I really like Articulate’s Quizmaker ’09. It allows me to do some pretty powerful stuff quickly. Here is a list of how do make your quizzes awesome in Quizmaker.


There are times when you need to group questions to ensure that they flow in a certain order. (Especially if you want to randomize the order of some and not others.) I’ve also found this helpful if I want to present a scenario and then have specific questions after.

Grouping Questions
Here are the steps:
1. Create your questions
2. Click Question Group
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3. Drag the questions into that group

Randomizing Question Order
A lot of times you want to randomize the sequence of questions. In Quizmaker you add randomization to groups of questions. So you could have 10 questions randomized and then have the next 10 stay in order. While grouping questions (above steps) think about which ones might be randomized.
Steps:
1. Select on a group of questions
2. Click Randomize Group
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Using a Pool of Questions
Sometimes you create a pool of 50 questions but only want to have 30 randomly presented.
Steps:
1. Select the group of questions
2. Click Randomize Group
3. Click the Include drop-down
4. Select the number of questions you’d like to include
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Shuffling Answers
Want to not only randomize the question order but also the possible answers?
Steps:
1. Open Quiz Properties
2. Select Question Defaults
3. Check Shuffle answers
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Branching Users that Pass vs. Fail
Many times I’d like to send participants that pass the test to a congratulations page. However I’d like to send the participants that fail to a review page.
Steps:
1. Insert the quiz into PowerPoint (done with Articulate Presenter)
2. Quizzes and Interactions window appears
3. In the Quiz Properties area, where a user goes when they Pass and Fail
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Adding Flash Videos
There could be a time where you’d like the user to view an animation or video vignette prior to answering a question. You could insert a flash movie on the question page.
Steps:
1. Open the question that you’re editing
2. Click Media/Flash Movie
3. Browse to find your flash file
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Submitting Questions All at Once
There are two ways to have a user submit questions: All at once or One at a time. If a user submits questions one at a time it is nice because they know right away if they got it correct. However it also takes more time to submit each question individually.
Steps:
1. Click Player Templates
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2. Choose the Submit all at once template (or you can make your own template … continue to next step)
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3. Click New and give your template a name
4. From the Navigation tab select Submit all at once
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Using a Timeline
You may want to have content on the slide appear in stages. Maybe you are building up to the question. (an animation build)
Steps:
1. Open the question you’re editing
2. Click Slide View
3. Open the Timeline at the bottom of the window
4. Move your text boxes/image to different time markers on the timeline
5. Grab and move the red play bar right and left to see the content appear/disappear
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I hope that these tips help. Are there anymore things you’d like to see?
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