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SelfCheck News

January 16th, 2014
  • SelfCheck got a major upgrade and was moved to a new host and url.
  • The SelfCheck code snippets have a new format now. Please change out your old code for the new. Although the old snippet should work for the time being, it won't work forever.
November 15th, 2011
  • Visual design and codebase changed to match GradeView and other updated VU tools.
  • All of the original SelfCheck functionality has been implemented.
  • Some bugs from the original have also been fixed.
November 18th, 2009
  • The production site is finally ready for Beta testing.
  • We ran into some difficulties during the move from development to production that delayed the project a while.
August 5th, 2009
  • Nate, Tory, and Jessica met and hashed out the requirements for and a basic plan for the SelfCheck application.
  • Nate then started work on the project.

What is SelfCheck?

SelfCheck is a tool for creating and managing interactive questions that can be embedded in almost any web page. The primary purpose of such questions is to aid learning in online courses. Questions can be embedded individually or in sets. One common use is course orientations. Questions can be either multiple choice or fill in the blank.

    Here are some key features:

  • Can be embedded in almost any web page
  • Each choice can have feedback
  • Create one question, use it in many locations
  • Easy to edit and maintain
  • Randomize question and/or choice order
  • Embed questions individually or as a set
  • Display question sets one question at a time or all at once
  • Let another user(s) edit your question(s)
  • Copy or link to a question from the SelfCheck question library. We have created and maintain a set of questions to assess online readiness

  • Common uses:
  • Course orientations
  • Pre-assessments
  • "Check Your Knowledge" questions at the end of a lesson

Coming soon!

Want to try it out, but don't have an MSU Net ID? Click the "Login As Guest" button below. Please note that whenever anyone uses the guest login, the guest account is wiped clean.

Sample Question Set SelfCheck Question Set
To see an example of SelfCheck functionality, .