News, Features, and Other Goodies

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Posted in Site Updates on March 20, 2017

One of the most under-utilized features of the site is the user profiles. Each user (whether you know it or not) has a profile page that shows some info about the user and all of their public boards. It wasn't much to look at, but it just got a major facelift....

Posted in Site Updates on March 10, 2017

March 1, 2017 is a date that will stick with FlipQuiz for a long time - for both good and bad reasons. But, let's back up for a moment.

Posted in Site Updates on May 23, 2016

Since our launch over 2+ years ago, one of the things we've been least happy with (and have heard the most issues about) is our "Save" process.

Well, we finally did something about it.

Posted in New Feature on May 5, 2016

To be honest, this wasn't an extremely oft-requested feature, but we did get it enough times to give it a go.

Imagine you've started a FlipQuiz game, but the answers just aren't coming as quickly as you'd thought. You have five minutes left in class and half the board is still up for grabs. Rather than starting over or taking a screenshot, wouldn't it be great if you could just save how the board looks and pick back up tomorrow?

Now you can!

Posted in New Feature on May 5, 2016

We see a lot of you posting your "Play" mode game links all over the internet (which is awesome!), but we found that it might be difficult for people to get back to the overview page from there. We think that people will want to (even need to) see the overview page from time to time, so we did something about that....

Posted in Contest on April 24, 2016

April 21st was one of this year's four Get to Know Your Customers Day days. To do just that, we quickly put together a short survey and asked you all to fill it out. In return, we offered a free lifetime FlipQuiz PRO account to one lucky winner.

We got back so many submissions that we thought it only fair that we actually award three lucky winners!

Here are the winners and the survey results....

Posted in Site Updates on April 7, 2016

One of our most frequently asked questions is how to share/export/print/embed boards elsewhere. We've had many of these features for a while, but they've always been a bit hard to get to. Not anymore :)

Easier Export

We moved all of the export-type links to a dedicated menu on a board's overview page. Under Export & Print, you can choose to export to Microsoft Word (DOC), Microsoft Excel (CSV), or print it to, well, paper.

Posted in New Feature, Site Updates on March 22, 2016

Well, that might be a bit dramatic for a blog title, but we're really excited for the new board editor! The editor is the part where you type in your questions and answers - the part that has the buttons where you can choose bold, italics, etc.

TL;DR

The short version is simply this: we weren't happy with the speed (read: performance), clunkiness, and lack of extensibility of our old editor, called CKEditor. After doing a good bit of research, we settled on one that mimics the editor found on Medium.com, aptly called the Medium.js Editor.

Posted in New Feature on March 19, 2016

How do you choose a student to answer a question? How about doing it at random? Some of you have asked for a way to do just that!

In our newest section of the site (called the FlipQuiz Toolbox™) we've added a new tool that will help you choose one of your students at random!

Posted in General, New Feature on March 19, 2016

We're always looking for new ways to improve the FlipQuiz™ website. Many have you have mentioned that you are interested in a way to randomly create groups of students, so we built you just that!

In a new section of the site we're calling the FlipQuiz Toolbox™, we'll be adding similar tools that make life just a bit easier when you're trying to run a game of FlipQuiz or do many other everyday classroom tasks.

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