Getting Started

Setting up a class.

There are six essential and easy steps to set up your class and push content to users’ mobile devices:

Step 1. Define default settingsStep 2. Add contentStep 3. Schedule contentStep 4. Unlock topicsStep 5. Activate badgesStep 6. Invite users


Step 1. Define default settings

Start by defining your default settings. These will be reflected in the app when users are answering a question or viewing a resource.

  • Point allocation: Set the number of points each question and resource will be worth.
  • Timer limit: Set the length of time your users will have to answer each question—this is measured in seconds. To disable the timer entirely, set the time limit to 0.
  • Number of attempts: Set the number of times your users can try to answer each question before they lose the ability to earn points.
  • Click ‘Save‘.

Note, default settings can be manually adjusted for individual questions and resources when uploading content.


Step 2. Add content

Quitch allows you to add content manually, one at a time, as individual questions or resources—alternatively, for large volumes of questions and resources, save time by bulk importing content using a spreadsheet.

Adding content manuallyBulk importing content from a spreadsheet

2.1 Adding content manually

Quitch allows you to add content in the form of either questions or resources—these are organised within sections and topics.

Creating sections and topicsCreating questionsCreating resources

2.1.1 Creating sections and topics

To add content, start by adding structure to your class with sections and topics.

To create a new section:

  • Click ‘New’ > ‘Create Section’, name your section (e.g. Week 1) and click ‘Save’.

To create a new topic:

  • Select a section for your topic.
  • Click ‘New’ > ‘Create Topic’, name your topic (e.g. Fundamentals of Derivatives) and click ‘Save’.
2.1.2 Creating questions

Questions are nested within topics. Quitch supports four types of questions: MCQ (Multiple Choice), Free Text, Fill in the Blank and True/False.

Note, Free Text questions are the only question type that need to be manually assessed.

To create a new question:

  • Select a topic for your question.
  • Click ‘New’ under the ‘Questions & Resources’ section > ‘Create Question’.
  • Select a question type and enter the question and answers.
  • Select one or more correct answers by clicking the toggle—it should appear green.
  • Optional:
    • Upload images within questions and answers (up to 2 MB).
    • Add a hint and/or answer explanation.
    • Change default number of points and timer limit.
  • Click ‘Save’.

Note, setting questions with multiple correct answers means users must select all options to be correct. If they select only one correct answer when multiple are available they will be assessed as incorrect.

2.1.3 Creating resources

Resources are also nested within topics. Quitch supports three types of resources: URLs (including YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud links which will play within the app), text and files.

Note, Quitch supports file types (up to 2 MB): PDF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PPT and PPTX.

To create a resource:

  • Select a topic for your resource.
  • Click ‘New’ under the ‘Questions & Resources’ section > ‘Create Resource’.
  • Select a resource type and add a title (e.g Insights for a Great Semester of Study).
  • Enter either a URL, text or upload a file depending on the resource type selected.
  • Optional:
    • Change default number of points and timer limit.
  • Click ‘Save’.

2.2 Bulk importing content from a spreadsheet

To save time, Quitch allows you to bulk upload sections using a spreadsheet template.

To create an import file using our template:

  • Download the sample section import file.
  • Populate the template with questions and resources (URL only) following the examples provided.
  • Optional:
    • Change point allocation and timer settings.
    • Create additional tabs on the spreadsheet to add more topics.
  • Save the document as an XLXS file.

Note, Quitch requires the column headings in the first row of the import file to ensure your spreadsheet imports correctlydo not replace them with something else.

To import content:

  • Click ‘New’ > ‘Import XLXS’.
  • Click ‘Choose File’, select the .xlxs file and click ‘Upload’.

The sections, topics, questions and resources will appear in your class.

Note, the section title will import as ‘Imported Content’. Double click the section name to change the title.


Step 3. Schedule content

Quitch allows you to schedule content in advance so that it gets pushed out to your users exactly when you want.

Batch schedule topicsSchedule individual questions and resources

3.1 Batch schedule topics

To save time, Quitch allows you to schedule batches of content as a topic.

To schedule all content within a topic:

  • Select a topic and click ‘Send Schedule’.
  • Select either ‘all at once’ or ‘one at a time’ and choose a date and time (e.g. push one question every 24 hours at 9am).
  • Click ‘Set’.

3.2 Schedule individual questions and resources

To schedule an individual question or resource:

  • Click the calendar next to a question or resource.
  • Choose a send date and time.
  • Click ‘Save’.

Step 4. Unlock topics

Unlocking a topic makes it available to users.

To unlock a topic: 

  • Click the topic toggle to unlock the content—it should appear green.

Once unlocked all questions will be released as scheduled with a push notification to the user’s mobile device.

Note, to make further changes to content or scheduling you will need to lock the topic and unlock again once those changes are made.


Step 5. Activate badges

Users can earn badges in the Quitch app by completing various tasks (eg. correctly answering 3 questions in a row). To enable users to earn badges, they need to be activated in the web platform. Badges need to be locked or unlocked individually.

To unlock a badge:

  • Click the badge toggle to unlock the badge—it should appear green.

Step 6. Invite users

This is the last step to set up a class as users will have access to the platform as soon as they are added. An invitation email is automatically sent to each user as they are added.

There are two methods to invite users to Quitch:

Invite users manuallyBulk import users from a spreadsheet

6.1 Invite users manually

To invite users manually:

  • Click ‘Add’ and insert first name, last name and email.
  • Optional:
    • Add an external reference (e.g. student ID number)
  • Click ‘Save’.

Note, once users are added, they will appear in the pending column automatically. As they register to Quitch they will be automatically enrolled in your class and will move to the active column.

6.2 Bulk import users from a spreadsheet

To save time, Quitch allows you to bulk import users using a spreadsheet template.

To create an import file using our template:

  • Download the sample user import file.
  • Populate the template with name, surname and email following the example provided.
  • Save the document as a CSV (comma-separated values) file.

Note, Quitch requires the column headings in the first row of the import file to ensure your spreadsheet imports correctlydo not replace them with something else.

To import users:

  • Click ‘Add’ > ‘Import students’.
  • Click ‘Upload File’, select the .csv file and click ‘Submit’.

Note, once users are invited, they will appear in the pending column automatically. As they register to Quitch they will be automatically enrolled in your class and will move to the active column.


Your class is now set up and ready to go.