Help – EN
This is the temporary English Online Help. Be assured to see a more convenient version soon.
– Create simple multiple choice quizzes for children
– Answers represented by images
– Record question audio & personal feedback
– Quick Access function 100% usable by children
– Various settings and editing functions
– Cute animations rewarding for correctly answered questions
– Share your created contents via e-mail
Please consider the fact, that the English Online Help is only available in a shortened form until its completely translated. Translated Quiz Examples are on their way too.
Quizmaker is a multipurpose quiz building tool. Packed with a simple user interface it allows an easy creation of children-friendly multiple choice questions while the answers are represented by images.
Apart from the varied editing tools, Quizmaker includes a Quick Access function for children, allowing them to use Quizmaker on their own without the risk of changing or deleting any of the quizzes. The main editing functions are accessible by pressing the buttons for multiple seconds. This prevents children from accidentally accessing the edit functions.
When playing a quiz, the user is rewarded with simple but entertaining animations (optionally, e.g. Wizard, Forklifter, Helicopter..). Additionally parents are able to record personal feedback for their children. Motivating them to try again, if they guessed the wrong answer and approving their effort when they got the right answer.
Last but not least Quizmaker comes with the functionality to share the content you created via e-mail and to import from any source available to your iPad.
Please notice, that this is a very early release of Quizmaker, and I aim for implementing further features in the future.
If you hit upon a bug or other software problems, please feel free to report it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For general feedback, ideas or wishes you can e-mail email@example.com
With kind permission of Annette Kitzinger, the Quizmaker user interface as well as the provided example quizzes use images of the METACOM symbol system (www.metacom-symbole.de) in many places.
The Quick Access
The Quick Access view presents all existing quizzes in bookshelf-like way. The chosen Icons are displayed on the book covers as well as the titles of the quizzes. This view is meant to offer children a quick and direct access to the available quizzes. The simple presentation of shall allow children to start a quiz without the help of others.
The Quiz Overview
Opens the Quiz in the Quiz Player (seen as if it is being played)
Opens the Quiz in the Quiz Editor. Questions can be added, deleted and modified, backgrounds set or removed, Quick Access Icons selected
Decides if the Quiz should appear in the Quick Access bookshelf (tick) or not (cross).
Deletes the Quiz.
Brings up the settings (See: Settings)
Create new Quiz
Creates a new quiz and opens it in the Editor.
Create your first own Quiz
Start in the Quiz Overview (Manage View).
After pressing the “Create new Quiz”-Button the Quiz Editor opens an empty quiz. You are then asked to name it.
Firstly you may want to set a background image and an icon for the Quick Access. This can be done at any time but maybe your favorite background affects the selection of images you choose later so it’s always good to do this in the first place.
The yellow edit-button in the bottom toolbar brings up the Quiz-Info menu. Here you can set the background, Quick Access icon and the title of the quiz.
Afterwards you start to create questions for this particular quiz.
Firstly you type in your first question by touching the editable text field in the upper half of the view. Secondly you have the possibility to record a spoken version of the question by selecting “present Question – with Audio” and then speaking the question into the iPad’s microphone after pressing the record button. Finally you have the opportunity to listen to it again by pressing the green play button and possibly record the question again if it didn’t sound the way you wanted.
By touching one of the three image slots you can insert images from your photo library. These represent the possible answers the player can choose from. It’s possible to reach a wide range of difficulty levels by selecting either very clear answers that differentiate themselves very strong, or choosing answers with more subtle differences.
Eventually there is only one thing left: Selecting which image represents the right answer. To do this select either “Left”, “Middle” or “Right” in the bottom area of the view.
That’s it. You have created your first question.
Now you can create more questions by pressing the “Create new Question” button. Same procedure.
If you want to delete the current question simply press the red delete button.
These buttons located on the bottom right corner of the Quiz Edit view allow the navigation within one Quiz.
The arrow to the left brings up the previous question, the arrow to the right the following question.
The button in the center brings up the Question Overview (which is shown on the image below). The Question Overview displays a list of all available questions in the current quiz. You can scroll through them and bring them up with a simple touch.
- Hold Exit-Button For 3 Seconds
Activate this option if you want to prevent accidentally exiting a quiz or if you want to make it harder to exit it.
- Hide Answers When Guessed Wrongly
If the player chooses a wrong answer, it will fade out.
- Shuffle Questions
Random order of the questions. Don’t activate if the order of your questions is essential.
You can choose to only play a certain animation or only a certain kind.
- Question Audio
If deactivated no question recordings will be played at all.
- Positive Feedback
Activates the playback of positive feedback.
- Negative Feedback
Activates the playback of negative feedback.