Archive for May, 2016

Recent Updates to QuizBean

We’re excited to announce that we’ve rolled out some substantial updates to QuizBean, including a new feature and some changes to the user navigation and dashboard. This post will cover what you need to know to keep quizzing without missing a beat.

A Feature for New Features

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QuizBean now boasts a feature request tool, allowing you to request new features that you’d like us to add to the app. You can navigate this tool by logging in and then clicking on the red light-bulb icon at the bottom left corner of your screen (check the screenshot below and you’ll see the button). You’ll be able to see all the requests that other users have added, upvote any of those requests, and, if you’ve got a brand-new idea that no one’s suggested yet, you can add it yourself by clicking the link below the table and providing a name and description for the feature.

To get the ball rolling, we’ve added all the requests we’ve received over the years via various channels. Make sure to review existing requests before adding your own. A much-voted-for request will stand out more than several similar requests with fewer votes.

Please note that this tool is intended for feature requests only. If you have issues with or questions about the app, you can submit them via the Intercom messaging tool, accessible via the chat icon in the lower right corner of your screen.

Improved User Experience

If you’ve logged into QuizBean recently, you’ve probably noticed that the app looks a bit different. We’ve simplified the navigation bar and redesigned the user dashboard.

Simplified Navigation

The navigation bar now only includes three primary links, to the pages our users most frequently hit: the My Quizzes, My Classes, and My Students pages.

Now, we know what you’re thinking: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE QUIZ BANK!?

But fear not, Quiz Bank enthusiasts! The Quiz Bank is alive and well, and you can access it via the Dashboard or via the My Quizzes page. On both pages, you can click the “Add a Quiz” button to access the Quiz Bank.

The Dashboard Gets a Facelift

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As part of this update, the Dashboard was reimagined. Previously, this page was geared toward new users, and we tried to add to it in ways that enhance the experience of active users. You can still perform all the actions that the old Dashboard featured, but the buttons have been shrunk and moved to the top right corner.

In place of the old buttons, we’ve added a copy of the Recent Quizzes view that appears on the My Quizzes page. For our active users, this is important info: it quickly summarizes the completion rates and results of the quizzes you’ve sent most recently.

We’ve also added a brand-new activity feed. The activity feed monitors recent activity (within the last week) pertaining to three aspects of quizzing: quiz creation, quiz sharing, and quiz taking. We hope to add more events in the future. (If you’ve got ideas for one, it’d be a perfect opportunity to try out the new feature request tool!)

Also new is a plan summary that includes key information about your QuizBean organization, including what plan you’re on; how many quizzes, classes, and students you have; and what your plan’s limits are. We heard from some users that this information was difficult to find, so we wanted to make it more accessible.

That’s it! There are some other small tweaks that we made that will not affect the average user, so if there’s something else that looks different to you or, even worse, if something doesn’t seem to work like it use to, please drop us a line using Intercom.