New on CTAN: thorshammer

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Donald P. Story submitted the



Version:  2020-01-13
License:  lppl1.2

Summary description:  Assessment based on AcroTeX quizzes

Announcement text:
 WARNING: Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Acrobat XI is required for
 post PDF-creation. Any PDF-creator application is supported.

 This package implements an idea by Thorsten G. for assessment
 using PDF quizzes produced by the exerquiz package.
 Thorsten not only wanted to pose multiple choice, multiple
 selection, and fill-in type questions, but also wanted to ask
 extended response questions that would be manually evaluated.
 Once the quiz is graded, the instructor may optionally pass
 the quizzes through an Acrobat action sequence to extract
 the student's name and grade from the quizzes. The extracted
 information is saved to a tab-delimited TXT file.  The instructor
 can later merge this file into a larger spreadsheet.

 If intriguing, install thorshammer and try this workflow.



The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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