eLearning & Instructional Technology

Adobe Presenter: Add Quizzes and Questions

You can create an interactive e-learning presentation with a combination of quizzes and questions using Adobe Presenter. Using the Quiz Manager, you can create a single quiz or multiple quizzes in a single presentation. Since students are not the registered users of Adobe Connect, instructors will not be able to get reports of students' performance with quizzes. So the purpose of the quizzes you set up within Adobe Presentation is more likely a self-assessment/practice test for students which to enhance learning.

Creating a Quiz

  1. Within Microsoft PowerPoint, select Adobe Presenter > Quiz Manager (If this is a new Presentation, you must save it first before you can add a quiz).

    Quiz Manager Menu
  2. In the Quiz Manager, Click Add New Quiz.
  3. In the New Quiz dialog box, enter the name of the quiz.
  4. From the pop-up menu next to the Required, select an option to determine if the students must take or pass the quiz.

    Quiz Requirements

    Optional: Student may attempt the quiz, but it is not required for them to take the quiz.

    Required: Students need to at least answer one question in the quiz. Otherwise, they are not permitted to move forward in the presentation beyond the last question slide in that quiz. Simply viewing a question is not considered as an attempt.

    Pass Required: Students must pass the quiz to continue. The option restricts all navigation to any slide past the end of the quiz until students reach the pre-set passing score. For example, students will not be able to click on forward or back button on the playbar or click on a slide in the outline pane. Students also can not receive the immediate feedback. To have this option function correctly, you also must show a scoring slide which tells students why they cannot move past the quiz. If no scoring slide is chosen, the Pass Required option behaves the same as Optional.

    Answer All: Students must answer every question within the quiz. The questions must be answered in order and no questions can be skipped.
  5. Choose quiz Settings.

    Quiz Settings

    Allow backward movement: Students are allowed to click the Back button on the playbar to move backward.

    Allow users to review quiz: There will be a Review Quiz button which displays on the scoring slide. Learners can click the button and be taken to the first slide in the quiz. Students can review their answer to each question and view the correct answer to each question.

    Show score at end of the quiz: A scoring slide will be displayed at the end of the quiz.

    Show questions in outline: The name of the question slide will be displayed in the outline when users see the presentation in the presenter viewer.
  6. After selecting the quiz settings, click on Pass or Fail Options tab. Pass or Fail Options set options for determining a passing score and what actions take place if the user passes or fails the quiz.

    Pass Fail Options
  7. Click OK and the quiz is added to the presentation.
  8. Click Edit Quiz Settings to change the settings of the quiz and click Delete to delete the quiz.

    Edit or Delete

Add Questions to Presentations

In Adobe Presenter, you can create six different types of questions for a presentation. In this training, we introduce the most frequently used  question types: multiple-choice question; true-or-false question; fill-in-the-blank question, and matching question.

  1. In Microsoft PowerPoint, select the slide before the one you plan to insert a question. For example, click slide 6 if you want to insert a question in slide 7.
  2. Select Quiz Manager from the Adobe Presenter menu.
  3. Select the quiz to which you want to add a question and click Add New Question.

    Add Questions

Add a Multiple-choice Question to a Presentation

  1. From the Question Types dialog box, select Multiple Choice and specify to grade the question by selecting Create Graded Question.

    Question Type MC
  2. On the Question tab, accept the default text for the name of the question or enter a new name in the Name text box. The name appears on the question slide in the presentation.
  3. In the Question text box, type the multiple-choice question.
  4. In the Points text box, select the number of points you want to assign to the question.

    Multiple Choice Settings
  5. In the Answer area, click Add and enter possible answers. If necessary, click Delete to remove an answer of the list. Select the radio button next to the correct answer. Make sure that you select Single Response if there is only one correct answer for the question. In Numbering, use the pop-up menu to specify how answers are listed on the slide.

    Multiple Choice Answers
  6. By clicking on Advanced, the instructor can set options for individual answers, such as a custom feedback message, a specific action, or add an audio. The Advance Answer Options dialog box also provides more space for you to type in answers.

    Multiple Choice Advanced Options
  7. Select Options tab from the Type pop-up menu. Select Grade-there are right and wrong answers or Survey-There are no wrong answers.
  8. Select Show Clear Button. Students will see a button on the question slide that they can click to clear their answers and start over.

    Multiple Choice Options
  9. In the If Correct Answer section, select the Action. Select Show Correct Message to provide feedback when student select the correct answer. Clear this check box if you don't want to give any feedback for a correct answer.

    Multiple Choice - Correct Feedback
  10. In the If Wrong Answer section, specify how many attempts students can make before another action takes place.

    Multiple Choice - Wrong Feedback
  11. When you finish, click OK. Click OK to close the Quiz Manager. The new multiple-choice question slide appears.

Add a True-or-False Question to a Presentation

  1. In Quiz Manager, select the name of the quiz to which you want to add a question. Click on Add New Question.
  2. In the Question Types dialog box, select True/False and then select Create Graded Question.
  3. In the Question tab, enter the name of the question and enter the true/false question. Then assign points for this question.

    True False Questions
  4. In the Answers area, select the radio button next to the answer.

    True False Answers
  5. The Options under the Options tab for True/False question type is the same as the Multiple-Choice Question. For instruction, please review the information under Adding a Multiple-Choice Question to a Presentation.

Add a Fill-in-the-Blank Question to a Presentation

  1. In Microsoft PowerPoint, select the slide before the one you plan to insert a question. For example, click slide 6 if you want to insert a question in slide 7.
  2. Select Quiz Manager from the Adobe Presenter menu.
  3. Select the quiz to which you want to add a question and click Add New Question.
  4. In the Question Types dialog box, select Fill-in-the-blank and specify whether to grade the question.
  5. Enter name of this question. In the Description text box, accept the default text for Description or enter a new description. The description appears on the questions slide in the presentation and should give users instructions about how to answer the question. Then assign points for the question.

    Fill-in-the-Blank
  6. In the Phrase text box, type in the entire question or phrase that will contain a blank space to be completed or will contain a blank space with a drop-down list of possible answers for students to select from.
  7. To enter a Blank field, select a word in the phrase or question and click Add Blank button.

    Fill-in Question
  8. There are two choices for students to choose the correct answer In the Blank Answer dialog box: The user will type in the answer, which will be compared to the list below (students type an answer in the text box); The user will select an answer from the list below (Students select an answer from a drop-down list).
  9. Click Add and Delete to create a list of correct answers. Selecting The answer is case-sensitive option requires that students type in the correct answer with the correct combination of lowercase and uppercase letters.

    Fill-in Answer
  10. When a blank is created, the blank is represented by <i> in the dialog box. Do not edit the text <i> manually.

    Fill-in Blank
  11. Click OK to finish.
  12. The Options under the Options tab for Fill-in-the-blank question type is the same as the Multiple-Choice Question. For instruction, please review the information under Adding a Multiple-Choice Question to a Presentation.

Add a Matching Question to a Presentation

  1. In Microsoft PowerPoint, select the slide before the one you plan to insert a question. For example, click slide 6 if you want to insert a question in slide 7.
  2. Select Quiz Manager from the Adobe Presenter menu.
  3. Select the quiz to which you want to add a question and click Add New Question.
  4. In the Question Types dialog box, select Matching and specify whether to grade the question.
  5. In the Question tab, enter the name of the question.
  6. In the Question text box, type the matching question. For example, match the countries in column 1 with the correct capitals in column 2.

    Matching Question
  7. In the Answers area, click Add under each column and type in words or phrases to match. Click Delete to remove any answers or click the up and down arrow to move answers up or down in the column.
  8. Drag and Drop from one column to other to create a match. If you make an error while setting up the correct matches between column items, click Clear Matches and start over.

    Matching Answers
  9. Click OK to finish.
  10. The Options under the Options tab for Matching question type is the same as the Multiple-Choice Question. For instruction, please review the information under Adding a Multiple-Choice Question to a Presentation.
  11. Click OK to finish adding questions to the quiz.
  12. Save the presentation before publishing to the Adobe Connect server.
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