Top 10 Tools to Create Online Quizzes, Surveys and Polls
Quizzes, Survey and Polls, these are very important tools that can be used to acquire requisite information in this age of Information. Quizzes are used to test one’s knowledge and to understand where one stands. Surveys and Polls are used to understand behavior, thoughts, views etc. All of these are important in one way or the other.
A person’s life itself is determined by the amount of knowledge he has. Business completely rely and run on behavior of customers and what their needs and worries. It is with reference to this need for information and knowledge that software related to the creation of Quizzes, Surveys and Polls carry importance and the following are the 10 prominent software that provide one or all of these services:
Proprofs is a knowledge management software providing various distinct products which include quizzes, surveys and polls among many other software such as Flashcards, Live Chat, Brain Games etc. The Quiz maker is a software that is used to create and deliver online exams and tests. It provides the user with the option of making tests or exams or quizzes with as many as six types of quiz questions. The app also allows for the use of videos, images and other media allowing the user to make the quiz more interactive. Customizing the quiz with a unique brand by using logos and colors is also possible. This app can be used to make quizzes that can be used to do Employee Assessments, to create Educational Exams and develop those funny Personality quizzes. Free quiz templates, data security, and full integration with the LMS software are some of the important features. The results of these quizzes can be instantly seen and analyzed through reports and can be used to analyze the performance of the people who are assessed.
The Survey Maker software is used to make business, classroom and event surveys. It is a very powerful tool to gather customer feedback, conduct research of the market and demography, to test market strategies, etc. Many advanced features such as response grading, embed facilities are provided by the developer, along with a very easy user interface to interact with. The reports generated by the software is accurate and can be easily used to interpret the results and thereby take better informed decisions. The Survey Maker like the Quiz Maker allows the same options with regard to customization and other aspects of the survey such as using videos, images etc.
The Poll Maker allows for the creation of polls using multiple methods such as MCQs, checkboxes and even essays. It can be text based or image based or both. These polls can also be customized using different themes, comments, etc. Powerful security features are also provided which prevents repeat voting and the like. The reporting involved in this software is instant and efficient. Proprofs is hence a very reliable online tool for quizzes, surveys and polls. It requires registrations and advanced features have to be paid for. All these products are premium products priced at different prices according to the extent it can be employed to. Both Quizmaker and Pollmaker has a free plan with limited features and the Survey Maker only has paid versions.
SurveyMonkey is a free online survey software and questionnaire tool capable of being used to reach a truly wide and diverse population. The program offers over 15 question types that can be used to obtain views on varied subjects. The surveys so made are easily sent out through multiple platforms from mobile web, social media, etc. The customization involving custom logo and brands is also a distinguishing feature. The data from the survey is transmitted in real time with the capability of varied levels of analysis.
The premium enterprise mode provides better and more number of features. The security provided by the software is industry leading ensuring the integrity and privacy of your data. The pricing starts from 26$ per month to 85$ per month for Platinum plan. It also has a basic plan which is free and allows up to 10 questions and 100 responses. The platinum feature has many advanced features including advanced survey logic, HIPAA-compliant features, etc.
3. Poll maker, Quiz maker and Survey maker
Poll maker, Quiz maker and Survey maker are three easy-to-use separate programs available for making polls, quizzes and surveys respectively. The Poll Maker is a free tool and can be used to make any number of polls. The software allows for the integration of pictures and videos in the Polls and is secure and stable with features such as click fraud detection. The program allows for theme customization and some basic and advanced system configurations.
The Quiz maker is a software that offers multiple types of quizzes that can be made such as trivia, personality, etc. The pricing for the software starts from 15$ per month or 12$ per year to 99$ per month or 79$ per year, with the number of responses ranging from 5000 per month to 2 lakh per month. The software allows for multiple integration options such as embedding quiz to a website, WordPress etc. The results that are provided by the users can be easily used to filter them into different categories based on their answers. The capability to create responsive questions according to certain responses is another added feature of the software.
Survey Maker is subscription based software that offers surveys similar to those categories that come under the option of quiz types. The surveys only have a monthly payment option starting form standard at 15$ to Platinum at 99$ from 5000 responses to 2 lakh. The features provided under this software are same as that provided by Quiz Maker.
Poll Everywhere is a great survey creator that allows you to get real time results from a poll. The audience will be asked a question, the real time responses to which the results can be directly seen live by the poll creator. It provides a wide variety of options for different situations. There are specialized poll questions that can be used to get sensitive answers and then there are questions that are used to develop critical and analytical thinking.
There is a free plan and other premium priced plans. The premium plans can be chosen on the basis of the number of responses required per poll. The premium features also provide certain services such as reporting and grading, moderation, response segmentation, etc. The plans are also classified on the basis of the field where it is employed from profit and non-profit agencies to educational institutions.
The poll creator is used to make your question go public after selecting the kind of poll you need. Once the poll is made, it can be shared easily. The poll types include multiple choice polls, free response polls, etc. The poll creator can also be used to make polls that bring out your creative thought and ability with latex syntax, etc making you solve equations and the like.
Testmoz is a simple yet powerful test generator that can be used in both a classroom environment as well as in businesses for employee assessments. It allows four different question types being Multiple choice, Multiple Response, True/False and Fill in the Blanks. It has a great professional appearance attached to it with a neutral yet elegant color scheme. All the results of the tests will be displayed in great detail with scores, average and actual responses to questions and the data from the report can be exported easily.
There are absolutely no advertisements in the program or pop-ups. Registration is not required and all tests are password protected. Unlimited questions per test are possible with real time updates. The software also allows for the ability to import questions from other tests. All of these are available at 20$ per year making it a very efficient and cost effective program indeed.
6. Google Forms
Google Forms, the 4th app in the series of Google Apps, Sheets and Slides is an exclusive polls and survey creator. It is used to collect and organize information at no expense free of any cost. It is very easy to use with a very simple interface where multiple options can be made available to a user and unlimited questions can be posed. It can be used to mobilize opinion and get responses quickly within very short periods of time facilitating effective coordination and informed decision making.
The app allows you to use your own photo, custom logos etc and also allows the user to create a vibrant interface with a different options for themes and color. The question models available within the app ranges from MCQs to Dropdowns to a Linear scale. The app also allows for adding image and videos and also allows the use of page branching, question skip logic etc. The responsiveness of this software is very high.
The data collected via surveys are automatically collected in Forms with real time response info and charts. The app also allows for your friends to create surveys with you just like Docs, Sheets and Slides allowing for collaboration. Plubaroo is an add-on that is commonly used with Forms for added efficiency. It allows a user with easy access to information.
Edmodo is a great survey/classroom app used to make a digital and student friendly environment. The software has many intuitive features and also unlimited storage and is seamlessly integrated to Google Apps for Education and also Microsoft One Note and Office allowing for good co-ordination. The app is used to do a multitude of functions such as assigning homework, scheduling quizzes and more.
The app aims to bring students, parents and teachers in the education set up so that coordinated effort for the betterment of the children will be possible. The app is also a great avenue for sharing resources across the world. It has different types of access for the teachers and for the children. The account for the teachers or the tutor has administrative capabilities allowing for the creation of tests in the form of quizzes. It is essential that account is created.
Socrative is an efficient tool for formative assessment. It is a classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. Socrative allows for essentially two kinds of activities, the planned prepared ones and the unplanned surprise ones. The activities include a Normal Quiz, a Space Race and Exit Ticket. Then the MCQs, True and False questions etc are present for quick unplanned tests. The Exit Ticket is a sort of last minute feedback/assessment test that is taken at the end of a class to understand what the student has learnt during that class.
The Space Race is a fun and smart feature incorporated into the app so as to give a competitive spirit to the students. These activities can be monitored in real time by the administrator and can be used to understand how the responses are in a very easy and efficient manner. The app requires registration of the teacher and the students and also acts as a platform to communicate assessment reports easily.
Surveylegend is an app that can be used to create engaging online surveys on mobiles, tablets, PCs, etc. The survey app allows you to create both text based and choice and media based surveys. These different options play a vital role in getting accurate data from the survey samples. Real time live analytics is one among the software’s many advanced features.
The export of data like many other features is also easy and available in many formats. Security features include enhanced security under SSL and TLS. The sharing options to increase the ambit of the survey are also manifold. The software also has proper email support, telephone support, etc. The starter pack is free with all the basic features and the legendary pack with all the advanced features costs 65$ per month.
Gnowledge is a quiz and online test platform that uses cutting edge technology for the sharing of resources and cultivating independent learning. It is a free and easy to use platform where it s possible for everyone to create, publish, share and take tests etc. It uses an innovative design to create brilliant quiz and test options capable of being very powerful learning tools.
Gnowledge lets you create tests and store them in your own vanity page and all the results from these tests are also easily stored for future references. The tests that are created can be easily shared among peers, students and other interested parties. These tests when taken periodically with sufficient randomization will help a student learn easily by promoting over rote memorization. This in turn will help them improve their scores and will also help them in achieving and maintaining academic success. An account registration is required for using the software.
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