I've been working closely with Don Hinkelman and the programmer for this enhancement to the quiz module - we've gotten some good work done and wanted to give everyone an update to give a better idea of what it is.
In a nutshell, the teacher can select ONE description item and have it be placed in a fixed layer on the left side of the screen. This layer is independent from the rest of the questions so it is very useful when a teacher makes many quiz questions based on a single image, reading passage or video. Both the fixed layer and the questions are scrollable.
Here is a screenshot of the teacher's side of the quiz module:
You can see that there is a new column called FRAME. (We will change this to a more appropriate name later). If the radio button above the column heading FRAME is selected, the quiz works as it normally does - no fixed layer. There is also a radio button next to each description item. If one of these is selected, that description item gets put into the fixed layer.
When you edit the description item, we've also made it easier to add video. Here's a screenshot:
Notice how there is a new "video to display" option near the button. Also, you can search images and videos from either the course files or the site files.
Everything you add to the description item gets added to the fixed layer. So you can have text, and image, and a video. Or any combination you like. Text only. Video only. etc.
And finally here is what the quiz will actually look like:
You can see both layers are scrollable. In the above example, a teacher might have 20 questions based on the little panda movie so the panda movie stays on the screen the whole time while the student answers the questions.
Hope this plants a better image in your mind of what we want to accomplish. Remember the screen shots are from a near-complete version but not a completely finished version so some things might change.
We welcome any advice or thoughts on this!