Did the the bell ring before you could finish the quiz with your students? Has another interruption occurred? Perhaps you'd like to take time after each question to discuss answers or deliver personalized feedback! Regardless of the situation, you can pause and resume your quiz as needed.
Pausing your quiz allows you to focus on:
Time Management: Maintain a well-paced lesson and quiz regardless of any interruptions that may occur
Prompting Student Engagement: Re-engage & re-energize distracted students by taking a break and resuming your quiz at a more suitable time
Assessment: Review any progress up until this point and provide actionable feedback to your students
Technical Issues/Emergency Plan: Pause your quiz and respond to technical issues or unexpected situations and resume the quiz afterward
Promoting Reflection & Class Clarity: Promote student discussion and reflection at any time mid-assessment to ensure understanding
Note: Pause is only available for Socrative Essentials and Pro teachers and is available in every activity type except Space Race.
How to Pause a Quiz
After launching a quiz, you can pause it from the Live Results tab in Socrative.
Students cannot submit answers while a quiz is paused. They will instead see an 'Activity Paused' screen until the quiz is resumed.
You can also see which active quizzes are paused by checking the 'status' of the room from the Rooms tab in Socrative.
How to Resume a Quiz
Resuming a quiz is available from the Live Results tab in Socrative.
Pausing a Teacher-Paced Quiz
During a teacher-paced activity in Socrative, you can pause the quiz before showing the results. This will prevent students from submitting responses after viewing the correct answer.
When you are ready to move on to the next question, you can resume the quiz so students can continue submitting responses.