Create an online learning path with quizzes, tests, and assessments
By Joanna, FlexiQuiz.
4 minute read.
What is a learning path?
A learning path is a group of activities that learners can progress through based on abilities, choice, or requirements. The learning pathway can consist of a mix of quizzes, tests, learning materials, and exams that are connected together.
The benefits of using online learning paths are:
- Learners can progress at their own rate, either in the classroom or remotely.
- Saves you time.
- Allows students who do well to progress faster while identifying learners who may need extra coaching.
This article talks about the various types of learning paths and how to create your own custom path.
Type of learning paths
Sequenced learning path
A sequenced path is when you give the learner their first test, and as they complete the activity, they move to the next.
Students cannot view the following quiz until they submit the existing activity. All students take the same route regardless of an individual's abilities, needs, or preferences.
A sequenced learning path works well for new employee onboarding or as part of a training course.
You can easily set up a sequence path using the FlexiQuiz redirects feature on the Configure/ General screen. This configuration option ensures all students are given the same activities in the same order.
There are a few ways to share a sequence learning path with students.
- If you have many quizzes in the learning path, we recommend using email invites or Respondent portals. These distribution options allow respondents to take a break and continue the test or activity at any time.
- The Unique quiz link works well if you would like test-takers to complete the whole sequence before closing the browser.
- To allow students to take a break using the unique quiz link, you can use the save and continue feature. Save and continue allows students to pause during a quiz but not at the end of the examination such as on the results page.
Grade based learning paths
A grade-based learning path directs students to their next test based on their performance and abilities.
If a student does well, they could be given more challenging tests and allowed to progress faster.
However, if the test-taker fails, they can be asked to retake the test or be given additional training.
You can set up a performance-based learning path using the FlexiQuiz grade redirect feature. FlexiQuiz will score submitted quizzes in real-time and share the subsequent relevant examination.
Like the sequenced learning path there are a few ways to share the first quiz.
- If you have many quizzes, we recommend using email invites or Respondent portals. Test-takers can take a break and continue the following assessment or activity at any time.
A unique quiz link works well if you would like test-takers to complete the whole sequence before closing the browser. To track performance, students can register on the first quiz, and their details are automatically copied to the second test. Quiz takers do not need to register for each assessment.
Top tip! To allow students to take a break using the unique quiz link distribution option, you can use the save and continue feature. Save and continue allows students to pause the quiz during a quiz but not on the results page.
Student choice path
A student path means that you share the first activity with the test-taker, and they decide which quiz they want to do next. Students cannot see all the tests; they will be given the action based on their chosen route.
This redirects option works well in several test situations, such as if you would like to allow students to decide which language or subject they would like to complete the test in.
A student choice path is set up using the FlexiQuiz grade-based redirects feature. Learn more about creating a redirect path based on the learner's preferences.
The options for sharing the first quiz are the same as sequenced and grade-based learning paths. We recommend email invites or Respondent accounts.
You can share the quiz using a unique link that you can be embed on your website or social media channels. However, all students will need to complete the tests and activities in the sequence before closing their browser.
Strictly speaking, this is not a learning path, but I've included it in this list as it's an option for enabling test-takers to complete multiple quizzes or learning activities.
A student classroom is a group of quizzes shared with test-takers. Learners can view all the tests and pick which quiz or activity they would like to complete. The tests don't need to be completed in a particular order.
A student classroom is set up using the FlexiQuiz group's feature. You can assign a group of quizzes to users with Respondent accounts.
All quizzes in the group are displayed on the Respondents dashboard that they can access anytime, anywhere.
Four steps to building your custom learning path
It's quick and easy to set up a custom learning path with as few or as many activities as you would like.
Step 1: Set your objectives
Key considerations when drafting your learning path are:
- What would you like your students to achieve at the end of the journey?
- How do you want to ensure that students have read and understood all the material?
Step 2: Create your quizzes, tests, or course material
Build each quiz, test, exam, or activity in the usual way. You can continue to use all the typical creation, formatting, and configuration tools.
Hints and tips!
- To keep the same style across all of your quizzes you can create a template and copy it.
- Choose if you would like to share results at the end of every quiz, journey, or both.
Step 3: Link the tests and activities
Create a learning path by connecting each of the quizzes in a relevant way. For example, you can direct learners to the next activity when they submit their answers or from the results page.
Please refer to the learning path types for more information on connecting your tests.
Step 4: Distribute the first quiz in the chain
There are a choice of ways to share your first quiz based on if you would like to allow students to take a break between quizzes and if you have their contact details.
Ready to create your own learning path?
Login to your FlexiQuiz account and start creating your first quiz in the group.