April 27, 2007

Quizbuilder's here

Warwick’s Elab has published the first draft of Quizbuilder, its elegant tool for writing simple online tests with the minimum of fuss. You might like to try your hand at this short test of 11 multiple-choice questions on elementary number theory, which took me less than an hour to write. The LaTeX equations are a little wobbly in their baselines, but perfectly fit for purpose.


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  1. John Dale

    Haven’t you used the wrong question type, Trevor? Your answers look, to my unskilled eye, to be mutually exclusive, so the user should only be able to select one of them. But you’ve used the “Multiple choice” question type instead of the “Single choice”, so the user can tick as many choices as they want, instead of selecting exactly one of them.

    28 Apr 2007, 09:06

  2. Aha! You are right, John. I am familiar with a different terminology:

    Multiple Choice for what Quizbilder calls “Single Choice”

    Multiple Response for what Quizbilder calls “Multiple Choice”

    I would be interested to know which terminology other readers use.

    28 Apr 2007, 12:02

  3. Steve Mayer

    The LaTeX equations are a little wobbly in their baselines
    That’s because they use mimeTeX. I am trying to find a volunteer server for a similar system for LatexRender and Using LatexRender in WordPress so users without LaTeX on their system could use LatexRender in the same way as you can currently call mimeTeX’s own public server. So any ideas for such a volunteer would be very welcome. I should add that John Forkosh, the author of mimeTeX, suggested this idea.

    Re the previous post, as a long time OU tutor (ever since I was at Warwick and the OU started), I am pleased that the OU are using Moodle since it uses LatexRender, or if LaTeX isn’t available, mimeTeX.

    04 Jun 2007, 18:11


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