Boolean is a data type with only two possible values. In computer programming terms, it usually means true/false, yes/no, or on/off. In quiz terms, it mean this or that. This is not to be confused with bullion, meaning gold bars or bouillon, meaning a dehydrated soup stock.
There are many times during training you may want a simple quiz. You may need to perform a formative assessment (those who attended the July meeting knows what this is). You could be doing a spot check during or following training. In any case, you can choose to use QuizPoo.com. It is a free quiz creation site that gives you unlimited questions. You can even add pictures and/or an explanation for the questions. And just in case you have been thinking, "but the same type of question can get boring. I need more question type options," QuizPoo's blog states that they are working on adding multiple choice AND fill-in-the-blank. It sounds like these may be available in the very near future.
Here is a quiz that I created in just a couple of minutes. When I completed the quiz, I was able to either copy the URL address to post as I did here, or I could post it via Twitter, Facebook or e-mail. The downside to this is you do not have the ability to view the results per person; however, you are able to determine how many times the quiz has been taken. If you want to collect the data, you need to require the quiz takers to share their results via Twitter, Facebook or e-mail.
So, to recap what you've learned:
- You learned a new term, boolean.
- You discovered a free, online quiz maker.
- Ranelle still can't say the word "poo" without giggling. :)