Introducing LibWizard

We’re thrilled to announce the newest member of our Springy Software Suite – LibWizard. It’s a culmination of our effort to extend the existing LibSurveys tool and add fully interactive tutorials and assessment modules. Our current LibSurveys product has been renamed “LibWizard Lite”, so LibGuides CMS folks will continue to have access to the Forms Wizard and Surveys Wizard. The Quiz Wizard and Assessments Wizard are available with the full LibWizard platform.

LibWizard Lite

With LibWizard Lite, you’ll create amazing custom forms and embed them anywhere – in your website, LibGuides, and any webpage where you need form-based input from users. With the Surveys Wizard, you’ll administer and analyze surveys. Surveys lie at the heart of any customer-facing organization, and with our Surveys Wizard, libraries can efficiently conduct surveys and get actionable feedback from patrons and from the community as a whole. Key features include:

  • Drag & Drop Interface – Select the elements you want to display and drag & drop them into your Survey Builder. It really is that easy!
  • Robust Field Types – Create surveys and forms with text, numeric, date, radio, check-box, rating, grid field types, and more.
  • Conditional Logic – Setup surveys that hide and reveal specific questions based on answers that a patron provides. Logic rules allows you to serve separate questions based on a user’s prior response.
  • Grouping – Group sets of questions together to create question branches.
  • Submission Options –  Create a custom thank you message to show to users, plus send a copy of each submission to the addresses you choose.
  • Customizable Look & Feel – Customize every aspect of your forms and surveys with ease.

LibWizard Complete – Quizzes

The full LibWizard tool adds two powerful components – The Quiz Wizard and the Tutorials/Assessment Wizard. This is where things get very interesting…

Need to test your students and patrons on their understanding of key research concepts? Create a Quiz, embed it in your LibGuides and voila – assessment made easy. There are a multitude of options for Quizzes – everything from timers and page controls to auto-grading functionality. The Quiz Wizard has it all – it’s an easy to use tool with so many great features, including:

  • Automated Grading – Designate the correct answer for each question in your quiz, and the system will automatically grade each new entry. We’ll even email you the results!
  • Self Grading for Instant Feedback – Display quiz results when a user finishes a quiz, so they know at a glance how they did.
  • Require correct answer – Force quiz-takers to answer questions correctly, and add custom help text when wrong answers are entered to help folks get to the right solution.
  • Timers and Page Controls – Set a time limit requirement for finishing the quiz, and control access to the back button.
  • Advanced Reporting – Highlight correct and incorrect answers, customize the columns that display, filter the results, and drill down to individual quiz submissions.

LibWizard Complete – Tutorials & Assessments

And then there’s the Tutorials/Assessments Wizard! Create interactive tutorials to show patrons how to use library’s tools and library’s services, and embed them directly at point of need. Create assessment modules to complement the instruction taught via LibGuides – automatically embed any LibGuide, and turn it into an Assessment – questions on the left, content on the right – just like the screenshot below.

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We could go on and on about how awesome this new tool is for all your tutorials/assessments/surveys/forms needs, but don’t take our word for it – check out this brief teaser video (ok, ok, it’s us who created the video, too, but it’s pretty cool and it will give you a very good idea of the usefulness of LibWizard, so do check it out).

And of course, we saved the best for last – a very “meta” demo straight out of Springy Labs. We created a pretty slick Interactive Tutorial which showcases the features and the potential of LibWizard, and the tutorial itself is created in – you guessed it – LibWizard. Mind. Blown! 😉

Interactive LibWizard Tutorial

As always, this wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing input, ideas, and suggestions from our clients so thank you all very much. LibWizard is a perfect complementary tool to LibGuides – the possibilities are truly endless so do drop us a note asap at sales@springshare.com or contact your favorite Springy and get started on LibWizard.

 

12 comments

  1. […] having seen a webinar last week outlining the latest product from the SpringShare stable – LibWizard. It’s an upgrade to their LibSurveys tool and features some great new tools. The thing that […]

  2. Kiera Mudry says:

    Is there currently any ability with LibWizard that would allow for the creator to review if a user clicks on each page within a tutorial? I know there are altmetrics for when a tutorial has been submitted for completion, but wondering if there is the ability to review how many of the actual pages are clicked on and reviewed throughout the tutorial.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Kiera! This isn’t possible currently, but thanks for the suggestion! We’ll take a look and see if this is something we can potentially add to the system. Thanks again for the suggestion! -Sarah

  3. […] when I have used Google Forms as a formative assessment tool in the past. Since my library just got LibWizard which has survey and assessment functions, I’m hoping this new tool will make it easier for […]

  4. Isabelle says:

    Hello,

    Is it possible to have multiple owners of a LibWizard tutorial/assessment? So that two people can work on it at the same time?

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Isabelle – this isn’t possible currently, but it is on our radar! We’ll work on this as a feature in an upcoming release. Thanks for the suggestion!

      • Isabelle says:

        Thank you. Just one more question – is it possible to embed a LibWizard tutorial into a LibGuide? I know you can embed it as a button appearing on the side of the page which prompts users to click it and the tutorial will pop up, but is it possible for the Tutorial to be situated within a box on LibGuides?

        • Sarah says:

          Hi Isabelle – apologies, but it’s not currently possible to embed a tutorial within a LibGuide in the way you describe. We’re looking into making this possible in the future, but there are some complicating factors related to displaying an iframe within an iframe. We’ll continue to look into the future possibilities though – thanks for your question!

      • Sara Puhl says:

        I would love to have this feature available. Especially in case people leave an organization there is a back up person to have access.

  5. Laura says:

    Hello, I can see that you can create quizzes/tutorials using drop and drag technology but can you build tutorials where the user drops and drags answers? Thank You

    • Laura says:

      Sorry, I meant “drag and drop”

      • Sarah says:

        Hi Laura – this isn’t currently available in LibWizard. However, we do have a potential feature request coming down the pike for a new question type where patrons will need to reorder the answers of a particular question into the correct order. Is that the sort of thing you’re thinking of?
        Thanks! -Sarah

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