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Getting Started with Designing Online Quizzes

Getting Started with Designing Online Quizzes
Event Date:
4th November 2021
9:30 AM
4th November 2021 11:00 AM
Online. The Zoom link will be sent to those booked onto the workshop in advance

This is the first workshop in the two part series presented by Sally Jordan to develop skills in designing online quizzes and writing questions.  The second workshop Improving the Design and Use of your Online Quizzes will take place on 16th November.

Aim: To introduce participants to the appropriate use of online quizzes


  • To discuss the pros and cons of online interactive assessment and the features which can enhance its quality;
  • To reflect on ways in which online quizzes can be incorporated into assessment strategies;
  • To consider the basics of good question design.

Note: The webinar will focus on assessment design rather than the technological functionalities of the Brightspace VLE.

Target audience: Staff with some interest in the use of online quizzes. No previous experience in quiz question authoring is required, but participants should be willing to reflect on their assessment practice. To book please go to

Sally Jordan is Professor of Physics Education at the UK Open University, with 30 years’ experience of teaching and supporting distance-learning students. She was the first person in the University to incorporate online computer-marked assessment into her teaching, about 20 years ago, driven by a wish to provide instantaneous tailored feedback and to motivate students.  She has held Faculty- and University-wide leadership roles (including in assessment) and has research interests in the use of sophisticated computer-marked assessment, the impact of assessment on students, and equality, diversity and inclusion. However, she is not technical expert, and sees herself primarily as a higher education teacher.