Today, we are happy to say that we have started the process of implementing some of these suggested features.
This is one of the bigger updates we have made, so thank you to everyone who has provided feedback!
Improved Advanced Quiz Options
The majority of our updates this round have to do with the quizzing features available to you. Our goal here is to re-baseline the functionality first before we roll-out some additional options. We felt that a phased roll-out would be best so that we could get some of these features into your hands quicker.
You will notice many new options, so I’ll be sure to cover some of the major ones in this post. That said, you should certainly take a look after you update to get an idea of what else has been added!
Survey Question Type
The question types currently available to you in the quiz are arguably the most flexible in WordPress. However, one type was always missing, and that was the ability to display survey questions.
Well, not anymore!
You now have the option to create a survey based assessment at any point within your course. When you add a new question, you’ll notice the new type available among the options.
Each response is assigned a point value, and you can then display a custom message at the end of the quiz based on the accumulated points.
But hey, instead of describing it to you, why not try it out for yourself. Below is a small example.
If you enable statistics in your Advanced Quiz, now you can view the question-by-question responses for a user! All the admin has to do is log-in and go to the Statistics section. Once there, select a user and view their results.
In the future, we have plans to extend this feature even more – we feel this is a good starting point and will give you more insight into what questions users are getting incorrect.
Assign Question Categories
Do your quizzes have questions that touch on a variety of categories? If so, then you’ll really like this feature. You can assign a category to a question, and then report on how well a user did across these categories!
This same quiz summary detail can be emailed to you and the user immediately after the quiz is completed! Which is a good lead-in to the next update…
Additional Email Options
Before this update, the quiz results could be sent via email to the site administrator, or a shared inbox. Should you choose, results can now also be sent directly to the user’s email after completion. You can include data such as:
- Quiz name
- IP address of user
- Points earned
- Result in percentage
- Category specific results
Question Display Options
By default, questions are shown one-by-one, but with this new feature, you can specify the number of questions to display at a time. Show three questions at once, or perhaps five. Or, just show all the questions at once – the choice is yours!
Custom Fields Before or After a Quiz
Use the custom fields feature to request additional user information before or after they take a quiz. Perfect if you want a user to give their department, or any other demographic. Below are the types of fields available:
You can even make some of the fields required, or choose to make them optional.
And Many More!
Those are a few of the major additions, but again, you should tour the new features after updating as well. You’ll see other items like the ability to use templates for quick quiz creation, hide or show titles and points, automatically start a quiz (remove start button), require each question be answered, and more.
Bonus Update: Improved Lessons Widget
Want users to keep track of their course lesson progress? Well, instead of just including a Course Progress bar, you can also include the Course Lesson Progress widget. This widget will display the lessons of the course, and indicate which ones have been completed.
The widget is dynamic and will display only the lessons associated with the course.
We have plans to further extend this functionality, but we figured we could get this into your hands now to use on your WordPress LMS.
We are already into the final couple of months of the year, which is naturally busy for many people, especially if you live in the United States given the upcoming holidays.
Our goal is to continue pushing out updates at a pace unmatched in the industry – in fact, we have a couple on the shortlist that we certainly want to get out before the end of the year.
We appreciate your feedback, and would like to personally thank you for your commitment, patience, and general enthusiasm for LearnDash and our mission.
Until next time!