Random quiz or question pool

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We are using Camtasia Studio to create continuing education videos for construction trade professionals. State law requires that quiz questions be randomized or drawn from a pool so that the questions asked in a quiz are not the same for each viewer. Is that possible with this product?
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Dana Farmer

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John S. Richards

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Dana,

You can create several versions of the same screencast with different questions.
Pre-test, students might pick a random number out of a hat for the test to take.

If students are in remote locations, you pick the test numbers from the hat, then email students a different URL for the test they are to take.

It would be interesting to read the law you noted.
Can you screen capture the section and post here?

Hope this helps.
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kim@strategydynamics.com

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Randomised quizzes would be *very* useful, but this solution is clunky and not really adequate [you only have as many quizzes to choose from as you have recordings, so it would be easy for cheats to figure the answer-set for each - 7 cheats take the 7 quiz variants and publish the results] .. The better solution is randomised *questions* so that a quiz with say 10 questions has a huge number of possible variants. Ideally we need two things [tricky I know] ..  randomised questions within a quiz such as selecting "Qn.1, choice 3" out of 7 possible question 1's .. linked to calculated questions eg "if people = 20 and cost/person = $500/month, how much is total cost of people?" ... you only need a handful of values for 'people' and 'cost/person' to generate a large number of Qn-variants.
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The rule is stated in the last sentence of this paragraph:

(g) Distance learning. A course that is provided through Internet or home study may be recognized for continuing education if the course verifies registration and participation in the course by means of a test demonstrating that the participant has learned the material presented. Test questions shall be randomized for each participant.
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This is an issue of mine as well that needs to be addressed. We need to be able to pull from a question bank to have an effective instructional tool
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decker

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I am having the same issue. My client is requiring random questions selected from a large pool.
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Cait Ryan

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Hi all, thank you for sharing your feedback! I'm changing this to an idea instead of a question so that our development team can review this when they're considering updates for the next release.

If you know of anyone who has a similar need, please invite them to +1 the idea or add additional comments.

Thanks!

Cait
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Hi:
I need to select randomized question selection form a question pool. Please add this to the new feature addition in the next update.

Thanks.
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kim@strategydynamics.com

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@Cait - hi, you can probably take it that randomised questions are a near-universal requirement for anyone wanting to use embedded quizzes for the award of any kind of certification or qualification. You don't need +1's for this to be a widespread need.
Pulling questions from a pool is OK, but limited and hard work - and cheats can *still* get round it. For numerical testing, calculated answers are easier to produce and more difficult to cheat.
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Hi,
I share thE VIEW THAT randomised questions are needed. From our point of view a quiz should provide n question out of a pool of m questions (n<m) in random order.
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Hi Cait,
My client also required me to use random quiz questions and was disappointed that I could not provide this service.
Anne
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Hi folks

Not trying to sway anyone from Camtasia here, but Adobe Captivate offers this function quite handily. So if you really need randomization, take a look at Adobe Captivate. Adobe even offers a "month by month" way of using it.

$30 per month

http://www.adobe.com/products/captiva...

Cheers... Rick :)