An Overview of Digital Quizzes
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3 Benefits of Adding Digital Quizzes to Your Online Course
Adding digital quizzes to your online course can make it more engaging and valuable for your students. Here are 3 key benefits!
1. Encourage Users to Enroll in Your Course
For example, FutureLearn offers an introductory quiz that helps you decide which online course you should choose from its platform:
If you create digital quizzes to advertise your course, it's essential to cover its significant learning points. We also recommend drawing attention to the most exciting parts of your curriculum to incite curiosity.
There's also no harm done if users choose not to continue. If they've hung around long enough to complete a quiz on your site, they might continue reading other content on your website.
2. Repeat Digital Quizzes to Boost Recall
Furthermore, including digital quizzes at regular intervals in your online course lets users review what they've learned and how much has been absorbed.
Repetition is a key part of learning. Therefore, you might aim to add a quiz after completing each major topic:
Digital quizzes at this stage of the course are simply for the benefit of your learners. These exams can help students absorb information better, so they don't need to be graded.
Some quiz types, such as labeling tasks and sequencing quizzes, are good options. A labeling task involves multiple statements, each featuring a blank space for your student to fill in the answer.
Then, you might have a list of all the possible answers mixed up at the bottom of the screen for students to choose from.
Alternatively, a sequencing task works especially well for information that follows a chronology. Students are asked to order this information during the quiz.
Using quizzes also provides a way to repurpose content. For example, you might supply users with course content during their online, send resources to their email addresses, and reuse material for a digital quiz.
Those are three opportunities to repeat essential information you'd like your students to learn and retain.
When designing your digital quizzes, try to keep things simple, especially at earlier stages of your course.
If you push too hard, it may discourage students from continuing. This is important because your completion rate can be a significant factor for users deciding whether to enroll in your course.
3. Assess Learning and Improve Your Online Course
Students taking your course most likely want to learn. Therefore, at the final stages of your curriculum, we recommend introducing graded quizzes.
At this point, you can design digital quizzes with multiple-choice or true/false questions. These questions have definitive right or wrong answers, allowing you to calculate immediate results.
Then, students can share their scores on social media to show off their learning.
Not only are graded quizzes valuable for your students, but they can also help you discover trends in your course.
For example, you might find that the same sections of your curriculum seem to generate poor results from your students. These low scores might indicate topics that are poorly explained and confusing.
Alternatively, the course might be moving too quickly, leaving learners behind. In this scenario, it might be worth adding to your curriculum content and explaining its topics more deeply.
With these insights, you can start making improvements to your online course. With our MemberPress plugin, you can quickly edit your curriculum using our specialty blocks:
Our plugin also offers progress tracking, enabling you to gain insight into the user-friendliness and popularity of your course. This feature also helps students stay on top of their learning and celebrate their achievements.
Adding digital quizzes to your online course helps your students track their progress and feel more engaged. Additionally, these tests can entice new people to enroll.
To recap, here are three benefits of adding digital quizzes to your online course:
- Motivate people to enroll in your course.
- Help learners boost their recall by completing quizzes regularly.
- Assess what has been learned and identify areas to improve your course.
Do you have any questions about adding digital quizzes to your online course? Let us know in the comments section below!
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