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This section contains all quizzes created by administrator on the Back-end (BE).

Quiz is one of the most popular ways of checking the knowledge. It's widely spread for the education purposes, fun and games, as well as for any other possible reasons you can imagine. Joomla Quiz Deluxe offers an easy way to create quizzes with the variety of different settings.

 

In this section you can create quizzes and manage the settings of the existing ones.

 

To create a quiz, do the following:

1.Go to Quizzes > Quiz Management:

2.Click New ().
3.In the open form, complete the needed information for the following tabs:
Quiz Details

Title - type the unique name for your new quiz.
Author - type in the authors name you want to be displayed on the quiz; by default the name of the authorized user is inserted.
Show Author - select the check box to show the quiz author name to the users; it is hidden by default.
Category - from the drop-down list of the earlier created categories, select the needed one.
Quiz Type - from the drop-down list, select the quiz type:
Free  - the quiz does not require any payment.
Paid  - The quiz is only available when added to the quiz product and the user paid for it.

TIPS & TRICKS

The paid quiz cannot be taken if you add it to the Standard Quiz Layout or Standard Category Layout menus. It also cannot be taken if you just send a user a link to it. To provide an access to the paid quiz you need to add it to the quiz product and create a Quiz Package menu.

 

Free learning paths can also be added to the products, but can be used separate as well.

 

Template - from the drop-down list, select the template you want to use.

TIPS & TRICKS

The Quiz Deluxe component has 3 default templates to choose from:

You can modify them according to your needs:

a)Go to the site_root/media/joomlaquiz folder.
b)Make a copy of the needed template, rename it, and then modify as needed.

 

Certificate - from the drop-down list of the earlier created certificates, select the needed one.
Autostart quiz - from the drop-down list, select one of the following:
Yes  - If you want to skip the quiz description on FE and take the users directly to the first question.
No (default)  - If you want to display the quiz description for the users before they can see the first question. Make sure you added the description for that quiz in the Quiz Description section.

 

Questions Layout - from the drop-down list, select the option to control the number of questions on the page:

One question per page (default)  - one question per page will be displayed.
All questions on one page  - all questions will be displayed on one page.

TIPS & TRICKS

The Skip question option cannot be used with this layout.

 

Separated with 'Page Breaks'  - the questions will be grouped on the pages according to the added page breaks.

TIPS & TRICKS

When the Shuffle questions option is enabled for the quiz, OR when the quiz uses questions from the Question Pool,

--->  then only two Questions layouts will be available: One question per page and All questions on one page.

 

In this case if you select the Separated with 'Page Breaks' option, then the All questions on one page option will be applied instead.

 

Allow user to continue unfinished quiz - select the check box to allow the user to leave the unfinished quiz and return to it later.

TIPS & TRICKS

This option will only be working for the authorized users, the anonymous users will have to start the quiz again anyway. It is also available only for the free quizzes; if the quiz is added to the product, this option will not be applied.

 

The user will be able to continue from the page when the first not answered question is located. Use this option carefully when you set several questions per page and avoid using it when all questions are located on one page.

 

Note: Time does not stop when the user pauses the quiz. So if you set the time limit, the user need to pay attention. This is made to prevent your users from cheating, so they could not just leave the quiz, find the answer, and then return and continue with the same time.

 

Show timer - select the check box to display the timer; you can set the needed timer style.
Time limit (min) - specify the time the user has to finish this quiz. The timer will start when the user clicks the Start button; the quiz description will not be timed.
Timer style - from the drop-down list, select one of the following options:

Standard  - Shows time spent on the quiz:
Remaining time - Shows time left till the end of the quiz, time is counting down:
Standard  with limit - Shows time spent on the quiz and the total time the user has:

TIPS & TRICKS

To use this option, make sure you have the Show time option enabled.

 

Number of attempts - define how many times the user can take this quiz. Empty field means the unlimited number of attempts.
The period (min) - set the period (in minutes), within which the user cannot do more than the specified number of attempts.

TIPS & TRICKS

If the user tries to take the quiz again, the following message will be displayed: You have just taken this quiz. You can try again in 8 minute(s). When that time has past, the quiz will be available again for the same number of attempts.

 

This option will only work when you limit the number of attempts.

 

Passing score (%) - specify the minimum percentage the user must score to pass the quiz.

 

Quiz Description

First Page Description - type the description you want to display for users before they can click the Start button. You can apply the needed formatting to the text and insert the images.
Short Description - type the description you want to display for this quiz on the Front-end when it is added to the Category list, Quiz Package or Learning Path. Example:

 

Additional Options

Enable guest access - select the check box to allow not only authorized, but anonymous users to take the quiz.
Shuffle questions - select the check box to load the questions in the random order every time the user makes a new attempt to take the quiz.
Enable skip questions - from the drop-down list, select in what way you want the option to work:

 

Note: You can only use the One question per page layout if you plan to use skipping questions.

 

No - All the questions are obligatory and need to be answered in the order they appear.
Yes, and make all questions compulsory - All the questions are obligatory, but they can be left out using the Skip () button. When the user reached the last question, the skipped questions will be shown again and need to be answered.
Yes, and allow submit quiz with not answered questions - The quiz can be finished even when the user skipped some questions and didn't provide an answer for them. To return to the skipped questions, use the navigation buttons or Results panel.

TIPS & TRICKS

If this option is selected, the Finish ()  button will be visible and the user can finish the quiz any time. For example, this is very convenient in case you have a timed quiz and the time is running out OR if the user took a quiz only for introductory purposes and doesn't want to continue.

 

If you skip the last question, the quiz will be automatically submitted! So make sure you answered all the needed questions before skipping the last one.

If you set only 1 attempt for the question, the user will not be able to return to it after skipping.

 

Show results summary - select the check box to display the results for the user at the end of the quiz.

TIPS & TRICKS

You can completely hide all the information related to the quiz results from users. You just need to disable all the questions feedback, result summary, review (everything that has some result info). In this case you can enable quiz feedback and use it to show some message to the user or you can just redirect the user to some other page.

 

Enable quiz review - select the check box to display the Review link at the end of the quiz, so the user could go through the questions again and review the answers he provided.
Enable Prev button - select the check box to display the navigation buttons ( ) and allow the user to move through the questions.
Allow user to create a PDF report with results - select the check box to display the PDF Report () link  for the user at the end of the quiz and on the results menu.

TIPS & TRICKS

When the user clicks this link, the PDF-file will be generated with the detailed description on the quiz attempt. The user can either save it to the local machine or print it.

 

E-mail results - from the drop-down list, select how the e-mail is sent when the user clicks the E-mail () link shown to the user on the results page:

To author's e-mail  - The quiz author will receive the detailed report for each quiz attempt.
Let user write e-mail - After clicking the E-mail () link, the empty field appears where the user can write an e-mail to receive a short summary of this attempt.

 

When user finishes quiz, send e-mail to - type the e-mail addresses you want the results of each attempt to be sent to; use a comma to separate e-mails. This email will include only a short summary of the quiz attempt, but not the detailed results on every question.
Enable results panel - select the check box to display the Results panel when taking the quiz. The user can click its link any time and view all the quiz questions as well as whether the answer is correct or not for the already answered questions.

TIPS & TRICKS

Comparing to the Review option, the user will see the complete list of all questions and can view the needed one without necessity to go through every question in the quiz.

 

Show results by categories - select the check box to display the score points received for each question category.
Show 'Question X of Y' message - select the check box to display the message saying how many questions  there are in this quiz and how many the user has already answered.
Show 'Point value X' message - select the check box to display the point value the user can receive for the correct answer to every question.
Redirect after quiz submission - from the drop-down list, select Yes   to redirect the user to some other page on your site instead of showing the last page with the results. The redirection can go in 2 ways:
Redirect  to URL  - type the URL- address of any page of your Joomla site:

Redirect depending on the results - select Yes to redirect the users to different pages depending on how well they have done on the test. This option must be used together with the By score received feedback option.

Delay before redirection - type in the number of seconds for how long the redirection will be postponed after the user submits the quiz. In this case the user will be able to see the results for this specified time and only after that be redirected.

TIPS & TRICKS

If you use the redirection with now delay, users will not be able to see the last page of the quiz with the feedback and results. The redirection will occur after the user answers the last question and clicks either Submit () or Skip () .

 

Quiz grading - from the drop-down list, select what data the user will see on the Results menu if several attempts are made:

- default -- The user will see the list of all attempts and can view the details for all the passed ones.
First attempt - The user will only see one result link to the first attempt results score.
Last attempt - The user will only see one result link to the last attempt results score.
Highest score - The user will only see one result link to the attempt with the best results score.
Average score - The user will only see one result link; the average score for all attempts will be calculated and the details on  every question will be shown from the last attempt.

Feedback Options

Enable Question feedback - select the check box to enable feedbacks for questions in the quiz. It will be shown to users after they answer the question and click Next.
Show feedbacks for questions on results page - select this option to show the question feedbacks on the Results page and not during the quiz. This option allows you to write long and descriptive feedbacks.

Note: To use this option, you must have the Show detailed result on the final page option enabled first.

If enabled, no feedback for questions will be displayed while taking the quiz.

 

If the answer is correct, display/If the answer is incorrect, display - Create the feedback messages for the correct and incorrect answers. These messages will be shown for all the questions in the quiz, unless you disable them for some questions or provide different feedbacks in the settings of those questions.

TIPS & TRICKS

To display these feedback messages, make sure:

1.You have the feedback option enabled for every question that needs it.
2.You  have the feedback messages neither for the question, nor for the answer options, otherwise those messages will be used instead.

 

Show detailed result on the final page - select the check box if you want the last page of the quiz to display not only the short summary of the attempt, but the details on every question.
Feedbacks options - from the drop-down list, select one of the following options:
By passed/not passed - Show different feedback messages depending whether the user passed the quiz or not. Type in the messages text below, otherwise the default text will be used.

TIPS & TRICKS

To apply certain formatting to the messages, you can use the needed HTML tags.

 

The default feedback messages are:

- You have passed the quiz.

- You didn't pass the quiz.

 

By score received - Show different feedback messages depending on the score the user gets. This option can be used together with the Redirect depending on the results option: enable this option, and then instead of the message text, type in the link to any article on your site:

 

Question Pool Options

Question Pool contains the questions that can be assigned to any quiz and used repeatedly without the need to recreate them every time. You can either use only the questions from the Pool for the quiz, or use them both at the same time.

Note: The points for the question from the Pool will be added to the points you have for the regular quiz questions.

Do not use - by default the Pool is disabled for the quiz. Only the questions belonging to that quiz will be used.
Random questions - enable the option to have a certain number of questions to be taken from the Pool for every quiz attempt; type the number of that questions.
By categories - You can set how many random questions will be taken from the particular category. That will allow you to use only the questions from one or several categories needed at the time.
Choose Head Category - From the drop-down list you can select the main category and then set the number of questions to be taken from each subcategory. For details, see Question Categories.

 

Metadata Information

Metadata can increase the search quality of your quiz. In this section you can enter the specific metadata for the quiz that will replace metadata you set for your Joomla site.

Title metadata will be used in addition to the Joomla metadata and will replace the name of the Web-page for  this quiz.

4.Click Save () to save the changes and stay on this page OR click Save&Close () to save the changes and be redirected to the categories list.