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More details added to your quiz results!

Mar 152019

I'm excited to announce a new feature for Teacher Plus accounts and all of your students! When you review your past quiz results, you will now have question-specific results on how you did. 

Until now, students only had access to their best quiz scores in each test mode (practice, test and strict), as well as their most recent quiz result.  But now, students of Teacher Plus accounts can look back and see how they did on a quiz... which questions they scored 3 points, 2 points, 1 point or no point for.  This will give you a better idea what you need to keep studying.

Here's a screenshot of the details for a strict test. You can sort by Question or by Points earned.




Teachers with Teacher Plus accounts now also have the details. You've already had the scores on each and every quiz for each of your students, but now you can see what questions were missed.

For a demonstration of what this looks like, check out this youtube video - Part 1 The teacher's view of the quiz details:

 and Part 2 The student's view of the quiz details.


You can also take a look at our Student Scores Details demo screen.

Note that the data is only for the most popular quizzes - you won't see the details on some of the more obscure quizzes, but if your class is using a quiz that doesn't display details, just email us and we'll add it to the display.


New quiz! World deserts

Mar 042019

We've got a new quiz for you: World Deserts. The quiz asks you to click on the map to identify 30 of the world's largest deserts, so it can be a bit challenging.

But it's customizable! So you can pick from the pool of questions to ask just the ones you want. And, as like all customizable quizzes, you can force the mode (to test, strict and super strict) to make the quiz extra challenging.

Take a look at this sample quiz, The 15 largest deserts in the world.  

 Or perhaps  you would like to try the full 30 question quiz?  Good luck! 

Burundi has declared a new capital

Jan 032019

Burundi, a small nation in central east Africa, has declared a new capital city.

It was a promise made in March 2007, finally fulfilled. The Burundian government has officially declared the small town of Gitega to be its new capital city. The announcement was made over the Dec 22/23 2018 weekend, and Gitega became the capital on Dec 24.

How small is Gitega? The population of Bujumbura, the previous capital city (which will continue to be the country's economic centre), is approx. 331,700 (2018 figure). Gitega's population is 23,167 (2018 est.) 

Location of Burundi in central east Africa is shown on this map:

map of Africa, partially labeled to show countries around Burundi

 For the next few months (maybe longer), the African capital cities quiz will ask you, "Where is Gitega (previously Bujumbura)?", so if you have memorized Bujumbura, you'll still be able to ace the quiz.  




Frequently requested, finally available! US state flags

Dec 032018

One of the most frequently requested quizzes is the flags of the United States.  But no one ever specified if they wanted it as just the flags alone (in the Flags section), or the Geography section type where you click on the map to answer.  So, I did both.

If you want to practice just the flags, without having to also know where the state is on a map, head for the Flags of the US quiz in the Flags section.

If you want more of a challenge, try the Geography section United States: Flags quiz where you have to answer by clicking on the map of the US.

Some of them aren't too hard because they have the name of the state right on the map!  You know, like this:


If only they were all that easy!

New time zone setting for viewing your student scores

Oct 262018

Teacher plus accounts can view all their student scores, including the date and time the quiz was completed. Until now, the completion time has always been stated in US/Canada Eastern time zone.

But you can now change your time zone setting - in either of two places.

Option 1 - right on the Student Scores Details screen, just click on "edit" in the timezone area, and you'll get a dropdown for you to select your timezone.

timezone selection on the student scores details screen



Option 2 - go to your My Account tab, and then to My Account Settings, and you'll get the same dropdown box to select your timezone.

timezone edit on the my account settings screen

And voilà... your students' times will be in your specified zone.

From this:

student scores in Eastern time zone

 To this:

student scores in Pacific time zone


The timezone will also be applied to your score downloads.

Recently added/updated quizzes

Oct 262018


It seems teachers love the customizable quizzes and I frequently get requests to convert some of the older quizzes to the customizable format.   Quizzes that have recently been converted to the customizable format are:

  • The South Americas countries quiz 
  • The US major cities quiz. Choose from the 158 cities to make your own quiz. We made a sample quiz of the cities where NHL teams play
  • The Africa physical features quiz is now customizable. Plus it has a couple of new water questions: the Mozambique Channel, the Gulf of Guinea, the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian sea.  Customize Africa Physical Features here

  • Oceania capital cities. If you're like me, you need help with this one, and using customization to break the quiz down into smaller learning chunks really helps.

And continuing along with the tourist attractions quizzes to support post-secondary travel and tourism programs, we've recently added:

'Til next time, happy testing!