ProProfs vs QuizRevolution

While searching for quizzes that could be created, edited, and embedded I discovered two free, easy to use resources: ProProfs and Quiz Revolution. In the past month, I have created quizzes for students using both sites. The quizzes are formative so tracking is not specifically necessary. They also provide instant feedback to students as a self-check activity.

Ok, so I was going to compare these two resources. But I just read an email from Quiz Revolution saying they will charge $9.99 PER QUIZ saved. That is not a feasible option in a classroom. I am disappointed.

New plan is to talk about the benefits for using ProProfs for formative assessment in the classroom. The free version only saves data on the first 10 attempts on the quiz. This means it is not a good choice for summative assessment. But every easily created opportunity for students to see how they are doing is a positive.

ProProfs has lots of options, but most of them are for the paid version only. The option I was interested in was the ability to embed the quiz in a class blog. That is available in the free and paid version. The importance of embedding became evident when I previewed a quiz I created: ProProfs has free options because of all the sponsor ads that they support on their page.  Not all of the ads would be appropriate for a middle school audience. On top of that, they are also highly distracting with video and audio.

What the embedded quiz looks like:

 

Link to the same same quiz on ProProf.

 

The best part of the quiz is the immediate feedback. Students see the correct answer as soon as they submit their answer. You can program an explanation for students to see with each question. At the end of the quiz, they see a summary of their results and all the possible correct answers. Students can practice before attempting the actual quiz.

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About Lisa Butler

Middle school teacher of Social Studies and Spanish, tech trainer, Flocabulary MC, Nearpod PioNear, and Edcamp Hershey Founder. I have embraced the power of blogging and reviewing products. If I am not doing something with ed or tech, I am probably reading, baking, running, or traveling.
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6 Responses to ProProfs vs QuizRevolution

  1. Ben Turin says:

    Enjoying your blog! – Sorry you didn’t go ahead and do the head to head comparison. Just to clarify, the pricing e-mail said:

    “Starting in mid-February 2011, in order to sustain our development, we will be adding a small fee for all quiz-saves: $9.99 per quiz for unlimited play and editing; or $99 per year for unlimited annual quiz creation.”

    So the $99 per year would be a viable (albeit slightly pricy) classroom option. It won’t be free anymore, but you can have as many students as you want create quizzes on one account. I believe separate log-ins for purposes of tracking results will still be free. I will check with the company on that one.

    Best!

  2. lgb06 says:

    The first line of the post establishes the requirements for the perfect resource “quizzes that could be created, edited, and embedded I discovered two free, easy to use resources: ProProfs and Quiz Revolution.” The size of the “small fee” is an opinion. The total budget I spent last year for my classroom was $122.20. I do not have the luxury to pay for a service that has a narrow application. If I wanted to pay for a resource that would host quizzes, I would also find a resource that allows the creation of many other digital resources. Using http://www.quia.com/web I can create quizzes and games (jeopardy, millionaire, battleship, etc) – and it only costs half the cost a year ($49).

  3. mebush says:

    A new one for you to look, which enables easy creation of online multiple-choice quizzes and exams from PowerPoint slides:

    QuizSlides – https://quizslides.com

    You can use the QuizSlides platform to create quizzes that can be taken anonymously which give instant feedback to the test taker, or you can use it to create multiple-choice examinations for assessing a group of examinees, with or without negative marking. Hope you like it.

    (Disclosure: I’m the founder!)

  4. Jason says:

    Good stuff. I have used ProProfs and it is a very basic quiz maker. I am using BrainCert Testing Platform (https://www.braincert.com) that has so many amazing features including adaptive scoring, pre-hire testing, integration with PayPal and Stripe to sell tests, and lot more.

    Testing Platform – https://www.braincert.com/online-testing-platform

  5. Learnclick is amazing and much cheaper!

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