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  • Success!

    December 9th, 2008

    The code I made during Kesäkoodi 2008 has been in Moodle 2.0 HEAD since November 20th. Bug fixing and tweaking will continue until release.

  • Openmind presentation + status

    October 7th, 2008

    Openmind 2008: Kesäkoodi project Moodle Quiz UI for building quizzes in YouTube

    See also the most current demo at
    Username: demo
    Password: demo

    UPDATE: demo moved to and the login credentials are provided in that address.

    Screenshots of current state:

  • Fixes and Openmind

    October 4th, 2008

    A month has passed in Metz, France. I have had progress with the Quiz UI also, lots of discussion has taken place and I have many ideas for the forthcoming thesis. Some serious bugs have been fixed and what is left – in addition to integrating everything in Moodle 2.0 – has been gathered into one development document in the docs.

    Openmind is approaching and I will take part via a Youtube video, since it is hard to participate otherwise from another country. I will post the link to the video here as soon as it is public.

  • Status

    September 1st, 2008

    August has passed, but work continues. I am leaving for Metz, France tomorrow to live there for 9 to 10 months, and the Kesäkoodi final report for the project will have to wait at least for some days – we will see about how easy it will be to get an Internet connection. At least there’s wifi on the campus, I hear.

    The usability report of Moodle Quiz UI’s direction in the future has not gotten any discussion. I only mentioned it in one forum posting though so that is understandable. I will have to promote it further once I have time again, to really get the community thinking about the issues that came up in the usability testing, which were, after all, rather primitive.

    This software did benefit from this summer’s work, but it is far from good in terms of usability yet.

  • Usability testing

    August 15th, 2008

    I went to Kuopio on Tuesday, and during Wednesday and Thursday ran usability tests with 7 participants in total. I am in the process of making conclusions from the results, and will publish the results and an executive summary in the Docs as soon as possible.

    After making the changes to the UI suggested by the testing, the official Kesäkoodi portion of the project is starting to be done and successful.

    Then, there are still some finishing touches the application needs (CSS for IE and other browsers, further tooltips, question bank integration controls, further feedback for different editing operations), but those will be completed during and after September. Also, much integration work – moving CSS to Moodle 2.0 themes, discussion about the general library changes I have made – will need to take place as soon as Tim Hunt, the Quiz coordinator gets settled in to Moodle HQ (Perth, Australia) where he has recently moved.

    The community feedback has been good, and Moodle 2.0 launch is planned for the end of the year (last time I heard). I will probably be participating in Openmind 2008 to present the results of this project via video conferencing from France.

  • Status update

    August 4th, 2008

    As a result of a change of plans, I started to implement the reordering tab last week. That is: I decided to implement all the functionality before doing usability testing with the actual application. This was due to the fact that it was not easy enough to get teachers as usability test subjects during July. Instead of hunting, I decided to put my energy into implementation.

    Thus, the question ordering/paging tab is well underway and will, if all goes well, be finished by next week.

    The feedback from the Moodle community about the demo published last week has been very positive, though I have gotten some very interesting development ideas, too. So that is something to be glad about! :)

  • Looking for impressions

    July 26th, 2008

    This week:

    • Question bank layout (major CSS rework) finished
    • Status bar of quiz etc added
    • Setting grades for questions finished
    • Fixed several small bugs

    Published the demo version of the new UI yesterday (link: no user id? login as guest). Today I tested it with IE and the issues seemed less catastrofic than I expected. YUI javascript stuff does not work in IE yet, though.

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