We're looking to keep track of which questions were answered correctly.
Or do we have to have a server in place to run all tracking?
This would be for use in schools and as take-home materials to be used in homes were we cannot guarantee internet access. We would like to be able to create certificates but still note which questions students were having trouble with, so teachers and parents/guardians may track students' progress.
Thank you so much for any help.
Below, I have quoted Bob Boufford's instructions from 2004 for setting up a thumb drive with Moodle (prices have gone down on thumb drives since then and Windows 2000 is no longer a concern today):
Here's what you need:
Minixampp-Windows from http://www.apachefriends.org/xampp-windows-en.html.
Moodle for Windows
USB key drive - 192mb to 256mb
- Insert the USB key drive in your Windows system
- Install minixampp on the key drive
- Start Apache and mySQL with the minixampp batch files
- Follow the Moodle-Windows instructions for using phpMyAdmin to create the Moodle database.
- Install Moodle in <drive:>\minixampp\htdocs\
- Modify the config.php file from the instructions using the USB key's drive letter.
- Run Moodle admin to finish installation.
Unlike EasyPHP and regular installations of Apache-Windows, Minixampp (and the full XAMPP) runs totally inside the installation folder and does not require the Windows Registry or Windows Services. The USB key drive is a SanDisk Cuzer Mini USB Flash Drive I picked up for $65CAD but any USB key drive should work if it has space for the approximate 100 mb Minixampp/Moodle install and adequate space for demonstration courses.
As mentioned in another message, there is an issue with the hardcoded drive letter in both Minixampp and Moodle when moving between systems. On my office Windows 2000 system where I did the installation, the drive letter was "H:" but on my home Windows XP system, the drive letter initially was "F:". The best option is to just change the drive letter of the USB key through Windows. Here's the reference to changing the drive letter in XP, http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307844. It may actually be best to change the drive letter on the USB key to a higher letter before installation to limit the chance of conflicting with an existing drive with a lower letter such as multiple CD drives or network drives.
I just installed everything late this afternoon so it hasn't gone through a full test, but it appears everything is working fine. If the laptop has a registered host.domain name, it might be possible to enter that name in config.php and access Moodle from another system.Source: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=5507&mode=1
The XAMPP version of moodle can be downloaded here.