Assessment and FeedbackQuiz Design

Quiz Design

We all know quizzes provide an efficient way to assess students but how can we get the most out of them?  How can we design them to give us valuable insight into students’ progress while enhancing their understanding?  We’ll delve into the science of learning associated with quizzes, take a tour of the wide variety of question types out there, advise on question crafting and feedback for enriched learning and more!

All are welcome

We welcome all staff, including tutors, demonstrators, professional staff, and academics at the Australian National University and beyond to join us for this course.

How to participate

There are 4 blog posts that will take about 15-20 minutes to work through. The entire course is conducted online, at your own pace through this blog. We encourage you to make a cup of coffee or tea and work through the material. Each post includes an activity or discussion question for you to respond to in the comment section of the blog. Be sure to subscribe to the blog (scroll down to the bottom, enter your email address and click on the red Subscribe button).



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Associate Professor Alexandra Webb

Medical School, College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University

Associate Professor Alexandra Webb has more than 20 years experience teaching anatomy into undergraduate & postgraduate medicine, allied health & science programs in Australia & the United Kingdom. She has extensive proficiencies in leading the development & implementation of new curricula & resources. Dr Webb’s innovative educational practice has been recognised with multiple awards, including an Australian Award for University Teaching, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, ANU Distinguished Educator and ANU Vice-Chancellor’s award for excellence in education. In her current role, she leads technology enhanced learning & teaching at the ANU Medical School. Her research encompasses clinical anatomy and education research.


Photo of Rowena Tayler-HenryRowena Tayler-Henry

Learning Designer, ANU Online Educational Design

Rowena enjoys coming up with innovative solutions, creating interactive learning experiences and guiding people on how to use Wattle (Moodle), H5P, Zoom and other educational technologies. Before joining the ANU, she taught English to adult migrant and refugee students for eight years (both in the classroom and online). During that time, she undertook a year-long research project to design, develop and evaluate her own suites of web-based self-paced activities for her students and has had a passion for technology-enhanced learning ever since. She also loves animals, Vegan food, singing and world music.

6 thoughts on “Quiz Design

    1. Hi Kuntala, thanks for that! If you are already subscribed to the blog then you are all set! Once the course starts on 8 July you’ll get each post in your inbox. Looking forward to it! 🙂

  1. Will this include any advice on how to use / get best practice out of the Camtasia quiz environment? I really want to use the platform, I just haven’t ever had the chance to design something with the process/protocol in mind

  2. Hi Stephen,
    We won’t be referring to Camtasia in the course but I’m sure the ideas we cover would still apply to any quiz.
    There are some how-tos here:
    You might also be interested in H5P which can do something similar:
    Hope you can join us on this coffee course!

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