Create and share
This page is a first guide for people who would like to contribute to Qedoc in some way, such as by creating new learning materials for their own students. If you are looking for information about just using Qedoc to learn from, please see learning at Qedoc. You can also find some case studies where you can see what kind of Qedoc user you might be.
Create, share or modify quizzes
If you would like to create or edit educational resources featured on this site, you'll need to download and install the Qedoc Quiz Maker. Once you have shared your results with others via this site, you can then use the quizzes for your own students, children or trainees.
- Advanced technology. The Qedoc Quiz Maker is probably one of the most advanced and sophisticated elearning authoring environments available. It is far ahead of a simple web-based quiz generator which just throws together a few multiple choice questions or flashcards. Our strategy here is quite simple: we want people to use the Qedoc system because the educational excellence of the Qedoc Quiz Maker is second to none.
- Number and variety of question types. About 100 different kinds of question, each of which in turn may have dozens of configuration options.
- Dual deployment for both web and desktop. Web-based deployment is essential for classrooms, where bureaucracy and technology prevent local installation of software. Desktop deployment is essential for who require independence and safety of their e-learning environment.
Costs and hindrances
- No fees.
- No time limits.
Some users perceive the biggest disadvantage of Qedoc to be its sharing requirement. For us, it is our most positive characteristic and a core part of our mission and values. However we don't want to exclude anyone, so for a price we offer institutions and freelancers the option (if they wish) to keep their Qedoc-created resources private.
Another issue for some contributors is the time it takes to have a submitted resource approved and published. We are always looking at new ways of speeding up review times. A useful page is "recent submissions", where you can see exactly what's in the review queue and how fast things are moving.
Online services: to try and meet our costs of maintaining Qedoc, we offer additional premium services against payment. We endeavour to ensure that the core free services and the additional non-free services do not interfere with each other and that there is no inbuilt "compulsion" to move to paid-for services. The case studies page explains in a hands-on manner what different kinds of user can expect.
List of pages for helping you create, share and modify quizzes:
- Information for quiz authors - practical information
- Software documentation
- Software downloads
- Open Educational Resources - background information
- Open content requirement - detailed information about Qedoc's sharing requirement
Edit this site
If you would like to edit or add anything else to this site, you must create a user account and log in (see top of page). Once you are logged in, you can begin editing. If you have experience with Wikipedia, then you'll find it easy. Remember that your contributions will be mercilessly edited by others. But as everything is recorded, your contributions can also be rescued if someone vandalizes them.
Here are some ideas for things you could do as a site editor:
- Expand on the documentation if you think it needs expanding.
- Add critical notes or questions to the documentation. For example, if it is in error, not clear, or you feel it needs commenting for any other reason.
- Contribute opinions and requests for future development.
- Record websites and other sources of suitable media (images, sounds, etc) for inserting into educational modules.
- Ask for help.
- Build sub-communities of educational interest to develop educational modules in a specific area of knowledge.
- Join a translation project and build a Qedoc centre in your favourite language.