ClassPoint has a unique “one-click-to-convert” method to create an interactive quiz in PowerPoint. In this post, I’ll take a deep dive to show you the ClassPoint way to make an interactive quiz and gather live student responses with a real-life example, right inside PowerPoint.
We understand that good technology should be both powerful and easy to use. Unlike some other tools, ClassPoint integrates with Microsoft PowerPoint so it doesn’t require you to upload your slides to a website and/or set questions separately. Everything is done straight inside PowerPoint, from creating an interactive quiz to collecting live responses, and to saving results.
Create interactive quiz in PowerPoint
Let me demonstrate how you can turn any of your PowerPoint slides into interactive quizzes in the following 3 steps.
Total Time: 5 minutes
Step 1: Design your slide
I teach science and I want to create an interactive quiz in PowerPoint to test my students’ understanding about mammals. More than 60% of animals on earth are mammals! While some creatures look like mammals, they are not. So I’ve spent 3 minutes to create the question slide below. I even added a picture to illustrate my question.
Note that I can position/scale the picture however I want because I’m just using the slide as a question. Formatting becomes difficult if questions have to be set separately by another tool.
Step 2: Add the question button
Now that I have the question slide, I can choose a student to answer the question. But, if I want my whole class to participate in this question and get their responses in real-time, I will add a ClassPoint question button on the slide to make it an interactive quiz slide.
There are two ways I can do this:
1. Go to ClassPoint tab and click the Multiple Choice icon (the property panel appears for me to customize the question).
2. If the property panel is open, select/change the question type in the drop-down.
So that’s our unique one-click-to-convert method to enable live response for this slide. The question button does two things: 1) it marks the question type for this slide (multiple choice); 2) it serves as a trigger for me to start collecting responses during the slideshow (when the button is clicked).
Step 3: Customize the question (optional)
In my example, I have 4 options for students to choose from, and I have one correct answer (you are right, hummingbirds are not mammals)!
I won’t have to change the number of choices in the Property Panel, but I do want to check Allow selecting multiple choices. In addition, I will select the correct answer (D). This way, a checkmark will appear over it on the screen after the submissions are closed.
Run the question
Yay! This is how easy it is to create an interactive quiz in PowerPoint. When I go to the slideshow, I can first explain the question to my class, then click the button to start collecting responses from my students.
If you want to do a simulation yourself, simply go to slideshow mode and use your own mobile device. Join using the Class Code on the top right corner. The question slide will be displayed for the “student.” Once the question button is clicked, the 4 options will be shown and you can test out the submission.
Different Button States
On your slideshow, you can minimize the question dialog to view the questions slide further. The submission is still open, and you can see the button has transformed from its standard blue color to a yellow color to show you the live response status.
As soon as the question submissions are closed, the button will turn to a green color. The green signifies that there are responses saved inside. At any point, you can click back into the button to review your students’ responses or to restart the question!
Hint: You can also view responses for each question in the PowerPoint edit mode!
Create an interactive quiz in PowerPoint: Design your PowerPoint presentation like you always do, then, with one click, add a question button to your slide to make it interactive! Customize the Play Options so that each question works best for you.
Run your quiz: Once your class is joined through the ClassCode, click the question button on your slide to begin receiving instant responses from your students. You can have as many questions as you want in your presentation!
Review your results: After all your responses are received, go back and review them at any time by clicking the question button on your slide! All responses are automatically saved for your convenience.
- Blue: Default status, no responses have been saved yet!
- Yellow: Question is live and responses are being received.
- Green: Question is closed and there are responses stored inside for you to review at any time.
Although I used a Multiple Choice question as an example, you can create any other question type following the same steps. The best part is, you can easily reuse any of your existing slides and convert them to interactive quizzes in PowerPoint. All you need is a few clicks!