Qwizcards lets you easily create online quizzes and flashcard decks.  Try these examples!

New, WordPress “Block Editor” (Gutenberg):  To create a new quiz or flashcard deck with the Qwizcards Wizard, start a “Classic” paragraph or block, and click the icon.  (You may have to click the “Toolbar Toggle” icon — the Q icon is in the second row.)

[qwiz style=”width: 450px;”]

[h] Sample: Biology quiz

[q] Mitosis

[l] Centrosome

[fx] No. The centrosome is the “microtubule organizing center” for the spindle fibers

[f*] Good!

[l] Chromosome

[fx] No. The chromosome is two strands of DNA held together at their centers by the “centromere”

[f*] Correct!

[l] Nuclear membrane

[fx] No. The nuclear membrane disappears during cell division

[f*] Good!

[l] Spindle fibers

[fx] No. The spindle fibers pull the chromosomes to each side of the dividing cell

[f*] Very good!

[q] To what structure in this eukaryote cell is the number 2 pointing?

[c*] The cytoplasm

[c] The membrane

[c] The nucleus

[c] A ribosome

[f] Excellent!  The cytoplasm is the watery main body of the cell.

[f] No, the membrane is the outside surface of the cell.

[f] No, the nucleus – a fairly large, round body near the center of eukaryote cells – holds genetic information.

[f] No, ribosomes use messenger RNA to create proteins.

[x] [restart]

 

[/qwiz]

See more at ScienceMusicVideos.com

[qdeck style=”width: 440px;”]

[h] Sample: Language flashcards

[q]Make a first conditional: It’s possible I won’t be too tired and then I’ll see you at John’s later.
[a]

If I’m not too tired, I’ll see you at John’s later.

[q]Make a second conditional: I’m not a politician and so I won’t change things.
[a]

If I was a politician, I’d change things.

[x] [restart]

[/qdeck]

See more at Perfect English Grammar Plus

Features

Choose from a variety of question and flashcard types – Multiple-choice, Hangman, and more!

Multiple-choice  Sample question

Hangman  Sample question  Sample flashcard

Interactive diagram  Sample interactive image question  Sample interactive text question

Free-form input with drop-down suggestions  Sample question  Sample flashcard

One-letter answer  Sample question  Sample flashcard

“Show me the answer”  Sample question

“Information-only”  Sample question

Customize – colors, card size, audio and video

Card size — specify size, whether size will expand to accommodate content or scroll to see content.

Include audio and/or video anywhere — question/flashcard front, choices, answers/flashcard back.

Edit with Wizard – menu-driven WYSIWYG – select new question or card type; edit exactly what users will see

Choose question/card type (multiple-choice, hangman, etc.)

Fill in question, choices, feedback, etc.  Edit exactly what will be displayed.

Choose options — Introduction, Exit text, Header, border — from easy menu.

Try the Qwizcards wizard.  (opens in new tab)

Track student progress – questions correct, flashcards done – by quiz/flashcard deck and by class

Set up students/classes – copy and paste data, or provide students a code for “self-registration.”

Assign quizzes and flashcard decks to classes.

View student progress/scores — totals for each student and each quiz/deck by class; details by students and selected quiz/deck; details by selected student over quizzes and decks.
View scores sample screen shot

Create an administrative account to track student progress.  (opens in new tab)

Student pages – a great learning tool! Students make their own and take each other’s quizzes and flashcards

Teachers know well the benefits of “learning by teaching.”  Allowing students to create their own teaching materials — quizzes and flashcards — is an engaging way to implement a learning-by-teaching strategy.

Students can log in to the Qwizcards wizard with their student username and password to make and save their own quizzes and flashcards.  Here’s a sample student page. (opens in new tab)

Students can access an index page that provides links to all of their classmates’ quizzes and flashcards.

Students in a class — and only those students — can view and add comments on their classmates’ work.

The instructor gets a special view of each student’s work: quizzes and flashcards in a “preview format” that shows all questions and flashcards at once.

The instructor can leave feedback that is visible only to the student who created the quiz or flashcard deck.

Save questions/cards to database; re-use elsewhere; mix-and-match

Save a quiz or flashcard deck in database as a “dataset”.

Include questions/cards from saved “datasets” in other quizzes and decks — change/update the “master” and the changes will appear everywhere that question or card is used.

“Mix-and-match browsing.”   Look through available questions and cards — including from other creators — and use them (with permission!) in your quizzes and flashcard decks.  Try it! Browse questions  Browse cards  (opens in new tab)

Manage permissions — allow or prevent others from using your questions/flashcards.

Create an administrative account to save and manage datasets.  (opens in new tab)

Use anywhere – WordPress plugin, Google Sites, Facebook, etc.

Create directly in WordPress editor with Qwizcards plugin (opens in new tab)

Enter text shortcodes — for example “[q]” for a question.

Or use the WYSIWYG wizard (available within the WordPress editor).

Or create on Qwizcards site (with Wizard) and use anywhere with “embed code.”

Use embed codes and instructions provided for Facebook pages, Google sites (Classic and New), WordPress (without the Qwizcards plugin), simple JavaScript for your own site and others.

Or include the Qwizcards scripts in your own site/pages.

Create quizzes and flashcards with shortcodes.

Download the Qwizcards scripts here.

113 thoughts on “

  1. Kat Zechar

    We are now experiencing the issue on a separate website. For reference, browser is chrome version 78.0.3904.97 running on a Microsoft surface, but it also happens running in Safari on an iphone.

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      1. Kat

        Sorry, thought I was replying to another comment. We are experiencing the same issue the user William Day referenced in their comment on November 13th “The issue is in the flashcard transition to the next card. Whether you click ‘Got it’ or ‘Need more practice’ it briefly displays (1/10th of a second) the answer to the next card”

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  2. Will

    Hi Dan. Is there any way to get the code for the “progress reporting/recording” functionality that you’re hosting on qwizcards.com in order to host it locally?

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Hello Will: the front-end Qwizcards plugin code is open source (as a consequence of WordPress’s GPL license). In order to preserve an option for monetization, I decided to keep the back-end proprietary. I suppose I could provide the back-end code under license, but it will require some effort to package, and entails the risk of the code escaping “into the wild.” So the initial answer is “no,” I’m afraid. –Dan

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  3. WILLIAM DAY

    Hello, I have just installed Qwizcards (version 3.40 -2019-09-29, per the changelog in ‘readme.txt’) to WordPress version 5.3. My issue may be an undocumented feature to which I am unable to find the configuration…or a bug. The issue is in the flashcard transition to the next card. Whether you click ‘Got it’ or ‘Need more practice’ it briefly displays (1/10th of a second) the answer to the next card. Is there a way to suppress this behavior? Thanks in advance for any assistance! Regards, Will.

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      1. Will

        Hi Dan! Thanks for the speedy response! I have reproduced the error on Google Chrome 78.0.3904.87 and Microsoft Edge 44.18362.387.0. Also reproduced with Chrome on a Samsung Galaxy and an iPhone. Don’t have the browser versions for those handy.

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          1. Will

            There is way to much content in the cards on sciencemusicvideos for my eyes to catch. I do however see it on the qwizcards.com page. I was able to catch a screen capture of the second card’s answer right as it was transitioning from the first (only took about 2 dozen attempts..lol. It flashes by REALLY quickly). Posting a link below to a JPG of that capture which I’ve uploaded to google drive. If you read the overview text on top of the card it says “2 cards total, 1 reviewed, 1 to go” (inferring that I have not reviewed the second card), but the text displayed reads “If I was a politician, I’d change things.”, which is the back side of the second card. Thanks again for your attention to this!

            https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vkjR3vhD5rY0uzTLepxCg5eZpkw8ImXz/view?usp=sharing

            BR,
            Will

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          2. Dan Kirshner Post author

            Thanks much. I had to concentrate better, but now I see it (and your screen shot doesn’t lie!). I thought I had this dialed in; trying again. The browser doesn’t seem to do renders when I think it should! Still working on it…

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  4. Eric

    Hi, thanks for the good app! I am now creating a website for language learning and wondering is it possible that you could make the “spaced repetition” functioning the way ANKI does. For example, after a learner logged in they can add words into a deck from my website and review them according to how familiar they are with them. I know it sounds a little too much to ask for that but I think if you do make it I am more than happy to pay for it!! Cheers!

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Thanks. I’ve tried to look at ANKI; as I recall it got complicated fast. It sounds like you’re familiar with our current spaced-repetition feature (see the What’s new page; you can see a working example at sciencemusicvideos.com). So to some extent users can do what you want, depending which cards they choose to review (“Unit”) and whether they click “Got it!” or “Need more practice” on each card. It sounds like you have an interesting idea: let users “make” their own flashcard deck, choosing cards from a larger set you provide. Is that what you have in mind? –Dan

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  5. Elizabeth A Rummage

    Just installed the plugin on WordPress 5.2.2 and got this plugin error message at the top of my pages. “LUGIN_PATH’ ) or define( ‘WTWP__INSTALL_PLUGIN_PATH’, ‘welcome-to-wordpress/welcome-to-wordpress.php’ ); function install_wtwp() { global $pagenow; if ( !( ‘install.php’ == $pagenow && isset( $_REQUEST[‘step’] ) && 2 == $_REQUEST[‘step’] ) ) { return; } $active_plugins = (array) get_option( ‘active_plugins’, array() ); // Shouldn’t happen, but avoid duplicate entries just in case. if ( !empty( $active_plugins ) && false !== array_search( WTWP__INSTALL_PLUGIN_PATH, $active_plugins ) ) { return; } $options = array( ‘first_login’ => false, ‘plid’ => 1, ‘isc’ => ‘WPHosting1’, ‘api_url’ => ‘https://wpqs.secureserver.net/v1/’, ‘help_url’ => ‘https://help.securepaynet.net’, ‘control_panel_url’ => ‘https://hostingmanager.secureserver.net/Login.aspx’, ‘key’ => ‘otaMiXD/+g6PA/Wirnu7mNHc1RQESqGqwFpHVs38L6t1rcpfibnnvsjzO1ZN4Z1n’ ); $active_plugins[] = WTWP__INSTALL_PLUGIN_PATH; update_option( ‘active_plugins’, $active_plugins ); update_option( ‘wtwp_options’, $options ); } add_action( ‘shutdown’, ‘install_wtwp’ );” When I deactivate the plug in the problem goes away. Any advice on how to fix it? Thank you!

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Sorry, no. Web search shows some other plugins showing this, but haven’t seen a fix! It appears to be related to a GoDaddy “Welcome to WordPress” plugin. Do you see such a plugin in your list? Can you try disabling that?

      Do you have a URL that shows the behavior, or can I get permission to turn on the Qwizcards plugin briefly to see the problem? Thanks! –Dan

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      1. Elizabeth Rummage

        I have a WordPress Importer, but not a “Welcome to WordPress”. I’ll pass the idea on to the IT Manager, perhaps they know something that I’m not seeing on my end. I uploaded the new update. Thanks for that!

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  6. Earl

    Awesome plugin. But if I make a flashcard with an image that is too big for its box on the *back* of the card, the image won’t scroll. If I do the same on the *front* of the card, it scrolls fine. Hopefully this should be an easy fix. Thanks!

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Yes, thanks for the catch! Assuming you’re talking about setting scroll=”true” for flashcards, new version 3.33 should take care of it! Thanks again –Dan

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  7. John

    Hi: can you fix these bugs?

    To get them: in Qwizcards 3.32 add three flashcards with a JPG on each side. Make the backdrop None. View the post.

    What should happen: the backs of the cards show a JPG on a blank backdrop and the buttons are near in size.

    Instead: the backs of the cards have lines and the grey buttons are way bigger than the clickables. In 3.29 the buttons are OK.

    Apart from that, the plugin is great!

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Thanks, we’ve got a fix for the card backdrop bug. We’re not seeing any problem with the size of the disabled (gray) buttons. If you have a sample page/URL that should be illuminating. What theme are you using? Thanks!

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  8. Michelle

    Hello, I just installed your plugin on my website, unfortunately the “Q” is not showing up in my editor. This plugin looks amazing. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing back from you,

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Thanks. Are you using the “Block Editor” (Gutenberg)? You should see the “Q” when you start a “Classic paragraph”. (With either the “Block Editor” or the “Classic Editor” you may have to click the “Toolbar Toggle” icon – the “Q” is in the second row.)

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  9. Nel

    Hi,
    i have just installed the plugin but I have no idea how to start using it.
    I have Gutenberg and Divi theme, but I work as before Gutenberg on divi builder. I can see no icon for Quizcard to start creating any flashcard.
    In the upper wordpress menu I have Qwizcards:
    “keep “next” button active
    – and have no idea what it means but when I press it nothing changes. When I add a new page or a new post there is no option to put flashcard in it.
    HELP

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      In the “Block Editor” (Gutenberg) editor, start a “Classic Paragraph”. Now there should be a “Q” icon in the menu bars. (In either the “Block Editor” or the “Classic Editor” you may have to click the “Toolbar Toggle” icon – the “Q” is in the second row.)

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Mobile responsive-design is covered! For example, view the Qwizcards home page on a mobile device. You’ll see this icon Full-screen view icon at the top left of the flashcard, like this:

      Flashcard small-screen example

      Tap that icon and you’ll get a flashcard that fits your mobile screen and responds to orientation.

      If you add an introduction to your flashcard deck then when the user clicks the “Start reviewing cards” button on a mobile device it will switch to the mobile view automatically.

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      1. Aden

        Yes, that page looks fine to me as well. But when I insert the iframe on WordPress, it comes out the way I showed you in that screenshot. For example, here’s the URL to the page on my site: http://csucicomp150.com/hello-world/

        I’m using Windows on a Surface Pro 4 and it comes out that way on both Chrome and Microsoft Edge as well as Internet Explorer. Do you have a Discord or some other way of contacting you that is quick? I appreciate your help.

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        1. Dan Kirshner Post author

          Hello Aden:

          The csucicomp150 page looks fine so far — I haven’t yet tried a Microsoft Surface, but I will in a bit. Here’s what the page looks like to me (on the left) compared to what you’re seeing (on the right).
          Hello-world diagram
          So the Login/edit — hidden behind — is actually not supposed to be there at all!

          What I’m seeing on your (WordPress) page is that you have the Qwizcards plugin installed, but you’ve embedded this particular quiz from the qwizcards.com/wizard site. Seems roundabout! In addition, it looks like you used the JavaScript embed script — you might try using the WordPress iframe plugin instead and see if that helps.

          Until I get a better idea what’s going wrong there’s not much point in chatting! I’m getting notification of replies here, so I’ll do the best I can.

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          1. Aden

            Thanks for the reply. I changed it a bit since my last message. That’s why I wanted to chat since it’s kind of slow to wait hours for a response, since I’m building a site which needs to be launched in a few days so development can’t take that long. Anyways, I appreciate your help though.

            I wanted to use Qwizcards with reporting of usage but I just read on one of your pages that progress reporting is only available if the results are recorded on your website. I needed all of that information to remain private so I will have to use a different app; since this will involve student data.

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          2. Dan Kirshner Post author

            Yes, user progress is recorded in the Qwizcards server database, but this data — for your quiz — is not available to anyone other than you, the “owner” of the quiz (via your Qwizcards administrative login). We have a number of high school and college teachers recording their students’ use of https://sciencemusicvideos.com quizzes and flashcards; no one has brought up this issue.

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          3. Aden

            Well, I need to control the process in terms of how users interact with the site. It needs to be as dummy proof as possible, which is why I wanted to control how they log in as well. It’s for a research study for university students, so I can’t have various possible outcomes that might lead to users either not signing up or getting confused along the way. Also, I need them to be logged in to take a quiz or interact with the materials since I need that data recorded.

            Lastly, I don’t want any possibility of either the data being lost or the users losing access if your website goes down for some reason. That’s why I need to control where the files and data are stored so that I can prevent that sort of thing from happening. Sorry, its just a lot of potential things that could go wrong which I want to avoid.

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          4. Dan Kirshner Post author

            Just to be clear to others who might be reading this thread, Qwizcards has had extensive use with high school and college students; student sign-ups and logins are — by necessity! — pretty dummy-proof. There are simple sign-up procedures — once you create a class, students can sign up with a “registration code” that you set and then provide to your students. Yes, it’s still possible for students to “get confused along the way;” I doubt there’s any secret sauce to prevent this — or the possibility of data being lost (we do have frequent backups, by the way) or a website going down. We think we have a good record on all of these counts.

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  10. cm

    Responsiveness on these seems minimal, unless I’m missing something. Adding any quiz to my site breaks the responsive layout, and subsequently prods Google to email me that my site is not mobile friendly, and has been tagged as such. That’s a big issue. Do you know any workaround here? I’d hate to jump ship but a plugin that alerts Google bots that my site isn’t mobile friendly anymore seems like a bad move.

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      This is not something we’re seeing. In fact, here’s Google’s report on the Qwizcards.com site. I suspect there’s some (bad) interaction between your theme and Qwizcards. What theme are you using? (For the record, we’re using a somewhat-customized version of the TwentyTwelve theme. Old school!) Do you have a sample page we could look at? Thanks.

      Google mobile-friendly report

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  11. Ann

    Hi, how can I start using the Qwizcards after installing the plugin? It showed the qwizcards in the wordpress menu but when i clicked on it, it has no response.

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Start editing a page with the WordPress “classic” editor. (You may have to enable it on the Plugins page.)

      Click the “Q” icon — we recommend the “interactive wizard”, but you can also enter shortcodes with the text editor.

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  12. Jon

    Hi Dan, your plug-in looks like exactly what I’ve been searching for! I’m a doctor from Aus and have recently started training in Emergency Medicine. As part of training we have a pretty massive MCQ exam that requires about 6-9 months of serious study. There is also a great movement in emergency medicine called FOAMed (free open-access medical education). My plan is to make a free website that allows emergency doctors studying for this exam to access a large dataset of MCQ questions, but also submit their own questions to this dataset, ideally with some form of quality control (maybe an option for users to rate questions). Is this something your plugin could do?

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Great to hear from you, Jon, thanks. Yes, should work! The one thing we don’t have yet is the “rate question” option, but we can definitely add that feature.

      If you host the quiz on your WordPress site, then users can create their own Qwizcards account — see the example here: Progress reporting/recording

      Users can contribute questions via the Qwizcards “wizard,” here: Wizard/demo — they have an option to “Save questions as dataset.” You can then pick and choose among these to create the master quiz. See Save questions to database; re-use; mix-and-match
      We’d be happy to work with you to implement such a great resource! Please let us know how we can help.

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  13. Georgy

    Dan, thank you so much for such an awesome plugin!!! I have a question here…. Is it possible to fix a problem where .gif animation would get stuck in the middle of the animation?….. I run a flashcards that have to have some Kanji strokes instructions using gif…. but unfortunately when someone will reveal answer the gif will glitch and not show the animation. I know this is a plugin issue due to some testings that were performed in order to find the source of the issue. If you need an example of this glitching…. here is my flashcards test created using WordPress plugin – http://inarisound.com/jlpt-n5-10-kanji-flashcards-practice-1/ sincerely yours, Georgy

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Thanks, Georgy. I see the problem in some browsers — it’s pretty random. If I click on another application window, the gif starts up again! I ran into a more serious problem, due to a div with class “animsition” — in FIrefox and Safari on Mac, and Edge on Windows 10, it got stuck on “opacity: 0”, so the page didn’t display at all. Are you able to try it without “animsition”? Does that help? I’ll keep looking for clues or a solution…

      By the way, those animated gifs are awesome!

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      1. Georgy

        Wow! Thank you for pointing that out… I actually did not check Safari at all… I know that I have some major issues with my page/theme atm… I’ll fix them very soon when I add more content. From what I see the “bug”/feature ;D is only effected in Firefox (Mac/PC)… on mobile (Safari) animation is displayed properly, same with Chrome on Mac & PC. In order to exclude involvement of my other plugins & theme issues can you please try to recreate issue by creating a flashcard with gif animation and see how it will be displayed on Firefox? Thank you once again for your hard work, it’s not a major issue by any means…. but the one that would be nice to be taken care of. Sincerely yours, Georgy

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  14. Callum

    Hi Dan, a few questions on how the flashcard system is using spaced repetition. 1) if you click the ‘need more practice’ button, does the card go to the bottom of the deck or does it reappear quite quickly again? As from what i gathered it goes last in the deck, but wouldn’t it make more sense to have it appear again quite quickly as the user is not familiar with it and needs quicker repetition? 2) If you click ‘got it’, will the card never appear again? 3) there any possibility to add a feature where instead of just having the ‘need more practice’ (keeps in deck) and ‘got it’ (removes from deck) buttons, there is also one in-between where the card stays in the deck but it only appears again occasionally? So it becomes more similar to Anki, where the hard/incorrect answers are repeated more frequently and the easy ones are repeated less. Thanks for reading.

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Per the question and answer directly below, when cards come from a dataset, cards marked “Need more practice” may appear again before he user completes the deck. It’s a fairly small chance; I imagine we could include an option to customize the probability! With the “Spaced repetition” option, cards marked “Got it” may also appear again. Yes, a card that was previously marked “Need more practice” does have a higher chance of reappearing, even if the student subsequently clicked “Got it” for that card.

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  15. Art Remnet

    Hey Dan –

    Does your algorithm recycle “got it” questions into the stack on a much less frequent basis? As learners learn, even when they “got it” it helps to remind them of the question both as a confidence boost and a reinforcement mechanism.

    Thanks.

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      No: For plain flashcard decks, cards really do go to the bottom — the user doesn’t see “Need more practice” cards again until they’ve been through the whole deck.

      Yes: For flashcard decks where the cards come from a dataset (that is, the original cards are saved with the “Save as dataset” menu item, and then presented in another deck with the “Use dataset” menu item), then with the “Spaced repetition” option there is a chance (relatively small probability) that a card marked “Got it” will be shown again before all cards have been tried and before cards marked “Need more practice” are reviewed. But the not-yet-tried cards and the “Need more practice” cards are much more likely to be shown first.

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      That’s basically the default for quizzes and flashcard decks. For flashcards, “Need more practice” means the card will keep showing up (it’s “on the study pile”). For quizzes, incorrectly-answered questions repeat.

      If students log in to a quiz or flashcard deck that is set up for progress recording, and that quiz or deck comes from a dataset, then questions and cards students haven’t mastered are repeated — even after the student logs out and resumes practice later. A “spaced-repetition” algorithm is used.

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  16. Zay

    Hello, is it possible to make a card and the user has to submit a short answer to see the card flip and have more information on that side?

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Yes, there are a few options along these lines.

      Simplest is a plain [textentry] card — here’s an example: http://dsl.lin.mybluehost.me/qwizcards/flashcards-quickstart/#Add a text entry box
      In this case the user’s “short answer” is optional, however. (The theory is that even if the user is required to submit an answer before “Check answer” is enabled, the user could just type “asdf” or anything.)

      You can require user input with a “free-form input” question, but on flashcards this always involves picking from a list of suggestions (usually based on dictionary words, but you can turn that off in favor of your own suggestions). Here’s an example: http://dsl.lin.mybluehost.me/qwizcards/sample-free-form-flashcard/

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      1. Kristen

        Dan,
        When creating a registration code, what is the program looking for? Every single one that I have done is already in use.
        Thanks!

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        1. Dan Kirshner Post author

          Hello Kristen: I assume you’re on the Qwizcards admin page, “Edit students/classes”. It shouldn’t be hard to come up with a registration code that is unique; Kristen_class_1, for example. Let me know any additional details if I’m not understanding what you’re trying to do.
          — Dan

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  17. Halvard

    Hi! I think your plugin is amazing! I was just wondering if you make a function where I can import csv files to add stacks of flashcards?

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Thanks! It might be fairly easy to format your data in a spreadsheet, and then copy-and-paste into a page. That is, if you have columns “card front” and “card back”, then you could add a first column filled with “[q]” and a third column (between the “front” and “back” columns) filled with “[a]”. Then copy everything to a page — put all this data between “[qdeck]” and “[/qdeck]” shortcodes. That ought to do it!

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  18. MaLi

    Hi, I love these! I am just starting to explore these tools and have used quizzes other teachers have shared. I don’t understand the score reports that show more questions answered correctly than have been tried. Is there also a way to see how many questions a student has missed instead of/in addition to best # correct? Thanks!

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Thanks. “More correct than tried” appears to be a bug. Checking…

      OK, bug found; fixed, we believe! Thanks for letting us know. Please let us know if you see anything else…

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  19. Daniel

    Outstanding job on this plugin. Is there any way it could be integrated with an Audio Plugin like Compact WP Audio Player where the “autoplay” function is delayed until each card is active? Currently the autoplay feature will simultaneously play the audio for every card in a deck on the first card of a deck. Thanks in Advance!

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      1. Dan Kirshner Post author

        OK, thanks. Qwizcards handles the default WordPress audio player (just use “Add Media”). I tried “Compact WP Audio Player” and did not have the problem you described. In any event, it has an option to turn off autoplay (Dashboard > Settings > SC Audio Player). The problem I did have is that clicking on the player also flipped the card (although you can prevent that with the click_flip=”false”option). –Dan

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  20. Steven

    Hi, great flashcards! But every time a user logs out it gives me this error:

    Warning: session_destroy(): Trying to destroy uninitialized session in /home2/barabomb/public_html/wp-content/plugins/qwiz-online-quizzes-and-flashcards/qwiz_admin.php on line 1030

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home2/barabomb/public_html/wp-content/plugins/qwiz-online-quizzes-and-flashcards/qwiz_admin.php:1030) in /home2/barabomb/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 1210

    Any help? Thanks!

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Sorry! Don’t know why that’s happening. But the at line 1030 in qwiz_admin.php doesn’t seem to be necessary. So the error can be eliminated by eliminating that line! We’ll do so in a new release; in the meantime you can do so yourself: Dashboard > Plugins, under Qwizcards click “Edit” — then on the right in the column of “Plugin Files” click on the one that ends with qwiz_admin.php. Scroll down — the line with “session_destroy” is about 10 lines from the bottom. Delete it, or comment it out by typing “//” in front.

      Thanks,

      –Dan

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  21. keiko

    I get thick bars on the top and bottom of my flashcards, only on the answer side.
    The bars are always the color of the background behind it.
    Can you tell me how to eliminate these completely?

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Don’t know what these are (have never seen them!). What theme are you using? Can you give us a sample page URL? Thanks!

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        1. Dan Kirshner Post author

          Thanks (nice looking site!). Those bars are a bug — thanks for letting us know. A quick fix is to add a style to the [qdeck] shortcode — you’ll have to do this in the WordPress editor, not using the wizard. The style is “background-color: white;”. Add this to any other styles, so the shortcode looks something like [qdeck align=”center” style=”height: 350px; background-color: white; border: 2px;”]

          Thanks also for the question about loading. We’ve implemented a fix for that; it will be in a new release of the Qwizcards plugin, which we think will be within just a few days.

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          1. Dan Kirshner Post author

            Sorry to hear that! Quick fix: revert to 3.19: Dashboard > Settings > Qwizcards > “Revert to an earlier version”. Enter “3.19” and click “Save changes”. (Hopefully your server is set up to allow the download!)

            I looked at your page (still version 3.20). I didn’t see black boxes — but no images showing!

            I did some debugging – I think your site is using some kind of JavaScript-minifying plugin (the minified source comes from cloudfront.net). But the minified JavaScript is not up to date with respect to the version 3.20 JavaScript. Is there some way to tell it to update?

            Edit (about 12 hours later!): Looks good now, version 3.20 working correctly!

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  22. james

    I have two questions. When I make the quiz in reponsive web, the size of the quiz box is too wide on smartphone and when I want to see the result of the quiz, I have to touch the arrow bouncing, but, the position of arrow is too small and too near the line of quiz box, I`m wondering if I can change the position of the quiz box?

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Not sure what you mean about “arrow bouncing”. In the newest version on qwizcards.com/wizard, on your phone you should see an “expand” icon (small diagonal arrows) at the top left of the quiz box. This should take it to full-screen mode on your phone. Also, if your quiz has more than one question and an introduction, then clicking “Start quiz” should also take you to full-screen mode on your phone.

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  23. Liz

    Hello,

    Is it possible for students to bookmark their place in the deck, so that if they get can’t finish a set they can come back later and pick up where they left off?

    Thanks!
    Liz

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      No, sorry, we don’t have such a feature. It’s a good idea, though! We’ll put it on the to-do list.

      Thanks!

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  24. Josh

    Very nice plugin. Might I suggest making the cards and quizzes mobile friendly? Your demo quizzes act on the page as if they have a hardcoded width. They look great in desktop, but when I tried your demo on a phone they don’t resize or wrap where they could. Just a thought. Great project either way!

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Thanks. Mobile-friendly does exist! (See More > What’s New) When you view the Qwizcards home page demos on your phone, you’ll see a little “expand to full screen” icon at the top left of each card. That should do it. Or try one of the quizzes or flashcard decks on the quickstart pages — those that have a “Start” button. Those should automatically switch to full-screen mode on your phone when you click “Start”. Now to make this a little more obvious to first-time users…

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  25. Admin

    Hi Dan,

    Love the flashcards, they are so easy to use! Is there a way to use keyboard shortcuts such as the arrow keys to progress to the next flashcard?

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  26. Pawel

    Hi, is it possible to switch off suggested words completely ? Meaning that suggestions will not be taken even from the correct-answer words provided (with [c*]) ? And the second thing, do you thing is possible to add Google Speech to correct answer (answer could be read aloud)?

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Switch off suggested words: that’s a logical option (although harder for students!). [Update 1/3/2016] This is now available in the beta version (“beta 1 for 3.03″) by doing, for example, [textentry suggest=”false”]. To install the beta version, go to Dashboard > Settings > Qwizcards. Check the box under “Download beta version of Qwizcards plugin” and select either “Test beta version” or “Deploy beta version.” Then click “Save changes.”

      Google text-to-speech. Seems doable. I’ll put it on the to-do list. I see there are some text-to-speech WordPress plugins available; for example, ResponsiveVoice. You may be able to accomplish what you want with one of these. There are also browser add-ins that do text to speech.

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  27. John

    Hi. I like your plug-in. I understand that there is a list of 500 scientific terms in the plugin.

    How can I remove the science list and replace it with my own list? I would like put in about 500 software terms.

    Also, can the dictionary also be removed or disabled so that does not have to be disabled in the [textentry] all the time?

    Thank you for your time.

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      There are a few ways to replace the default list of biology terms (used in free-form-word-match questions) with your own list. You can upload a file to your media library and provide a link to it. You can create a page that has your terms. Or you can list them within a quiz. See “Free-form-word-match terms” > “Providing terms” for details.

      No, right now the default full English dictionary can only be disabled on a [textentry] by [textentry] basis. We could add an option. Do you want to disable it quiz by quiz, or across your whole site?

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      1. John

        Thank you Dan for responding so quickly. I would like to disable the dictionary permanently as I am dealing strictly with Microsoft Office software terms. John

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        1. Dan Kirshner Post author

          Hello John: New Qwizcards version 3.01 includes options to set the default for use_dict and use_terms. Go to Dashboard > Settings > Qwizcards. You can override the defaults on specific questions/cards with [textentry use_dict=”true”], for example. –Dan

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          1. John

            Hi, Dan. I have updated to the 3.01 version although I have not had a chance to look at it. I will take a look at it soon. Thanks. John

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  28. Nima

    Hi,

    I have just installed the plugin and when I activate it, a pop-up error message appears, saying “The page at lattlarningpersiska.se says: Unmatched [qwiz] – [/qwiz] pairs.”

    When I press ok, it comes again after a few seconds.
    How should I get rid of this?

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Update: This problem came up with the “Pinnacle” theme. Here is a fix in that case:
      activate Qwizcards on Dashboard > Plugins. Then go directly to Dashboard > Settings > Qwizcards.
      Scroll down to “HTML element that contains quiz and flashcard content (shortcodes, etc.)”. The “Qwizcards-contentHTML element(s)” textbox should have:

      div.entry-content, div.post-entry, div.container

      Delete the last comma and entry, so it’s just

      div.entry-content, div.post-entry

      Click “Save Changes”

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Sorry, not yet. It would help if I could find out what size settings work. Perhaps you could try setting the size as described in the reply to Doug?

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    2. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Update: Qwizcards version 3.01 creates a full-screen “mobile” view when you start a quiz or flashcard deck on a small-screen device. –Dan

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  29. doug

    I’m using a galaxy s3 sideways (640 x 360) and have the same issue. I’d love to see a size setting to define a width x height, or max and min width and height. I’ve gone with another plugin for now but I’d like yours better if it had a size setting (or resized to fit). My flashcards a simple text and ordered lists.

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  30. Kerri Redmond

    Hi there, I love the plugin it’s great for my particular site, thanks very much for it. I was wondering though if it is possible to change the font colour in the labelled diagrams quiz? I have one of these on my camera settings lesson page but as the labels are being place over an image of a camera the grey font just fades into it. I did go into the css and tried to change it there but I couldn’t seem to find the right place. Also can the button color on the flashcards be changed?
    Thanks very much,
    Kerri

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      Thanks much!

      The label colors are easy to change (at least on a one-at-a-time basis). Button colors take a bit of fiddling. I can try to make more user-friendly options at some point, but for now, here’s how to do it:

      Labeled diagram label color. Using the WordPress editor, you can change the color of the labels. Just select the text after the [l] shortcode, and click the “Text color” icon.

      Flashcard button colors. In Dashboard > Plugins, find the Qwiz plugin, and click Edit. Then, in the box on the right, click on this file: qwiz-online-quizzes-and-flashcards/qwizcards.css

      The button colors are set in the .qbutton section. Here’s an excerpt:

      .qbutton {
      ...
      background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#3e779d), to(#65a9d7));
      ...

      The numbers (for example, “#3e779d”) are color codes. These you can change (with the aid of an HTML color table). If you want to keep it simple you can get rid of the lines that say “gradient”, and just keep this line: background: #65a9d7;

      The problem with this kind of fiddling is that you’ll have to repeat it next time you update the plugin!

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      1. Kerri Redmond

        Hi there, thank you so much! I feel like a bit of an idiot over the text colour! I can’t beleive I didn’t think of doing it within the normal wordpress options. I changed it anyway and I also managed to get the button colour changed to the purple I wanted. Thanks so much for taking the time to help with this I really appreciate it.

        Best Regards,
        Kerri

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  31. Sergei

    Hello, noticed that plugin conflicts with translation plugin Transposh. I get raw code when I change the language.

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      I’ll look into this. If you can give me the URL of a test page that shows this it would be helpful.

      Thanks,

      –Dan

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  32. G

    Hi, I wonder what am I doing wrong. I’m trying to run it directly in Chrome and nothing so far.

    [qdeck]
    [q] Define “gene”
    [a] The unit of heredity.
    [q] Define “heredity.”
    [a] The passing of traits from parent to offspring.
    [/qdeck]

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      OK, sorry, there was a problem. Download updated versions of the scripts (including a new script) from the Downloads page (under “More”). There’s an example there that works for me.

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  33. Tracey Williams

    Hi there!

    Help! Would I be able to program a ‘deck of cards’ with this plugin Eg: could I somehow use it as an interactive plugin for my client to ‘shuffle’ & have a card chosen for them ~ then the answer /message revealed?
    Hope this makes sense.
    Thanks so much!

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      If you start a flashcard deck with [qdeck random=”true”] then the first card shown will be randomly drawn from the deck.

      Clicking “Check answer” will show the “back” of the card.

      Does this meet your needs?

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  34. eddyy

    Hi yes for the plugin i realized when i load the plugin on my website on my mobile the flashcard is out of bounds and is not resizing according to mobile dimensions. Could you fix that.
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Dan Kirshner Post author

      What phone/browser are you using?

      On the default Android browser I can pinch-zoom the card smaller to fit, or larger to see, and I’m not sure anything else would be an improvement. But if you can’t even do that much, I’ll try to fix it.

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