Pop quizzes and quick comprehension checks during class are great to assess what material students are absorbing. The downside of online classes is the inability to take out printed copies of the quiz and test students on the spot. With Poll Everywhere, you can still host remote quizzes during class. Here’s how you can turn a Poll Everywhere activity into a quiz:
For both multiple choice and the free text activities, you have the option of including images as part of the question. This is great for medical school or other fields that require visual learning.
Set correctness for instant grading. When creating your question, you have the option of clicking on the checkmark next to the answer options to mark one as the correct answer.
You also have the option of assigning points to different options, also known as weighted grading.
Set restrictions. Using Poll Everywhere for remote quizzes is not 100% bulletproof, but here are a few tips to preventing cheating.
• Limit the activity to registered participants only. See the registering participants section for more information.
• Don’t show responses and do not show correctness. When activating your quiz, you have the option of hiding responses and the correct answer from students. Students will not be able to see what their peers chose and thus cannot cheat.
• Set a time limit on your quiz. Once the time runs out, the activity will lock and students cannot respond anymore. If you set a short time limit, students will not have time to look up answers or ask each other for help. The timer can be found in the bottom left corner of your activity screen.
If you plan on using the same quiz for other sessions, consider hiding the live results and the correct response history. After participating, participants are shown their response history for all activities, which includes if they chose the correct answer. If you do not want students to know the correct answer until later, you can set when you want correct responses to be visible to participants. For instructions on how to hide correct responses, read this support article.