New Features

As we said, there are a lot of new features in SQuiz 3. See them here in detail:

New Items: Polls and Surveys

First to say there are two new item types: surveys and polls. They are slightly different from quizzes. Polls could have only one choice question (btw. you can add more but they won’t be visible), surveys have only a aggregated evaluation. You drill down to a single users participation. Beside that polls show up only if the user not already voted (today) this poll, otherwise the result is shown directly.

2016-08-12 19_34_09-SQuiz 3 –poll result

Surveys in opposite to quizzes can’t have a review at end.

New Question Types: Plain Text and Cloze Text

We added a plain text question where the user must type word by word – character by character exactly what you defined in the question editor. But more important is the usage of this type in surveys. There user can input free text as they like.

The new cloze text question type will enhance your quizzes. You can write long texts with so much gaps as you need. The user input will be compared character by character for each gap and the user gets only his point if all gaps are correctly filled in.

Rewritten: Review Mode

The review mode is completely rewritten and enhanced. If you set ‘Show Review’ to ‘on’ in the quiz editing page users get at the end a review button. By clicking this they can go through the complete list of questions, see their answers and the correct ones and additionally an explanation (but only if you wrote one).

2016-08-16 13_17_19-PHP Quiz – Review - Skurrilewelt

New: Explanations

Questions now can have an explanation text. This text will be used in reviews to explain the question in detail (if you want that)

2016-08-16 13_12_06-PHP Quiz - Review – Skurrilewelt

New: Templates

The quiz, survey or poll output on the screen is generated by the template engine Twig. The plugin contains a set of three templates for the three item types.

Customizing this is easier as you think: In most cases a new css file with a few styles is enough to create your unique look. Therefor it is sufficient to create a new template folder (yes: empty!) and the stylesheet in another specified folder. Ready with that. The template engine loads missing templates from the standard folder – you must not care about that. For more information please read the docs.

Better: Item editing

A new question section in the quiz editing view facilitates the selection of questions and improves clarity. Questions and associated filter buttons are colored, additionally you filter by category as combined filters.

Editing answers is also improved: you get to edit responses the visual editor so that now HTML and media files possible answer content.

2016-08-10 15_03_48-Edit SQuiz Item-question_map

Statistics and Evaluation

The stats section is completely renewed. All item types have their specific evaluation.

Quizzes are well organized in a accordion and in there a  sortable table with pagination and filter with the participations. Every participation can be viewed in a details version and gives you information about all questions a user answered, if he has passed or not and so on. You can mail this detail view directly to the user if you like.

All tables and evaluations can be exported with a single click to csv. You can choose between export of a filtered list or the complete result list.

2016-08-12 07_59_21-Statistics Quiz

2016-08-12 08_03_43-Statistics Export Options

Quiz evaluation can be drilled down to a single user participation. You can see a complete review of a single quiz on one page. Additionally you can send a copy of that via email to the user.

2016-08-17 08_04_42-Statistics singel quiz user details

As you see above you can choose between two export options:

Popup and Mail

The popup will give you the html markup as seen on this page. The mail option sends an email build on choosen template ( see Templates ) to the specified email address. If a logged in user makes a quiz his data will be available here otherwise you have to input data manually.

If you have any suggestions about new features please leave a comment.

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