Here are the features I'm interested in:
- Available for Mac
- Publish directly to Moodle
- Publish to print (via Word, PDF, InDesign, or the like)
- Must have integrated equation editing
Thanks for any help you can give!
I have a possible solution which might suit your needs. Recently I released a plug-in for Moodle which imports questions written as tables in a Word file, and converts them into the question database. You can download it from www.moodle2word.net, and it will shortly be available from the Moodle Modules and Plugins database.
As part of the plug-in, I developed Word templates for various versions of Word (including Word 2004 for the Mac), that assist in creating and editing the questions. One feature of the Word template is the ability to re-format the questions for a paper test, by hiding feedback and other marks indicating which is the right answer.
The Moodle plugin supports the import of any images embedded in the Word file. The MathType Equation Editor has the ability to export equations as images, and put placeholders in the Word file (of the form <<EqnXXX.gif>>) where the images should go.
I added a function in my Word templates to replace these placeholders with the images themselves. The overall effect is that MathType equations are replaced with images. Altogether, I think this provides a relatively efficient way of creating and editing questions in Word (suitable for both paper and online use), with equations written using MathType, and importing them into Moodle.
I have created a screencast demonstration of the process on the www.moodle2word.net website which you can look at, although it was done on Windows, not a Mac, but the general operation is almost the same.
There are a number of provisos with this approach: