This guest blog entry was written by Articulate VP of Community Tom Kuhlmann.
If you’ve been using Quizmaker for a while, you’ll notice that Quizmaker ’09 is a completely different application than the previous versions. In today’s post, we’re going to look at the new Question Group feature.
Here’s a common scenario.
You are building a quiz on the digestive tract. There are five sections: liver, stomach, intestines, pancreas, and gall bladder. You have 20 questions for each section, which gives you a quiz with 100 possible questions. You want to create a randomized quiz of 20 questions but you want each section to be included in the random pool.
You can do this by using the Question Group feature in Quizmaker ’09.
The Question Group feature lets you sort your questions into groups. That means for this scenario you can create a group for each section of the digestive tract. Once questions are sorted into question groups, it opens up other features such as question randomization.
The Randomize Group feature lets you randomize the order of the questions asked. In addition to randomizing the questions, you can set it to ask only a few of the random questions in that group. For example, you have 100 questions in the group. You can set it to randomize the questions, and then only ask 10 questions from the pool of 100.
Let’s see this in action by revisiting the original scenario and looking at the stomach group. In the image below, you can see that I have stomach questions in one group. The group is randomized and I have it set to only ask four of the questions from the group.
If I applied that to all five groups, I could create a 20-question quiz that is both random and covers each section by pulling four questions from each of the five question groups.
I’ll cover randomization and the other group features in another post. For today, I just wanted to focus a little more on question groups and how you can use them in your elearning quizzes. You can learn more about the question groups feature and Quizmaker ’09 by looking over some of the product tutorials.
In addition to the very helpful tutorials, you can learn more about Quizmaker ’09 by checking out some of these blog posts: