Force students to take quiz on a fist watch and then optional on a second view.

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I am making videos with quizzes to my students. I want to force them to take the quiz when they watch the video for the first time, but be allowed move freely back and forth when they want to review portions while studying for tests and semester exams. Is this possible?
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make 2 versions of the video; one with quiz, the other with no quiz

not sure how you can "force" students to take the quiz; after they watch 1st time, they can just exit the video
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Kayakman,  Thanks for your attention and thanks for the huge tutorials you prepared.  Just this morning I watched the ones about inverting videos.  :-)
I had already thought about the 2 video solution, but it increases my work load and also storage usage.
At this point, I prepare activities in OneNote for the students and I would like that they could come back to the same original page to watch the videos while reviewing.
Alex
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Hi Alex

You may want to consider investigating Adobe Captivate for your quizzing needs. I believe that you can subscribe to it on a monthly basis, so the financial aspect shouldn't be too bad. But Captivate allows some really decent control over forcing folks to take a quiz as well as other options related to quizzing.

For your video stuff, Camtasia wins hands down. 

Cheers... Rick :)
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Rick, thank you very much for your suggestion.  I checked Captivate quickly and they do have an educational price that I could afford if I planned for next year.  I have a question regarding Captivate though.  Does Adobe have a website where we can host the videos?  Techsmith has Screencast.com and while I wish the access to information about student's quizzes was significantly better, it's affordable and gets the job done.  Do you have any suggestion about hosting the material?
Cheers
Alex
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Hi Alex

I believe Adobe offers something called "Captivate Prime". But I don't think it's free.

Click here to view the Captivate Prime page.

Note that should you choose to use Captivate, you will likely end up with a swarm of files to distribute (if you are using the HTML 5 output option). Or Captivate outputs Flash. Captivate is capable of creating a video like Camtasia, but if you choose that option you will forgo the ability for any interactivity.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks for the info Rick.  I will check the Captivate Prime site.  I am afraid that the entire Captivate experience will be either too expensive or end up beyond my (limited) tech knowledge.  At any rate, until last Cyber Monday I was using Screencast - O - Matic.  I guess I am going to stick to Camtasia (which I like a lot, btw) for konw and then check on Captivate when the budget for next year is available and I am more knowledgeable of my needs.  I guess the biggest problem here is to find affordable hosting.
Thanks for your help in this question and in several others I have read around.
Alex
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web site hosting is now very inexpensive

once you have your own domain name, there are many plan options available with lots of storage; suggest you check out providers like Exabytes.com

I've used them now for 15 years to host my own site; they are a world-wide provider, with servers in Denver for US clients

look at shared Windows server hosting options

my Camtasia videos with quizzes work great off my site with Exabytes; here is an example ...

http://www.cookbookplus.com/Videos/GrogCollection/01-GrogsWorld/01-GrogsWorld_player.html

 
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Thanks for the help.  I checked the video and it is cool and it works.  Question for you on this matter.  When I post a video with a quiz on Screencast.com, I receive an email once the first person answers it.  I can also see the results on Results Dashboard.  If I host my material on an external site, like Exabytes, will I still be able to see who has answered what and how much of the video have they actually seen?
Thanks again
Alex
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you will get the same email report; you will still have the dashboard tool

FYI, these reports are generated once a day, and will contain results of all viewers on that day
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Exabytes is becoming more interesting for me.  Regarding the tools from Screencast.com/Techsmith, what I do is watch the video and take the quiz as a student as soon as I upload it to Screencast.com.  Once I receive the email with the information, I can link the quiz to my account and then I can monitor in real time student usage.

If you don't mind me asking, which plan are you using in Exabytes?  I checked their plans and the prices are pretty reasonable.  I was thinking about doing the following for my classes:
1 - Create a closed site where only students, parents, and admin can access, host the videos and other resources there.  At this point I don't think I am using this site for much more because I use OneNote Class Notebook to distribute material, communicate, and interact with my students.  Although, I would like to be able to list some resources and to know who has visited my site.
2 - Prevent students from downloading the videos.
3 - Perhaps, use this also for my private tutoring, offering videos for students who I tutor, making my time with them more productive.

Since I am talking about creating a Web Site, I could also create a personal blog, where I can add pictures and stories about our adventures as expats.  I used to put this on FB, but I have been away from FB and some of my friends aren't there as well, so a personal, protected site would be great.

Do you think Exabytes would work for me?

Thanks for your suggestions.

Alex
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I have a Windows Gold hosting account; 300 GB of file storage, 300 GB of monthly bandwidth; you will want a Windows hosting account regardless of who you use, because Windows server will work with the Camtasia video production files [the MP4 and all the support files, like the .html launchers]

FYI, when you share, or host on screencast.com, only the MP4 needs to be uploaded because the interactive content [TOC, captions, quiz, hotspots] are encoded within the MP4 itself as XMP data; when hosting on a Windows server web site, all the produced files will need to be uploaded [I have Camtasia output all into a sub folder, and simply upload the sub folder]

you will need an FTP app; there are many, some free, [like WS-FTP]; I use Beyond Compare 4 Pro [$49] because it supports so many screencasting tasks so well [file compares, after-upload patches, etc]

so yes, a site from Exabytes should do all you want, and more

regarding "preventing students from downloading", if they are able to "view" a video, they can copy it [as with virtually all media access over the web]; you can limit access using front-end apps that require passwords, but I personally know of no fool-proof method to lock down content

I will say that sc.com offers a type of security, but their hosting cost [per GB] are much higher compared to other host providers
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also ...

regarding1 - Create a closed site where only students, parents, and admin can access, host the videos and other resources there.
anyone who gets a URL to some content can get to that content, unless you use a username/password front end; 

know who has visited my site
with a web hosting account, you will have a utility [web site panel] that will give you control over your uploaded files, as well as site statistics; those statistics [web site logs] will tell you who [by IP address] has hit the site, and which file was accessed, counts, etc
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Hello kayaman, sorry I Venice for a while. I needed to reinstall Windows on my computer and it took me a week to get up to speed again. I've contacted exabytes and they suggested me to use a word press hosting service. Can you help me in understanding the difference between the word press hosting service and the hosting service you suggested?Thank you very much again,take care,Alex
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I've never used Word Press.  WP enables you to create web site pages.  Maybe others here can offer suggestions re Word Press?

But as I understand your needs, all you need [initially?] is a site to host [park] your videos with quizzes; again, a Windows server shared site should suffice.

A web site is essentially a file system [like a hard drive directory] that lets others access its content as long as you give them access [to the content URLs]

To host a Camtasia video, you produce it [MP4 with smart player], you "upload" all the produced files [using an FTP app]; you give viewers the "URL" that points to the launch file [usually the URL to the xxx_player.html"]

If you want to design/present web pages [other than your Camtasia videos], then apps like Word Press can let you do that easily; I use free Visual Studio to make my web site pages

feel free to look at my company web site http://www.cookbookplus.com/

I have many software videos hosted on this site; they are all Camtasia productions with smart player; none of them needs anything like Word Press to work

however, I host all my Camtasia tutorials on Screencast.com because I don't have the room for them on my own web site
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Thanks for the feedback.  I've checked your website, and it is cool.  I might even become a customer if I decide to get serious about my health.  :-)
I guess I understand better what you've suggested.  I might start using Wiki Spaces, like many of my friends do and host the videos in the windows server as you initially suggested.
Have a great holiday season.
Alex