Learning Activity

Individual and group quiz in team-based learning

Foster teamwork and critical thinking with team-based learning activities
Created by Pedagogy Team at FeedbackFruits
Learning outcome:
Prep time:
Intermediate (10-30 min)
Activity type(s):
Group project
Knowledge check

Why this learning activity?

Learning activities targeting high-order skills like this one can help you activate students more effectively. This activity will help you with:

Critical analysis

Students will develop critical analysis skills by extracting and summarizing the most relevant information from study materials.

Collaborative learning

Students will enhance their ability to work effectively in teams, discussing and selecting correct answers collaboratively.

Application of knowledge

Students will apply their knowledge in a collaborative setting, reinforcing their understanding through discussion and group activities.


Activity steps

1. Read instructions: Carefully go through the provided instructions to understand the requirements of this activity. Pay attention to any specific guidelines or criteria mentioned by the instructor.

2. Take individual test: Locate the individual test provided by your instructor. Complete the test by answering all the multiple choice questions based on the study material. Ensure that you submit your answers after completing the test. The correct answers will not be revealed at this stage.

3. Take team test: After completing the individual test, you will join your assigned group to discuss the same set of questions. As a team, discuss each question and collectively decide on the best answers. This step is designed to encourage deeper understanding through peer interaction and discussion. Once your team has agreed on the answers, submit them as a group.

Activity setup

FeedbackFruits tool(s) used:

Team-based learning (TBL) is a learning method, popularized by Larry Michaelsen. Team-based learning is based around three core modules: preparation, in-class readiness testing, and application exercises.

Classic implementation of TBL follows a rhythm of the three core modules above, but aspects of TBL, such as the in-class readiness can also be applied outside the standard structure and lead to positive outcomes for students.

If you want to read more on the TBL method, check out this handout from the Team Based Learning Collaborative. Two use cases from our partner institutions using this approach are also attached below.

In this activity:

  • You can create multiple choice questions, students will first answer that set of questions individually, and the correct answers will not be revealed to them.
  • Afterwards they complete the same set of questions, but this time in a group, discussing and selecting the correct answers together. This encourages students to think more deeply about their responses, and allows them to learn from their peers, fostering a collaborative environment between them.
  • After the group quiz, students will see their results both from the individual quiz and the group quiz.

Recommended rubrics for this activity

Self/peer assessment on teamwork skills | Deakin

A rubric for self and peer feedback on teamwork skills from Deakin University

Group evaluation in team-based learning | CMU

A complete rubric to evaluate group contribution in team-based learning activities

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Rubric template to give feedback on the content of the written report

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