#FreeToolTips – 8 Free Testing/Quizzing Tools for Teachers

September 10, 2018 by admin

testing toolThe school season is in full swing and you need to get the budding geniuses prepped up before the Thanksgiving break! After going through much of the syllabus, it must be time now for some regular quizzing. Remember the time where you’d manually, painfully evaluate the objective worksheets? Well, it is time to say good-bye to stone age. Usher in – digital age. You can just bring in the contents of our awesome worksheets to the quiz and pass it on to your students as an online test! Say yes to online testing tools!

Here we present to you some of the best in the market free tools for testing/gaming. Most of the tools out there give out their base versions for me. As can be expected, they keep most of the goodies under the paid bracket. However, we have listed those tools that you must give a try. At-least to pick some brains and get some ideas, if nothing else. So here’s to you.

This s/w is one of the prominent players in the secure, professional web-based testing world. In their own words, they are easy-to-use, customizable online testing solution for training & educational assessment with Tests & Quizzes graded instantly saving you hours of paperwork. That sounds ideal, doesn’t it? Well, the good news is that you can register for free to get upto 100 tests per month. For anything higher, you will have to choose from professional plans or credit packs. They have very clear plans and FAQs to help you out on this regard. Their custom web-based Testing tool allows you to easily create secure online Exams & assessments with advanced Quiz settings such as time limits, public & private Test access, randomize Questions, instant feedback, multiple choice, matching, short answer, video, audio, essay & more Question types, embed exams in WordPress & Google Sites. Awesome testing tools? You name it!

classtools is your basic website which would give you the access to their services without having to signup or creating a huge digital backlog. You can create free games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! Host them on your own blog, website or intranet! No signup, no passwords, no charge! Yes testing tool!

Easytestmaker is another tool which gives out its base version for free(25 test limit). They have plus and premium versions as well. They are famous for their perfectly formatted tests and alternate versions to reduce cheating. This tool also lets you to publish into the web for online testing. Published online tests are graded automatically! Another feature worth mentioning is the question analysis reporting which gives quick and easy reports to see how many test takers answered which questions right and wrong. Easy-peasy testing tool!

This one is the new bloke on the block filled with high-tech features. However the full version looks far more interesting than their free version. You can however download their 14 day free-trial and check out whether it suits your requirements.Full version boasts 23 question types and mobile quizzes/surveys. Customizable design, branching scenarios, time and attempt limits, flexible scoring are all features worth drooling for. They are very user friendly and aids the non-techie with easy drag and drop designs. Created Flash quizzes and surveys can be uploaded to a SCORM 1.2 LMS, or published on a website or blog. That’s a good testing tool!

This quizmaker rescues you with a simple interactive website. Not boasting of hi-tech features, they do the job and do it well. They claim it to be world’s simplest way to make online quizzes. To create beautifully designed quizzes, test anytime & anywhere and to get delightful reports & analytics they provide 100+ settings. No wonder many universities such as Yale and the University of Phoenix are proud users of this little tool. They make stuff simple. Create a quiz, share it, analyse results are the three steps through which the website takes you. You can create a quiz from scratch or use the ProProfs library having 100k+ customizable quizzes and 1,000,000+ ready to use questions. You can create scored quizzes, personality quizzes or surveys by selecting from 15+ question types. Add images, presentations and videos to your quiz. Cool testing tool huh?

This is an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it. On choosing one of the options, the resulting situation is then presented, again with a set of options. Working through this branching tree is like negotiating a maze, hence the name “Action Maze”. Action mazes can be used for many purposes, including problem-solving, diagnosis, procedural training, and surveys/questionnaires. All of these types of use are easier to understand by example than they are to explain, so you can check out some example exercises. However, currently, Quandary testing tool is only available for Windows.

Now for more than just quizzing!

  • what2learn.com can be a fun and effective way to teach. They call their quizzes as ‘games’. Why not?! Considering the way it can be created and going through some of the ‘games’ available on-line, it is as much fun as any game! Talk about ultimate gamification and euphemism. You can play any of their thousands of revision games and quizzes or make your own. Whether you are helping students in revising for examinations and tests such as GCSE and SATs, or simply looking for a powerful and engaging way to develop literacy and understanding, this is a fun place to be.
  • Yacapaca.com as the name promises to be, is an interesting tool with a large British presence. As a teacher, you can chose from any of their 21,000+ pre-made assessments across all subjects and syllabi, mix and match from 185,000+ item bank or create your own from scratch. Their mission is to make automated assessment better than manual assessment. Interestingly, they use peer formative feedback, personalized learning, dynamic timing, gamification and every other method available to make their assessment more formative, more engaging and more reliable than manual marking. The best part is that they deliver rich analytics at the student, class and cohort levels. Low-level usage is permanently free. Annual subscriptions are pricey from £99 upwards. Subscriptions are available for individuals, departments, whole schools and MATs/school chains.

 

Phew! So thats it. As always. As promised. 8 Free Testing/Quizzing Tools for Teachers. Explore the world of online quizzing. Do let us know what you think about the tool you use. Do share your stories in the contact us form. Long story short, we had to disable the comments due to spamming bots 🙁

So long then,

Anna Joy

Team TheWorksheets.com

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