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Printing a Certificate from the Quiz Management Service

It’s easy to create, send, and print certificates for your students using the Quiz Management Service.  By just entering a little bit of information about a student, you can easily generate a certificate that can be printed directly from your web browser or emailed to yourself, the student, the student’s parents, or anyone else with a valid email address. Using the Quiz Management Service’s certificate feature, you’re not limited to sending certificates to only students who have completed quizzes in the QMS – you can send certificates to any of your students by just entering their data.

In this article I’m going to walk your through how to create, print, and email your first certificate. To get started, log into your QMS account and click on the Create Certificate button located on the home page.
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Clicking on the Create Certificate button will open up the Create a Certificate screen.  On this screen, you will be prompted to enter the name of the student (as you would like it to appear on the certificate), the email address where you would like the certificate sent, the name of the Quiz / Test (as you would like it to appear on the certificate), and the date of completion (as you would like it to appear on the certificate).  By default, the current date will automatically be filled in for the date of completion. Once you have entered each of the required pieces of information, click the Create Certificate button to generate the certificate.

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After clicking the Create Certificate button, your student’s certificate will automatically be generated and displayed for you in the browser window.

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To print the certificate, click the Print this Certificate link located above the certificate.  This will open the certificate in a new window (or tab, depending on the browser and settings you are using) with no other content than the certificate itself.  To print the certificate, select the Print option for your browser.

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To email the certificate to the email address specified in the previous step, click the Email to Student link above the certificate.  The certificate will then be automatically be sent and a message will be displayed indicating that the certificate has been sent.

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The student (or whomever owns the email address you entered to receive the certificate) will receive the certificate as an email, which they can then print out and/or save for their records.

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To send another certificate or to return to the QMS Home Page, click the Home link from the menu bar at the top.

The Quiz Management Service is compatible with PowerPoint Quiz Maker, Easy Quiz Maker, Flash Quiz Maker, Online Quiz Maker, and Test Pro Developer.

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Getting Started with Atrixware Quiz Management Service

Atrixware Quiz Management Service is designed to be an easy online solution for emailing, exporting, viewing, and storing online quiz results published from our Quiz Publishing Software. The

Quiz Management Service is currently compatible with  the following Atrixware Quiz Authoring Tools:

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The Quiz Management Service gives you the ability to enable back end storing and reporting on both your published quizzes and the students who have completed them.  Looking at the Home screen at-a-glace, you can see the total number of quizzes you have published (that have been completed by a student – quizzes will not appear in the Quiz Management Service until a student has completed the quiz and submitted their results), the total number of students who have completed a quiz, the quiz with the highest pass/fail ratio, and the quiz with the lowest pass/fail ratio. You can also go directly to the quiz details for your most recently submitted quiz and in the near future you will be able to create certificates and email them to passing students.

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From the View Reports screen, you’ll see a complete listing of all of your published quizzes that have been completed.  Right away you can view the number of students who have completed each of your quizzes and the percentage of those students who passed the quiz.  Using the Search feature you can easily find a quiz by the title you gave it.  Using the Print View or Export to Excel options, you can easily transfer your reports to printer-friendly view or Microsoft Excel.

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By click on either the title of your quiz or the Details button, you can view even more information about your quiz.  At the top of the Quiz Details page you’ll see some basic quiz information, such as the quiz title, total times completed, the passing score,  and the percentage of students who passed your quiz.  Below that you’ll see a complete listing of all the students who have completed that quiz, with the date they completed it and what they scored (For quick viewing, students who passed have a blue bar graph while students who failed have a red one).  Using the View All, View Passed, and View Failed buttons, you can narrow down your results to just look at the students you want to focus on.

As with all our reports, you can Search, Print, or Export to Excel your student data using the top buttons in the Quiz Management Service toolbar.

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Looking at the View Students screen, you’ll see a listing of all of the students who have completed one of your quizzes.  From the View Students listing, you can easily see the students name and email, the total number of quizzes they’ve completed, there average for all the quizzes they have completed, and the first time they completed one of your published quizzes.  You can easily email a student by click the Email button, which will bring up your default email editor with the student’s address ready for you.

As with all our reports, you can Search, Print, or Export to Excel your student data using the top buttons in the Quiz Management Service toolbar.

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If you click on either a student’s name, email address, or the Details button you’ll be taken to the Student Details screen.  Here you can edit the student’s name or email address, see when they first completed on your quizzes, see the total number of quizzes they’ve completed, and see their average for those quizzes.  Your also presented with a listing of all the quizzes they completed along with the date they completed it and their score for that quiz (as with the Quiz Details screen, passing scores are represented with a blue bar graph, failing scores with a red one). Just like in the Quiz Details screen, you can narrow your view of the quizzes by using the View All, View Passed, and View Failed buttons. You can also sort the quiz listing by the quiz title, completion date, or student’s score by clicking on the respective column heading.

As with all our reports, you can Search, Print, or Export to Excel your student data using the top buttons in the Quiz Management Service toolbar.

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By clicking of the Details button in either the Student Details screen or the Quiz Details screen, you’ll be presented with a detailed report for a individual student’s results for a quiz.  In the top portion of the View Detailed Quiz Report screen you are presented with the students name, email address,  the IP address of the computer they completed your quiz from, the completion date, the quizzes passing score, and the students score (Again, blue is passing, red is failing).

In the second portion of the View Detailed Quiz Report screen you are shown the complete results for that quiz, the results themselves being determined by how you configured your email reports from the quiz authoring tool you used to create your quiz.

For more information of how to create quizzes and set up reports that are compatible with the Quiz Management Service, you can view the series of articles also found on this blog regarding how to use each of our compatible quiz authoring tools with the Quiz Management Service.

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Using Atrixware Quiz Management Service with Test Pro Developer

Atrixware Quiz Management Service is an easy online solution for emailing, exporting, viewing, and storing online quiz results published from our Quiz Publishing Software.  This article is going to show you how to publish a quiz using Atrixware Test Pro Developer that utilizes the Quiz Management Service.

To begin, I’m going to start Test Pro Developer and from the Develop tab I am going to select to create a New Test/Module.

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This will bring up the Create New Test / Module window, where I can select the template that I would like to use for my test.  To use the Quiz Management Service, I want to select the QMS Test template from the Test tab and click the Next button.

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I will now be prompted to enter a title for my quiz and optionally a summary.  Once I have entered my quiz title, I’ll click on the Finish button to create my QMS Test.  Clicking on the Finish button will bring up a dialog window asking me to enter my email address.  If I already have a Quiz Management Service account, I want to enter the email address I use to login to my account.  If I haven’t yet used the Quiz Management Service, I can simply enter my email address and my account will be created for me the first time a student completes my quiz.

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When a student completes my QMS Test, they will be prompted to enter their name and email address before they can recieve credit for the test.  By default, the screen a student would see prompting them to enter this information looks like this:

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If I wanted to, I can edit the appearance of the page.  I can do this by going to the Develop tab, highlighting the test I created, and clicking on the Files & Resources tab from the top bar.  One of the files under the Files & Resource tab should have the filename qms_submit.txt.  By opening and editing this file, I can change not only the appearance of the page, but what information is collected from the student and submitted to the Quiz Management Service.

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The qms_submit.txt file contains the HTML, CSS, and Javascript to render the form that the student sees and submit it to the Quiz Management Service.  Below I’m going to go over the different parts of the file to give you a better understanding of how I could customize it.

Javascript Validation 

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The Javascript Validation function above checks the values entered for the Student Name and Student Email. If you wanted to add more input fields to the form you could add validation for more form fields.

CSS (For what the student sees)

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Here you can easily change the appearance of the form the student sees without actually changing the form itself.  For example, if you wanted to change the size of the font of the word IMPORTANT: , you could change font-size: 10pt;  to font-size: 14pt; under .style2.  Or if you wanted to change the color of the text from black to green you could add color: #00FF00; inside of .style1.

CSS (For the report that is emailed to you & stored in the Quiz Management Service)

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Here you can easily change the appearance of the report that is included in the email sent to you when a student completes the test, as well as is stored in the Quiz Management Service.  By editing the CSS here, you can change the font type, color, size, and weight for the report headings, question text, answer text, result text, correct answer text, and the explanation text (in that order top-bottom). 

HTML (For the report that is emailed to you & stored in the Quiz Management Service)

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In this section of the file you can customize the report that is being sent to you via email and being stored by the Quiz Management Service.  Not only can you change the layout of the report, but you can also add additional information to your report gathered from PowerScript.  You could easily add values for things such as <% Score.GetPassingScore %> or <% Score.GetRoundedValue %> to add the passing score for the test and students rounded score. 

Using values you set via PowerScript, you could pass information about class, subject, category, test version, or almost anything else you could imagine.

Another powerful option for customization that Test Pro Developer gives me is the ability to configure whether or not the student sees the report I set up in the section above or if they see a custom message upon completion of the test.  To edit this option or customize the message displayed to the student, I’ll need to go in a edit the PowerScript for my test.

With the QMS Test I created still highlight, I want to select the PowerScript tab from the top menu and then click on the Open Full Editor link in the Task Panel.

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In the PowerScript Code Editor I want to use the scrollbar on the right hand side to scroll down until I see the section of code entitled QMS Values.

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There are three values I can change by editing this section of code.  The first is qms_account, which is the email address I entered when creating my QMS Test where I wanted the results to be sent.  The second value I can edit is show_results.  If show_results is set to true, then upon completing the test, my students will see the full report I set up after they have submitted their test score.  If show_results is set to false, the student will instead see the message stored in the last value I can edit, the response value.

The response value is the message displayed to the student upon completing their quiz instead of the full report.  By default it is a generic message, but using HTML I can customize the message to match the rest of my test.

For example, if I set response equal to “<font size=’3′ face=’Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif’>Your Results have been submitted. Click <b><font color=’#FF0000′>CLOSE</font></b> to finish.</font”, then the message the student sees would look like this:

Your Results have been submitted. Click CLOSE to finish.

Or if I set response equal to “<font color=’#0099CC’ size=’3′ face=’Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif’>Your</font><font color=’#004080′ size=’3′ face=’Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif’> Results <font color=’#0099CC’>have</font> been <font color=’#0099CC’>submitted</font>. Click <b><font color=’#66FFCC’><em>CLOSE</em></font></b> to <font color=’#006699′>finish</font>.</font”, the result would look like this:

Your Results have been submitted. Click CLOSE to finish.

As you can see, Test Pro Developer offers a nearly unlimited amount of customizations when it comes to the results that it uses along with the Quiz Management Service.  After I have distributed my test and a student has completed it, I can click on the Quiz Management tab and login to the Quiz Management Service using the email address I chose to have my results sent to.  By default, the username and password for the Quiz Management Service is the email address I entered when publishing my quiz.

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Using Atrixware Quiz Management Service with Flash Quiz Maker

Atrixware Quiz Management Service is an easy online solution for emailing, exporting, viewing, and storing online quiz results published from our Quiz Publishing Software.  This article is going to show you how to publish a quiz using Atrixware Flash Quiz Maker that utilizes the Quiz Management Service.
To begin, I’m going to start Flash Quiz Maker and from the Quiz Development tab select the quiz I would like to publish to the Web.  With my quiz selected, I’m going to click the Publish to Flash button in the Task Panel.

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This will open the Publish to Flash window.  The first tab I am brought to is the General tab, where you can enter a title for the quiz, configure what is displayed to the student, set the passing score, or set a time limit.  For this tutorial, the only thing I am going to change in the Passing Score, by selecting the drop-down box and setting the score to 65.

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The next tab I want to work with is the Emails tab, where I can configure the layout and content of the results that are going to be emailed to me and stored in the Quiz Management Service.  When I click on the Emails tab, I am presented with two additional tabs, the PASS Email tab and the FAIL Email tab.  The PASS Email tab are the results that sent if the student passes the quiz, while the FAIL Email tab are the results sent if the student fails the quiz.

I can edit my results to display the information that I find relevant to me.  By default, the result email for the PASS Email tab displays a category report (a score per category breakdown) and the questions missed.  Using placeholders, it is possible to show the quiz date, title, a report of all questions, and more.  To see what placeholders are available and what they do, click the Learn About Placeholders button.

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Working in the PASS Email tab, I can edit the format of the results by using the text-editor buttons located on the bottom.

I am given the option to (from left to right):

  • Set the Font Style
  • Set the Font Size
  • Bold, Italic, or Underline
  • Set the Font Color
  • Align the Text
  • Set the Text as a Bulleted List Item

I can set some text as a hyperlink by selecting the text and entering a hyperlink in the field below the Font Style selection.  There are also two buttons on the right hand side, which allow you to edit the HTML source and Check Spelling.
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Once I’ve finished setting up my reports, I’m going to move over to the Publish Format tab.  The two options that will allow my quiz to access the Quiz Management Service is the Any Web Server option under the Web Server tab and the CD-Rom / Executable option under the CD or Local tab.

To publish my quiz so that students can take it online via a URL link, I would choose the Any Web Server option.  To publish my quiz so that I can distribute it via CD-Rom, download, or email attachment, I would select the CD-Rom / Executable option.

After I’ve chosen how I would like to publish my quiz, I’m going to check the Email Results to box at the bottom and enter my email address.  I’m also going to check both boxes for Ask for user’s name and Ask for user’s email address so that they will both be entered into the Quiz Management Service.

NOTE: If you choose to not ask a student for their email address, their email will appear in the Quiz Management Service as the student’s name at their ip address. (i.e. student@127.0.0.1).  You can then edit the students email from within the Quiz Management Service.

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I’ll click the Publish button and be taken to the Published Quizzes tab with the quiz I just created.  Once a student has completed my quiz, I can click on the Quiz Management tab and login to the Quiz Management Service using the email address I chose to have my results sent to.  By default, the username and password for the Quiz Management Service is the email address I entered when publishing my quiz.

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Using Atrixware Quiz Management Service with Online Quiz Maker

Atrixware Quiz Management Service is an easy online solution for emailing, exporting, viewing, and storing online quiz results published from our Quiz Publishing Software.  This article is going to show you how to publish a quiz using Atrixware Online Quiz Maker that utilizes the Quiz Management Service.

To begin, I’m going to start Online Quiz Maker and from the Quiz Development tab I’m going to Create a New Quiz.  This will open the Create New Quiz window where I’m going to select to create a HTML Quiz.

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After I’ve click on HTML Quiz, I prompted to an enter a name for my quiz and optionally a summary.  Once I’ve entered my quiz name, I’m going to click the Finish button, which will close out the window and bring me back to the Quiz Development tab.  With my quiz selected,  I’m going to click on publish to HTML Quiz from the Task Panel.

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This will open the Publish a Quiz window.  The first thing I need to do is enter a title for my quiz, and optionally I can change the text I would like to have appear at the top of my quiz and the filename that Online Quiz Maker refers to this quiz by.  For this example, I’m going to leave the Visual and Content settings as is, so after I have entered my quiz title I’m going to click the Publish button.

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I’m now presented with the option of having my score results emailed to me.  In order to use the Quiz Management Service, I need to have the results emailed to me (once your Quiz Management Service account is active, you can choose to disable email reports and instead view the results online).  I’m going to click on Yes, I Want the Score Results Emailed Here: and enter my email address in the box below.

I also have the option of asking for certain information from the student when the quiz begins (Email Address, Class Name, Instructor, etc).  It is important to note that only the Student Name and Student Email are stored by the Quiz Management Service.  If I select any of the other options, they will be visible in the email that is sent to me when a student completes my quiz, but they will not be available within the Quiz Management Service.

NOTE: If you choose to not ask a student for their email address, their email will appear in the Quiz Management Service as the student’s name at their ip address. (i.e. student@127.0.0.1).  You can then edit the students email from within the Quiz Management Service.

I can also configure what the student sees upon completing my quiz.  From the Upon Completion, Show..  drop-down box I can select to display a Complete Summary (which would include all the questions, answers, and explanations), Their Score, or simply a Thank You Message.

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I’ll click the Ok button and be presented with a confirmation that my quiz has been published and I can view the published quiz now.  Once a student has completed my quiz, I can click on the Quiz Management tab and login to the Quiz Management Service using the email address I chose to have my results sent to.  By default, the username and password for the Quiz Management Service is the email address I entered when publishing my quiz.

NOTE: It is not currently possible to change the Passing Score for your quiz using Online Quiz Maker.  Therefore, by default, any quizzes utilizing the Quiz Management Service will have the passing score for that quiz set to 70 within the Quiz Management Service – this will not affect your quiz itself, but may affect some reporting from within the Quiz Management Service.

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