Add Sophisticated Questions to Your Training

ASP.NET and Windows Forms Versions

The Problem:

Most training includes questions, either as a review or to test comprehension. Yet question products typically require a special authoring tools that in-turn use Java™ applets and/or plug-ins to deliver the questions into the browser. Creating your own questions is another possibility, but the coding gets complicated quickly once you deal with randomized answers, multiple correct answers, fill-in-the-blank scoring, etc. In addition, developers would like to load questions from a database rather than manually enter them on each training page. Throw in the need to report answers, score, time spent, and other data to a SCORM-compliant Learning Management System (LMS), and you have difficult situation.

The Solution:

Enter the Question object. Drag either the Windows or Web version onto your form, bring up its intuitive Designer, and quickly set up the question. Or load any or all of it from a database. The Question automatically configures itself to be either multiple choice (with either single correct answers or a combination of answers that need to be correct), true/false, or fill-in-the-blank. And each of these question types can be configured as buttons, check boxes, hyperlinks, or more. As you resize the Question, all of its objects resize with it! Both answer and question-level feedback is supported, with unique feedback possible with each try. Not only can answers be randomized, but they have four distinct states: reset, selected, correct, and incorrect. The developer can set unique graphics, fonts, colors, and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) classes [web version only] for each state. Limit the time and/or tries if desired; the question locks itself once the limit is reached.

The Uses:

Not only is the Question easy to use and extremely powerful, but it is also very secure. Since scoring takes place on your web server, users can't "View Source" and decipher the correct answer. But if you want to help them out, just call the ShowAnswers method. The question will automatically change to its "correct" state. Group questions into exams if desired and then score them individually. Store a wealth of question and exam information and easily generate the associated JavaScript to send the results via SCORM 1,2 or 1.3 (2004) to your LMS. The Question runs without Java applets or plug-ins on newer versions of both Internet Explorer and Netscape. You must see it to believe it!


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User Comments

  • I have dabbled with a few LMSs besides Tracker.Net and it is clearly #1 for value and flexibility.
  • Just a quick FYI... we obtained final sell off today after another test with a classroom full of cadets stress testing the system. We also spent an hour with three instructors answering their final questions about the system and as we always knew it would, the entire system performed perfectly!
  • I have been using Tracker.Net and have had several different companies go through the training with no issues. Jeff is always there to help if there is anything wrong and does a great job with setups, etc.
  • I found this LMS very easy to set up, both on a localhost machine as well as then moving the files to a Web Server. Once I got IIS up and running on a Windows 2000 machine, and installed a Developer's version of Microsoft SQL 2000, it was just a matter of hours to download, install, and configure Tracker.Net. After learning how to set up Organizations, Classes, Courses, and Students, I was a few hours away from developing some ToolBook content to test locally.
  • First of all thank you again for a great product in Tracker.Net. We have just completed development work for our first client and I'm taking the system over tomorrow to install it. We think the combination of Tracker and our training software is going to be very powerful offering.
  • I'm dead impressed with what I've seen so far with Tracker.Net. I think you could have a real winner here. I have spent several tens of hours trying to source alternatives to Tracker (just to see what's out there and how it compares). Without exception, the products on offer are overblown and overpriced. And the customer service is non-existent. None of the airlines I deal with would be prepared to pay the 10's of thousands per year that the likes of [the big LMS's] require and perhaps more importantly even big companies like this can't be bothered to get their heads around such complicated systems.
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