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New: Quiz Dashboard and improved Quiz performance

Though we originally built GoSoapBox around audience Q&A, real-time polling, and our awesome Confusion Barometer, Quizzes, by far, have been GoSoapBox’s most heavily used feature. Ironically, Quizzes has also been the feature we’ve given the least attention.

Today, we are happy to announce that a new Quiz Dashboard is available to teachers and academics. To access it, make sure you’ve enabled Beta Preview functionality in your Event (accessible via the Moderation Panel), and then click into any Quiz and choose “Beta Quiz Dashboard”.

Here’s an example of what you will see:

Screenshot of Quiz Dashboard

At a glance, you will see how far along in the Quiz students are. And if you’re set correct answers for questions, you can also see how they are doing. It’s hard to imagine anything that could be more convenient for formative assessment.

Even better, this view automatically updates every 20 seconds (in the future it may be more frequent). So you can sit back while student responses roll in.

As always, you can still download an Excel spreadsheet with all of the graded responses.

This new Quiz Dashboard will eventually become the default view when accessing a Quiz, so please give it a try and let us know what you think by emailing support@gosoapbox.com.

Our engineering team has also been working hard at improving overall Quiz performance. We had noticed, recently, that GoSoapBox would lag when Quiz functionality was at peak usage. A few things were causing this, but we found and corrected the problems, so Quizzes should now run faster than ever for students.


New: Reset student results for a Quiz

First on the block of 15 Improvements in 15 Days is something that has been requested by many academics: A way to clear out the results of a Quiz.

From the quiz editing page, you will see a new link. “Reset Quiz Results”.

Reset Quiz Results on GoSoapBox

Clicking this will bring up a confirmation screen and when you’ve confirmed the reset, all results from the existing Quiz will be wiped away. This means that students will be able to re-take the Quiz.

Important Note: Resetting a quiz is a permanent action. Once done, you will not be able to access the previous results. So if you want to save the data, make sure you export it before resetting.