Advanced quizzes and assignments for your live online courses

Eliademy is a community-driven platform.  We have gotten over a thousand direct messages, votes and open suggestion on how we should improve course quizzes. Today, we are proud to announce the launch of a brand new quizzes and assignments interface. 

First, we have split all tasks on Eliademy into 2 distinct categories:

  • Assignments – a task that requires an answer from a student (an essay for example) which needs to be checked and graded by a course instructor
  • Quizzes – a task with a set of predefined questions that student need to complete on their own and get an instant rating

New quizzes highlights. For each quiz instructor can:

  • Add a welcome and closing message – text that students will see before and after taking a quiz (it can be used to specify pass rate, or give additional explanations for results)
  • Specify “start date” on which all students on the course will be able to see the quiz (by default start date is set to current date, if you would like to hide the quiz – please remember to adjust starting date)
  • Specify “due date” by which student have to complete the quiz
  • Allow or reject late answer – enabling this option, allows students completing quiz after the due date, but leaves a mark for instructor
  • Choose whether questing should be shown in sequential or random order for students
  • Specify amount of attempts a quiz can be taken

Quizzes have 3 types of questions:

  • Multiple-choice: a student needs to choose one or several correct answers for a question (please note that partially correct answers still counted as fail)
  • True/False: a student needs to choose weather statement in the question is true or false
  • Short Answer: a student needs to type a word, a number or a phrase as an answer to the question

Quiz questions types in live learning platform

For each quiz question an instructor can:

  • Add text, math formulas, media links and pictures (we have the same editing interface you use on the course)
  • Add a short explanation which student will see after answering the question
  • Change order of the questions in the list (in case you want students to complete quiz in sequential order)

When student starts the quiz and answers a question:

  • Correct answer and explanation will be shown immediately if student has only one attempt
  • For multi-try quizzes student will only see weather answer is correct or not after answering, and will see all correct answers and explanations only after sending quiz results

Student view with spoken english

We also have a new “results” interface for instructors – results of all students are shown in one dashboard along with an option to reset progress individually (to give one more extra try for a student).

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New assignments highlights.  Improvement to the assignments UX follows the same principle of a unified interface. As an instructor:

  • You have the same controls for start/due dates and late answers like on quizzes page
  • You see all results for all students on a single summary block right under the assignment

There is a noticeable change when it comes to task submission and grading. As of now, students can modify draft answer unlimited amount of times (upload documents, change text, etc). Once an answer is submitted, no further changes are allowed. However, course instructor can choose to give feedback and ask for corrections, instead of grading the answer right away. This will give an option to a student to improve answer and resubmit.

Tasks in Live learning platform

Linking tasks and topics

Last but not least, we have added an option to link tasks and topics. If you would like students to complete a certain assignment or quiz right after reading course chapter, you can admit by clicking “link task” from the footer. A panel with selected task will be displayed right under the content block.

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Give a try to new quizzes and tasks and let us know what we can do even better.

Feature Friday: Do more with webinars on Eliademy

We are thrilled to announce and to bring to your service an update on Eliademy webinars. The update includes performance improvements but also the following additional functionalities:

Polling. Now you can do live polls with all your students that are participating in your Live courses. You can ask questions and your students can vote instantly. You can preconfigure the polls and see the results in real time. We recommend this functionality in order to get instant feedback about the quality of the session or for validating comprehension by the students.

Improved video streaming. The quality of streaming videos have improved but also the graphical interface now is also improved, giving you space to include more students to your online teaching class.

Emoticons. Yes, you are reading right, we have added Emoticons so everybody now can share their feelings , if they choose to do so, with the rest of the class. Who said that you cannot have fun when you are teaching live online?

Performance and security. Low on internet bandwidth and losing connection? No problem, now the client will automatically reconnect to the session so you won’t loose a minute trying to do it manually. Plus a dozen of minor fixes that will improve stability and the overall performance of your experience. Geeks out there: your webinars run over HTTPS, so come over and make a pass through the wormhole by making your session a Live Learning experience.

Why pay for expensive Adobe Connect, WebEx and multiple tools to deliver your courses? With Eliademy Premium you can do all that and much more.

Learn more about Eliademy Premium and start your trial today!

Case study: Illustrated Math Series

We rarely publish user reviews (they are public after all) but this most recent message really touched our entire team and we thought to share it with the community as a “case study”. We have started Eliademy 3 years ago as a social enterprise with a sole mission – make e-learning tools available for anyone for free. As the time passed, we have to admit we are far from being perfect, but we are still committed to doing our best to become the best platform for educators and students around the world. The following text is provided without modifications and can be also found at our Facebook review page.

Syed_HashmiIt is not that the moment I saw Eliademy, I fell in love with it, no, no, no, absolutely not. My deep respect and sincere love for Eliademy are carefully assessed based on an accurate evaluation through continuous research on the internet plus my constant interaction with Eliademy team over a long period of 4 years.

I am a professional Educator & Author with more than 43 years of experience in teaching the global curriculum in mathematics, physics and chemistry (including the K-16 US and Canada). I was looking for a resourceful but inexpensive or free simple e-learning platform for multiple reasons. I restlessly searched on the internet and found only two platforms which appeared to fulfill my needs exactly the way I was looking for (1) Udemy (2) Eliademy.

I decided to start with Udemy since it was being advertised a lot as “the largest platform”. I emailed them and got the response immediately with all the assistance I could have possibly needed. I was about to settle down with Udemy for good, but in the meantime, some very troubling facts started to emerge through reviews on Google, about policies on course pricing and sharing between the author and the platform. I then sent a very detailed e-mail to the then CEO to have a clear idea about the price sharing. After a reasonably long period of time without any response, I sent a reminder to both the CEO and the president of Udemy which was ignored. I concluded that Udemy was focused on the exploitation of intellectual talents in the name of democratization of education. It was a shock to me.

Next, I e-mailed Eliademy. They immediately responded and assigned a very talented and dynamic employee Jose to assist me through all the means available. As the time kept passing by my faith in Eliademy grew stronger and stronger. I feel now that Eliademy is the most truthful team with the pure and honest passion for “democratizing education with technology” – making e-learning tools available to everyone with crystal clear transparency without any tricks from their sleeves.

I would like to say thanks to entire Eliademy team who had kindly demonstrated their patience, generosity and care towards their clients. Long live the cause of education and the honestly true promoters of this cause.

Syed Hashmi, M.Sc, CEO at Illustrated Math Series


If you have a story of how Eliademy helped you or what you would like us to improve, please get it touch with us. Nothing motivates us more than an honest feedback.

Custom Completion Certificates

In addition to default certificate of completion, instructors can now upload a fully custom certificate template for each course.

When you open Course/Certificate tab, you will see a new option on certificate type field – “Custom Certificate”. Choosing it allows you to upload with your own template. For the best results, please use the following parameters:

  • File type: PNG (better) or JPEG
  • Size: up to 10 Mb
  • Format: A4
  • Orientation: both portrait and landscape
  • Resolution: 150 dpi, 2000 pixels height or width

After uploading, you will be asked to indicate where student name and course completion date should be printed (allow some space on the template). Please note, your certificate template should include:

  • Course name
  • Organization name and logo
  • Instructor name and signature

If you teach multiple courses, you will need to create several copies of the template with different course names. Once the custom certificate is configured, each student to whom you issue a certificate will receive a custom certificate by email, will be able to add it to LinkedIn and order a printed copy (if you enabled this option).

Like always, we’ve got more exciting product news coming. Please keep your eye on the Eliademy Blog or follow @eliademy. Thanks for using Eliademy!

– Sergey Gerasimenko, co-founder & CPO

Eliademy Premium gets better team management

As of today, Eliademy Premium is used by over a thousand of NGOs, public schools, and commercial organizations. Today we are launching a better version of administration interface which makes managing team members, students and enrollments much simpler.

The biggest change is an addition of separate roles, once you open user management screen you will see 2 distinct lists. “All people”, a list which collects all registered Eliademy users who ever attended any of your courses. And “Organization team”, a list of user with special roles:

  • Account owner can see and modify any course created by this team
  • Administrator can see and modify any course created by this team, but can’t access billing interface
  • Observer (or Teaching Assistant) can see any course created by this team, but can make changes only in courses they teach
  • Organization instructor can see only courses they teach, don’t have access to admin interface

As before, courses created by any team member are automatically linked with your organization and may be delivered as private. Roles can be changed anytime by a group administrator. Among other changes:

  • Admins can see a status of each sent invitation (delivered/opened) and resend it if a recipient was not able to receive it.
  • My Courses tab for account owner and admin displays only courses where those users have explicit roles as an instructor or student.
  • Organization Courses tab displays a list of public and private courses created by users of an organization. This list is visible to account owner, administrator, and observer.
  • Roles can be assigned upon sending and invitation to join the team.
  • Administrator can create custom groups for all users (not only team members) and see at once all users not yet assigned to a group.
  • Administrator can duplicate or jump directly to any course from “Manage Enrollments” screen.
  • Administrator can easily enroll already registered user without sending them a course invitation.

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Theses changes are available for all Eliademy Premium users starting today. Please let us know what you think about them.

If you still don’t use Eliademy Premium, you can give it a try with 30 days free trial. Please note, if use Eliademy as NGO or public educational organization you can apply for an academic license.

Thank you for the outstanding amount of feedback, improvement ideas and encouragements. We are really proud to have such an active and supportive community.

– Sergey Gerasimenko, co-founder & CPO

June Product Update

Even though June is official end of a study year, we still got aver 200 message from you with various ideas for improvements via UserVoice. Thus we made June or official “improve everything” month, in particular we:

  • Set all embedded videos to fill the with of the page – you don’t need to adjust size of any embedded video manually to make it look great
  • Improved export grades functionality with unicode support (if you teach in Mongolia, Russia, Taiwan or any other country with non-latin alphabet)
  • Added HMTL anchoring functionality to visual editor
  • Simplified submitting answers UX
  • Introduced simple visual cues to separate open courses from private ones
  • Optimized performance of user management and mass enrollment for premium users

This all seems to have a great effect on your satisfaction. During June we got the following messages about Eliademy:

  • A great site for teachers (from Adrian Prieto)
  • A great site full of excellent tools (from John Cowell)
  • We can confirm homework and communicate with my friends in English. (from anonymous in Japan)
  • This is my first experience as a student in Eliademy and I am planning to make own course here. I like the features and functionality. (from Laila Bröcker)
  • It is a perfect tool for my classes (from anonymous in US)
  • Easy to use & Excellent Customer Support (Patrick Mulcahey)
  • Eliademy provides me with the opportunity to create online courses for my students and for those who are interested to join our virtual classroom (Marinella Garcia)

Thank you for your feedback and encouraging words during this month! This really means a lot to our entire team. We are off to enjoy this chilling summer in Helsinki.

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– Sergey Gerasimenko, co-founder & CPO