5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 23, 2009 12:44 PM by jgl107

    Quiz Pools

      In Captivate 3, is there a way to have a pool of 20-30 questions and each time a user takes the exam, they get 10 random questions from that pool?

      Also, is there a way to track the users who take the exams and the scores they receive?

      Thanks - Joel
        • 1. Re: Quiz Pools
          macrofireball Level 3
          Hello there,

          Yes, you can. You would start by creating your 20-30 questions in a Question Pool. To do this start by selecting Quiz > Question Pool Manager. To rename Pool1 to something more meaningful, press F2 and give your pool a new title.

          To add a question to the new pool, click the Plus button in the Question in Pool pane. This will display the Question Types dialog where you can choose the type of question you want to include. Once you have created all of your 20 - 30 questions, click OK to close the Question Pools Manager Dialog. If necessary you can then adjust the captions, modify the question text etc.

          Now, if you click back on the Slides heading (Filmstrip) you can then add a random question by choosing Insert > Slide > Random Question Slide. By default the first question pool should be shown in the question pool menu of the New random question dialog box. From here you can also set the score for this question, plus set many other options When you click OK, you will see a random question placeholder has now been added to your project.

          Now, you just continue to add 9 more random question slides.

          With regard to tracking, Adobe Captivate enables you to track the learners scores, however to take advantage of this feature you would need to have access to an LMS. To enable reporting in Captivate, choose Quiz > Quiz Preferences. By default this will highlight the Reporting category. Whilst you will notice that there is an option to send the quiz data, many users experience problems with this option and therefore I would recommend that you don't use it.

          I am not sure about tracking users in Captivate 3, so I will defer to somebody else on this one. I believe that this should be possible in Captivate 4. Since CP4 enables you to define variables and write your own basic scripts - known as Advanced Actions

          Best - Mark

          • 2. Re: Quiz Pools
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
            Hi Joel

            Basically what you do is to insert ten Random Question Slides. You then configure the Random Question Slides to draw from your pool.

            To track users and scores you need something known as a Learning Management System (LMS). Basically a LMS is a piece of software that runs on a server. A LMS administrator configures users and passwords, courses and curriculums and assigns different tasks to the users. The user then logs into the LMS and takes the assigned task or Captivate course.

            Hopefully something here was helpful to you... Rick
            • 3. Re: Quiz Pools
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Sorry Mark, didn't see you standing there buddy!
              • 4. Re: Quiz Pools
                macrofireball Level 3
                Hey Rick,

                No problem. Two heads are always better than one :-)

                Best - Mark
                • 5. Re: Quiz Pools
                  jgl107 Level 1
                  Thanks guys. This was very helpful.