Understanding Your Quia Homepage

In this lesson, we will explore your Quia Homepage.

Lesson Steps

Go to your Quia Homepage. There are two ways to get there:

    1. You can go straight to your Quia Homepage by logging into Quia. (A link to Quia can also be found on this website's splash page).
    2. Alternatively, after taking a quiz, click "Submit" but do not click "Done". Instead, click on "Home".

You are now on your Quia Homepage. This page is where you can see a list of all the quizzes that you have taken.

To see the total number of points that you have earned, look for the fraction labeled "Overall Points".

The numerator of this fraction is the number of Quia points that you have earned. (Ignore the denominator, for reasons you'll understand later).

Caution: Your "Overall score" on Quia is not the same as your overall score for the class. (Your overall score on Quia is an average of all the quizzes that you have taken, but does not take into account any missing work). To see your overall score for the class, you need to check Synergy, not Quia.

Next, click on the icon to the left of one of the quizzes that you have taken.

That icon allows you to see the quiz that you took. If the quiz required you to write something, you can see what you wrote. Also, if I left you a comment, you can see the comment by clicking on this icon. (The icon changes appearance when I have left a comment).

Next, turn your attention to the link to the class webpage. Click it to see where it take you.

The class webpage is a complete list of all the quizzes that are available to you. However, this page is not going to be very useful to you. That's because these links jump you straight to the quiz (instead of to the lesson). That's doing things backward. The proper way to work through each lesson is this:

  1. Read the Lesson
  2. Read the Instructions
  3. Take the Quiz

If you jump straight to the quiz, without first reading the lesson or the instructions, what good is that going to do? You'll just end up frustrated and confused. That's why the "Class webpage" is not very helpful. You should probably forget that it exists.

Key Point:

Always access the quizzes from my website,

Next, look at the column labeled "Points". This column shows you the number of points that you have earned for each quiz. Again, it's the numerator that's important, not the denominator.

Types of Quizzes

As mentioned previously, there are, broadly speaking, two kinds of quizzes:

  1. Multiple-choice quizzes that are graded automatically. We call these "auto-graded quizzes".
  2. Free response quizzes that are graded by the teacher. We call these "teacher-graded quizzes".

Whenever you do an auto-graded quiz, the points show up on your Quia homepage right away.

For teacher-graded quizzes, you'll have to wait until I have a chance to grade them before you see your score, and that might take several days. When I have finished grading your quiz, I will post your score, and I may also leave a comment.

Key Point:

Whenever you do a teacher-graded quiz, check back in a few days to see your score, and to see if I have left you a comment.

Typing Club

Now take a second look at the list of quizzes that you have taken. They are arranged in chronological order, with your oldest quizzes at the bottom and the most recent quizzes at the top.

Somewhere near the bottom of the list is a quiz called "Typing Club". This particular quiz is unlike all the others. It's not really a quiz at all, at least not in the normal sense. Instead, it's a place-holder; it's the place where I enter the number of points that you earn on Typing Club.

Basically, here's how it works: Once a week, on the weekend, I'll go to Typing Club and I'll look up the total number of stars that you have earned. Remember, 1 star = 1 point. Then I'll enter those points into Quia, as if you had earned those points by doing a Quia quiz.

Key Point:

Points that you earn on Typing Club won't show up on Quia until the end of the week. These points will show up in the quiz called "Typing Club."

Check Your Understanding

  1. Where can you find the number of points that you have earned?
  2. How can you see your quiz results?
  3. How can you see teacher's comments?

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.