We’re keeping the LibWizard hits coming – the 1.7.6 update is now live! We have several nice features to share this time around, including expanded feedback options, updated alert messages, and an expanded Date & Time field. There’s lots to love in this update, so let’s get to it!
Correct Answer Feedback
We’ve heard requests from several folks who wanted to provide more color and feedback to their patrons for both correct and incorrect responses to quiz and tutorial/assessment questions. Now, when you create a quiz or tutorial question, you’ll have the option to provide an encouraging “Yes, you got it!”-type message, to help cheer on your learners. Patrons will see your message on-screen as part of the original question – to move on to the next question, they’ll hit the “Continue” button (or create a custom name for this button by heading to Admin > Language Options) to move on to the next question. To try out this new feature, head to quizzes or assessments, add or edit a question, and select “Answer Properties” to get customizing!
Updated Alert Messages
We’ve updated the look and feel of alert messages to the standard bootstrap “Alerts” format, so they’re more prominent and eye catching when patrons are filling out quizzes and assessments.
New “Time” Entry Field
We’ve expanded the “Date” field to support both Date and Time entry. When you add or edit a “Date” field, look just beneath the “Date Format” field for “Time Format”. The “Time” portion is disabled by default (so existing forms, surveys, etc. aren’t impacted), but turning it on is a snap – just select the date format you’d like to use (12-hour or 24-hour), and hit save to start collecting time-based information!
Redesigned End-of-Survey Behavior
This really applies to all modules: we’ve streamlined the end behaviors of forms, surveys, quizzes and assessments so they’re easier and more consistent to manage. We’ve added a default “Thanks for completing this survey!” message, so patrons have better confirmation when their form or survey is submitted. This message can be universally changed via the new Language Options, or can be changed for individual surveys using the “Thank You” screen customization. We’ve also corrected an issue where, if you *didn’t* choose to display a “Retake this Survey” button, a “Thanks!” button appeared which did the same thing. That’s now been corrected, and completing a survey (or form, or assessment…) should be smooth sailing.
Additional Updates & Fixes
- We fixed an issue where required questions could be skipped if they occurred after a Question Page Break in Assessments and Quizzes. Now when a question is required, it’s truly required to provide an answer, no matter its position in the assessment.
- We also fixed an issue with previewing slides – occasionally, when you clicked on “Preview” from the middle of a slide deck, you might end up at a random slide, ie not the slide you’d intended to preview. We’ve fixed this in this update, so Preview should take you where you expect to go!
- We fixed a minor style issue where “Welcome” and “Thank You” screens weren’t using the same CSS class, so could appear with slightly different alignments. Now these should behave the same.
Are these upgrades to 1.7.5 and 1.7.6 automatic or things that we need to do? If we need to do them, please tell us how! Thank you.
Hi Barbara – there’s nothing you should need to do – all of our updates are pushed out to all sites automatically. If you’re having trouble locating a specific feature, please let me know and I’ll be happy to point you in the right direction. 🙂
I’m creating a tutorial with questions. Is there a way to use the correct answer feedback option without requiring a correct answer to continue the questions? Can I just give feedback? Also, does this update allow the hidden question option to be used in a tutorial? Thanks!
Hi Kim – Currently there isn’t a way to give feedback on a question without requiring a correct answer to continue, but what you’re asking certainly makes sense! We’ll look into supporting that as an option in a future update. I’m assuming that with the second part of your question, you’re asking if we now support “rules” in tutorials (which would allow for displaying hidden questions based on the answer to a prior question) – this is still in the works but will be coming in a future update. Thanks for your questions! -Sarah