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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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 Local File, Screencast, 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.
  • 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 location and select Modify > Quizzes > Add Timeline Quiz or press Shift+Q.

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

  2. Camtasia adds the quiz and enables quiz mode.
    Quiz view
  3. Set quiz options in the Properties > Options tab.
    question editing view
  4. Enter quiz questions in the Properties > Questions tab.
    question editing view
  5. To add another quiz, move the cursor along the timeline or on the selected media and click to add a quiz. As long as quiz mode is enabled, you are able to add new quizzes.
  6. 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 quizYou can report the results of the quiz via a SCORM-compliant Learning Management System (LMS). For reporting in Camtasia version 2022 and earlier, see Quiz Reporting.

Export a Video with a Quiz

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

  • Local File (Windows):
    1. Select Export > Local File.
    2. Select the MP4 with Smart Player option from the File type dropdown.
    3. Optional: If you want to upload the video package to a SCORM compliant LMS, select Advanced > Smart Player tab > enable the Report using SCORM option. Click the SCORM options button to customize.
    4. Click Export.
  • Local File (Mac):
    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. 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.
    5. Click Export.
  • Screencast:
    1. Select Export > Screencast.
    2. Enter a title and optional video description.
    3. Click Export (on Windows) or Share (on Mac).

Quiz Reporting (Version 2022 and Earlier)

Note: The Report results through email option is only available in Camtasia version 2022 or earlier. TechSmith Results Service for reporting quiz results will be retired in 2025. Learn more.

About the CSV Report

In Camtasia 2022 and earlier versions, if you selected the Report quiz results through email option 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.

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.

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