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How to Create Kahoot-Style Quizzes in Outgrow
25th April 2018 Sharanya Manola

How to Create Kahoot-Style Quizzes in Outgrow

Did we just say you can create ‘Kahoot-style’ quiz on Outgrow? Indeed! Kahoot is a quiz/game-based learning platform which teachers and educational institutions use to make social learning more fun. When quizzes are used in classroom setups, they put an end to the unidirectional flow of knowledge from teachers to students. The interaction becomes two-way. To top it all, lessons become more valuable and fulfilling because students do more than just jotting notes. Homework becomes more enjoyable, and students, more engaged and responsive. Naturally, it improves learning and acquisition of information.

While Kahoot is a good tool for schools and other educational institutions to create quizzes, marketers can now use the Outgrow app to create Kahoot-style experiences, and a lot more! There are a lot of features which you can use to make your quiz more interactive and dynamic. Our development studio is highly intuitive, so much so that you will be ready with your first interactive quiz within minutes! How?

Let’s Begin From the Beginning

We promise to spoil you for choice but at the same time ensure the ease of decision-making! To kickstart, choose either a layout or a template from our template library. See the screenshot below.

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At any point, if you feel you want to change the layout of the template, feel free to do so. Although, you should remember that doing so will change the page elements. So, be very sure before you make the switch.

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The Next Step is Customization

Once you’ve selected the template or layout, a ‘welcome screen’ will pop up. It is actually the landing page of your quiz. And it’s quite important because it will set the tone for what lies ahead. So, be careful with the aesthetics of this page, especially the color palette.

Colors provide a visual experience and can be highly effective in enhancing learning experience. They can improve memory, concentration levels, and performance. So, for a quiz that is extremely challenging you can use blue or green to boost concentration. Besides colors, think of images too as they are equally relevant to help students associate with the topic you wish to introduce.

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At any point in time, you can go to the “display setting” and change the font and its color, the background tint as well as the image on the welcome screen. Notice the difference in the screenshot below?

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What Must you Call your Quiz?

The next thing you need to input on the welcome screen is the quiz title. Once again, be judicious because based on how persuasive and interesting the title is, your students will either ‘go for it’ or just ‘take it’ halfheartedly. Make the quiz seem like a challenge. Refer to the screenshot in the previous section. We could have easily called it ‘Global Warming Quiz’ but we chose not to!

Be Question Ready

The kind of questions you ask and the options you give should get your pupils thinking. So, make sure you ask a combination of easy, difficult and trick questions. Easier questions will keep them going, trick questions will keep them on their toes and difficult questions will make them think. Just watch the overall tone of the quiz. You don’t want it to be too boring, so inject humor if the topic demands. Let your students have a laugh. Quizzes are supposed to be fun and if you make seem less like a chore then they will be motivated to turn to learn!

Moving on to the questions, go full throttle on using personal pronouns. It makes the quiz more conversational or natural sounding. When you create such personalized experiences, they will be more interested in answering questions. Next, ask no more than 10 questions else the students may feel it’s a lot of effort. In case the subject calls for a longer quiz, make sure you break it into sections.

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Ask ‘em Who They Are

Now, on the Outgrow app, you can add a lead generation form at three junctures: #1 soon after the welcome screen, #2 before the results and #3 on the results page.

If you’re creating a quiz to market your educational institution, then your goal should be to capture maximum leads. In order to achieve that you should most certainly gate the result. You will get more people in your marketing funnel because of two reasons. First, you are providing a valuable experience, so the quiz taker will feel obliged to return the favor by filling the form. Second, the only thing between them and their results is the lead gen form. They will happily fill it to know the outcome of the quiz!

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However, if you’re using the quiz as an educational resource in the classroom, you can very well place the lead generation form on the homepage, to capture the name, age, grade etc. of the quiz takers. You will also know which students are regular in quiz submissions and track their performance.

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Let’s Put a Smile on Their Face!

The fear of seeing the results is LEGIT! It can scare the daylights out of anyone! But, you can cast away their fears away with a happy and encouraging message that is accompanied by a video, image or a gif! For example, for someone with a low score, try not to sound discouraging or even falsely flattering. It should have the right amount of optimism so that they boomerang with a better score next time around!

Since your quiz will be a graded quiz, you should activate ‘conditional messaging’ on the builder. All you have to do is write a message that matches the absolute score.

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Effective Call-to-actions

By a CTA, we mean a call-to-action or an action you prompt the students to take. For example, you can add a link to a global warming or a climate change video which opens on the same screen (see below). The next day, you can ask your students a few questions from the video itself. It’s a good revision exercise and also a way of knowing how many students engaged with the video.

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Or, you could just use a CTA button and text to send them off to the video on YouTube.

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If you are an educational institution, you can ask quiz takers (based on your marketing goals) to either like your company’s social page or allow them to share their results on their social profiles. In fact, you can lead them to a landing page where you can ask them to sign-up for your institute’s newsletter.

Send a One-of-a-kind Emailer

We ain’t talking about sending the quiz link in your emailer! Rather we’d like to see you explore our ‘launch in email’ feature. The idea of launching the first question in the email is to get the prospect curious, so that they close the knowledge gap and complete the quiz. MailChimp was able to double conversions applying the same tactic. They were able to successfully collect client reviews by simplifying the user experience. Instead of taking their users away to a landing page, they got the landing page to their inbox. And because the users had to put in less effort (fewer clicks) they were happy to complete the review!

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Related Read: 10 Interactive Content Placement Ideas You Can't Go Wrong With

Back to Analyzing Numbers

On the Outgrow app, you can track your student’s performance. For example, you can find out which student is taking the quiz (remember the lead gen form on the welcome screen?), who isn’t (no submissions at all!), how many are getting good scores and which student needs some hand-holding (through the captured score data).

If you are an educational institution you can get your hands on an important data i.e. which country the quiz taker logged in from. These leads are precious because if a majority of quiz takers belong to one city then it means there is a demand for a course. To reach out to your audience you can then run targeted campaigns and market your school or institute. The other data types that you can view include how many questions they answered or skipped, what was their result and other details like which device they accessed the quiz on, how long were they on the quiz etc.

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In addition, you can track the quiz takers funnel movement through data like how many started the quiz or bounced off from the welcome screen, how many completed it, the no. of quiz takers that filled the form and those who clicked on the CTA on the results page.

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Told you! Everything on the Outgrow app is self-explanatory and so quite easy to follow. We are confident that you can now begin creating quizzes right away! All you now need is an Outgrow account. How about give 7-day free trial a shot?