Using Resimion to run a competitive, assessed or for-fun quiz in a lecture or offline during a learner’s own time is easy. This toolkit gives an overview of how to create a basic quiz.
In Resimion, there are a lot of options to create quizzes using different mechanisms, conditions and measures. This mechanism uses ‘Tasks’ or ‘Stages’ to give maximum flexibility and setup the quiz quickly.
If you are planning to use a diagnostic or investigative scenario, instead use the guide here.
Before you get started, make sure you have the following available:
- A list of the questions you are going to ask. Draw yourself a flow chart on a bit of paper if you want to make it more complex with conditional paths based on different answers!
- A list of the answers – both right and wrong. You can quickly bulk import those to speed up the process.
- A brief overview for the scenario – including a name for the quiz, and a description of what the learner should do (For example: ‘You need to answer 5 multiple-choice questions in 10 minutes. This quiz is assessed’).
- An idea of how you want to score the quiz – do you want to give only positive points for a correct answer? Do you want to subtract time if the learner selects the wrong answer?
- Assessment & Timing controls – do you want to limit the learners to an amount of time? Should learners be get results right away or wait until the whole cohort has completed?
Creating the Quiz
In Resimion, click ‘Create New Scenario’:
Once the empty scenario appears, click the Setup tab, and you’ll see the new wizard:
To create a quiz or mini-teach, the most appropriate template is the Quiz (MCQ). Select it, and then proceed to Step 2.
During Step 2, provide a name and description for the quiz as detailed during the preparation above.
You can make scoring as simple or complex as you like. We provide 3 scoring components by default, Points, Budget and Time. Budgets is disabled but easily switched on. For your first quiz, leave this alone – and optionally change the time to 5 minutes, for example.
To add more complex scoring capabilities, see scoring.
Adding Questions and Answers
In Step 4 (Simulation Content), which is the main content of the scenario, we need to add our main content – questions and answers.
We are going to use the stage/task mechanism to add these questions, and then add the answers using the bulk-import functionality to each question.
Firstly, add the list of questions. In Step 4, click the Advanced Settings cog and click ‘Question Setup’:
Then, click Bulk Add, and add your list of questions. Whilst you can add them individually, this is the fastest way to input questions to the Resimion platform.
Choose either ‘Single Answer/Choice’ or ‘Multi-answer/Choice’ depending on whether these questions have a single or multiple answers and click ‘Confirm’. Resimion adds the questions and sets up a ‘linear flow’ from one question to the next automatically for you.
Automatic or Manual Progression
You can decide to let the quiz progress either manually, in which the learner clicks a button (called an activator) after each question is answered, or you can let Resimion move between questions when the criteria are met. In this guide we’ll look at both options in the context of the quiz.
Resimion has already added an activator for you, setup the quiz to progress manually, and set each Question to ‘no return’ during the bulk add process. You only need to change these settings if you want to change the behaviour.
Skip to ‘Adding Answers’ unless you want to change the behaviour.
It is important to make sure that the learner does not return to the same question again once it has been answered in a simple quiz. For this reason, it’s almost always the case that you will want to set ‘No Return’ on each of your tasks/questions regardless of whether it is a manual or automatic quiz.
If you do not do this, unless you have setup complex conditions, the quiz will not work as expected.
For our simple quiz, we are going to let the learner manually decide when to move on, rather than automatically in this example. This is great if the learner needs to select more than a minimum number of answers, but there is not a specific number of answers you are looking for – the learner decides themselves when they are ‘done’ with answering the question.
Each question will be set to type ‘Manual’.
To allow the learner to move forward, you need to add an Activator. Activators allow the learner to click a button to move to the next question, but only if that question is available.
Since our learner will never return to Question 1 in our example, we do not need an activator to it.
On our example question 2 we add an activator by typing the button text. That might be ‘Next Question’ or ‘Move to Question 2’ for example. The activator should apply to the question it is in, NOT the next question. It is shown when this question is available to be activated, and then answered. Add an activator called ‘Move to Question 3’ to Question 3, and so on.
If you only want the next question to show after the current question has been answered, you need to make sure:
- That you have set a ‘minimum’ number of answers for the question on the settings tab (this stops the learner moving on before they have selected at least the minimum number of answers)
- That the conditions for the question are set to require the previous question before progressing:
You should also consider adding conditions to prevent all activators showing, and make the flow linear. See creating a path.
Once we have setup our questions, they are now available in our drop down in Step 4:
To automatically progress, you need to:
- Set the minimum number of answers for each question
- Make sure ‘No Return’ is enabled
- Set type to ‘Auto’ for each question.
Whilst automatic progression is faster and simpler to implement, it means you can not have a variable number of answers to a question – once the minimum is hit, the learner can progress.
Unlike manual questions, you do not need an activator. Questions will be evaluated in the order they appear in the list, so using the up and down arrows to adjust ordering is important.
You can optionally create a mixture of automatic and manual questions, and create complex paths. See creating a path for more information – but remember to start simple!
Let’s add some answers to our questions, and in this example to Question 2. We select question 2, and click ‘Bulk Add’, typing one answer per line. This gives us our answers:
Select the correct answer (just one answer if you picked ‘Single answer’ question type) by clicking the Red icon, and it will turn green to indicate a correct answer. Consider adding an impact for each answer – see adding content for more information.
Under optional features, you should set Access Control options appropriately and remove anonymous access if you want to track which users are logging in and using your scenario. See optional features for more information on all optional features.
Test it out!
Save everything and then click the ‘Activate’ button. As this is your first run of this scenario, it will then proceed to generate a 6-digit code which you can give to others.
Visit https://go.resimion.com and enter the code to test it!
Need to do more? No problem: click the Reset button on the scenario and you can edit it further.
Not working as you expect? Check out Common Problems & Questions!