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Removing quiz extension from this pageEdit

Someone confused the issue by adding an example of the quiz extension onto this page, when it's supposed to be a different kind of widget. Can we remove the example and concentrate on the boxes? McCormack 17:58, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Hide answersEdit

Can we tweak this so by default the answer does not show up first? --HappyCamper 13:58, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Real testEdit

Could you show a real test for its example, that I would be able understand how it works?--Juan 14:42, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Didn't the two examples in Test_and_Quiz#When_to_use help? --Erkan Yilmaz 18:48, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Well. Ill test it and ill see if some q will rise. Thanks.--Juan 14:35, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Proposal for an extension: wikiquizEdit

I developed an extension for mediawiki: wikiquiz and I think that this one could be useful to wikiversity. At this moment, the English version of the page presenting the extension is full of mistakes, but I am rewriting it. If you are interested, juste reply to this message. Thank you. Lrbabe 14:13, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

We are in the process of evaluating the code and trying to get it included. I have a local test wiki, and will be setting up a more accessible test wiki shortly. Historybuff 22:06, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, Historybuff, I've been really busy in the last few days and haven't had a chance to keep up with the news about this extention. You can see the extention working at [1]. If the code does the same thing on your sever, I would say it would be very helpful.--Rayc 19:46, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
One thing I noticed was that I was able to score below 0 points. How is this possible?--Rayc 19:58, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
"It's not a bug, it's a feature !" ;). This is because you can define a negative score for wrong answers (and no answer gives you 0), and I wanted that the user knows which score he really obtained, without remaining within the school framework: the notes start to 0. This may change in the future, beacause 'am gonna change the correction layout again. I think the actual one is still too complex to understand (too many colors, the correction is displayed on several lines with small screen resolution...) and could be improved.
It's ok. We aren't suppose to conform to school grading standards anyways. One thing I haven't been able to figure out is how you set the answers without letting students click edit and see the answers. My first attempt was to hide the answer using a I and l. There is another version made by a user in the spanish wikipedia that I've been testing (User:Rayc/monobook.js). See if any of this is helpful.--Rayc 22:32, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
The answer must be AFTER || to be hidden and then displayed by the correction. Beware, if you use sandbox on my own wiki, you'll have trouble since the syntaxe has changed with 1.0 (wich will be released soon, when documentation will be ready).
I mean I was creating two different pages, El Salón de Clase quizI and El Salón de Clase quizl and hoping no one would notice that they were two different pages. --Rayc 21:22, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Results prewievEdit

If I fill up the test e.g. handout test, can I see somewhere the results? I mean for example a summary of my ansers.--Juan 19:41, 4 March 2007 (UTC)


We've started a learning project Generating dynamic content with MediaWiki and Test and Quiz is just the sort of thing we would like to include as the next phase. We're just now approaching the topic of content that can change on an hourly basis and beginning to dive into the realm of MediaWiki variables and parser functions that can deal with fast changes such as timed tests and minute-by-minute accounts of things. This is just the sort of project that could apply such magic. We would also like to look into some more uses of javascript in templates and would like to include that in the dynamic content learning project and other MediaWiki Project endeavors. Can we come up with a "Take a random test" challenge each hour on the Main Page, just for fun? Please have a look and comment on how we're doing so far. -- CQ 21:08, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Flashcard RandomizationEdit

There is an error in the original calculation posted for flashcard randomization. The original calculation was {{#expr:({{#time:s}}/60*3 round 0)+1}}. The problem with this approach is that it returns a number greater than the item count for the last few seconds of each minute.

While it is possible to correct for this using {{#expr:({{#time:s}}/60*3 round 0)+0.5}} instead, this is still not an optimal solution for two reasons. First, the randomization is ultimately based on parts of a minute rather than on seconds. With three cards, for the first 20 seconds you get one card, then the next 20 seconds are the second card, and the final 20 seconds are the third card. Second, this approach is limited to no more than 60 items in the switch.

I'm replacing the calculation with {{#expr:({{#time:U}} mod 3) + 1}}. This is based on integer calculations, which perform faster, has no practical limit to the number of items in the switch, and will vary the card returned each second. Additional information on how the calculation works and another example of flashcards is being added to the resource text.

-- Dave Braunschweig (talk) 14:04, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

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