eLearning Quiz Templates And Their Usage
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What You Need To Know About eLearning Quiz Templates

An essential and evident function of a quiz is assessing the knowledge of learners. However, quizzes have benefits apart from, and more than just assessing the learners. There is a lot of discussion over the usefulness of a quiz in achieving the overall goal of an eLearning course, however, most eLearning experts are of an opinion that a quiz can have several benefits for the learners. In this article, we will look at some of the benefits of having a quiz in an eLearning course and a few quiz templates and their usage.

Benefits Of An eLearning Quiz

Here are the some of the major benefits of a quiz:

  • A context-setting quiz is considered to be an excellent means of increasing learner engagement and motivation. Answering a quiz before an eLearning course can hook their attention and provoke some thought around the upcoming training topic.
  • Knowledge check questions interspersed throughout the course help engage and keep the learner’s attention. Small success bites keep them motivated and increase their confidence.
  • Final assessment questions test the learners’ understanding of the content and help gauge the overall effectiveness of the course in achieving the learning objectives.
  • Every instructionally-sound quiz can serve to heighten retention as they help learners remember information. For example, a quiz with feedback is in fact a great way to reinforce knowledge or information.

Having said that, to gain maximum benefits from a quiz, it is important that a quiz be well-designed; merely throwing random, multiple choice questions at the learners will not serve the purpose. To be effective, a quiz must be meaningful (questions must test learners on performance objectives) and measurable. This creates a constant need for innovative, challenging and well-designed quiz templates. However, it’s not always easy for instructional designers and eLearning developers to come up with new quiz templates that are engaging and meet the design needs. This is exactly where a template library can be of great help.

Template Libraries: A Good Resource

Template libraries offer several ready-to-use quiz templates for you to choose from. Once you have selected the template of your choice from a library, you need to download the template zip file and extract. Once extracted, you can import this template into a course and start using it by plugging-in your content, and customizing it based on your content and branding needs. The biggest merit of using templates is that it saves you both- time and efforts. Secondly, all the elements in a template—from colors and graphics to layouts and functionality—have been meticulously worked upon to bring to you the best possible designs.

Different Types Of Quiz Templates

There are several types of eLearning quiz templates. Some of the most commonly used templates include the following:

  • Matching questions
  • Drag and drop
  • Multiple choice single-select or multiple-select
  • True or False
  • Color picker/Color coding questions
  • Single or multiple select images
  • Scenarios-based questions
  • Single select questions with drop-down
  • Fill in the blanks

4 Examples Of eLearning Quiz Templates

Here are a few examples of some interesting quiz templates built in Articulate Storyline:

1. Hotspot With Dropdown List

This is an example of a highly engaging quiz template. It consists of multiple hotspots placed on an image. Clicking each hotspot reveals the relevant drop-down options. This is a perfect template for testing learners’ knowledge on labeling or describing different parts of a complex machinery. The template can be customized to be used for testing knowledge of learners on parts of an equipment or apparatus, animal or plant, body parts, and so on.

2. Color Code Functionality

This is an impressive template that uses a color picker interactivity to test learner’s understanding of concepts related to classification of items or ideas. The learners are required to select a color from the index and then select the items from the list to color it per the category. The template can be customized to have more categories.

3. Stacked Drag Objects With Columnar Drop Targets

This template is a variation of the classic drag and drop interactivity and hence functions to test the knowledge of learners on classifying items. The options are stacked one behind the other, and once an option is dropped in either of the columns, the next option is displayed. So, the learners see a single option at a time instead of all at one time.

4. Scenario-Based Single Select Assessment

Scenarios are a great way of engaging learners with the content. Scenario-based assessment works as the best strategy to test learners when a course is focused on bringing about behavioral changes in the learners. These assessments provide an opportunity to learners to apply what they have learned to scenarios that are true to their real-life situations. This template will help you create a scenario-based assessment consisting of multiple choice questions.

Summary

To conclude, a quiz is an essential and beneficial component of an eLearning course. It contributes to elevating the overall effectiveness of a course by increasing engagement level and heightening retention. You can either make use of the many available tools to build your quiz questions, or use template libraries to choose from a range of well-designed quiz templates to save on development time and efforts.

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