Problems with quizzing feature

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I tried using the quizzing feature in Camtasia by following the tutorial video. I created the quiz questions and produced the video. However when the video was produced it showed up in my preview video but not in the actual video link itself. I had a similar issue with captions. Am I doing something wrong?

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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi Brian,

What do you mean when you say the "actual video link"? Did you share your video to screencast.com? Are you viewing the video file on your local machine?

Hope I can help,
-Josh 
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When I viewed the video on my computer I didn't see the quiz questions. I didn't share it to screencast because the video said it would work with the option I chose. I actually tried 2 of the 4 options the video said would work.

When it was done rendering the quiz questions worked in the preview. When I clicked out of the preview and then tried the link it didn't work. I did have a message saying some features of the video were not working because of local network security.
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Ahh, ok. It sounds like you're opening the right file locally (the html file, which has the player, the video, the quizzing, the captions, etc.). The only issue with this, as you're seeing, is that some browsers have security settings that are restrictive with local files. 

Are you planning on distributing this video/quiz as a local file (to students, co-workers, etc.)? I can try to dig up how others may have found ways around the browser security settings.

-Josh 
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Yes I would like to be able to distribute it to students so that would be awesome if you could find a work around for me. I appreciate it.
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Well, the root of the issue is that in order for you (as the teacher) to get the quiz results, the quiz has to communicate with the internet. It's the Flash settings in your browser that aren't allowing the local quiz to reach the internet. Here's an article on how to change those settings: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04a.html

Please note that this does override your browser's recommended secutity settings. I'm not an expert in web security, so I don't know exactly how/if this may be exploited.

The best way to share a Camtasia video with a quiz with your students is to host it on a personal web site or on screencast.com. A screencast.com account is free (with size and bandwidth limits) and students will not need an account to view the video and take the quiz. If you'd like more information on hosting the video on your own website or screencast.com, let me know.

-Josh
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One other note: If you happen to use an LMS (Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) to deliver content to your students, you can produce the video and quiz as a SCORM package, which can be uploaded to the LMS for delivery. 
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Thanks Josh- I will look into creating a Screencast account. I work for an online school and we do use Moodle with students to deliver content. How do I download everything as a SCORM package and upload it to the LMS?
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Here's a blog post for creating and uploading a SCORM package. It actually uses Moodle as an example, so you may be in luck there. :)

http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/receiving-camtasia-studio-quiz-results-in-moodle/

Also (in case anyone else reads this thread) we made a post about hosting videos on your own website as well:

http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/smart-player-resources-for-camtasia-studio-8-users/

Hope it all works out for you, Brian!
-Josh

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