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What is Quia?

Quia is pronounced key-ah, and is short for Quintessential Instructional Archive. Quia provides a wide variety of tools, including:

  • Templates for creating 16 types of online activities, including flashcards, word search, battleship, challenge board, and cloze exercises. Quia activities are designed with different learning styles in mind to suit the needs of all your students.
  • Complete online testing tools that allow you to create quizzes, grade them with computer assistance, and receive detailed reports on student performance.
  • Access to over 3 million online activities and quizzes in 300 categories. All of the shared activities have been created by teachers from around the world.
  • A schoolwide network that allows effortless collaboration with your fellow teachers.
  • An easy, centralized classroom management system including a master student list, archive of student results, and the tools to conduct schoolwide proficiency testing.
  • A class Web page creator that includes a course calendar and an easy way to post your Quia activities for students and parents.
  • Online surveys for gathering student and teacher feedback.

Navigating Quia

The left-hand navigation bar puts all of Quia's educational tools at your fingertips. It's a great way to visualize at a glance everything you can do with Quia.

Explore Quia Activities

Tap into the international Quia network

The Shared Activities area is a great starting point for new users, with more than 3 million activities ready for you to play. There are activities in 300 categories, and more are added every day. All of the games were created by instructors using Quia's templates and serve as an invaluable source for material and ideas for your classroom. In the Shared Activities area you will find:

  • Activities in over 100 languages, from Spanish, French, and German to Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic — Quia supports character sets for all these and more.
  • Age-appropriate activities for all subjects, from alphabet and counting activities to university-level economics, history, and science.
  • Search capabilities by textbook, keyword, category, teacher, and even popularity.
  • Links for copying and customization of activities so you can instantly share the materials with your class.

Create your own learning games

You can create your own activities on Quia Web using any content you like. Choose from 16 types of activities, including flashcards, memory games, word search puzzles, hangman, and even games modeled after popular television gameshows. High-school Spanish, fifth-grade math, university-level art history...no matter what subject you teach, creating your own activities is easy and fast, and your students will thank you for it. Many users also report creating flashcards and memory games to help with self-study for standardized exams or to learn a new language.

Click to check out samples of all the different types of activities.

Track student practice time

Practice makes perfect, and when students do their homework, their performance improves. Now you can track how long each student spends on your Quia activities, to understand practice habits and plan review sessions before assigning a quiz. You can also use activities as homework assignments and hold students accountable for practicing in the lab.

Quia is your complete online testing solution

Hassle-free quiz creation

Not only are Quia's quiz tools easy to use, but quizzes can be customized to fit any teacher's needs.

  • Create questions from scratch in seconds, or import questions from Quia activities or outside sources.
  • Choose from 10 question types, including multiple choice, true-false, short answer, essay, matching, and ordering.
  • Include audio or pictures in your quizzes, if you like.
  • Quia's Question Bank allows you to label and store questions, allowing you to make quizzes with particular questions or random selections from a subset. You'll never have to type the same quiz question twice!
  • Assign quizzes to your classes, so students can easily see what is expected of them.
  • Have students take your quizzes from any computer with an Internet connection, or even on paper print-outs.
  • Select from a wide range of options for controlling student access during testing.

Instant grading and reporting

When your students take quizzes, most questions (like multiple choice and matching questions) are graded automatically for you. Essay and short answer questions can be manually graded and you can give your students individualized feedback on their answers. Plus, Quia automatically tracks students' test scores throughout the year for you.

After your quizzes are graded, data reports on student performance become instantly available to you. These reports can tell you which concepts your students are struggling with, which students are having the most trouble, and even whether any of your questions have errors.

Keep students organized with your class Web page

With Quia, you can create your own Web page for posting homework assignments, schedules, calendars, contact information, and links to your favorite Web resources — including Quia activities and quizzes. It's fast, easy, and you don't need to know HTML. Distributing a class Web page means students always know what is happening in class. Parents will also appreciate being kept up to date with classroom activities and important teacher notes.

The Profile: Your world on Quia

Teacher profiles serve as a portal to everything Quia. Profiles combine your contact information with links to your activities, quizzes, surveys, and classes — all in one central, easy-to-access location. When you want students, parents, colleagues, or anyone else to get to your Quia materials, your profile is where to send them. Find an activity you love? Click the mini-profile at the bottom to find more activities created by that instructor. You can even search all teacher profiles to share ideas with colleagues and other Quia users.

Manage school and district curricula on Quia

The exchange of ideas is important in any school, since teachers often become better at what they do by learning from one another. Quia simplifies the collaboration process by providing a network specifically for your school or district. Just click on the network to find and use your colleagues' Quia materials, or to share the quizzes and activities you've created yourself.

For more information on administrator features, click here.

Giving mass proficiency assessments

Quia helps you with the challenge of meeting state and district standards by offering mass testing options. You can distribute an exam to an entire school, grade level, or department and receive aggregated results. Once testing is complete, use Quia's reporting tools to generate detailed reports on your students' strengths and weaknesses.

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