Release date: 2nd February, 2009
Please see Version 2.5.0 for most information relating to this version. Version 2.5.5 adds a number of useful features.
- The search-and-replace function on the question bank (Quiz Maker) can optionally accept regular expressions (replace only). This substantially increases the power available to advanced users for automated edits to large numbers of questions. For example, expressions such as "/A" and "/z" can be used to insert headers and footers into all questions.
- Multiple choice tasks (with the exception of drag-and-drop questions) can now have triple column and triple row layouts. This is good for quiz design where a large number of options are displayed.
- Metadata and classification: option for preschool education included; detailed clarifications of "primary", "secondary" and "post-secondary" education added based on OECD definitions at http://stats.oecd.org/glossary/index.htm . The metadata files additionally include: information about embedded media; information about any password restrictions (if any); sample questions from the module.
- Short answer question types have had a Levenshtein-distance-based option added to the correction algorithm. This has been implemented as a simple way to allow limited spelling mistakes. Rather than a slightly mispelled answer being awarded a draconian zero points, a proportion of the points are awarded based on the quality of the spelling. This option is inactive by default.