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Using Netigate for tests and quizzes

Netigate can be used in multiple different ways— one of which is creating tests and quizzes to measure knowledge level and skills.

To set up the functionality for tests and quizzes, you will need to utilise “Radio buttons— Weighted”. In order to indicate the correct answer in a selection, you will need to allocate a weight of “1” to the relevant option. For the other options, you will leave the weight blank. The “1” will mark this option to be a correct answer and worth one point in the total score. A blank weight, on the other hand, means that the option is incorrect.

In the example below, you can see a small number “1” next to the “1879” option. This shows that the survey creator has selected this option as the correct answer to the question:

Note: If you mark the weight with “0”, the option will be considered correct, but will add zero points to the total score. Always leave incorrect options blank.

In order for Netigate to display the questions as a test or a quiz there are a couple of survey settings that you will need to take into consideration:

Count correct answers: Will generate a calculation of all weighted radio buttons in your questionnaire, providing the respondent with a total score based on their answers compared to the max amount of points. This score will be displayed to the respondent in the end text of the survey.

Display answers: Will give the respondent a presentation of all questions in the survey as well as what answers were provided for each of the individual questions. In combination with “Count correct answers” there will also be a presentation if the answer that was provided was correct or not. There is also the possibility to download results as a PDF by clicking the icon in the top right corner of the end text.

As an example, consider the screenshot above again. We asked the question: “In what year was Albert Einstein born?”. Providing the respondent chooses the correct answer of “1879”, the end text following their survey would look like this:

 

Adding a point system

It is also possible to use a point system where the respondents can see the range in which they placed. To illustrate this, we will use an example of a questionnaire with 16 correct answers, where we want the results to be presented in three different ranges.

To format the end text page with your different ranges you can follow these steps:

[points]0-4,5-10,11-16[/points]

Ranges like the one above have to be placed at the top of the end text. This example will add one range for those that have 0-4 correct answers, one for those with 5-10 correct answers and a third one for those who have 11-16 correct answers. Simply adjust these numbers in order to customise it for your own survey.

Below this, you will add any text that should be displayed for each of the different ranges. To do this add the following:

[0-4]This text will be shown if the total score is 0-4[/0-4]
[5-10]This text will be shown if the total score is 5-10[/5-10]
[11-16]This text will be shown if the total score is 11-16[/11-16]

If you want to display the exact score for the respondent, use [score] somewhere between the different ranges.

Adding a point system is a useful tool for personality quizzes.