Build Quizzes & Surveys

Gather feedback and learn more about your viewers by using Camtasia quizzes and surveys. Learn how to set up, edit and publish a quiz.

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In this tutorial:

Insert a quiz or survey into your video to:

  • Test viewer’s knowledge through multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, and true/false questions.
  • Add open ended questions to gain feedback or gather user information such as an email address to contact the viewer at a later time.

Note: The TechSmith Smart Player is required for table of contents, closed captions, search, quizzing, and hotspots in a video. To include the TechSmith Smart Player, export the video to Legacy Local File (Windows), Local File (Mac),, or Knowmia. See Export & Share Your Video.

Quiz Features

  • Unlimited number of fill in the blank, multiple choice, short answer, or true/false questions.
  • Provide up to thirty answer options per question.
  • Get score reporting via the Camtasia Quiz Service.
  • Require quiz / survey takers to submit a name and email address.
  • Set the quiz to be scored or unscored.
  • For surveys, use the unscored option.

Set Up a Quiz

  1. Select media or move the playhead to the desired quiz location and click the Interactivity tab.
    Interactivity tab
  2. Choose to add a quiz to the media or timeline.
    Add quiz to Timeline button

    Note: Add a quiz to media to keep the quiz aligned to that media while editing.

  3. Camtasia adds the quiz and enables quiz mode.
    Quiz view
  4. Set quiz options in the Properties > Options tab.
    question editing view
  5. Enter quiz questions in the Properties > Questions tab.
    question editing view
  6. To add another quiz, move the cursor along the timeline and click to place a quiz. As long as quiz mode is enabled, you are able to add new quizzes.
  7. To disable quiz mode, click the small arrow next to Quiz under the timeline toolbar or press Ctrl+Q.
    Quiz view

Quiz Questions and Options

Create questionsClick the Questions subtab.
Quiz Questions tab
  • The first question is added for you.
  • To add more questions, click the Add Question button and type the question.
Choose a question typeSelect a question type from the dropdown.
Question Type dropdown
Enter or select answer
  • For true/false questions, click True or False to set the answers.
  • For all other question types, click Add Answer and type an answer.
  • For multiple choice questions, click to select the correct answer.
Give feedback for answersCheck the Display Feedback option.
Display Feedback checkbox
  • Type a response for the correct / incorrect answers.
  • Select the next action after the correct / incorrect answers.
Change question orderClick up and down arrows to change order of the questions in the quiz.
Preview how quiz appears to your viewersClick the Preview button.
preview quiz button
Enter quiz nameClick the Quiz Options subtab.
Quiz Options tab
Enter the name in the Quiz Name field.
Create surveyClick the Quiz Options subtab.
Quiz Options tab
Leave the Score Quiz option unchecked.
Allow users to view resultsClick the Quiz Options subtab.
Quiz Options tab
Click the Viewers can see their results checkbox.
Delete quizSelect a quiz on the timeline or media and press the Delete key.
Get scores and information about quizSee Quiz Reporting.

Quiz Reporting

You can report the results of the quiz through email or via a SCORM-compliant Learning Management System (LMS).

If you select Report quiz results through email during export, you receive the results through email via the Camtasia Quiz Service. Click the link in the email and follow the steps to download the CSV reports: Summary and Detailed.

About the CSV Report

The Summary CSV report contains a total score and percentage for each person, per video. If a video has several quizzes, the summary report combines the scores from all quizzes in the video to give one overall score.

  • The Detailed CSV report contains a time stamp, detailed question/answer scores, text field entries, and more.
  • The reports are in a comma delimited CSV text file format. This format is best viewed in a program that allows you to manipulate data in columnar format such as Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets.
  • Reports are sent once each day. No reports are sent if there is no new data collected.
  • Reports aggregate data. Each report contains both old and new data.
  • You cannot unsubscribe from the Quiz Service. To stop getting reports, request users not to take the quiz or remove the video from a shared location.
  • You cannot change the reporting email address.

Export a Video with a Quiz (Windows)

To export a video with a quiz:

  1. Select Export > Local Legacy File.
  2. Select Custom production settings from the dropdown and click Next.
  3. Select MP4 – Smart Player and click Next.
  4. On the Options tab, enable Quizzing option and click Next.
  5. Click Next on the Video Options and Marker Options screens.
  6. On the the Quiz Reporting Options screen, enter an email address to send the quiz results and set the desired quiz reporting options.
  7. Optional: If you want to upload the video package to a SCORM compliant LMS, enable the Report Quiz results using SCORM option. Click the SCORM options button to customize.
  8. Follow the prompts in the Production Wizard to complete the export process.

Export a Video with a Quiz (Mac)

To export a video with a quiz, select one of the following options:

    1. Select Export >
    2. Enable the Include Quiz option.
    3. Click the Options button to set the reporting options.
    4. To set up reporting, enable the Report quiz results through email option and enter an email address. Click OK.
    5. Click Export.
  • MP4:
    1. Select Export > Local File.
    2. Select Export to MP4 from the File format dropdown.
    3. Enable the Include Quiz option. Click the Options button.
    4. To set up reporting, enable the Report quiz results through email option and enter an email address. Click OK.
    5. Optional: If you want to upload the video package to a SCORM compliant LMS, enable the Include SCORM option. Click the Options button to customize.
    6. Click Export.