Here is a list of a few ways QuizSite can be used
for instructional purposes.
If you have used QuizSite in other creative ways that might interest
other faculty members, please let us know so we can add your ideas to the list.
- Students follow a link
to an outside source and then click Back
(or switch to the original window if a pop-up window was used)
to answer questions about the source.
- Students match two sets of images,
or images with text descriptions.
- Language students listen to sound files
and answer questions about them.
- Students complete a scored quiz based on course readings.
The activity ends before the class period begins so students are motivated to read the materials in advance.
- Students complete a quiz for a homework assignment
or as a way to review for a test.
- Students take a quiz or test during class time in a computer lab.
- Students take a quiz based on what occurred in class
as a measure of attendance and attentiveness.
- Each student is given a different set of randomly chosen questions
to reduce cheating or increase the variety of information gathered.
- Quiz questions are re-used in later quizzes in identical or altered form,
especially those questions that most students found difficult.
- The instructor shares with the class
exemplary essay answers or explanations of difficult questions
using an e-mail distribution list.
- The instructor shares aggregate statistics about quiz and test scores
such as mean, standard deviation, high and low scores, using a
- Students complete a survey, poll or vote about a course-related issue.
- Students submit questions before class
that the instructor or other students will answer in class.
- After class, students answer a brief essay question that assesses
their understanding of the day's main topic.
The essay is only graded as submitted or not submitted.
- Students describe the most important thing they learned in class that day.
- The instructor shares survey results or exemplary answers with the class
using an e-mail distribution list or as a class activity.
- Students complete an anonymous mid-term (formative) or final (summative)
evaluation of the course, instructor, texts, etc.