If you’re looking for student choice activities, the student-selected quiz option in Listenwise allows students to choose a podcast and take a quiz on their own (without you needing to specifically assign it!). This opens the door to more flexible instruction and routines. You decide whether to encourage student choice or assign specific lessons or quizzes, depending on your teaching goals.
This video tutorial shows you the student experience and how to enable student-selected quizzing for your classes in your teacher account:
How to Enable Student-selected Quizzes for your Listenwise Classes
There are two ways to allow students to find and take quizzes on their own.
1. When creating your classes, you have the option to check the Student-selected quizzes box.
2. After you’ve created your classes, you can enable or disable Student-selected quizzing under your Class Settings.
- Go to the Classes page and toggle to the Manage Classes tab.
- Click the 3-dot menu for the class and click Class Settings.
- Check or uncheck Allow students to start Quizzes box and click Save.
The Student Experience with Student-selected Quizzes
From the student dashboard, students can search for certain topics or browse the story collections. Students just look for our quiz icon to identify which stories have quizzes available for them to take.
Once the student has chosen the lesson, they simply click Start Quiz and complete the quiz in the same way as if you had assigned it. All quizzes that are initiated by students will include two listening supports: interactive transcripts and read-aloud option for the quiz questions.
The student’s score will be reported to the teacher on the new Student Progress tab of the Classes page.
You can share this video with students to introduce them to student-selected quizzes!
For more, check out other ways for using podcasts for student-directed learning and designing structured choice activities with podcasts.