Have you ever taken a quiz in school?
Have you ever taken a quiz via Facebook that asked for your email at the end?
Of course, the answer is probably yes to both.
So, as you know, you can use quizzes both for teaching and for marketing!
Quizzes are a great way to check a student’s knowledge. And they’re also a great way to meet new students and collect their emails.
There are so many options meant for different purposes. This is a review of the online quiz makers that I have used: Quizlet, TryInteract, Quiz Cat, WP Courseware and Teachable.
Quizlet is for teaching and not for marketing purposes. You can create and discover other people’s quizzes, so it’s kind of like a social network itself.
If you want to create fun, easy to use quizzes for your tutoring students, this is a good choice.
Their quizzes are awesome, easy to create and post on your site. They have a 30-day free trial, then a low-cost ($3/month) membership after.
TryInteract is a good choice for marketing purposes. You can create beautiful quizzes with seriously powerful email capturing and segmentation. So, for example, you can put everyone who answered a certain way on one email list, and everyone who answered a different way on a separate email list. The options let you get very specific to get to know your quiz-takers.
You can also use it to track student progress, but I think the best application is for marketing with free quizzes, like the one I have on the homepage of Go Natural English “Not sure where to begin?”, and segmentation of your email list.
It’s free until you want to integrate it with an email marketing software, then there are tiers depending on the volume of emails collected and the features you want.
Quiz Cat is a great option for both teaching and marketing purposes. I like that it feels easy to use with several powerful options. You can add images but don’t have to. You can collect emails but don’t have to. And, you can add a social sharing button if you want to. Quiz-takers can re-take the quiz as many times as they want.
As for pricing, it’s definitely an affordable option for everything it does at only $29!
WP Courseware is really more of a course / learning management system, but I wanted to list it here because I’ve used it for a long time to create the quizzes inside my paid courses at Go Natural English. The good thing about it is that it’s easy to use as part of the WP Courseware system that organizes your quizzes, course units, and modules. Also, several of my students told me they like that they can download their results. The one thing they didn’t like is that they couldn’t re-take the same quiz. So, we are actually switching quizzes over to Quiz Cat.
Just a note on WP Courseware: it’s great for organizing a course if you want the most control over everything. I chose it years and years ago before there were so many other options for hosting your course online.
The pricing starts at $129 to use on two sites.
Teachable is my choice for hosting an online course with quizzes and more. Now I completely recommend using Teachable as an all-inclusive platform for your online course. It’s not for marketing per se. It’s the best for when you’re ready to offer your own paid online course. You can add quizzes to each lesson if you like. You can also have free courses on Teachable. It’s free to sign up, then there are different tiers to choose from when you’re ready to start selling your courses.
To sum up, first you’ll want to decide what your goal is with your quizzes.
If you want to create quizzes as a bonus activity for your existing tutoring students, then I would go with Quizlet.
If you’re looking for a quiz creator for inside your online course, use a platform like Teachable that has that option already as part of their course hosting.
I hope this was helpful. Now, enjoy creating those quizzes and let me know how it goes!