This guest blog entry was written by Articulate VP of Community Tom Kuhlmann.
The import questions feature in Quizmaker ’09 allows you import quiz questions from other Quizmaker quizzes. They can be from previous versions of Quizmaker, as well. Now that you have this feature, what should you do with it?
Here are three ways that you can use the import questions feature.
1. Give Your Old Quizzes a Facelift
Previous versions of Quizmaker created nice quizzes. Because they were built in a form you had some limitations. You couldn’t make them as media-rich as you’d like.
That’s no longer the case. Import your old quiz questions and then pretty them up in Quizmaker ’09. Feel free to add all sorts of multimedia like animations, audio, and video.
2. Easily Re-Use Quiz Questions
You might want a question or two from other quizzes. Instead of rebuilding the question, just import it. All of the animation and media comes with it. So you do not have to rebuild the same questions from scratch all the time.
When it was a matter of just adding text, that wasn’t as big of a deal. However, now you can add all sorts of media and effects to your quiz questions. Having to redo that can be a real drain on your time. Fortunately, the media-rich questions that you import into Quizmaker ’09 will retain the animations and effects.
3. Create a Master Quiz or Repository
I once worked for an organization that did a lot of safety training. We had hundreds of sites and used many of the same questions over and over again. Quizmaker ’09 would have come in handy because of the import feature. Instead of doing the same work over and over again, I could have imported the questions I needed from a master quiz.
Having a master quiz also saves from having to dig through other quizzes looking for questions. Just keep as much as you can in one quiz.
Here’s a quick tutorial where I show you how to import questions and discuss some of the details of the feature: