My understanding of your question is that you would like to create your question slides with no background and place them in a question pool. Then, when you use this pool in a project, you want the unique background of that project to also be applied to the question slides automatically.
If this is correct, then I am afraid it cannot be done as far as I know. The reason being that each slide in Captivate is a unique entity in its own right, with its own properties and though you can set a background, this cannot automatically be carried over to the question slides as well.
Hi Nancy and Andrew
Okay, thinking a bit of a different approach here. There are a couple of different options that might work.
1. Assuming that you have several question slides one after the other and they are at the end of the project, you might try inserting an image, then configuring the image to display for the rest of the project.
2. You are always able to select multiple slides, examine the slide properties and apply the same background to all the selected slides. Certainly would be easier than assigning the background individually.
Let me explain why.
I'm going to have a pool of 50 questions and students will be required to
take a number of quizzes during the course of study. The questions are
going to be random to prevent copying but the pool will contain all
questions that has been covered in the material.
Currently, I have a background on my questions themselves. This works and
the random question takes no background. I thought wouldn't it be cool to
customize the backgrounds on the random quiz side so the background could be
different if it was their first quiz, or their second or their third .. and
the background would then have to be on the random question side because
anything in the pool of 50 can be on any one quiz. In this way, really only
1 10 question quiz would be needed because the questions would never be the
same since the questions are random and the answers are also shuffled to
keep a student from saying .. "the answer to so and so is letter d".
From your answers and from my own investigation as well .. looks like I just
have to put a background on each question in the pool and be done with that.
That's a minor issue so that's fine.
I have another more pressing issue .. and that's that ideally if a given
student takes a quiz from a pool of 50 questions, the next quiz they take
should be unable to have any of those first 10 questions on it .. so the
pool for a given student taking his second quiz should be 40 with the
previously taken questions now unavailable for that pool.
Is that doable?
"Captiv8r" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi Nancy and Andrew
> Okay, thinking a bit of a different approach here. There are a couple of
> different options that might work.
> 1. Assuming that you have several question slides one after the other and
> are at the end of the project, you might try inserting an image, then
> configuring the image to display for the rest of the project.
> 2. You are always able to select multiple slides, examine the slide
> and apply the same background to all the selected slides. Certainly would
> easier than assigning the background individually.
> Cheers... Rick
Hi again Nancy
As long as all the quizzes are occurring within the same Captivate movie, that can happen.
I'll try to explain more here. I'll be very simplistic. Let's say you have 10 question slides inside a Question Pool. You could accomplish what you are asking if perhaps you have three slides of material, followed by maybe five random question slides drawing from the pool. Then you have perhaps three more slides of material, followed by five more random question slides drawing from the pool.
Think of question pools and random question slides as you would in this manner. You take ten sheets of paper and write questions on each sheet. These are equivalent to your question slides. You take those ten pages of questions and stick them in a box. Then randomly draw five out, one by one. This works the same with Random Question slides. As you draw each question from the pool, it is no longer available to use. So there is no chance a person might see any given question in the pool more than once.
Does that make more sense?
> Think of question pools and random question slides as you would in this
> manner. You take ten sheets of paper and write questions on each sheet.
> are equivalent to your question slides. You take those ten pages of
> and stick them in a box. Then randomly draw five out, one by one. This
> the same with Random Question slides. As you draw each question from the
> it is no longer available to use. So there is no chance a person might see
> given question in the pool more than once.
> Does that make more sense?
It makes perfect sense but that's not what I'm after unless I misunderstand
you. This is what I need.
Johnny takes quiz one which is made up of 10 questions randomly selected
from a pool of 50 and his score is recorded in a database because I'm
inserting his StudentID as a session variable along with the quiz score.
That was Thursday.
Now the following Tuesday, Johnny has to take another quiz and this one is
also drawn from the pool of 50 and his score is sent to the database again
with his Student ID.
Here is what I need. When quiz 2 is randomly selected on the second test
day, the questions he answered when he took Quiz 1 should not be selected to
be a part of quiz 2. This is a different day so he would never have
remained in the program for the days in between, but his StudentID is
constant so that is again set to be a session. What I need is for the
random quiz to not include those questions that were previously associated
with his StudentID the second or subsequent times. If this is repeated 5
times (10 questions per quiz), Johnny will have run out of test questions
because he has answered them all.
THAT's what I need. Can I do that? :)
Allowing we could have experienced a fluke, my manager was reviewing a lesson and got the same HotSpot question two times in a row. We have our questions set up in Question Pool Manager with eight questions in the HotSpot pool. We have two back-to-back random slides linked to the HotSpot pool. My manager got the wrong answer on the first HotSpot question, got the wrong answer prompt, clicked the screen to continue, and got the same question as the second random HotSpot question. Is there a setting we are missing? Was this a fluke?
The only way I can fathom that happening is by defining multiple pools, then linking them to different quizzes. You would then ensure Johnny never sees the same quiz twice.
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