I am very glad I did. It took about two minutes to set up an account. Basic information was requested: name, login, password, school name, etc. A KEY point, in two weeks no emails from them or any other provider.
Then I set up classrooms in my account. Again simple, I created six classes/folders. To enroll the students I had them click on the student account from the homepage, create an account with their school email, and then search my name. Once they found it, a click and then they had joined my class. So, no typing all students names or creating accounts. The images to the right show this proces and the key ideas below, as well.
-add a title for the quiz
-pick the style of the question (x-choice, T/F, Fill in, Short answer) and build the question. You can provide feedback (explain the correct answer), if you want, but I did not do that.
-You can upload images, maps, and more. I used a few maps and artwork (see image above)
-When you are done, you click make it active and assign to your classes. It has time limits, settings for retakes, and more. I just used the basic version, they take the quiz once and it shows them their score.
-Student then take the quiz, hit submit and they get a screen with their score, the whole quiz opens showing them what they missed and got right (if you provide feedback it will show here).
-In my account, I get a report with average, each students score, link to their quiz, and a break down of the quiz. This provides me with really quick feedback of what students have misconceptions about. You can see some of the break down in the PP above.
So, I owe Crystal an apology. She was right, this is a great site. You have a great find here and my students loved the instant feedback and it made my job more efficient. Thanks again Crystal, Let us know how it works for you.
The link to quiz star is http://quizstar.4teachers.org/