How to Create a Quiz for Your Online Classes Using Google Slides
Quizzes are great tools to get your audience involved, as they need to participate and give their own answers. In fact, they are particularly useful when teaching children, as their attention gets diverted quite easily. This way, they will learn in an interactive and entertaining way.
Creating a quiz is not a complex thing to do, but it requires some time. In this tutorial, we are going to teach you how to create some question slides for your students using Google Slides. Let’s get started!
Creating the Main Page of the Quiz
- Open your Google Slides presentation.
- Select or create the slide to which you want to add the quiz.
- Type the title and the subtitle of your question using text boxes. Remember to use the fonts of the theme. The resulting slide will be coherent with the rest of the presentation and aesthetically appealing.
- If you need to change the font, size or style of your text, use the edition tools in the toolbar.
- Add images if you need them. If you are creating this interactive game for children, it is worth adding some cute pictures or drawings to make it more appealing. If you don’t know how to insert, crop or mask images, you can learn more about it in this tutorial. Here, we have embedded three different illustrations that will work as reply options.
Pro tip: if you need more images or illustrations go to the Alternative resources slide at the end of the presentation.
- You need to add button-like shapes to your options. Later on, we will link each button to a “correct” or “wrong answer” slide. We are going to use circles for our example. In Insert, select Shape → Shapes → Oval.
- Click and drag the cursor to add the circle.
- Resize it clicking and dragging the squares of the outline. If you keep pressed Shift, you’ll create a perfect circle.
- Change the color of the shape according to the colors of the theme.
- Click Fill color and choose the hue that appears in the inside of the shape.
- Click Border color and do the same for the border of the shape.
- To add more buttons, keep pressing the Ctrl button while you click on your first button and drag the copy close to the image of the other animals. Pressing Shift at the same time will keep them aligned.
Pro Tip: You can add a shadow to your circles to make them look like real buttons. In the toolbar click on More (...) → Format options → Drop shadow and choose the effect that suits you best. To learn more about how to apply effects to an image in Google Slides, you can read this tutorial. If the screen resolution of your computer is high enough, the More (...) button won’t appear. Instead, the “Format options” button will appear directly on the toolbar.
- Let’s continue with the buttons. As we have three options, we are going to name them A, B and C. Click on each circle and type directly into the shape.
- Change the font and size of the letters in the Font and Font size menus in the toolbar. Voilà!
Creating the “Right Answer” Slide
Once that the multiple-question slide is ready, we need to create two more slides: one that indicates that the answer that your audience has marked is correct and the other telling the opposite thing. Here we are going to show you how to design the “Right Answer” slide.
- Go to the toolbar. Select Insert → New Slide or simply. You need to create the new slide just after the “question” one, so be sure that you are there when you add a new one.
- It’s time for you to design the contents and layout. Choose the colors and fonts of the theme.
- It’s important for your students that you encourage them. Add symbols as a check mark and a message of the type “Correct!”, “Well done!”, “Yes!”, “You’ve made it” and the like.
- The “right answer” slide is ready!
Creating the “Wrong Answer” Slide
You need to add a new slide for those cases in which your student gives a wrong answer. The process is quite similar to the one above.
- Add and format a new slide. If you want to learn more about how to add, duplicate, move delete or hide slides, you can read this tutorial.
- In this case, you could add a symbol that represents that the answer is not correct, such as “X”. Add a message that lets your audience know that the response is incorrect, encouraging them: “Try again”, “Oops!”. It needs to be simple and understandable.
- Make sure that you add a button to redirect the student to the “question slide.” You can add a text such as “Try again” or something similar.
- To create the button, add a shape (as in the previous section) and apply different colors and effects.
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