How to Make an Interactive Quiz in PowerPoint in Less Than 1 Minute

PowerPoint is used by many but it doesn’t allow for a lot of interactivity. Usually, if you want to run a digital classroom quiz, it must be conducted using a separate application.

Below, we will walk through the 3 simple steps in creating an interactive quiz in PowerPoint, using ClassPoint. ClassPoint is a free interactive teaching add-in from Inknoe that allows teachers to add a variety of different student interactions into their normal PowerPoint slides.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Turn your Slide into a Quiz Question

Add a MCQ to your slides

To make a slide into an interactive quiz question, you just need to add a ClassPoint question button on your slide. On your slide with a question and different answer choices, click on the Inknoe ClassPoint tab on the top ribbon.

Click on the Multiple Choice icon, and a button will appear on your slide. On the side panel, set the correct number of options, along with the correct answer. Read further down for more information on Competition Mode.

Set the Play Options of your choice, and that’s it! You have now successfully turned your slide into an interactive quiz question. Let us know if you want to know more information on the other Classpoint Question Types: Word Cloud, Short Answer, Slide Drawing, and Image Upload.

Step 2: Run the Quiz Question with Students

Run questions with your students

Now that you have your interactive quiz created in PowerPoint, let’s run it! Begin your presentation and you will notice the class code in the top right-hand corner.

Students will join from a web browser at classpoint.app or by scanning in the QR code and typing in their name and the code. once joined, they can begin submitting responses to your question.

When you are ready to begin receiving responses from your students, click on the question button to open up the question. Students can then click on their answer and submit.

You will see these responses in real-time on your screen. If you prefer to keep the responses hidden you can do so by hiding them with the button next to the music note, or by minimizing the window.

When the response window is minimized, you will see that the question button is now yellow instead of the original blue color. This in-progress state tells you the number of students that have submitted, along with the timer.

When all of your students have answered, you can click on the button to open the response window and click Close Submissions. A bar graph showing your student’s responses will appear on the window.

Show your students the Correct Answer, then click into any of the bars to show which students have chosen which answers.

Teachers no longer have to leave PowerPoint to a third-party application to run a quiz question. Now, engage your students whenever it’s needed during your slideshow. Plus, these student responses are saved for teachers to review and analyze after class.

Step 3: Review Student Submissions After Class

View student results after class

If you need to review and analyze your students’ results in more detail, you can do so after class by clicking, “Save for Review.”

Notice that the question button on the slide has turned green, indicating that there are responses stored inside. You can click inside this button to review the results again in the presentation mode.

However, to review after class, back in the PowerPoint edit mode, click on the “View Responses” button on the side question panel. When you have the information you need and the responses are no longer needed, you can clear them. The question button will then turn back to its original blue color.

That is all you need to know to be able to create, run, and review your own interactive quiz in PowerPoint. Using ClassPoint to do this allows you to keep all your information in PowerPoint, instead of having to go back and forth between two separate applications.

To rank and score your students based on their responses from all of your multiple-choice questions in your presentation, you can use the Competition Mode in ClassPoint. Add a quiz game to your slides for better data on how your students are doing in your lesson.

Besides making interactive PowerPoint question slides, there are many other ways to add interactivity to your PowerPoint slides. Check out these 3 additional ideas to create interactive presentations.

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