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.

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, produce the video to MP4 or share to Screencast.com.

Quiz Features

  • Unlimited number of fill in the blank, multiple choice, short answer, or true/false questions.
  • Require quiz / survey takers to submit a name and email address.
  • Provide up to thirty answers 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 playhead to desired quiz location then click the Interactivity tab.
  2. Choose to add quiz to media or timeline.
  1. Quiz is added and quiz mode is turned on.
  1. Add questions and set options in Properties. c2018-Properties.png
  2. To add another quiz, move cursor along timeline and click to place quiz. As long as quiz mode is "on," you are able to add new quizzes.
  3. To turn "off" quiz mode, click the small arrow next to Quiz under the timeline toolbar.

Quiz Questions and Options

Perform this action... Do this...
Create questions Click the Questions sub-tab. c2018-Questions.png
  • The first question is created for you.
  • To add more questions, click the Add Question button.
Choose a question type

Click Type. Select question from dropdown.

Enter question

Click in the Question field. Immediately type question.

Enter or select answer

For true/false, choose answer type.

For all other questions, click in the answer field. Immediately type answer.

Give feedback for answers

Check the Display Feedback option.

  • Enter a response for a correct / incorrect answers.
  • Choose next action to come after correct / incorrect answers.
Preview how quiz appears to your viewers

Click the Preview button. c2018-PreviewQuiz.png

Enter quiz name Click the Quiz Options sub-tab. c2018-QuizOptions.png

Enter the name in the Quiz Name field.

Create survey

Click the Quiz Options sub-tab. c2018-QuizOptions.png

Leave the Score Quiz option unchecked.

Get scores and information about quiz See Quiz Reporting.

Working with Quizzes

To perform this action... Do this...
Customize color, look, style, and more Select quiz on timeline, click Properties. c2018-Properties.png


Right-click a quiz on timeline and choose editing option from menu.


Select a quiz on a clip or media, press Delete on keyboard.

Change media quiz to timeline quiz

To change a media quiz to a timeline quiz, or vice versa:

  1. Select the quiz.
  2. Hover mouse over timeline or media until it turns green.
  3. Click to change the quiz location.

Quiz Reporting

You can report the results of the quiz through email or via a SCORM-compliant Learning Management System (LMS).

  • If you choose to have quiz results delivered by email, you receive the results through email via the Camtasia Quiz Service.
  • The quiz service takes the collected quiz data and sends it to the quiz creator in the form of two CSV reports: Summary and Detailed.

About the CSV Report

The Summary CSV report contains a total score and percentage for each person, per video. While a video may have 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 easily manipulate data in columnar format like 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. So, each report contains both old and new data.
  • You cannot unsubscribe from the Quiz Service. The only way to stop getting reports is to stop having people take the quiz or take the video down from the Web.
  • You cannot change the reporting email address.

Production Wizard Reporting Options (Windows)

The quiz reporting options are available in the Production Wizard when you choose Screencast.com, or an MP4 option with Smart Player.


Share Video Wizard Reporting Options For Mac

The quiz reporting options are available in the video Share screen when you choose Screencast.com, or Local File > MP4 option.

Reporting Options Details

Report quiz results using SCORM

(Only available with Share > Local File > MP4)

Provides a packaged eLearning lesson with the video using SCORM.
Report quiz results through email

Enter, then re-enter, the email address of the person to receive the quiz reports.

  • The email address must match in both fields. An incorrect email address cannot be changed later.
  • Quiz results are sent to the recipient once each day if new data is present via the Camtasia Quiz Service.
Viewer Identity

Choose viewer identity requirements.

Require a name and email from the viewer taking the quiz / survey


Allow them to take the quiz / survey anonymously.

Quiz appearance

Change the text viewers see when they take the quiz or survey.

If you create a survey instead of a quiz, you can change the Take quiz now button to read Take survey now.