quizmaker for official tests/examinations?

May 25, 2011


Most of the time we use Quizmaker for repetition/exercises.

I was wondering if anyone has experience with using Quizmaker for official and formal exams/tests?

If so, what should i pay attention to?

Mailing the results? Is it possible to store the results in a Mysql database?

Limited to making the test 1 time?

What else is important with formal digital evaluation?



4 Replies
Brian Batt

Hi Bram,

Quizmaker is designed primarily as an elearning development tool to be used in conjunction with Articulate Online or your own Learning Management System (LMS).  You can track and report quiz and survey results via stand-alone Quizmaker quizzes or those embedded in Articulate Presenter using a number of methods. 

For the best results and most accurate reporting, we recommend Articulate Online: 


You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Articulate Online here: 


Your own SCORM- or AICC-compliant Learning Management System (LMS) will also provide accurate tracking capabilities.  Here are some open-source options for tracking quiz results:

   *  Dokeos:  http://daveperso.mediaenglishonline.com/2009/10/29/getting-your-own-lms-part-1-dokeos-campus/

   *  eFront:  http://daveperso.mediaenglishonline.com/2009/12/23/getting-your-own-lms-part-2-efront/

   *  Docebo:  http://daveperso.mediaenglishonline.com/2010/01/22/getting-your-own-lms-part-3-docebo/

   *  Moodle:  http://www.mozealous.com/upload-and-track-a-quizmaker-09-quiz-in-moodle/

Although email is not intended as a robust tracking mechanism, Quizmaker does provide an option for emailing results.  Upon completion of a quiz, the user can choose to email the results to a designated email address.  The results are sent in raw text format in the body of an email (raw text is the most flexible and universal data format).  The recipient can then copy and paste the comma-separated output from the email into a text file and open it via Excel.  After importing into Excel, you can select a "Table" format to organize the data into columns for better analysis. 

Due to web browser, Flash Player, and email security issues, this method may not always work as expected.  We suggest that you thoroughly test this method in your environment to see if it meets your needs.  For more information, please review the following article: 


Tracking results via a text file or a database is not supported.  You may want to consult our Community Forums if you are looking to track quizzes outside of the supported methods: 


Some of our customers are successfully sending Quizmaker results via PHP or by using a database, but these methods are not supported by Articulate.  You can learn more about these methods here: 



Bram Bruggeman


It indeed works great but the quiz is imported into the learning path section of Dokeos, which makes it impossible to restrict the number of attempts in Dokeos itself. Is this correct? 

(restricting the number of attempts is in the exercise section i believe)

So I need to restrict the number of attempts on question level? But then still the user can still re-launch the quiz and try again?

http://www.articulate.com/forums/articulate-quizmaker/17282-no-multiple-test-attempts-2.html )

As long as we use Quizmaker for rehearsal and exercises this is OK, but we really want to digitalize the formal evaluation of some courses, and then it should be waterproof



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