Best Sites for Creating Quizzes

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Quizzes play an important role in the classroom as a means to quickly assess the progress of both individual students and entire classes. The results may be used to grade, to initiate a review of difficult topics, or to personalize instruction for students lagging behind.

These top online quiz-authoring platforms give teachers abundant choices in designing quizzes of every variety, from the handy multiple-choice to short-answer to matching. Most offer reports, an engaging interface, multimedia capability, automatic grading, and free basic or modestly-priced accounts. Four are fully free! All can help educators with this common, yet critical, task of rapid assessment. 


Jotform is an online form builder with a dedicated quiz-making section. Choose from among thousands of templates for topics ranging from math to geography to spelling. Each template consists of modules, which can easily be edited or deleted. To add more features, such as different types of questions, simply click on the desired element in the left panel. Assign and share your quiz using links and email. The free account allows five form types per month and 100 monthly submissions. 

Typeform provides an easy signup process and the ability to import from Google Forms. Images, videos and multiple languages are accepted. Nice touch: The built-in accessibility tool checks accessibility with one click. Typeform’s free plan allows unlimited forms per month, but only ten responses.

An easy-to-use platform for creating embeddable online quizzes, ClassMarker’s clear user manual and video tutorials make it simple for teachers to create, manage, and assign multimedia quizzes. Free basic plan for education allows 1,200 graded tests per year. In addition to the professional paid plans, there's also the option for a one-time purchase—great for occasional users!

EasyTestMaker provides tools to generate a wide assortment of tests, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer, and true-or-false questions. The free basic account allows 25 tests, and has no ads. One minor annoyance is that the interface appears to allow premium features that are actually not available to free account users. Alas, no free trial is offered. 

What’s more fun than a Jeopardy-style online quiz game? Designed for both in-person and remote learning, Factile’s unique platform includes thousands of premade quiz-game templates. With the free basic account, users can create three quiz games, play with five teams, and access the library containing more than a million games. The modestly priced school account is integrated with Google Classroom and Remind and features beloved elements such as “thinking music” during timer countdown as well as the iconic buzzer mode.

This relatively simple site is easy to navigate and provides four types of quizzes, easy drag-n-drop question management, and quick sharing via URL. Automatic grading and a comprehensive results page allow teachers to quickly assess student progress. The free basic account allows up to 50 questions and 100 results per test, while the paid account unlocks all features for a modest $50 annually. Best of all, teachers qualify for a 50% discount; i.e., only $25/year.

Users can create a variety of multimedia sharable quizzes, including multiple choice, true-or-false, fill-in-the blank, and image labeling. Free basic plan plus three flexible paid options, from $10 to $30 annually. Nice touch: Option to purchase a three month premium access for only $4.95. 

One of the easiest ways to manage class assessments, ProProfs offers numerous templates and customizable features for building quizzes. The online tool also provides analytics to assess student progress and automatic grading. Free basic and paid accounts.

Packed with features such as standards-tagged quizzes, personalized learning tools, and a high-tech math editor for super challenging math quizzes. Quizalize also furnishes quizzes in ELA, languages, science, social studies, and current affairs. Free basic and paid accounts. 

Users create their own quizzes, or choose from millions of teacher-created quizzes in ELA, math, science, social studies, creative arts, computer skills, and CTE. Provides real-time results, automatic grading, and student performance reports. Integrated with Google Classroom. Free trials available. 

A highly engaging platform, Socrative allows teachers to create gamified quizzes and polls to assess student progress. Watch results in real-time. Socrative’s free plan permits one public room with up to 50 students, on-the-fly questions, Space Race assessment, and alignment to state and Common Core standards. 


Offering 11 types of digital quizzes for education, Classtime is a robust paid platform with an ample 60-day free trial (no credit card required). Easily sign up with email, Google, Microsoft, Clever, or social media accounts, then start adding questions, either your own or selected from the question bank. Tooltips help new users navigate the intuitive layout. Images, YouTube videos, and audio may be incorporated into your quiz. Nice touch: Optional solution explanations to help students better understand their grades.
A paid site with a generous 75-day free trial for educators, allows users to create and import quiz questions in these categories: Multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, matching, free text, grid, and even via attachment. Useful features include auto marking, the ability for teachers to try out digital tests in advance and a built-in text to speech option on exams. A fine comprehensive exam platform. 

Gimkit’s game-based learning solution will feel like familiar fun to your students. Educators create quizzes for students, who can earn in-game cash with correct answers and invest the money in upgrades and power-ups. Affordable individual and institutional accounts. Educator accounts start with a 30-day free trial of Gimkit Pro. When the trial expires, purchase Gimkit Pro or move to the free Gimkit Basic.

One of the most popular sites for gamifying a classroom, Kahoot! allows teachers to create quizzes and games that students access on their mobile or desktop devices. Not ready to create your own? Peruse the online quiz library for ideas. Integrates with Microsoft Teams. Free basic plan, pro, and premium.

More than just a quiz site, Quizlet also offers study guides, flashcards, and adaptive learning tools. Free basic account and very affordable $34 per year teacher account. 30-day free trial. 

A comprehensive solution for LMS and assessment through which teachers create quizzes and differentiate instruction. Designed from the ground up for K-12 instruction, Otus has won SIIA’s CODIE award and was named one of the Best for Back to School 2023 by Tech & Learning.


Best Free AI Quiz Generators
Ready to dip your toe in the sea of artificial intelligence-driven quiz generators? Explore the best free options as evaluated by Tech & Learning and find out which platforms earned near-perfect marks. 

Microsoft Forms
A free tool that teachers can use to create quizzes, forms, and surveys, Microsoft Forms is readily available to users who are signed in to a Microsoft account. Within the clean interface, click on Quizzes and Assessments to preview and edit quizzes, which can be automatically scored. To customize quizzes, insert text, images, and videos. Then share via link, email invitation, QR code, or social media. Nice touch: With a single click, users can download forms in Excel. 

Google Forms
A user-friendly way for teachers to create embeddable, password-protected, and locked quizzes. Also offers real-time reporting. Before you get started, be sure to check out 5 Ways to Prevent Cheating on Your Google Form Quiz. Free. 

Hot Potatoes
With its bare-bones Web 1.0 interface, Hot Potatoes doesn’t make a splashy first impression. But this completely free online test generator is actually W3C Validated and HTML 5 compliant. Users create six types of browser-based quizzes with the bundled applications, which are downloaded and installed in less than a minute. Quiz files can then be uploaded to your school website, or shared with students to run on their desktops. While this isn’t the slickest platform, the price is right, and there’s an active Google user group discussing the best ways to use it. Try it yourself. Or, have your students use it to generate their own quizzes!

Diana Restifo

Diana has been Tech & Learning's web editor and contributor since 2010, dedicated to ferreting out the best free tech tools for teachers.