ocPortal Tutorial: Quizzes
Written by Chris Graham, ocProducts
Adding a quiz
- surveys, which simply collect results (there are no correct answers)
- tests, which people may pass or fail
- competitions, which have results and possibly, a winner
All quizzes consist of a series of questions.
Quizzes are a very powerful tool for you to bring a level of interactive community that few other websites have, or for which other websites rely on the services of external websites for.
Table of contents
Competitive/game quizzesCompetitions are entered by members and marked; winners may then be chosen from the Admin Zone.
The website of a computer games studio could run a competition asking questions about their latest game. The top entrant would win a tour of the games studio headquarters, and three runner ups could win a copy of any game of their choice from their back catalogue.
TestsTests are marked as they're completed, and the results sent to the staff e-mail address.
The Mensa website could run a quiz to help determine if candidates have a high enough IQ to join Mensa. The quizzes would be automatically marked and the result given to both the visitor and the Mensa staff.
SurveysSurvey results are collected and available from the Admin Zone. As survey results are stored in the database, experts may use SQL to make statistical calculations on data.
A teen community could make a survey to find out teen attitudes on various social issues, to help them write a report to the government lobbying for changes to policy.
Time limitsYou can set time limits, and also how frequently quizzes can be reattempted.
Note that if you change the time limit whilst someone is using the quiz then the limit will not properly be reflected for them unless they refresh their browser. Specifically: