Overview: This program lets you set up a series of questions that respondents can
complete online, with automatic grading and feedback features.
There is a flexible array of question types from which to choose.
can be given short titles that help you select which questions
to retrieve when setting up a quiz. Test results can be viewed in various formats (either with each student's paper listed separately, or
in a table with answers in columns organized by question, and with aggregate results
along the edges of each column and row).
Blocks of data (coded or uncoded) can be extracted easily
into spreadsheet programs for subsequent analysis.
Display Options for Viewing Test Results:
You have the option of providing feedback comments associated with each answer, correct or incorrect, which
may help students understand why they missed particular questions.
You provide a title for the test (for the top of each page seen by respondents), along
with opening and closing statements, which can be used
for instructions and to tell students about when or how results will be made available.
- Revisions: The view screens let you review and revise questions, with no risk of losing existing response data.
- Tabular Display: You can decide how to organize the data:
by student with a list of question titles and answers,
or in a tabular form where each student's responses are in a row, and each
answer constitutes a column.
- Formatting: A reversible truncation feature
lets you tailor the data and improve the readability of a summary data table.
- Omitting Responses: The results pages let you hide and restore
all answers from selected respondents, e.g. to omit data used in testing or data from unauthorized respondents.
- Messages: You may send a message at any time that will
appear in red at the top of the students' submit screens.
- Aggregate Results: For questions with multiple options, the tabular display also reports
aggregate numbers of responses for each answer option, which helps the instructor
focus subsequent discussion on areas of common confusion.
- Ratings: There is an optional rating scale (from 1 to 5) that lets you
rate and rank the test-takers. Responses can be ordered by rating, last name, or by
- Extracting Data: The Create Data Table links generate unformatted blocks of
data with column headings (separated by spaces), which can be copied and pasted into
a spreadsheet program like Excel. The data blocks are generated two ways: using wording from selected answers
and using the coded number of the response option, so coding is automatic.
To set up a quiz, you will need your Veconlab "session name." You will
be given a new session name for this questionnaire (as explained on the next page), so that you can continue to use
your current one to run classroom experiments and/or online surveys, without
interfering with the testing process. The people who log in to complete
the quiz will use your new quiz session name.
Please send commments and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vecon Lab - July 17, 2019