Overview

Overview

First QuizQuizFaber will allow you to create easily and rapidly multimedia quizzes in HTML with a JavaScript, embedded in the HTML page.

All this is done automatically by the programme, which means that the user doesn't have to know anything about html tags or Javascript. This application, which runs under Windows, is a quiz editor.

The HTML pages can be personalized in many ways: one can choose a new background color for the text of the answers, set a background image and sound that will be played with each question answered by the candidate.

The user can set a maximum time for answering all the questions, and at the end of the quiz, the student will be given a final mark, computed using the 'weights', associated with each question.


QuizFaber create and manage many different types of questions:
  • Questions with multiple choice, only one answer can be the right one.
  • Questions with multiple answers, one or more of which can be right, and it is possible assign points to each answer (a positive or negative value)
  • True or false questions.
  • Question with an open answer, that is to say a text box in which the student can write freely his answer.
  • Gap filling exercises: a phrase with missing words: a text in which some words have been replaced by empty spaces.
  • Matching words: there are two distinguished groups of words placed into two columns. The student will have to associate each word of the first group with one of the second.

QuizFaber allows his users to create an unlimited number of new (custom) types of questions, for example:

  • Jigsaw question type
  • Crossword question type
  • "Numerical answer" question type
  • Hot Spot question type
  • and so on........

First QuizAnother key point of QuizFaber is the wide support of multimedia objects such as images, sounds or videos that can be joined to every question or answer, in a unlimited way. Most of them require an external browser plug-in.

At the moment (QuizFaber 3.0.5), there are available 13 types of multimedia : Apple QuickTime format, Java Applet, Crescendo format, Flash Video (FLV) format, Generic, HTML Excel, Image, Real Audio/Media format, Shockware flash, Sound, Video (generic), VLC media player format, Windows Media Player format.


Moreover, QuizFaber allows to store permanently the quizzes result. The main advantages are:

  1. Make a quiz not only a simple self valuation tools but a versatile program in order to store result of a quiz exam.
  2. Build statistics of quiz results, for year, for student, for quiz.

There are four way for store the quizzes result. They are:

  1. Savedon QuizFaber internal server (a stand-alone web server with zero configuration).
  2. Savedon external web server : it need the installation, on server side, of a couple of "cgi script" that enable server to gather results sent to the quiz page and the results visualization. The web server could be installed also on own PC.
  3. Send quiz results by email , in two ways : directly from quiz page, but it is deprecated because unrealiable and unsafe, and indirectly, using a "form mail" script, that it need to be installed on a mail server.
  4. Saved on the "Cloud" (own personal storing space on Google Drive)

The client-server configuration has benefits in a Internet-Intranet network : it allows examination of many students at the same time, also in different geographic places.