Qedoc Quiz Maker
Qedoc Quiz Maker: desktop application for creating learning modules. Learning modules centre around interactive training by means of multiple quizzes, but also include presentations and community interaction options. Learning modules can be played back using the freeware application Qedoc Quiz Player.
The Qedoc Quiz Maker is available under an open content requirment. This means, in broad terms, that anyone can use it for free provided that they create shareable modules and actually share these with the rest of the world.
For details of the philosophy behind this, as well as the practical implications, see open content requirement.
Selected major features
- Preview display. The Qedoc Quiz Maker includes an embedded, interactive version of the Qedoc Quiz Player, allowing simultaneous editing and viewing of questions (WYSIWYG). Editor panels are displayed beneath the preview, and a preview button instantly updates the preview. The preview is almost fully interactive, allowing precise design of questions.
- Question bank, for managing, viewing and editing questions. Questions are treated as independent entities from any particular quiz and can be stored in the question bank for later use, multiple uses or as templates for new questions.
- Task wizard, a part of the question bank, for quickly viewing and selecting from the available task types. As of September 2007, there were about 100 task types. The development plan indicates a probable final number of around 200. The task wizard allows quick filtering, previewing and selection from the available task types.
- Activity bank, added in version 2.0, for defining and managing groups of questions which for quizzes, surveys, revision tests, etc. The "activity" is the largest kind of unit with a "module", a module being a distritable file. A module has at least one activity, and perhaps up to a dozen or more activities. Learners see the module as a collection of activities, and when they start activities, they are presented with sequences of questions or other tasks.
- Media bank, for management of diverse embedded external file formats, such as movies, images, sound clips and documents. Includes detailed and automated tagging of media with usage rights so that other people know what they are entitled to use and build on. Tracks usage of media items in a module.
- Data tables. A method for importing large tables of variables into learning modules, so that questions can use random look-ups to create fresh material at each view of a question. From a programmer's perspective, this is like inserting random items from multi-dimensional arrays. Data tables are suited to learning material which can be tabularised.
- See version history
- There is a commercial version of this product for those who do not wish to meet the open content requirement.
- Download the latest version of the Qedoc Quiz Maker
- Get a free contributor ID - allows you to start adding your quizzes to this site.