Create a Quiz

Description

YQuiz is a specialized web tool designed to streamline quiz creation, presentation and grading. Anyone with an account on York's Central Web server can use YQuiz to create simple quizzes, self-tests and class participation activities and track their use.

YQuiz features

 
  • Ideal for short quizzes and self-tests.
  • Three question types supported: multiple choice, true/false and matching.
  • Machine-grading for all questions.
  • Randomization of questions.
  • Randomly choose questions from a pool of questions.
  • Give the sense of unique quizzes using the supported randomizing features.
  • Section grouping of questions with optional section headers, descriptions and/or footers.
  • Support for embedded HTML code and hyperlinks (links to web pages, displaying images, etc.)
  • Utilizes a cascading style sheet (CSS) for maximum flexibility in font control and colour scheme.
  • Tracking of user scores and data.
  • Calculation of statistical results.
  • Generation of class reports.
  • Generation of raw class data for use in third-party software, such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Authentication of users via .htaccess using Passport York ID.
  • Date/time restriction.
  • Course restriction.
  • User attempts restriction.
  • Statistical results and report access restriction.
  • Customizable headers and/or footers.
  • Comments/feedbacks for each question: a general comment and/or a feedback based on a correct/incorrect answer.
  • Comments/feedbacks for the overall quiz: a general comment and/or a feedback based on score ranges.
  • Show/hide marks, score, question correctness indicators, correct answer, and questions and quiz comments/feedbacks.
  • Enable/disable tracking, user attempts, quiz date/time availability, statistical results access permissions, and course permissions.
  • And more...

 How do I get it?

  • York faculty can request YQuiz.
  • A Central Web hosting account is required before YQuiz service can be activated.
  • YQuiz service is typically activated within 2 business days.
  • Creating a quiz: YQuiz Writer, the easy-to-use quiz creation component of YQuiz, should be used to create online quizzes.

How do I get help?

 

Restricting users to one or more specific courses

Configuring the Stats Access File

Sample quizstats file (username johndoe restricted to one course).

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<quizstats id="sample">
 <data_dir>./</data_dir>
 <quiz_dir>./</quiz_dir>
 <stats_permission_list enabled="true">
   <sp_username admin="false">johndoe</sp_username>
   <sp_username admin="true">superman</sp_username>
 </stats_permission_list>
 <course_restriction_list enabled="true">
   <restriction>
      <cr_username>johndoe</cr_username>
      <course>2003_AK_ECON_S1_1000__3_A_EN_A_LECT_01</course>
   </restriction>
 </course_restriction_list>
</quizstats>

Instructions (see sample quizstats file above):
1. Open your quizstats file with a text editor.
2. Copy and paste the green lines (9-14) into in your quizstats file right after line 8.
3. Locate line 6 in your quizstats file and make sure admin="false" for the username you want to restrict (highlighted in red).
4. Locate line 11 in your quizstats file and change the username (highlighted in red) to the same username on line 6.
5. Locate line 12 in your quizstats file and change the course string (highlighted in purple) to the allowed course for the username on line 11. (Note: Course strings can be obtained from http://coursecode.yorku.ca)
6. Save your quizstats file.

Here's another sample quizstats file that restricts the username johndoe to one course and the username jd to 2 other courses.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<quizstats id="sample">
 <data_dir>./</data_dir>
 <quiz_dir>./</quiz_dir>
 <stats_permission_list enabled="true">
   <sp_username admin="false">johndoe</sp_username>
   <sp_username admin="true">superman</sp_username>
   <sp_username admin="false">jd</sp_username>
 </stats_permission_list>
 <course_restriction_list enabled="true">
   <restriction>
      <cr_username>johndoe</cr_username>
      <course>2003_AK_ECON_S1_1000__3_A_EN_A_LECT_01</course>
   </restriction>
   <restriction>
      <cr_username>jd</cr_username>
      <course>2003_AS_EN_W_1100__3_M_EN_A_LECT_01</course>
      <course>2003_SC_COSC_F_1020__3_A_EN_A_LECT_01</course>
   </restriction>
 </course_restriction_list>
</quizstats>

Technical support is available from the UIT Learning Technology Services at lts@yorku.ca.

Please report technical problems to the UIT Service Desk at ithelp@yorku.ca.