Creating Tables for Learnclick Quiz Questions

It’s not possible to create tables directly inside the Learnclick quiz editor, but you can copy a table from an other editor and paste it. I recommend using an online editor like Google Docs as copying tables from Microsoft Word doesn’t work well (Libre Office works better).

In Google Docs, you click on Insert -> Table.

If you want to add a background to a cell, you just click into it and then right-click and choose “Table properties”. You will see the option “Cell background color”.

Under “Table properties” you can also change the width of the table.

Now you can copy and paste it into the Learnclick editor and mark the words you want to turn into gaps:

Advanced: Add scrolling

If you have a long text and you want the text on the side to always remain visible, you will need to add tags that surround the main text. For this you will need to edit the generated html. Please note that if you don’t know how html works, it’s easy to make a mistake. You might want to use the inbuilt feature “Add header text” instead, which also always remains visible (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGCl80EOxCg)

For making the table cell scrollable, click on the button “html”-code

You will need to add a div tag after the td-tag and before the text and any formatting tags.

<div style=”overflow-y: scroll; height: 200px;”>

You’ll also need to add a closing div-tag before the closing td-tag:

</div>

Now one can scroll inside the cell:

Change the number of points for gaps

You can now change the number of points that are given for gaps per question. By default, it’s 1 point for each gap that was answered correctly. But if for instance, the gaps in one question are more difficult than for other questions, you might want to give 2 points per gap:

If you think not all gaps are worth 2 points in the above question, you would have to split the text into several questions. You can also change the number of points per gap manually when grading:

In the above example, we have 4 gaps, each worth 2 points, so the total number of possible points for this question is 8. The student answered 2 gaps correctly and I manually gave him 1 point after he submitted the answers for the second gap as at least he got the verb correct (although in the wrong tense). So after clicking the button “Submit Points and Corrections” which you will see at the bottom of the page (see Statistics & Grades), it will update the number of points for that question to 5.

Learn more about how the point system works.

Create online cloze / maze passage tests for reading comprehension

With Learnclick you can create cloze tests (where a student has to fill in the blanks) or maze tests where students need to pick the correct word out of two or more distractors.

For cloze tests, you take any text and paste it into the textbox. Then select a word for which you want to create a gap and click on “Create Gap”.

For maze tests, you can create dropdowns that contain all the words a student can select from. The “Make Dropdown” button can be found when selecting the “Blank Boxes & Dropdowns” question type (same as above for a cloze test). First you select the correct words with the mouse and the click on “Make Dropdown” where you can fill out 1 – 3 additional items you would like to appear in your list.

You can also use the question type “Generated Dropdowns” to save time. The help page explains more about how to create cloze deletion tests, e.g. how you can add alternative correct answers, etc: https://www.learnclick.com/cloze/help

Of course, Learnclick also offers other question types. For reading comprehension, check out open-ended questions.

One of the areas where Learnclick stands out is the option for tracking students’ progress over time. You can record the answers and then quickly compare the results. If you wish to override the automated grading, can individually set points for each answer. Learn more about it under Statistics & Grades.

Learn more about Learnclick’s powerful quiz features by watching some of our screencast videos: https://www.learnclick.com/site/video and test them out by signing up for a free trial.

How the new “Find & Highlight” question type is being used

Recently Learnclick launched a new question type: Find & Highlight

These are some of the questions that have been created recently using this new feature:

  • Highlight the mistakes in the following sentences.
  • Mark any unnecessary words.
  • Highlight the object pronouns.
  • Highlight the prepositions.

While this new feature has been working well on the whole, somebody had an issue that the correct highlights are not recognized. This can happen when the text was copy/pasted from another document or website. In this case, please paste as plain text rather than formatted text:

How can Learnclick complement Language Coaching?

Teaching Business English has a lot to do with giving students confidence in using similar vocabulary and phrases over and over. They not only need to know the vocabulary of their business sector, but also how to do introductions and negotiations. Now that a lot of communication is done online, teaching to write emails is often also an important component.

Giving your student’s homework that focuses on areas that need improvement will help your students to make quick progress and they will appreciate your extra effort of providing them with custom-made quizzes.

Learnclick is a versatile quiz creator, especially loved by language teachers for the ease of creating gap-filling exercises. There are lots of question types like drag & drop, dropdowns and multiple-choice quizzes. You can record your student’s answers to see where they are struggling. Create exercises that will help them gain confidence in how to use grammar and vocabulary in context. You can also ask open-ended/essay type questions and correct the given answers in the online editor. Start with a free trial at www.learnclick.com