I had the opportunity to talk to quizbean yesterday regarding their quiz maker and shortly after I signed up to give it a test run. For all you teachers out there that are looking for a quick, easy way to make a homework quiz or extra credit assignment I would check out the platform.
Their free version allows you to create 6 quizzes, accessible by 51 students (if you want to test it out, I have created a sample quiz, you can sign up and take it here: sample quiz) and you can have an unlimited number of classes. For anything more than that you will have to pay either $5 or $10 a month depending on how often you want to use the program and how many students you have.
Creating the quizes were easy enough where even the most technologically challenged can make a multiple choice or “this or that” quiz. However, QuizBean kind of left me wanting more. I understand they are a small team and there are a lot of new advancements coming through the pipeline but in order for the program to be a real value added for any class, they need to add new functions and quickly.
A lot of their competitors let teachers assign CCSS to their questions, add interactive questions rather than just multiple choice and “this or that”, allow you to print their quizes and deeper features, but, what else do you really need/want other than that?
However, is QuizBean worth giving a try? yes. Is it worth paying $5 or $10 a month for? Not yet but it certainly has lots of potential.