizzes are vital in structuring online courses that will perform. Communicating one's expertise is one thing, validating the understanding of our participants is another.
A common mistake made by trainers is not to allow enough participants to validate the understanding of the information presented to them.
That's why we encourage the use of quizzes and exams throughout your course plan.
Better understand the quizzes in Didacte
Following the creation of a "Quiz" lesson, Didacte always presents you a default question with multiple choices to better guide you.
Didact allows you to create quizzes with 3 different educational approaches:
- Multiple Choice
- Text Answer
- File Upload
Multiple choice questions are the most commonly used on Didacte. The anatomy is very simple: a question, different choices of possible answers.
You can even create questions requiring multiple answers simultaneously. It's up to you to determine if, to be successful, a participant must have one or all of the correct answers checked.
The correction grid is automated, so you have no action to take and the participant's score is presented instantly once he submits his answers.
Long text questions allow you to dig deeper and understand the thought process of your participants. You ask them a question, and everyone must write their own answer. Since the system can not automatically correct these answers, you will need to enable the manual correction.
Following the submission of a quiz with manual correction, the trainer will receive an email informing him that a participant has completed a quiz and is waiting for correction. The trainer can then comment on the answer, determine the score valued to the question and return the correction to allow the participant to continue learning.
If your training is configured as "non-linear" and your quiz is optional, the participant can continue the training without waiting for the trainer's correction.
File upload quizzes allow participants to return participants' notebooks, technical files, or others files for manual corrections. The quiz is not composed of questions, but rather an instruction to send you a specific file to be reviewed by the trainer.
You have the flexibility to determine whether a quiz is mandatory or optional.
The use of an optional quiz allows the user to validate his level of understanding on the subject without compromising his training success. This also forces the participant to think and thus increases his level of information retention.
The optional quizzes do not affect the achievement of a course.
The mandatory quizzes are directly related to the completion of the training and obtaining the certificate.
You can determine the specific success criteria for each of your quizzes. The weighting of the questions can be modified under the "Weighting" tab of each question section.
Following the submission of an exam, you have control over the information that the platform presents to the participants.
You can show them the minimum information, which is the pass mark they will get.
To this may be added information on the questions to which they had the right answer.
The highest level of feedback allows you to present the passing grade, the questions they have passed with flying colors, as well as the explanation for failed questions. The explanation can be added specifically to each question under the "Explanation" tab.
Number of test attempts allowed
As a trainer, you can limit the number of attempts to a quiz. When all attempts are used, the participant must contact you to request the addition of another attempt.
You can add an attempt from the user's profile section.
As mentioned above, our system automatically processes the corrections of a multiple choice question, as it is obligatory to provide us with the correction grid.
However, it is impossible for our system to correct long text formats and uploaded files.
Activating manual correction will notify you of each quiz submissions so that you can take the required actions.
Each correction remains pending under the "Corrections> Pending" section. Once corrected, a copy of the exam and your corrections is saved on the platform under the "Corrections> Recently corrected" section to be able to follow up if necessary.