EQAO Quizzer Support
Screen Icons Overview
Here’s a quick overview of some of the screen icons you will encounter on the EQAO Quizzer Site. Note that Teacher and Student versions will have different menus and example below is for a desktop browser. Tablet and mobile devices will have a slightly different layout.
The Teacher Help Guide
EQAO Quizzer has a lot of functionality and it can take some time to learn all the features. Here is a summary of steps to get you started.
Register as a Teacher
Click on Register, then Teacher Registration Form which takes you to this screen
Complete the Registration form then login for the first time
Create a Class
After clicking on Create Class you will be taken to the screen below. Important part here is the Join Code. This is a 4 to 8 character code that your students can use to self register and get themselves automatically added to your class. Your time is precious and the sooner your students register the sooner you can start evaluating them.
Tip: Have your student’s text their own cell phone number (yes you can text yourself) the Join Code so they have it on their phones (if you school device policy permits it) – or they can just write it down.
Now wait for your students to join for the next couple of days … then re-sign in. Students can register with their school based email address and passwords. Students will receive a welcome email confirming registration but do not need to authenticate their accounts via email. If you want to expedite student registration you can manually register each student and provide students their email addresses and passwords but it is much easier to get your students to self register.
After clicking on List Classes … choose your Class Name and then click Edit in the Options Column on the right… and you should see all the students enrolled in your class.
Editing a Class … From the screen above you can
- Delete a Class
- Edit a Student’s Info (Choose Edit … under Options)
- Change a student’s password
- Remove a Selected Student
- Manually Add Students to Class
Choosing the Assessment Menu is usually the first step in the EQAO Quizzer process. Three ways to use assessments are highlighted.
Look over Assessments
The basic workflow is :
• Choose a grade
• Choose a level
• Preview some of the available EQAO Quizzer created Assessments
• Select one you would like to assign as an Evaluation to your class or refer to the Creating Your Own Assessment section if you prefer to make your own
Lets say we want to use Linear Relations – EQAO Review… click on the check box to the left of the name … and then
Click Preview and take a look at the Assessment.
Check out the answers and the posted solutions for each question.
Creating your own Assessments
You can also pick and choose a your own group of questions from an EQAO Quizzer Question Bank and curriculum Strands…. here’s how.
After clicking on Create Assessment fill in the overview info.
Next we are going to have the software Randomly pick a selection of questions from the Linear Relations strand (you can pick more than one strand if you wish)
Next choose the Number to Select from each Question Type
Next we can order the questions any way we like.
Finally don’t forget to press Save Assessment .
Your assessment (Relations Review … in this case) should now be included in the master list of all the Assessments.
Editing an Assessment (Look under the Options column) … From the screen above you can
- Edit your own assessment (Teacher owned)
- Cautionary Note: Any changes you make will propagate to any existing evaluations which reference those particular questions
- Share … this generates a code which you can pass onto other teachers to use . For further details on the Sharing/Importing Assessment process choose the next Help Menu choice “Importing Assessments”
The import process begins by having a teacher Share an previously created Assessment.
Lets focus on sharing the Relations Review Assessment.
After pressing the Share Link on the bottom right the following screen should appear.
Next you are ready to create a Share Code …. Press Share Assessment
In this case the Share Code of: 822-J14-F4D is created. This code can now be shared with other teachers via email or verbally (highlight the Share Code text and copy it for easier pasting into an email) They will use this unique code to import your Assessment.
So now lets take a look of the process from the perspective of the teacher receiving and using the Share Code.
Above is the current state of this particular teachers List of Assessments before the import.
Now the teacher chooses the Import Assessment menu and prepares to enter the Share Code.
After pressing Verify Code the details of the Assessment that is going to be transferred over are displayed. If they are correct click on the Import bottom at the bottom right corner otherwise press Cancel.
If the Share Code is valid and the assessment is imported properly you will get a confirmation message.
Re-Display your List of Assessments to make sure.
Teacher Video Recap 1
This video recaps Registering, Creating a Class and working with Assessments
Creating an Evaluation
Now you need to create an evaluation. Creating an evaluation is the act of assigning an assessment to your class. Remember we have tried to save you time by creating a selection of pre-made assessments that you can use immediately. Here are the basic steps to creating an evaluation
- Select Class
- Select Assessment
Evaluation Step 1 Teacher Creates New Evaluation
First click on Create Evaluation,then select your class and finally press Continue to move onto selecting a specific Assessment.
Lets pick the Homework Assessment (Intro to Linear Equations – 5 T/F) for this example.
Next press Continue so we can move onto Configuring.
These govern what is available to your students when they take the evaluation. As soon as you save the evaluation and the start date and time is reached it will show up on your student’s dashboard for them to use. In the example below we have set an option to show students their results immediately after attempting each question.
Special Note: “Allow Multiple Attempts?”
If “Allow Multiple Attempts” option for evaluation taking is turned on a student can attempt an evaluation from 0 to x times. Each unique completed evaluation that is submitted creates a record of that evaluation for that student. The program does not do fancy stuff like only record best result nor does it overwrite student result on last submitted. If a student submits 5 attempts that student will have 5 entries in mark entry table. The average in this scenario is the average of ALL students and ALL attempts including any multiple attempts by the same student. If allow multiple attempts is not selected then obviously there would only be one record per student for that evaluation.
Check your choices and then save the evaluation.
Evaluation Step 2 Student Performs Evaluation
….. Now its back to the student.. they login to perform the evaluation. Here’s what they should see when they login.
Press View Evaluation next.
In order to minimize the information seen on student dashboard all evaluations (completed or future due) only display in the student dashboard back 1 month from present date and forward 2 months in the future. Basically a rolling 1 month back, 2 months forward view. Meant to not have huge list of content that builds as the semester progresses.
… and then press Start Work on Evaluation to begin , in this case, some T/F Homework Questions.
The students during the evaluation have access to a Formula Sheet, located on the top right side of the header bar. Click here to view the formula sheet that opens in a new tab. Student can click on the applicable formula sheet link at the top.
Notice once they save their answer, they get immediate feedback on their results as per our configuration several screens before.
If the students what more details , just click Solution for a full explanation.
… and the evaluation continues
… Once the student is finished the evaluation they choose whether to submit at this time.
… if they skipped any questions during the evaluation they would see the screen below instead. The skipped questions highlighted are actually links. The student can click on each one to go back and attempt the question.
… Once the submission is final students will see the following display.
Evaluation Step 3 Teacher Finalizes Results
… Now the teacher re-logins after the due date of the evaluation to finalize the results.
Over on the right side of the screen under Marks click View.
On the screen that follows you should see the results for students who have submitted an evaluation , pending submissions (started but not finished) and students who have not started the evaluation.
… To finalize the results press Close and Grade Evaluation.
To see specific student details (results for each question and a printing option) press View under Options.
Evaluation Step 4 Students Check Their Results
… and lastly, time for the students to check their results. Here are the steps.
Click on the Class Name in this case Teacher Demo Class.
… then for this particular example press Intro to Linear Equations 5 T/F. Here the student will see there actual mark. (Note: Students will only see there mark if teacher has closed an evaluation).
Congratulations you are done. Of course there is lot more features but that is all it takes to get your students started using EQAO Quizzer. Happy Learning!
Teacher Video Recap 2
This video covers all the phases of the Evaluation process.
The Student Help Guide
This site has been recommended by your teacher to help you with the upcoming improve your math learning and achieve success on EQAO Math Test. Happy Learning!
Tips for Using EQAO Quizzer
- Though EQAO Quizzer is an electronic testing tool, always work out questions with paper, pencil and calculator if required before answering.
- Read the question thoroughly before you look at the answer. Reading the question twice often helps clarify what the question is asking for.
- Read all the choices before choosing your answer.
- Eliminate answers you know aren’t right.
- Sometime is better to work out the solution first before looking at the possible answers, this way the choices given on the test won’t throw you off or trick you. This is a hard choice so trust your judgement.
- Refer to the Formula Sheet if needed to help you answer the question.
- Select or enter your answer.
- Do not get stuck on one question, skip the questions that you don’t immediately know how to solve and come back the later after you have completed one you know first.
- Keep and eye on your time if a timed testing scenario.
How to Sign Up
Simply click on the Sign Up link from the main website or hit the Register link on the login page and follow the instructions.
You will need a Join Code from your teacher. Make sure you enter the Join Code exactly as provided by your teacher otherwise you won’t be able to register.
How to do a Teacher Assigned Evaluation
Note: Screens may look slightly different on a tablet or mobile device screen.
After you sign in you will see the current Evaluation (that needs to be taken) displayed on the left hand side and any previously written evaluations on the right hand side. Click the View Evaluation button.
On the screen above you get more details on the evaluation, specifically when it starts and when it ends. If you are ready to perform the evaluation now, press the Start Work on Evaluation button.
Note: During an evaluation students have access to a Formula Sheet, located on the top right side the banner bar. Click here to view the formula sheet.
Each evaluation is unique, some will be multiple choice, some will be short answer etc. Answer the questions to the best of your ability and then press the Save Answer button. If you wish to skip a question and possibly return to it after then press the Skip button.
As you do each question , if your teacher has configured the evaluation for immediate feedback, you will see how you did. If at this time you want further clarification to can press the Solution link for a full explanation.
If you have not skipped any questions you will see the screen below when you are finished the evaluation. If you are satisfied with your work press the Submit Evaluation Now button otherwise click on Return to Dashboard Without Submitting.
If you did skip any questions you will see the screen below. The top part lists all the questions you skipped. These are links that you can click on and return to the skipped question.
Once you have submitted the evaluation you will see the screen below to officially end your work.
Checking for your Results
Here’s how a student checks to see how they did after the teacher evaluation is closed by the teacher.
Click the your Class name, in this example Teacher Demo Class under Recent Evaluations.
The screen above shows all your evaluations (only one so far) and indicates the date you completed the evaluation. Now click the evaluation title, in this case Intro to Linear Equations 5 T/F.
The screen above gives you all the details about the evaluation.
Student Video Recap
This video covers the Entire student process from registering, performing an evaluation and checking the results.
Logging In and Subscription Queries
Trouble Logging In
Click on the Forgot Your Password? Link on the main login page. You can enter the email address you used to register originally for the site and a password renewal link will be sent to your email.
Note: The renewal link is only good for 1 hour before it expires.
Tip: Be sure to check your Junk Mail Folder for the email from us. Still having problems drop us an email with details of your problem to email@example.com.
- Teachers that sign up will be given Paid Teacher / Individual subscription with FULL Access to all features, banks and assessment for 7 days.
- After 7 days, a teachers account type will revert to Free Teacher account. They will loose access to “paid” content banks and any of their content that used that paid content. This is the free for ever type account with the only restriction being the inability to import.
- If a teacher signs up and selects a school that has a paid account their account will automatically inherit the account criteria of the school they belong to. There is not an actual account change from a user perspective. Software will check if the school you are part of has a subscription and if yes you inherit that same school “paid” subscription expiry date.
- If a teacher has a school account and still opt to buy a paid account (the scenario here being maybe school is not going to renew but teacher wants to keep using) if they pay for a paid account the account with expire at end of school expiry + 365 days later in effect kicking in for a year after the school subscription runs out.
- Users will start to get warning messages 30 days before a subscription expires and if their subscription lapses either as as paid individual teacher or as a school they loose access to all their paid content.
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to teacher functionality in EQAO Quizzer. If you do not find the answer to a specific issue please feel free to send us your question via our Contact Form or by emailing us as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to use EQAO Quizzer
Q. What are the different ways to use EQAO Quizzer in my classroom?
A. EQAO Quizzer contains a lot of features and many usage scenario for teachers and students. Here are just a few examples:
- Provide students with practice type evaluations that can be repeated as often as required to provide mastery learning
- Administer timed evaluations to students that are only available for a set period of time such as a timed in class evaluation similar to paper based written evaluation
- Selectively pick questions and present them as class examples for students to attempt as a class
- Present pre-made or custom created assessments to class in full screen mode on a SmartBoard or Projector for a class to complete individually or in groups on paper
- Print out assessments to administer as paper and pencil assessments
- Assign evaluations for students to complete on their BYOD devices, in a computer lab or on iPads
Q. Are there any other resources EQAO Quizzer recommends?
A. Here are a list of some of our favourite sites and resources.
Course versus Class
Q. What is the difference between a course and a class?
A. A course corresponds to the Ministry or School/Board course content. A class is a collection of students and associated evaluations and marks for students that belong to that class. To create a class a course must be associated with it first. Though this terms are often used interchangeably in an educational setting for the purposes of EQAO Quizzer they are considered separate concepts.
Assessment vs Evaluation
Q. What is the difference between an assessment and an evaluation?
A. Assessments are collections of questions and do not have any dates, taking options or marks associated with them. Assessments are intended to be similar to paper based assessment content that teachers build up over time and can be re-used for classes repeatedly semester by semester or each year (i.e. the creation of a library of assessments). An evaluation is an assessment that “has been assigned” to specific class and includes start and end dates and times and taking options that govern how the evaluation is made available to students. An assessments can be thought of as the original copy of a test and an evaluation would be analogous to the photocopied versions of the assessments that are completed by students in a class.
Creating your own Content
Q. What do I need to do to add my own content to EQAO Quizzer?
A. In order to add your own content to EQAO Quizzer select the Customize Quizzer option and create the following items in the order listed below:
- Created a Course that a class will be taught under. This is only required if a teacher user wishes to create a class to teach a course that is not already pre-built in EQAO Quizzer.
- Create a Question Bank (either a new Question bank corresponding to specific course content or an duplicate of a question bank that already exists in EQAO Quizzer. This latter option will allow a teacher to user both EQAO prepared / existing content and teacher’s own created content.
- Add strands to the teacher created Question Bank created in step 2.
- Add questions to the teacher created Question Bank and corresponding Question Bank Strands.
Adding Course Questions and Strands
Q. Why can’t I add strands or questions to some question banks?
A. If a course is “owned” by EQAO Quizzer a teacher user does not have permissions to add strands or questions to that bank. A teacher user can only add strands and questions to question bank created by that user. If a teacher wants to add strands or questions to the same course question bank a teacher must create their version of that question bank. One version would be “teacher owned” while the other would be “EQAO Quizzer” owned. This separation of prepared / existing EQAO Quizzer content is to ensure individual users can only modify content that belongs to them.
Other Assessment Issues
Q. Why can’t I edit certain assessments , questions banks, strands or questions and others can?
A. You can only edit assessments, questions banks, strands and questions that you as a teacher user have created. Content that is created by EQAO Quizzer is available to all teacher users and cannot be edited.
Q. How do I remove headers and/or footers from the assessment printout?
A. Headers and footers printout options are usually features that are specific to the print functionality of the browser being used. Most browsers provide options to turn off or on of headers, footers and page number. This functionality is a browser based feature and not part of the EQAO Quizzer site. For additional assistance search Google for “turn on (or off) headers (or footers) in browser name” for more details where browser name is the name of the current browser you are using such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.
Q. Why is import assessment using share code not working?
A. There can be several reason why importing assessments using a share code may not be working and include:
- The assessment owner has shut off assessment sharing after they provided the share code – check back with the assessment owner to verify with them assessment sharing was not accidently turned off
- The assessment owner has updated the share code to a new code so the old code is no longer valid – ask the assessment owner to provide the new share code
- Assessment importing is not available to trial users (free accounts) even if an assessment code is valid, to import, upgrade your account subscription to paid account
Multiple Student(s) Mark Results for an Evaluation
Q. Why do I see multiple results for the same student for an evaluation?
A. If the “Allow Multiple Attempts” evaluation taking option has been enabled students have to option to attempt an evaluation as many times as they wish while the evaluations is open to them. Each submitted attempt by a student is tracked and stored by EQAO Quizzer and will appear in the Evaluations View Marks screen as well as being included as part of the class average for that evaluation. Not enabling “Allow Multiple Attempts” will only allow a student to attempt an evaluation once if multiple attempts are not desired.
True or False Questions ?
Q. Why are True or False questions available when they are not part of EQAO Assessments?
A. Though the EQAO Test does not include True of False questions, understanding terminology or simpler concepts is important to student understanding and success on the test. In order to provide additional features and more question types True or False question types have been included.
EQAO Formula Sheet
Q. Where can I access the EQAO Formula Sheets on EQAO Quizzer?
A. The Formula Sheet link appears to the students in the header bar when they start an evaluation. The Formula Sheet link also appears in the header bar for teachers when Preview Assessment or View Question options is selected. You can also view it here. Select Applied or Academic to see the corresponding formulas.
Superscript Subscript Formatting Issue
Q. Why when I try to remove superscript or subscript font formatting it just creates another superscript or subscript font even smaller. How can undo superscript or subscript?
A. Hypertext markup language (which is what the text box format is) allows for repeated levels for super / sub script. To remove, simply highlight the text and use the Clear Formatting button (circle with a line through it).
Line Spacing Issues
Q. Why do I get a big space between lines when I press the enter key?
A. Hypertext markup language (which is what the text box format is) by default creates paragraph spacing (double space) when the enter key is pressed. To move down to the next line without a larger space press shift-enter instead of enter.
Q. How can I display a fraction when inputting a question?
A. There are several methods to display a fraction. For example one half can be written as 1/2. Another option is to type 1/2 and select the 1 and make it superscript and then select the 2 and make it subscript which results in 1/2. The last method is to cut and paste a fraction symbol from a word processor.
Unable to Import Assessment
Q. Why am I unable to import and assessment?
A. There are two possible reasons:
1) If have a trial account (or your free 15 day premium access) has expired you will be unable to import any assessments. Importing assessment is limited to paid accounts only. If this is the case when you click on the import assessment menu item you will be taken directly to the subscription upgrade page.
2) Ensure that you have the correct share code. Be careful to input the code correctly watching common errors like 0 (zero) versus O (letter) or 1 (one ) versus l (lower case L). Also in order to import an assessment the owner of the assessment must still have sharing enabled for the assessment that matches the share code. Check with the assessment owner to re-verify share code and that sharing is enabled.
Pasting Text From an External Website
Q. When I paste text from an existing test or website I get a lot of strange characters or the formatting is not correct.
A. Sometimes text contains embedded formatting information that cannot always be interpreted properly by the EQAO Quizzer text box. In Chrome, simply right click and “Paste as Plain Text” to strip out all the formatting and just leave the original text. In Firefox, paste using the combination Ctrl-Shift-V to paste. Internet Explorer does not support pasting as plain text, instead try pasting into the Notepad then copying from the Notepad into the EQAO Quizzer text box.
Matching the EQAO Site Font
Q. I want to add text to some graphics that I am using as a part of a question and want the font to match the EQAO Quizzer website. What font is used?
A. Google’s Open Sans is the default font used on the site. Download and install if from the internet using a reputable site.
Transferring Existing Evaluations into EQAO Quizzer
Q. How can I easily transfer my existing evaluations, assignments test or quiz questions into EQAO Quizzer.
A. Most text can be copied and pasted directly into the EQAO Quizzer new question input form. Equations created with equation editor in Word for example at this time are not cut and paste compatible with the site but you can recreate most questions using font formatting. You can also copy and paste math symbols from most fonts directly into the text fields on the question input form. For images you can save them as separate graphic files and drag and drop or manually select them. If you would like to capture images directly from the screen use the built in Windows Snipping Tool usually found in the Accessories folder or on a Mac use the Grab application found in the Utilities Folder. The majority of common graphic formats are imported. Note to keep you graphics friendly to small screen sizes it is recommended to keep graphic width to less than 400 pixels in width.
Q. What is the CSV export and how can I use it?
A. A CSV is a comma separated values file, which allows data to be saved in a table structured format. CSVs look like a garden-variety spreadsheet but with a .csv extension. They can be opened by almost all spreedsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, Google Sheets or OpenOffice Calc. Clicking on the CSV Export below a table display in EQAO Quizzer will save a .csv file containing the content of the table. Use this to save a list of assessments or export a file containing student marks for a specific evaluation in needed.
Don't See Current Evaluation
Q. My teacher told me we have a quiz to do on-line, but when I sign in I don’t see it displayed.
A. Every evaluation has a start and end date. The evaluation will not be displayed until the start date has been reached. You may have looked for it a day or so early.
Can't See Older Evaluation
Q. What happened to an older evaluation I completed that I can no longer see?
A. In order to keep the total number of evaluations listed via the Dashboard to a reasonable number only evaluations that where completed with the past month for due within the next two months (if already created by a teacher) will be displayed.
Q. Are there any other resources EQAO Quizzer would recommend.
A. Here are a list of some of our favourite sites and resources
Customizing Quizzer (Advanced Teacher Features)
EQAO Quizzer offers a lot a features to support student learning. EQAO Quizzer though focussed on Mathematics can be used of for any grade or course content. Read more about the advanced features below.
EQAO Quizzer is not limited to our pre-made question sets. You have the ability to customize courses and questions banks.
In order to add your own content to EQAO Quizzer you would select the Customize Quizzer option .
…. and then and create the following items in the order listed below:
- Create a Course that a class will be taught under. This is only required if a teacher user wishes to create a class to teach a course that is not already pre-built in EQAO Quizzer.
- Create a Question Bank (either a new Question bank corresponding to specific course content or an duplicate of a question bank that already exists in EQAO Quizzer. This latter option will allow a teacher to user both EQAO prepared / existing content and teacher’s own created content.
- Add Strands to the teacher created Question Bank created in step 2.
- Add Questions to the teacher created Question Bank and corresponding Question Bank Strands.
Create a Course
Note: Creating a Course is only required if a teacher wishes to create a course that is not already pre-built in EQAO Quizzer.
For this entire Help section on Customizing EQAO Quizzer we are going to look at a scenario where a teacher wants to create an entirely brand new course MCR3U (Grade 11 Academic Functions)
First click on Create the Course from the side menu
Next , Put in all the details and click on Add
… and lastly click on Course List to make sure the new course has been added … make sure to select grade 11 from the drop down box.
Question Banks and Strands
Creating a Custom Question Bank
The next step in creating your own questions is to create a “container”…. what we call a Question Bank. Here are the steps.
Click on Create Bank
Then enter all the required details and press Add
… and finally click on List Banks to make sure the newly created “container” exists.
Adding Curriculum Strands/Units
Now we add the strands (units) for the course. Usually these are dictated by the ministry guidelines for the particular course in question. For instance in MCR3U the 4 main strands are:
- Discrete Functions
- Exponential Functions
- Trig Functions
… So lets proceeds . First click on Add Strand
Now fill in the details for each and every unit. Make sure to choose the Question Bank first and then the details for each Strand.
After pressing Add you are presented with the screen below. If everything looks alright, repeat the process, ie. press Add Strand from the menu on the left and continue the process.
Once you have completed entering all the strands (course units) click on List Strands to confirm all your entries. Make sure to indicate the Question Bank… in this case MCR3U.
You are now ready to create your own questions… onto the last step.
Adding Your Own Questions
Here are the step by step instructions to add your own questions.
After clicking on Add Question you will see the MCR3U Question Bank
After clicking on the check box the screen expands to display the corresponding Strands
For this example we will choose the Exponential Functions Unit (Strand)
You are now ready to enter your first question… indicate the Question Type and give it a Title
… Now enter your question, using the editor icons when necessary (in this example we ended up using the exponents symbol ).
On the screen below we also entered the Mark Allotment, Full Solution, the Final Correct Answer and then clicked on Add
… and as always we click on List Questions to confirm our work.
At this point you could add more questions or proceed to create an Assessment which makes use of your own questions.
Here’s how to access your newly created questions via an Assessment. After clicking on Create Assessment menu option enter all the required details. For this example we will use Manually Select Questions
Next we focus in on the Strand we want to get our questions from … here we choose “Exponential Functions“… then we click on Get Strand Questions.
For the purposes of this walk through we only created one question, but usually on this screen you would see all of the Available (more than one) of the questions you had prepared.
After selecting your desired questions the screen expands to display… Current Assessment Questions … then press Continue
This screen displays all your questions (re-arrange them if you wish) and then click on Save Assessment
The screen below displays how your queston(s) will appear.
… and finally we clicked on List Assessments to double check that the Assessments was registered in EQAO Quizzer
Customization Video Recap
This video recaps the entire Customization process from creating a new course, to creating a question bank, to creating the course strands and finally the actual questions.