(Last Updated: June 14, 2019)

Quizzes are critical elements of a test. They allow you to test performances of learners, collect information and opinions of viewers, and so much more. Besides, quizzes come in handy when you need to create surveys. With ActivePresenter 7, you are free to create quizzes with 9 types of questions: True/False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Response, Essay, Fill in Blank, Fill in Multiple Blanks, Sequence, Drag-n-Drop, and Rating Scale (Likert).

Let’s get to know how to create quizzes in ActivePresenter.

Insert Question Slides

Creating quizzes in ActivePresenter is easy. Just open the Interactions tab and select the question type that you want to create. Then, a new question slide will be inserted in your project.

Create quizzes

Question Slide Components

Regardless of question type, each question slide in ActivePresenter consists of three components: question title, answer area, and submit button:

Quizz components in ActivePresenter 7

1. Question Title

You can type the title of the question in this section.

2. Answer Area

As it name implies, Answer Area is a place where you can create answer options for a question. From learner’s side, they can give their answers by performing necessary actions such as choosing the correct answer, filling in blank, performing drag-n-drop actions, typing text, etc. The number of answer options for each question type varies depending on its nature. For example, a True/False question has only two answer options (True and False) while a multiple choice question has four by default. For most types of question (except from True/False, Essay, and Fill in Blank), you can add more answer options or delete them.

To insert more answer options to a question, do the following:

Step 1: Select the answer area

Step 2: Click the green circle button that appears

Typing answers in answer area is a part of creating quizzes in ActivePresenter 7

On the other hand, to delete an answer, just select it and press the DELETE key.

3. Submit Button

As you may know, ActivePresenter 6 has four predefined button types, which are Back, Clear, Skip, and Submit. However, with ActivePresenter 7, there is only Submit button. In case you want to insert other buttons into all slides in your project, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Slide Master view

Step 2: Insert button

Do one of the following:

  • Open the Interactions tab and click Button.

Insert buttons

  • Alternatively, you can open the Home tab, click Interactions insert_interaction_16 and select Button insert_button_16.

After that, you can rename and customize the button as you wish.

Step 3: Add events – actions to button.

It’s important to add events – actions to the button to make it interactive so that users can interact with it. To do that, select the button and access the Events – Actions section in the Properties pane.

For example, you can insert a button, name it Next and change the events – actions of it so that when learners click on it, the presentation will go forward one, two or any specific number of slides.

See Working with events – actions for more details.

Step 4: Close Slide Master view.

Note: You can insert buttons into any slide normally without opening Slide Master. That way, buttons and their customizations are inserted in that slide only.

Add Events – Actions to Questions

Events – actions is an important part of creating quizzes. Normally, ActivePresenter has default events – actions for each question. However, you can change it or make it more advanced if you want. In general, you can add events – actions to the question in the same way as adding events – actions to objects.

Step 1: Select the answer section of the question.

Step 2: In the Properties pane, open the Interactivity tab, then access the Events – Actions section.

Step 3: Add/remove more events and actions as you wish.

Events - Actions of question

See Working with Events – Actions for more details.

Score and Reporting of Questions

Graded and Survey Mode of Questions

A question can be used for assessing learner performance (using the Graded mode) or collecting viewer feedback (using the Survey mode).

Do the following to choose the mode for a question:

Step 1: Select the answer section of the question.

Step 2: In the Properties pane, open the Interactivity tab.

Step 3: Access the Score & Reporting section and select Graded/Survey from the Mode list.

Graded ans Survey mode

Note: While the Graded mode has the score setting, the survey mode doesn’t. This means you cannot set the score that users will gain for each correct answer if you choose the Survey mode.

Points and Attempts of Questions

The Score & Reporting section of the question lets you have many settings and controls over how the quiz should be played and reported. The properties of this section may vary differently depending on the question type you are working with.

For example, you can set the number of points that learners can gain for each correct answer. You can also set the number of attempts that learners can make before submission, etc.

  • Report ID: This unique reference number is used for reporting the test result. Note that only text that contains alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) and underscore (_) is allowed (maximum length is 250 characters).
  • Shuffle Answer: Allow shuffling answer choices of a question.
  • Rating Scale: Specify the number of radio buttons for the question. This is a property of the Rating Scale question only.
  • Points: Allow learners to get a specified point that you set in the Points spin box.
  • Attempts: Set the maximum number of attempts that learners could make. Whenever exceeding the predefined number, users cannot interact with objects anymore.

Infinite: There is no limit for the number of attempts that learners can make.

  • Timeout: Enable you to specify the time limit. When you check this check box, if learners don’t respond within the defined time limit, objects will be disabled.
  • Password Field: When you check this check box, the answers (except answers of the essay and sequence question) that contain text boxes will be considered as password fields, which means all the characters that users type in will not be shown.
  • Case Sensitive: If you select this option, the letter case is sensitive. Otherwise, it’s insensitive.
  • Submit: Allow you to specify the short key for the submission. You can also simply let it be Auto, which means the answer will be automatically submitted when finishing.
  • Variable: Define the variable to take place. See Variables for more details.

Group Layout of Questions

This section let you specify the layout of the answer part of the question. See Group Layout of questions for more details.

Note: After inserting and customizing questions, you can save the question as a question template to use in other slides of the project. To do that, right-click the question and select Set as Default from the context menu.

Finally, when finishing all the settings for the quiz, it’s time to export it to HTML5. To do that, open the Export tab and lick HTML5.

See Export to HTML5 for more details.

So, creating quizzes with a powerful eLearning authoring tool like ActivePresenter 7 is not hard to follow, right? Download the app today and start to create your eLearning courses with multiple types of question. Besides, don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.