WatuPRO is a great premium plugin that lets you create exams, quizzes and surveys.
The plugin is very easy to use. It has a few basic general settings. By default only one question is shown at a time though you can show all questions on the one page if you want. Answers can be shown at the end of a quiz and you can use one answer, multiple answers or open ended answers for your questions.
The settings for each quiz or exam have to be configured first. Quizzes can be made available to everyone or only those who are logged in. Questions can be randomised too if you wish.
One of my favourite features is the ability to place a timer on the quiz. This adds an extra element that is sure to test participants in difficult tests.
Points are awarded for each successful answer. You can award grades to those who take part in the quiz. For example, you could award gold to those who answered 10 our of 10, silver to those who answered 9 out of 10 and bronze to those who got 8 correct.
The content that is displayed to users at the end of the quiz can also be changed. 9 different variables can be selected and as the output is controlled via the WordPress editor, there is no restrictions to what you do here e.g. images, videos, coloured text etc.
Next you need to set your questions. Once again, the WordPress editor is used, so you could incorporate images and videos into your questions if you wish e.g. ‘Who is this famous musician?’ etc. You can add as many answers as you want and if the multiple answers option is selected, you can award different points to users depending on the answer they gave. For example, you could ask people to name the 4 musicians from The Beatles but offer additional points to those who also selected Pete Best or Stuart Sutcliffe.
Once you have added all your questions, you can insert the quiz into any post or page on your website using the shortcode WATUPRO followed by the number of the exam.
The great thing about WatuPro is that you don’t need a dedicated page for your quizzes. You could add a quiz at the bottom of a blog post if you wish. Alternatively, you could create a dedicated quiz area for members.
At the end of the quiz the user is shown the correct answers. They can then see what they got right and what they got wrong. As noted earlier, the final output can be customised as much or as little as you wish. Certificates can also be created and awarded to those who pass your tests. This will be useful for educational websites or those that want to reward the user with a voucher or discount for taking part in the quiz or survey.
Quizzes are a great way of encouraging users to stay longer on your website. The plugin can be used for surveys, fun quizzes or exams. It’s very flexible in this regard. I could see how this could be used effectively on a language website or even a competition website. For example, after the user has studied all the necessary modules they will be presented with a quiz at the end to test their knowledge. They could then be returned to the first page if they did not pass the test.
A license for WatuPRO retails for $47 and can be used on an unlimited number of domains. It comes with a 60 day money back guarantee and one year free support and updates. If you are looking for a way of quickly inserting quizzes, surveys or exams into your website, I highly recommend checking WatuPRO out.
* Thanks to WatuPRO for providing a test copy of the script for the purpose of this review.