From Qedocupload modules to the Qedoc website if you are a free user. Free use is provided under a share-or-pay agreement, the idea of which is to maximize the sharing of free learning materials between schools and other educational institutions. To ensure that free users really do share their materials, modules will lock themselves until uploaded. The uploaded (and unlocked) versions can then be downloaded and used normally.
How to upload
To upload a module, you must open it in the Qedoc Quiz Maker and click the satellite dish icon on the main toolbar. Simple dialogues will talk you through the rest of the procedure. Uploading takes very little time: modules are normally between about 10 kB and 50 kB, unless you have a lot of media items in them. The satellite dish icon is the 3rd from the right in the screenshot below (just below the word "library").
How to check that your upload was successful
Next to the satellite dish icon is a client/server exchange icon which is used for comparing the server and local versions of your module (see synchronisation). If you click the client/server exchange icon, the Qedoc Quiz Maker will contact the server and gather data about any submitted modules. It will then display those details to you, and offer further options for uploading or downloading. Note: this feature was added in version 1.4.2.
Initially the synchronisation dialogue will report that your module is awaiting approval and you won't be able to download it. Modules are usually processed within a few hours. If you are in a hurry, you can contact Qedoc. High quality modules will receive priority - processing may be almost immediate.
How to submit the module if the upload didn't work
If the upload doesn't work for any reason, you can also send in modules by email (as an attachment). This is a less convenient process, but rarely it may be necessary. Usually the software will tell you if an upload failed and give you an email address to write to. Or you can contact Qedoc and ask for an address to which you can send attachments. Once you have an email address, your next step should be to locate the module on your file system.
Finding the filenamemetadata editor for the module, where things like the module title and author go. The second item (beneath the title) is the filename of the module file. You're looking for a file with exactly that name.
Finding the file directory
Assuming you installed the software normally, module files are normally found in a sub-directory of c:\program files\qedoc\author\mod\. The mod subdirectory has further sub-directories, one for each module, with numerical names starting at 000 and counting upwards. If your module has the name UFMXA_026.zip, then it would be found in the sub-directory 026. Look in the corresponding sub-directory, and you should find a file with the right filename.
Simply attach the module file (which is a ZIP file) to an email and send it in.
How to download a module
See downloading modules.
Additional options available for uploaded/unlocked modules
- Can be viewed and played in the Qedoc Quiz Player.
- Can be moved freely between computers and used by anyone who has a copy of the Qedoc Quiz Player.
- Quizzes can be exported into Moodle XML format (feature in preparation).
- Can be published anywhere on the internet for anyone to use.
- Other educators can edit and develop the module further, on condition that they acknowledge your contribution and distribute their results freely as well.