Options Tab: This
tab is only used for Export to Web and will give you control over
the DHTML randomization. The Quiz Randomization functionality is facilitated
through OpenScript code for Native
to the exported DHTML files.
code when you export your files, so you should check the middle option on
the Options tab.
So, if you typically would check Auto Add
the Options tab?
Remove Export Code: Why would you
want to remove the randomization? Let's say that you want to test your
quiz to make sure that all of the questions are correctly scoring.
What are your options? One options would be to take the test lots and
lots of times tracking the questions until you are sure that you have tested
all of them. Another option is to remove the randomization widget,
export, do your testing, and then re-export after adding the Randomization
Widget back into your project. OR....you could simply check the Remove
Because all of
your quiz without any randomization! And, you don't even have to
re-export :-) Note that this option is not
persistent, meaning that the next time you open the Extended Properties Editor you will
see that it is not checked. Also note that checking this option will
uncheck the "Auto Update..."
option is provided to allow you to make changes to the way your
randomization is set. For example, you may
have missed an important mandatory question. In this case, you would check
the Auto Update option after you have made
changes to the Quiz Randomizer settings and then click the OK button.
When you do this the Quiz Randomizer will re-generate
don't need to re-export you book after making a simple change to the
randomization criteria. Note that this option is persistent meaning
that it will remain checked until you uncheck it.
Taking advantage of the Auto Update option
BTW is a
great option if you want to create multiple quizzes from the same files.
With this option you won't even need to re-export to create a newly
Why would you want to create multiple quizzes???
Let's say that you have a pretest and a post test. For the pretest you
want to give a 20 question quiz, but for the post test you want to give a 40
question quiz. Here is how you can do it (ensure the Auto Update
First, export your quiz set for the 20 question
pretest. Now, copy the dhtml files in
the WebExport folder to a safe location and mark them as pretest. Now,
open the Extended Properties Editor again, but this time set the
randomization criteria for the post
test that will have 40 questions. When you click OK to close the Quiz Randomizer
files will be updated for the post test. Now you have two sets of
DHTML files: Pretest files which you have saved to a safe location and
marked as pretest files and post test files that are in the WebExport
folder. Easy, isn't it?