Free online quizzes?

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  1. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    I'm thinking about changing my weekly quizzes to an online format. Is there a free online quiz generator that you can recommend? Ideally I'd like one that scores the multiple choice section and gives feedback to the students either after each question or at the end of the quiz. I'd also like it to have an option for short answers or essays that I can grade myself.

    Thanks!
     
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    I'd also like it to have a feature where it will mix up questions and answer choices.
     
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    I have been using the feature on moodle, if your school uses that.

    I am curious too. I want something for daily warm ups.
     
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    I use http://www.easytestmaker.com/ for my tutoring students (vocab). The free version doesn't allow you to publish it online or grade it for you, but the premium version, which is only $20 a year, does allow for some things. The premium plus online (what you want) is $40.00/year. I use the free version, which allows me to choose what kinds of questions, randomize the questions, and print both the original and an answer key. I can also save it for later.I've never tried the premium version, but I am thinking about it!
     
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    We just started using Instructure Canvas (http://www.instructure.com/) at my school. You have to get the school IT department to adopt it, but it's free. I love it! I've given several quizzes on it, and it has lots of options. You can have it show the students their scores right away, or not. You can have it show them the correct answers, or not. You can lock the quizzes so they can't look at them early. It will show you which questions the students missed the most and got the most. The feature for grading essays and short answers is great too. I can grade them much faster than I can with paper quizzes, and I can also leave comments for the students. So if your administration is at all cooperative, convince them to adopt Canvas!
     
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    I have heard great things about QUIZLET.com.
     
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    I use quizlet to make digital flashcards for my students, but I don't think it has a lot of the functions OP is wanting.
     
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    Bump.

    After looking at the free options out there, I think I'm going to need to bite the bullet and do a subscription option. What suggestions do you have for me now that I'm willing to pay a little?

    I want it to look nice, be easy to use, and not require me to enter email addresses for all my students (which is what Instructure is requiring).
     
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    This might be a bit late, but have you found something that has these features?
     
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    We recently used socrative.com in a workshop I was in...I think it is free and it has both a short answer and multiple choice set up and the students log in to a specified room number to take your quiz. It was pretty impressive.
     
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    I'm looking at QuizStar. It seems to have most of what I'm after.
     
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    I'll look that one up. Thanks!
     
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    I think I remember reading that you use Edmodo? I do as well- there's an option to make quizzes on there! It won't mix up answer choices though but other than that I like it. It will save the quiz so you can assign it later as well.
     
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    I do use Edmodo. I looked at their quiz stuff but I just didn't like it. To me it seemed like it would take a long time to create a longish quiz (40+ questions). I also didn't see an option to pull questions from previous quizzes or to mix up answer choices or questions.
     
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    I have used Quia for about five years. There is a yearly subscription, but I believe you get a 30 day trial period before you need to pay anything. I like it because I can create tests/quizzes, review games, and surveys on there. You can assign students to their own accounts (if you use it often) or just have them type in their names when they take the tests.

    In my freshmen classes, I usually just use the site for review activities, so I don't make them sign up for it. With my senior class, I put tests on there a few times a year, so students need to enroll in my class after logging in.

    I am the yearbook advisor at my school, and even use the site to have students vote for senior superlatives. It beats having to count them all by hand!
     
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    Ooh yeah I wouldn't want to input 40 questions in there either! I was thinking small quizzes.
     
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    Last year I used an online quiz site for all my quizzes and tests, including final exams. I loved the site I used before because it was so easy to enter questions.
     
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    Testmoz is awesome. It's $20 for a permanent license. It grades them for you and even gives out different test questions per student. It moves the questions around.
     
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    Thanks! I'll look into it.
     
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    I've used Quia for about 8 years, and it is fabulous. I think it costs $49 per year, but you can do everything you've asked about. www.quia.com Choose Quia Web.
     
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    I just looked at Testmoz but I noticed a problem that may be inherent in all of them for me. With the essay question, the response has to be word for word the same or it's incorrect. Are all the sites like that? Are there any sites that will just give the students the results for multiple choice and let me grade the essays later?
     
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    I've actually never seen any online quiz site that graded essays for you. I know that QuizStar and Easy Test Maker will grade the multiple choice and T/F stuff and require you to grade the essays.
     
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    Do any of these applications allow you to print out the quizzes and tests you make on there? I'm looking for something that I can use instead of Microsoft Word.

    EDIT: I didn't want to give easy test maker my address so I found an alternative, Girps. It only does multiple choice tests right but so far it works well enough for me.
     
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    Easy Test Maker lets you download and print your quizzes. You can do it as a .pdf or .doc. Very handy.
     

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