Qualtrics as a Quick Quiz Tool with Scoring

We often think of Qualtrics, Purdue’s online survey software, as primarily a research or data gathering tool, but it will also allow you to set up quizzes with scores and display results to students.  Though the tool is by nature anonymous, a simple solution would be to ask students to fill in their name using a text fill in the blank question, if they want the credit for a given quiz.  Results may be viewed in Qualtrics to provide the instructor with a composite view of the classes’ responses; as well as downloaded to Excel for further analysis or uploading to a grade column in Blackboard. It is not as robust as assessments in Blackboard, but if you are looking for a different kind of student self-study guide or short quiz format, this might be worth exploring.

For example, let’s review setting up a self-study quiz. To set up the quiz, create the questions in Qualtrics as you would usually do using multiple choice, ranking, fill in the blank or true/false formats.  You may also create question display mapping based on certain responses to questions.  What this means is that you may provide additional questions to a student if they had an incorrect response to an earlier question or to proceed past those extra questions, if their original response was correct. A mapping technique based on their answer choices is often useful as a self-study guide to develop mastery over course content outside of the traditional class environment.

To apply the scoring feature, while in Edit Survey mode, click on the Advanced Options button in the upper right of your screen. Then select Scoring on the lower half of the Advanced Options menu.

Qualtrics Advanced Options tab

Qualtrics Advanced Options tab

Menu item for Scoring

Menu item for Scoring

 

 

 

 

The next step is to select the correct answers by clicking on the answer choice that is right.  It will default to 1 point value.  You can click on the number 1 and type in a different value if desired. For fill in the blank questions, you may add alternative answers by clicking the plus sign to the right of the answer choice.  Note each alternative answer needs a score value entered to the left of it to be scored properly.

Example of scored question

Example of scored question

To display the score to the student at the end of each question or at the end of the survey, or both; click on scoring options in the upper right of the screen and select your choices.Score display options

The final score displayed to the student will look like the snapshot below after they click the submit button. Score displays per question may be used in addition to a final display.

Final scored display

Final scored display

 

If you would like to read more about scoring, use the following link http://qualtrics.com/university/researchsuite/advanced-building/advanced-options-drop-down/scoring/ or please contact one of our Ed Tech staff at tlt-consulting@purdue.edu

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