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2 Upgrades to SparkPeople Quizzes

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good morning!

Today we launched two enhancements to one of my favorite SparkPeople features: quizzes!

First, quizzes have a fresh, new look that allows you to get instant feedback about whether your answer choice is right or wrong. (Before, you had to take the entire quiz to see your results.) We think this will make quizzes more fun and interactive than before.

And second, we've added the ability for members to comment on quizzes. (Remember that you must be logged in to make comments.) To comment on a quiz (click here to see an example), you first have to take the quiz. On the final results page, scroll down to see member comments and to leave your own. Commenting on a quiz is a fun way to discuss what you think about the questions, how well you did, or what you learned, for example.

Please keep in mind that SparkPeople has two types of quiz formats: quizzes, which have right and wrong answers to fact-based questions; and assessments, which teach you more about yourself by asking questions that don't have any right or wrong answers. These updates today apply to quizzes only, not assessments.

We hope you will enjoy the fresh look of our quizzes and take advantage of the ability to comment on them!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COPEMA 7/5/2012 8:42PM


Are you ever gonna het some new Quizzes & Assessments for we Sparkers who have done all of them?


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JOYOUS111 2/9/2009 4:41PM

    I took my first quiz today...very cool! Will we ever be able to earn Spark points for taking a quiz...I am all about my spark points and a bigger trophy!



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COVARRUBIA911 2/4/2009 9:18AM

    I just love it..

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TAZ675 2/1/2009 7:02PM

    Thank you!

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KIMUSH23 1/30/2009 3:34PM

    Another great advancement!


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SLOLOSER 1/29/2009 10:48PM

Thumbs up on instant answers!

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BIGTOSS03 1/29/2009 8:10PM

    Now that is a great improvement! Kudos to whoever came up with the idea of instant feedback. Also I thank you for the assessments and hope that there will be more useful ones added in the near future.

Comment edited on: 1/29/2009 8:10:30 PM

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REKHAKAKR 1/29/2009 3:33AM

    This is good to get instant answer . i am loving it emoticon

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SHERI1969 1/28/2009 8:28PM

    I already tried out the new quizzes and it is really cool to see the results as you go along. To see immediate results as to whether you are right or wrong on a certain question is very helpful for me. I love the new changes and am going to send this blog on to the teams I lead and co-lead so they know. Thanks bunches Coaches and Admin. You all make a wonderful site a very healthy addictive site! ;) emoticon emoticon

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    Love the quizzes, and now they are even better. emoticon emoticon

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COLEMANSR 1/28/2009 4:52PM


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JAYMURZ 1/28/2009 4:15PM

    Ummm... errr.... we have quizzes?

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FISHINGLADY66 1/28/2009 3:55PM

    This is a good idea. I have taken quizzes again and had different answers because I learned from the last time I took it. Thank you for making this site better.

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SKINNYNANNY 1/28/2009 3:49PM

    I so appreciate this sight and all that you do to help people all over the world improve their lives! you all are a blessing!

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100LBLIGHTER 1/28/2009 3:13PM

    Helps me see my answer and the true answer right sticks better in my brain. Thanks, for the changes. emoticon

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OUTOFIDEAS 1/28/2009 2:50PM

    This is a great idea. I also agree with wanting to have the ability to review quizzes and polls that I have taken earlier and change my "vote" if my opinions or behaviors have changed. That would be a good way to track growth. I also agree with the comment that said that it would be nice to have more options on polls and quizzes when an answer such as "none of the above" or 'all of the above" might more accurately reflect reality than listed options. I would think that that kind of option might give the "research" more validity and open up new avenues of thought than a set of rigidly defined "preconceptions."

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MARYANNE4403 1/28/2009 2:20PM

    thanks so much, this site just keeps getting BETTER everyday!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/28/2009 2:12PM

    I agree with KARENBGRATEFUL. It is nice to see how we grow in getting healthy by being able to change our answers not only in the quizzes but our poll answers. What we answered 6 months ago may be entirely different than how we answer now.

I would also like to see it that when we sing in to comment, it takes us back to what we are signing in for, not the comments that are already there. As it stands now, we have to go to look at other blogs/posts and click on the 1 we want.

When I have a Spark Mail from SPARKGUY I always do it before most other things including signing in which on some things we have to do even if we already are.

I love the constant improvements. It also explains why I was having problems posting last night. It would post the same comment 4 times and as yet, there is no way to entirely delete our own extras. They have to stay there.

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IDALUKE 1/28/2009 2:03PM

    i like this topic it helps me see if I'm changing my hapits. I love the updates. Thank you so much Ida

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SINISTRAL 1/28/2009 1:36PM

    I agree with Karenbgrateful; I have found this to be so with polls I take, too. It is, however, interesting to see where I have changed from this opinion on thus-and-so date.

I love the updates, thank you so much!

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KSGRATEFUL 1/28/2009 12:35PM

    Thank you for continually improving the site. I find that when I take a quiz and then months later review my answer, sometimes my feelings have changed yet there is no way to change my answer. Is it possible to make this an option?

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CARLI_MAE 1/28/2009 12:34PM

    I noticed the comment feature on a poll I took recently that had a "none of these - comment below" option ... good way to do it.

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MAXFOCUS 1/28/2009 12:14PM

    I think it is helpful to know right away if you submitted the correct answer. Thanks for the upgrade!

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ROSEGARDEN6 1/28/2009 12:04PM

  Cool! Love the idea! Thanks so much!

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