[Resolved] [Plugin: BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware] Tests?
Hey guys – fantastic plugin. Any plans to add “test” as a feature? It’d be great if teacher could administer multiple choice questions to students.
To create tests (or any form of online quiz), I suggest you try the excellent shareware program Hot Potatoes (http://hotpot.uvic.ca/). You can then post your quiz/test online and link to the quiz as an assignment in courseware.
However, detailed recording the user test results will require the use of an LMS such as Moodle or eFront (both open source). An alternative for small groups, is to use the ’email results’ option in Hot Potatoes (or many other quiz programs) to have each test score emailed to the teacher.
For the longterm, it would be great to see some form of integration of courseware with a SCORM reporting tool so that quizzes results can be recorded without the use (or behind the scenes) of an LMS. We’re about to try and use the API from eFront LMS to link BP/courseware with eFront so that users can click a link in their assignment to take a quiz and have the score recorded in the LMS. Hopefully, the API will allow us to achieve this in one seamless process (ie. no need for the user to login again to take the quiz in the LMS).
I also believe that a serious test/quiz system be a must for this great plugin and the only think that can block from use WP+BP+SP as LMS, by now. Added that one, SP could successfully substitute Moodle
Hi, i just nstalled the software and received the following error:
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare bpsp_textdomain() (previously declared in /home/ghxxxxxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress-courseware/courseware.php:40) in /home/ghamts0a/public_html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress-courseware/courseware.php on line 41
I am using wordpress 3.0. Any idea as to what I can do to resolve this issue?
I have to agree, trackable tests are the thing that BP-Courseware needs. For generation of online quizzes rather than reinventing the wheel why not allow Courseware to pull the grading / tracking from Scorm modules. These could be outside resources or something like eXe, Hot Potatoes, or Xerte could be integrated into Courseware. Xerte is my current favourite since this is the only one being actively developed and looks really good in the Xerte 3.0 beta and the gui is very simple for regular teachers to use. Xerte Online Toolkit (web based) could be customized to accept WordPress logins, and then have the Scorm modules automatically embed in the appropriate pages in Courseware. I wish I could code, but can only supply ideas and simple edits.
and thanks for kind feedback about Courseware.
Basically I’m planning a tests/quizzes system for Courseware, but I wouldn’t like to mess it with other plugins/dependencies.
I like a lot the contact-form-7 UI for writing forms and stuff, and I’m thinking to fork it for Courseare.
Here’s the workflow I was thinking about:
* A teacher can compose questions with answers (or without) using the contact-form-7 alike UI
* Then choose what questions should be included within an assignment, from this point the assignment will be automatically converted to Test/Quiz and will randomly generate sets of questions for every user that will try to solve the Test/Quiz
* The results then are saved in Gradebook’s private comment for current assignment and are emailed to the student and teacher. Also, both will be able to verify the results after the Test/Quiz is over.
All the Test/Quiz thingy will use short-codes so it will be easy embeddable within posts/pages too.
Feedback is welcomed.
Here’s the roadmap,
Basically the issues are ordered by priority.
Current status of the project is
feature frozenas long as a stable version is released, which might come very soon with version 0.1.4.
After what I will start working on the requested features, this also depends on how much free time I will have.
@sushkov, maybe it would be better to fork the plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-simple-survey/ instead for quizzes/test. I think this may be easier than trying to figure out a way to do it with any other contact form that doesn’t already have questions/answers already built in. This is just my two cents.
Wow, that looks fantastic.
Thanks a lot @joshmac!!!
@sushkov: How is the development of this feature going on?
I am requested to make a e-learning site and after trying Moodle, I think I should use WordPress + BuddyPress + ScholarPress.
But this testing feature is a must for the project I am involved in. So, when will you be able to release this?
Btw, I’d like if ScholarPress can present us with all the good that Moodle has.
@budhajeewa the work is stalled for a while, but I’m doing my best to get some free time for continue coding for Courseware.
The good news is that this will likely be my thesis work, so I plan to deliver part of existing issues as an X-mas,New Year present to Courseware users.
Dunno to say for sure, I’m pretty busy right now 🙁
@sushkov: Great to hear that you are going to do this as your thesis work. And may be we will be able to wait till the new year.
Thanks for the good work anyway, keep it up! 🙂
as I already said, it matters how do I ensure the correctness not what I will use.
But thanks for tip.
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