Monthly Archives: February 2008

Quiz Background Customization

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Previously, the only way to change the background image was to create a whole new theme. Now you’re able to override the background and loader images much more easily. You can use any .gif, .jpg or .swf(version 6 and under) … Continue reading

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Question Writer API

This is only going to make sense if you’re technically minded, but there’s now a code library to help creating Question Writer quizzes. If you’d like to export to the Question Writer format from your .NET application or website, you … Continue reading

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Importing Questions

You know the old joke, you wait for hours for one import format, and then two come along at the same time! Question Writer now supports importing questions from text format (.txt and .rtf) and also from Moodle XML format. … Continue reading

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Explanation Question

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There’s not a lot to say about the ‘Explanation Question’ – although, notably, it’s not a question. It allows you to add text and/or an image to a page in the quiz, without having to have an interactive element or … Continue reading

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Language Selector

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Question Writer 3 now has a language selector. It’s in the ‘Language’ menu that is visible before you’ve opened or created any quizzes in the interface. After you’ve changed the language, you need to restart the application for the change … Continue reading

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Sequencing Question

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The Sequencing question type can also be thought of as a ‘ranking’ or an ‘ordering’ question. I’ll cover the basics first and then I’ll tell you why ours is much better than any ranking questions you’ve seen before (or try … Continue reading

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Sections

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Today, I’d like to introduce you to ‘Sections’. Grouping questions into sections sounds like quite a tame feature at first. But it opens up so many possibilities that I’ve put it top of the list of new features. Each section … Continue reading

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Question Writer 3 Alpha Version

Question Writer 3 is finally available as a public alpha – download link. What does that mean? Well it’s like a beta – an early version of software which hasn’t been robustly tested, but a beta contains all the features … Continue reading

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