PowerQuizPoint: Conversation with Benjamin Radclyffe

Thursday, August 5, 2010
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 7:04 AM IST



Benjamin RadclyffeBenjamin Radclyffe is Vice President, Product Development at DigitalOfficePro. DigitalOfficePro’s products include PowerFlashPoint, PowerQuizPoint and SlideServe. Benjamin joined DigitalOfficePro in 2007. He is a visionary and has extensive domain expertise in product development and the elearning ecosystem.

In this conversation, Benjamin discusses PowerQuizPoint.

Geetesh: Tell us more about PowerQuizPoint, and how does it work within PowerPoint.

Benjamin: PowerQuizPoint is an innovative product from the DigitalOfficePro stable. PowerQuizPoint software allows you to create easy and user friendly quizzes directly from within PowerPoint (versions 2010, 2007, 2003, and 2002) that can be published in the Flash file format. Quizzes created with PowerQuizPoint have the added features of both PowerPoint and Flash. The most important feature of the program is its interface that allows you to create rich media quizzes without any programming skills. When creating quizzes, you have the option to include a header, categories, questions, and choices for multiple answers and also a description for the answers.

There is also a question bank that lets you to save questions in a database that can be used subsequently. Also, you can choose from ready quiz templates based on the subject matter of the quiz that you are creating. The Quiz Creator has an email feedback feature that lets the publisher of the quiz receive results via email.

Feedback from clients has provided us valuable feedback to enrich the program further. We are constantly working on new features and one of them is the QMS (Quiz Management System) feature that will be released very shortly.

After you install PowerQuizPoint, a tab of the same name can be found on the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. A toolbar shows up in PowerPoint 2003 or earlier.

PowerQuizPoint

When you click on the Insert button, it opens up the Quizmaker interface. Follow step by step instructions to select from the various options to create questions and answers. Once you are done, click on the Insert Quiz Question option. This will insert the question within PowerPoint. Repeat the process to add multiple questions. After you have added the requisite number of questions, click the Finish button. To view the quiz, click on the View Show button, or press the F5 shortcut key in PowerPoint.

More details can be found here…

Link to download free trial version of PowerQuizPoint…

Geetesh: Can you share some scenarios in which PowerQuizPoint can be used to add extra value to a presentation?

Benjamin: PowerQuizPoint PowerPoint to Quiz Publisher is being used successfully by eLearning professionals, trainers , teaching professionals , evaluators, etc. to easily create rich-media interactive quizzes in Flash format for online training.

We have seen that users love PowerPoint’s ability to have complete control over slide fonts, formatting options, animation effects. PowerPoint editor provides this. By leveraging the power of PowerPoint’s advanced editor features, PowerQuizPoint helps users create quizzes and publish them online. Creative possibilities then become endless. With basic PowerPoint knowledge users are able to create quizzes that work within PowerPoint and also can be published as Adobe Flash. So the learning curve is nearly nil. Again here, they can select from our template selection to base their quizzes on. User can then use PowerPoint’s advanced features to enhance the quizzes further. This we believe is the key differentiator when compared to some of the other Flash Quiz Products available in the market.

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