MIRC Scored Quizzes

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The RSNA TFS implementation provides a framework for questions that can be answered by users and scored by the authors of the documents in which they appear. The framework allows multiple documents to be grouped and total scores to be computed across the group. The intent of the framework is to allow good-natured contests to be created for students and residents. This article describes the system functions that are provided by the framework to administrators, authors, and general users.

1 Creating Quizzes

A scored quiz is a set of one or more scored questions in a single MIRCdocument. Scored questions can appear in any normal section of a MIRCdocument, either grouped together or distributed among multiple sections. Scored questions are inserted into a MIRCdocument using the Advanced Author Tool.

To insert a scored question in a section, open the document in the author tool and click the tab of the section in which the question is to be inserted.


Advanced Author Tool


Click in the box next to the text "Scored Question" and enter the text of the question.

Additional scored questions may be entered into the same section or other sections.

Within a section, scored questions may be included among other elements, including paragraphs, images, captions, patient elements, external web pages, unscored quizzes, and comment blocks.

2 Displaying Quizzes

When a MIRCdocument is displayed by an authenticated user, scored questions are displayed in their sections as shown:


MIRCdocument Display


To answer a scored question, the user enters text in the box and clicks the Submit button for the question. The system stores the user's answers in a database. Each time the user displays the MIRCdocument, the system displays the user's answers from the database. The user may submit updated answers until the quiz is closed by the author. A quiz is automatically closed when the author assigns numeric scores to the questions.

If an unauthenticated user displays the MIRCdocument, the questions are displayed, but no fields are provided for answering the questions.

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Document Tab

3 Scoring Quizzes

The author of the document is the only user who can assign scores to its questions. To assign scores, view the document, click the Document tab and click the Score Questions button in the table. A page will display showing all the questions in the document. Each question will include a table showing all the users who have submitted answers for the question.


Quiz Scorecard


To assign scores to the users' answers, enter numeric values in the fields in the right column and click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. When any user's answer for a question has been scored, the question is closed, and no further answers to that question will be accepted from any user.

When an authenticated user displays a MIRCdocument which contains questions that have been scored, the user's answers are displayed along with the score that was assigned by the author.

4 Grouping Quizzes

On the Integrated UI home page, in the query results table or in the table listing the documents in a conference, an admin user can select one or more documents using the checkboxes in the left column of the table, click the
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icon, and get a summary of the scores for all the questions included in the selected documents.
Quiz Scorecard