Testing, Quizzing and Gameshow Tools
This page provides links to a range of dedicated tools that are useful for the production of online tests, quizzes and games.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"The CASTLE toolkit has been developed so that Tutors and Course managers can create on-line interactive multiple choice questions (MCQs) quickly and easily without any prior knowledge of HTML, cgi, or similar scripting languages. The CASTLE Project was funded by JISC/JTAP. These tools are freely available to HE institutions and they are now part of the Talent project which aims to enhance teaching and learning through the use of web technology."
Game-based learning module. Create a multimedia learning game with just a few clicks. Boost your learners acceptance and motivation of online learning.
Added: 2nd October 2007
"Create A Quiz allows you to generate your own on-screen interactive quizzes. The program supports multiple choice and fill in the blank style tests. Quizzes can also be printed out for use in conventional pencil/paper tests."
You can download an evaluation copy
Added: 5 May 2004
Reviewer's Notes: Design your own games as well as pre-made games
"Dynamic PowerTrainer® eTesting is the perfect solution for a simple, quick and efficient creation and evaluation of exercises, tests, exams and assessments. Multifarious question types and templates, final exam, assessment, reporting of learning status data and automatic statistical analysis online and/or offline, compatible to standard compliant LMS."
Added: 20 September 2006
Offers substantially reduced educational prices
"Easyquizz Pro enables you to design and publish rich-media quizzes for your student assessments, training evaluations or marketing surveys. Assessment reports are automatically generated. Just type in your questions in one of the 9 question editors and insert pictures, sounds, videos or flash animations. The software automatically converts your quiz to HTML or PHP files that you can publish on the Internet, Intranet, CD-ROM or on your AICC/SCORM compatible LMS."
Added: 8 June 2005
Free 30 day trial available
"Easy Test Maker is a FREE online test generator to help you create your tests. With Easy Test Maker you can create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true and false questions all on the same test. You can also insert instructions and divide your test into multiple sections."
Added: 15 June 2004
You can also print a master answer sheet. Just click the "Print Answer Sheet" link when you are done creating your test. It's that easy!
"With this unique software you can: use your browser to create your own learning games, publish your games with the click of a mouse, integrate motivating, challenging activitites into your courses."
Added: 5 April 2004
See some sample games and try it for free.
"an innovative new remote testing solution designed specifically for integration with today's eLearning environments. By merging online and offline components into a cohesive testing platform, Ergotest offers your students and trainees the flexibility and convenience of web-based assessment with the security and reliability of PC-based testing environment."
Added: 29 January 2006
"Biometric checkpoints, including webcam snapshots, thumbprint scans, and customizable random security questions allow testing administrators to accurately verify and store student identity information in each Ergotest™ examination file."
"Did you always want to design computer games? But you don't want to spend a lot of time learning how to become a programmer? Then you came to the right place. Game Maker is a program that allows you to make exciting computer games without the need to write a single line of code. Making games with Game Maker is great fun. Using easy to learn drag-and-drop actions you can create professional looking games in little time. You can make games with backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effects. And once you get more experienced there is a built-in programming language that gives you full flexibility. What is best, Game Maker can be used free of charge. And you can use the games you produced in any way you like. You can even sell them"
Added: 18 January 2005
Game Maker comes with a collection of freeware images and sounds to get you started. Also there are a number of example games.
"Game Show Presenter is presentation software that helps people pay attention and learn any subject by presenting it as a funny, TV-style quiz show. It has everything you need to make your own quiz game shows: music, funny game show host, sound effects and scorekeeping for up to 10 players or teams"
Added: 19 February 2004
You can download a trial version
"The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for non-profit educational users who make their pages available on the web. Other users must pay for a licence". From the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
Added: 28 June 2001
This tool has been rated very highly by ZDNet and has some other great reviews.
"IMS Assesst Designer is an assessment creation tool that is designed specifically for user friendliness. Authors can create, modify, delete and rearrange questions in assessment with ease. This complies with open standards such as the IMS Project Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) Specification."
Added: 23 June 2002
This is a shareware product
"Create your own classroom or self-directed gameshow style games, quizzes, tests and surveys using LearningWare's software templates, described below. All are Y3K compliant. Our mission is to make learning fun." Games include: Gameshow Pro 3; QuizFactory 2; Quiz Rocket; All Play and many more
Updated: 27 August 2002
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"Maple T.A. is an easy-to-use web-based system for creating tests and assignments, automatically assessing student responses and performance. It supports complex, free-form entry of mathematical equations and intelligent evaluation of responses, making it ideal for mathematics, science, or any course that requires mathematics."
Updated: 13 February 2007
version 3.0 has recently been released
"Free service for creating and sharing flashcards."
Added: 12 June 2007
"Free service for creating and sharing quizzes and quiz based online assessments."
Added: 12 June 2007
"Human Productivity Labs offers QTI-Ready - a suite of OEM products that covers test and survey authoring and delivery functionality based on our advanced xDLS and Assest Designer technologies."
Added: 27 July 2003
QTI Ready Questionnaire Designer provides web based test and survey authoring capabilities and QTI Ready Player provides test and survey delivery capabilities
"High-end application for creating and modifying interactive learning content for playback on the Qedoc Quiz Player. Features include convenient and fast generation of training and testing material, flexible reusability of defined tasks, highly configurable and varied test types, exceptionally smart and interactive interfaces, easy publication and a true interactive WYSIWYG preview display."
Added: 18 September 2006
Quiz Maker can be used for free under certain conditions
Question Mark Perception is a powerful tool for computerizing quizzes, tests, assessments and surveys via the web.
Updated: 25 September 2005
You can download the software and try it out on your server for 30 days free of charge.
"For teachers and trainers to set on-line questions for tests and exams."
Updated: 25 June 2005
"Question Tools allows anyone to easily create and deliver assessments, tests, quizzes, exams and surveys using PCs, local area networks, the Internet as well as intranets."
Added: 19 September 2002
Some FREE testing tools
"Question Writer is a rapid e-learning development tool designed to create professional tests and assessments. Its intuitive and flexible interface allows developers to make assessments exactly the way they want them."
Added: 5 August 2005
Try the evaluation version
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"Wondershare QuizCreator can help designers to build a flash-based interactive quiz with just four steps, choose question type (8 types), enter questions, give answers, and mark the right answers. Besides, users are allowed to change variety of quiz properties, and feedback the results to LMS (AICC/SCORM) or database (SQL/Access)".
Added: 04 January 2007
Try the evaluation version
Added: 15 August 2006
Now you can build Quiz Master Games, offline. Get the Standalone Version
"Quizit is a compendium of ready-made, computer-based quiz templates. You can use these templates to create your own quizzes on any subject imaginable, for something educational or just for fun. The quizzes you create can be used as classroom games, using a laptop and a projector, or as online quizzes for use by individuals, over the Internet or an intranet."
Added: 25 January 2004
To see Quizit for yourself, try the online and downloadable demos
"Create your own online quizzes or select from our huge library of teacher-created quizzes Save time with automatic scoring and recording. Assess and track student progress; Web based access from school or home; Integrated with MyGradeBook.Com"
Added: 5 July 2004
Try it free for 30 days
"NEW QuizStar is based on teacher comments and suggestions from the past four years. We are committed to developing resources that help educators use the power of the Internet in teaching and learning."
Updated: 15 June 2004
QuizStar is a free web-based program
"Respondus is the leading developer of third-party testing and assessment tools for the WebCT™ and Blackboard® e-Learning platforms."
Added: 23 October 2001
You can choose from seven different types of test questions, import questions from a text file, and embed graphics, audio, and video.
"Our flexible and powerful enterprise class architecture permits you to effortlessly incorporate e-test into new or existing training programs ... RIVA e-test integrates easily with Learning Management Systems through standard interoperability features. As a stand-alone product or an integrated solution, whether maintained locally or hosted remotely, e-test is the answer to any assessment solution."
Added: 23 August 2001
Good scalability - from thousands to millions of users
"Scalebrain Skill assessme
nt software provides IT skill questions and test tool for recruitment interviews, online skill assessment platform with built-in knowledge base and e-learning development tool for online test, skill testing solution, exam generation, web-based learning."
Added: 5 July 2005
Free evaluation edition
"web based, exam software used by performance-driven organizations, online skill assessment platform with built-in knowledge base and e-learning development tool for online test."
Added: 12 July 2005
View the screenshots of the software
"TaskMagic allows teachers to quickly and easily create interactive games and exercises for use with interactive whiteboard or PC. One set of inputs from the teacher can generate up to 13 different games automatically. Games can be based on texts, pictures and sounds. There are currently 30 different game formats, including Pool, Invaders, Asteroids, Millionaire, PacMan, GapFill etc. TaskMagic works with any roman-script language. A free trial version is available to download from the website. There are also lots of free ready made games and resources for French and Spanish, as well as lots of non-TaskMagic free resources and ideas to support the teaching and learning of French at GCSE."
Added: 25 June 2004
TaskMagic was recommended as one of the top 3 Modern Languages resources at BETT 2004. It was also reviewed in the TES Teacher magazine MFL Subject Focus on Friday May 7th 2004"
"Start building online tests and quizzes today with Test Builder. Test Builder lets you author tests quickly and easily with a text editor. Absolutely no programming is required. Create tests and quizzes with true-false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank and matching questions. Deliver your tests with a SCORM-based Learning Management System (LMS). Randomize the sequence of questions and choices. Randomly select questions from a question pool. Limit the number of attempts. Set the passing score."
Added: 14 January 2004
There are a couple of examples you can check out
"Test Generator is a Windows-based product that enables teachers, trainers, managers - anyone - to construct tests. Test Generator simplifies the entire process: developing questions, designating answers, administering tests, and compiling grades."
Added: May 2001
"Test Pilot, is in use at over 250 educational institutions in 19 countries. It is also in use at such major corporations as General Electric (2 divisions), Quaker Oats, American Family Publishers, KPN Telecom (Dutch telephone company), Cacheflow and Bulkmatic Transport. It requires NO programming or knowledge of HTML. It's a great way to create and host online surveys in addition to tests. The Illinois State Board of Education is using it to serve sample standardized tests to student throughout their state. Over 750,000 such tests have been served using Test Pilot."
Added: 1 October 2002
"originally developed at Purdue University has been released with the assistance of the University of Chicago's commercial development arm.
"Test Pro is the e-test Development Standard used around the globe for professional computer-based test development and administration. Currently used in over 30 countries around the world, Test Pro has helped software development companies, schools and colleges, teachers, educators, and corporations achieve their testing needs."
Added: 26 March 2002
You can download a copy of Test Pro 2002 to try it out
"Test, Quizzes, Surveys - The Quiz Show flexes to meet all your assessment needs."
Added: 14 April 2004
Take a look at the live demos and Flash tours in the Demo Center
"ULAE is a commercially available, QTI compliant, off-the-shelf software solution which enables an organization to author, deliver, and track online Assessments with ease and enhanced data security. UpsideTMS is an easy to use, fully web-based solution. The design of the system is very robust and the architecture of the system allows a quick and seamless integration with other IS systems including other LMS, LCMS, PeopleSoft, Oracle, SAP, or other custom database or system applications. ULAE supports many question types and has an in-built 'Resume from Crash' feature. Most of the reports produced are graphical for easy and quick analysis. The test can be taken in a highly secure or a normal environment."
Added: 12 August 2005
"uTest is a test preparation engine. It has a robust Administration module that would allow a trainer/ teacher to assemble a test on the fly. And it has a unique user experience that allows students peer to peer reviews and customizable feedback reports. It can be integrated into any existing or planned e learning framework."
Added: 20 April 2007
"WebQuiz XP is a software product which allows you to create interactive HTML quizzes, tests and assessments that you can immediately answer on-screen or publish to the Internet. By using an easy wizard, you can enter the questions, add pictures and equations, define the options and then set the final evaluation. WebQuiz XP supports five question types and you can choose several ready-to-use professional templates."
Added: 9 February 2004
A 15-day trial version can be downloaded
"Quiz wizard enables companies and educational establishments to quickly and easily create interactive tests which can be accessed on the Internet. Quiz Wizard Features: Multiple choice/true or false quizzes; On-line report, progress and results for both users and administrators; Random display order/type of questions to facilitate re-takes; Intuitive user interface enables easy set-up and management of system"
Added: 12 April 2003
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