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Tests and lessons as interactive web pages (no browser plug-ins or players needed)
Tests and lessons as Question Banks for Question Tools Exam
Tests, lessons and surveys for Question Tools NetSeries to save results
Package question files and linked resources in zip format for emailing
Tests and lessons as integrated courses using CD-ROM CourseBuilder
Tests and lessons as integrated courses using Web CourseBuilder
Tests and lessons as standalone, integrated applications (.exe)
Export questions as plain text export
Tests and lessons as SCORM-conformant learning objects
Tests, lessons & surveys as active web pages that save results (via PHP)
Export single screens as individual web pages
Export questions as XML
Capability      
Adjust controls users sees, including navigation, cheat, mark, etc.
Select from a variety of screen sizes
Randomly reorder the questions for each user
Randomly select just some of the questions for a test
Custom screen sizes
Blank out other applications and controls during an exam
Add external hypertext links to tests, lessons and surveys
Print all questions in a test, lesson or survey as plain text (via SimpleSet)
Print thumbnails of all open questions: 1, 4, 12, 16, 32 or 64 per page
Tests with overall computer-imposed time limit
Tests with time per screen limited
Animation for lessons and simulations
Screen capture — converting screen recordings into animations
Time per screen varied on a screen-by-screen basis
Randomly select questions on a category-by-category basis
Language substitution — replace the text and advice in a test
Replace Question Tools links and text branding
Replace Question Tools owl logo
Results and Reporting      
Variable marking per question, from -9998 to 9998, and as small as 0.01
Pre-test screens to collect information
Tests, lessons and surveys for Question Tools NetSeries to save results
Results broken down by category, showing strengths and weaknesses
Results of tests and surveys taking in Question Tools Exam can be saved as a PDF
Tests and lessons as SCORM-conformant learning objects
Custom text can be displayed in results dependent on performance overall, as well as performance in categories.
Tests, lessons & surveys as active web pages that save results (via PHP)
Team-based authoring      
File format designed for emailing without corruption
Package question files and linked resources in zip format for emailing
Intelligent password-protection for question files
Find out who has looked at questions and approved them
Attach notes and comments to questions
Easy to Learn and Use      
Integrated, context-sensitive help
Well-illustrated user guide available as a PDF
Printable user guide and step-by-step 'how to' guides for key tasks
Questions menu, for easily selecting between open questions
Object menu, for selecting all objects, including those hidden on feedbacks
Easy-to-access tutorial, with spoken narration and interactive knowledge checks
Tutorial on difficult, unusual and original questions
Tutorial on efficient working in projects
Tutorial on effective team working with Question Tools
Tutorial on customization
Security      
High encryption used in Question Banks for Question Tools Exam
High encryption used in question files for authoring
Authoring tools make no internet connections
Interactive tests, lessons and surveys created using Question Tools authoring software do not require any browser plug-ins, and hence can be used across tightly-controlled networks with high levels of security.
Question Banks can be password-protected
Standalone, integrated applications can be password-protected
Secure team-based authoring using intelligent password protection
Own secure format available as an additional option for Developer
Finish and Appearance      
Styles quickly and radically alter look and feel
Create your own styles to match company / organizational look
Text styles, for easy editing and consistent appearance
Feedback styles, for easy editing and consistent appearance
Spell-check multiple screens and whole tests, lessons and surveys
Grid and snap-to-grid for consistent layout
Align and distribute features for consistent layout
Custom ticks and crosses
Background boxes for text areas
Background surrounds for images
Styled clip-art — arrows, circles and bars to match style
Media      
Image files: bmp. gif. jpg, png
Sound files: wav, aif, mp3, mp2
Video: wmv, avi, mpg
Flash: swf (if web browser plug-ins are not an issue)
Productivity      
Open multiple questions — copy and paste between them
Edit then Play and Check a question all on one application
Find and replace across multiple question screens
Move individual or multiple drag targets in one action
Copy text to where it needs to be simply by selecting and right-clicking
Copy field answers, menu answers and drag targets by right-clicking
Use the Pasteboard to simply drag text to where it needs to be
Create your own templates for frequently-used question types and layouts
Insert unusual characters using the Characters window
Easy Editing      
Simple drag and drop editing, with align and distribute functions to help
Objects can be locked, as well as grouped or ungrouped with other objects
Constrain movement by holding Shift and dragging, or duplicate with the Alt key
Move objects a pixel at a time with the arrow keys, or enter numeric values
Just tab between text areas, or switch to the text-only view of a question
Arrange objects on layers
Correct mistakes with undo and redo using the 50-action History window
Select custom colours using the colour editor
Questions and User Experience      
Multiple-choice questions, single and multiple selections
Answer fields for simple and complex fill-in-the-blanks, with up to 200 answers
Answer fields can be limited to integers, real numbers or text with no spaces
Numeric answers can be judged against a range & number of decimal places
Essay marking, with words or phrases adding or subtracting marks
Menu answers, with up to 200 answers, each with its own mark
Drags, with up to 200 targets, each with its own mark
Simulations using custom graphics attached to buttons, true/false and drags
Sounds can be attached to questions, pictures, buttons and feedbacks
Feedbacks can contain text, pictures, video and Flash files
Feedbacks can by triggered by score, or attached to individual answer elements
Subtitles can be included, and turned on or off by users
In timed questions a screen countdown is available
Standards      
Support for a wide range of standards and codes of practice, including HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, HTTP 1.1, CSS 2.0, XML 1.0, BS7988, SCORM 1.2
In supporting the HTML and CSS standards interactive tests, lessons and surveys do not require any browser plug-ins, and hence can be used across networks with high levels of security
Support for a wide range of charactersets, including Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic and eastern european charactersets.

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