Add a lesson add-in (such as a quiz or poll) to a slide

Interactive content refers to ready-made Office add-ins that you insert into a presentation that viewers can interact with directly. Quizzes, polls, science and math simulations, and videos from Khan Academy are all examples of interactive content.

You can use interactive content as a checkpoint to make sure your listeners understand what has been presented thus far before continuing further in the presentation. For instance, you can insert a quiz question to help a learner determine whether he or she is ready to move to the next slide. When you create quiz questions, you can provide feedback on wrong answers, such as suggesting that learners review the material again.

Insert an add-in on a slide

  1. Go to the slide where you want interactive content to appear.

  2. On the Recording tab of the PowerPoint ribbon, click Apps and Quizzes to open the Lab Office Add-ins dialog box. At the top of the Lab Office Add-ins dialog box are two tabs:

    • Store lists all the apps available in the Office Store. Click any item to see a more detailed description (including recent reviews) about it.

    • My Add-ins lists the apps that you've already downloaded.

  3. In the Lab Office Add-ins dialog box, select an add-in, and click Add to insert it on the slide. (When you do so, the app is also added to your My Add-ins list.)

    The dialog box is dismissed and the blank add-in is inserted on the slide.

You are ready to modify the add-in on the slide for your particular needs in this situation. Continue with the appropriate procedure listed below.

Important:   You can't access the responses that your students make to this quiz question. If you need to see your students' responses, switch to the quiz that does provide that service instead.

  1. On your slide, type a question in the box at the top of the quiz.

  2. To add a hint, click the blue light bulb.

  3. Type the hint text in the box that appears below the question. To remove the hint, click the blue trash can.

  4. To allow an unlimited number of attempts, select Allow Retry.

  5. To add feedback that appears when the user submits his or her answer, click the word balloon and type the feedback in the box that appears below the answer. To remove the feedback, click the trash can.

  6. Click the check mark beside the correct answer. The correct answer is denoted by a green arrow.

  7. To change the font size of the question, select the question and click a Select font size option. (You'll see the adjusted font size when you Preview the question.)

Important:   You can't access the responses that your students make to quiz questions. If you need to see your students' responses, switch to the quiz that does provide that service instead.

  1. On your slide, type a question in the box at the top of the quiz.

  2. To add a hint, click the blue light bulb.

  3. Type the hint text in the box that appears below the question. To remove the hint, click the blue trash can.

  4. Set the options for this quiz question:

    To do this

    Select this option

    Allow only one choice

    Allow Single Choice Only

    Allow many choices

    Allow Multiple Choices

    Show the choices in random order

    Shuffle Answers

    Allow an unlimited number of attempts

    Allow Retry

    Allow a specific number of attempts

    Limit attempts, and specify a number in the text box

  5. In each box below the set of options, type the text of one choice.

  6. To add feedback that appears when the user submits his or her choice, click the word balloon.

    • Type the feedback in the box that appears below the choice.

    • To remove the feedback, click the trash can.

  7. Click the check mark beside the correct answer. The correct answer is denoted by a green arrow.

  8. To change the font size of the question, select the question and click a Select font size option.

    To change the font size of all the choices, select a choice and click a Select font size option. (You'll see the adjusted font size when you Preview the question.)

Important:   You can't access the responses that your students make to this quiz question. If you need to see your students' responses, switch to the quiz that does provide that service instead.

  1. On your slide, type a question in the box at the top of the quiz.

  2. To add a hint, click the blue light bulb.

  3. Type the hint text in the box that appears below the question. To remove the hint, click the blue trash can.

  4. To change the font size of the question, select the question and click a Select font size option.

Important:   You can't access the responses that your students make to this quiz question. If you need to see your students' responses, switch to the quiz that does provide that service instead.

  1. On your slide, type a question in the box at the top of the poll.

  2. Set the answer option for this poll question: to allow only one choice, select Allow Single Choice Only; to allow many choices, select Allow Multiple Choices.

  3. In each box below the set of options, type the text of one choice. To delete the text, click the trash can.

  4. To change the font size of the question, select the question and click a Select font size option.

    To change the font size of all the choices, select a choice and click a Select font size option. (The text size doesn't change in this view. You'll see the adjusted font size when you preview the question.)

  1. On the slide where the add-in frame has been inserted, you can filter lessons by subject or click Browse All to see all the available lessons.

  2. On the right side, click the thumbnail of a lesson.

    The selected lesson is inserted in the frame on the slide as YouTube video.

  1. On the slide where the add-in frame has been inserted, browse through the simulations to find what you want.

  2. Click the thumbnail of the lesson you want, and then click Insert.

How does it look?

At any time, you can see how a question will look to learners by clicking the Preview button at the lower-left corner of the add-in.

Tips

  • These quiz questions help students evaluate their own progress and comprehension of the material, but you don't have access to the answers they give, so the questions can't be used to grade students. However, PowerPoint does provide a different type of quiz that does give you access to student responses.

  • After you add interactive content to a slide, you can copy and paste it on other slides in your presentation. This method is particularly useful for adding questions to a quiz.

  • In addition to inserting interactive content from the Recording tab as described in this article, you can download PowerPoint add-ins from the Office Store website and insert them into your presentation.

Troubleshooting for quizzes and apps

If you encounter an error message while using a quiz or app, the following information may help fix the problem

When inserting a quiz I receive an error message stating "This app could not be started."

PowerPoint needs the help of a web browser behind the scenes to show a quiz, video, or app. The browser it uses is Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer needs to be running with Protected Mode turned on in the Internet Zone for the quizzes, videos, and apps to work properly in PowerPoint.

Solution:   Follow the steps described here: Apps for Office don't start if you disable protected mode for the Restricted Sites zone in Internet Explorer

IT administrator settings for Recording features

IT administrators can help to troubleshoot errors that occur by reading Managing access to apps for Office.

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