Ability to shuffle quiz answers (and questions) in interactive videos created using Camtasia please.

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Hi, I would like the ability to shuffle quiz answers in Camtasia interactive videos so each user has a different order of answers to choose from. I think it would be useful for this to be extended to shuffling questions as well. This would mean each time a user attempts the questions, they would have a different order of answers from their buddy at the next desk. It also means that designers don't have to manually choose a different order for each answer. Thanks
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If this is something you really need, you should probably go kick the tires on Adobe Captivate. Captivate offers something called "Question Pools" where you may create a pool, then add random questions drawn from the pool. And each question type offers an ability to shuffle answers.

I'm not sure I'd hold my breath waiting for Camtasia to add this feature.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks for your feedback Rick. While working at a college in the last few years, I have used Captivate to great effect, however I have just started my own business, and hoped Camtasia would be suitable. I was surprised to see that I couldn’t even shuffle answers to be honest; I guess I assumed this would be a standard feature.
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Karen,  You  might want to check PlayPosit.com.  Not sure if it offers all features you want/need but it offers significantly more options than what you get with Camtasia.
As far as I know, there are also ClickView and EdPuzzle that offer options of adding questions and interactivity to online videos.  I've tried all 3 and settled with PlayPosit for now. I am paying $140/year.
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Hello Rick,

I gave Captivate a try and it is impressive.  I did like the their quiz features, but it is not simple to work.

At any rate, the cost is prohibitive for me at this point.  I found two services, Playposit and EdPuzzle. We can add a good chunk of quiz questions to videos that are already hosted elsewhere.  The basic service is free.  Since there is a larger chance that my school will end up paying for the pro services, I decided to use them.  

Once I have the cash, I might give Captivate another try.

Take care

Alex
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Hello again

Indeed it is an expensive application as compared to Camtasia. But I do believe that it is also offered on a "pay as you go" monthly subscription. So you could conceivably "rent" it for only a month, create what you need, then shut down the rental until you need it again. The output files you would create have no time limit and continue to work even if you stopped the subscription.

Additionally, Adobe does also offer educational pricing.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hello Rick,
When I checked Adobe website, the rental price for captivate requires the one-year commitment and total payment for the year contract is roughly the same amount of what would be on an education license.
It is a great product, with a steep learning curve – maybe not steep but not as straightforward as Camtasia. Definitely it is in my wish list for the future.
Cheers,Alex