Problem Attic – Exam Creation Software

Problem Attic – Exam Creation Software

Exam creation is a time-consuming process for teachers, and historically many teachers have utilized software such as examview at great fiscal cost. We are pleased to show our teaching staff Problem Attic.  Problem Attic is the largest bank of examination questions available to teachers, and even more amazing, it’s an online (cloud) FREE resource, so it is constantly updated, and new questions are regularly being added.

If you need to create a re-test for a student who bombed an exam, this resource may be exactly what you are needing!

Problem Attic lets you search for questions by topic. This eliminates the need to search the database searching for questions that fit your need, you can now draw those questions out quickly.


Problem Attic has recently added new select options on the arrange tab. This allows you to do any of the following:

  • Select all multiple-choice or free-response problems in your document.
  • Move certain types of problems into a new part (and add directions).
  • Find all problems with custom answer spaces or other formatting details.
  • Save paper by grouping together problems that are “full width”.

Problem Attic permits you to change multiple choice questions to fillable questions, and it also allows you to separate questions into parts and subparts. This will allow you to insert custom answer spaces such as:

  • “griddables” (also known as grid-ins)
  • coordinate graphs and numberlines
  • snippets of graph paper
  • blank lines for writing prompts
  • grids, boxes, and empty space for student work

Problem Attic is great for outcome-based assessment. They refer to this as “curriculum development”, but as we have our Alberta curriculum already established by the ministry and we don’t need to develop our curriculum, we would use these tools to sort questions into their outcome categories.

Problem Attic allows for sharing your documents with other teachers. It will share in an editable format, so teachers you share with can make adjustments to tailor the material to their needs.



Help Teaching

Help Teaching

Help Teaching is a website where teachers can create printables for their classroom. The free version will allow you to make a test or quiz of up to 10 questions. There is content for all subjects and all grades on this site.

Self-Grading Quizzes in Google Forms

Self-Grading Quizzes in Google Forms

Make a new quiz & answer key

  1. In Google Forms, click Plus (+) .
  2. At the top right, click Settings .
  3. Click Quizzes  -> Make this a quiz.
  4. Optional: To collect email addresses, click General  -> Collect email address.
  5. Click Save

 Make an answer key, assign points & add automatic feedback

You can make an answer key on certain question types:

Create an Answer Key
  1. To add a question, click “Add question” .
  2. Fill out your question and answers.
  3. In the bottom left of the question, click Answer key.
  4. Choose the answer or answers that are correct.
  5. In the top right of the question, choose how many points the question is worth.
  6. Optional: To add a written or YouTube video explanation to an answer, click Add answer feedback.
  7. Optional: To edit question or answer options, click Edit question.

Note: You can assign points and add feedback on all question types.


Choose what people see during and after the quiz

You can choose if people can see missed questions, correct answers, and point values.

  1. In Google Forms, open a quiz.
  2. At the top right, click Settings .
  3. Click Quizzes.
  4. Under “Respondent can see,” check the boxes next to the options you want.
Grade Quizzes

You can see automatic summaries for all quiz responses, including:

  • Frequently missed questions
  • Graphs marked with correct answers
  • Average, median, and range of scores
Grade Individual Responses

If you collect email addresses, you can assign points and leave feedback on individual responses. After you grade each response, save your changes.

  1. In Google Forms, open a quiz.
  2. At the top, click Responses.
  3. Click Individual.
  4. To move between individuals, click Previous  or Next .
  5. Find the question you want to grade.
    • In the top right, enter how many points the response earned.
    • Under the answer, click Add feedback.
  6. Enter your feedback and click Save.
  7. To save your changes, at the bottom, click Save.

See Quiz Results

  1. In Google Forms, open a quiz.
  2. At the top, click Responses.
  3. Click Summary.

Grade Question-by-Question

  1. In Google Forms, open a quiz.
  2. At the top, click Responses.
  3. Under “Responses,” click Question.
  4. To award points for a group of answers:
    • Full points: click Mark correct .
    • Partial points: enter the number of points you want to award.
    • No points: click Mark incorrect .
  5. To add written or YouTube video feedback for a question, click Add feedback.
  6. To move between questions, at the top, click Previous  or Next .
  7. When you’re done grading, at the bottom, click Save.

Send Results to Google Classroom

You can import grades all at once from Forms directly into Classroom’s Student Work page if you attach a quiz to an assignment.

If you import grades, all grades are imported. You can’t select some grades to import. Extended instructions can be found in Google’s Teacher Centre.