starQuiz
starQuiz
3.8.3
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starQuiz free download for Mac

starQuiz for Mac3.8.3

09 January 2012

Create quizzes with many options.

What is starQuiz for Mac

Note: starQuiz is not being sold anymore and is listed only for people who had purchased it in the past.

starQuiz is an easy to use software package that makes computerized testing a snap! You can create quizzes with multiple-choice, multiple select, true or false, short answer, fill in the blank, matching, numeric, and essay questions. Quizzes can include pictures, movies, Web links, time limits, and more.

Students can take the quiz in a computer lab using starQuiz NetClient, then see their results as soon as they finish the quiz. Or, upload the quiz to the free quiz.cosmicsoft.net hosting service, where students can take it from any internet-connected computer. If you'd rather give the quiz in your classroom, print it out on paper.

What's new in starQuiz

Version 3.8.3:
  • Fixes a bug that caused the "Please Register" dialog to appear on every launch. If you are still having problems after this upgrade, please contact Support.
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Georgebaz
Georgebaz
Feb 8 2013
3.8.3
1.5
Feb 8 2013
1.5
Version: 3.8.3
It's a good application and I have used it for some time but with the developer hired full-time by Facebook, it seems to have been abandoned. There is no support whatsoever and no response from the server where the quiz results are collected so I do not know if my students completed the tests. It's a great waste of time for them, and also demotivating.
Bruce-dxine-net
Bruce-dxine-net
Oct 12 2008
3.6.9
5.0
Oct 12 2008
5.0
Version: 3.6.9
Currently using the Demo and the program seems to work very well. I had some difficulty importing because of commas (throughout the questions) but everything worked out fine when I changed the file to tab delimited. I would like to see some more control over the web test, so hopefully there will be regular updates in the future. I do love the ability to see the results right from my desktop, a very nice feature.
Cenocre
Cenocre
Nov 22 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 22 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Mosre versatile than most testing programs.
AmplifyFitness
AmplifyFitness
Nov 22 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 22 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I've played with the demo over the last 24 hours or so and have enjoyed putting it to the test (as it were). Totally worth the full price, but hey, half price is even better. This product is well done. If you haven't checked it out yet, I'd do so.... quickly before this deal is gone.
Mrelcee
Mrelcee
Nov 22 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 22 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I think this is a really neat thing.. but I'm rather dubious about putting tests online for students to take where it actually affects their grade. If you think about it, they are one tabbed browser instance away from...Google. :) It seems quite nice for making tests to print out though. I wish our school used Macs, I'd donate this software to my children's teacers..
Dalahast
Dalahast
Nov 22 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 22 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Mmm, I like this thing. Lots of options make it very useful, and it's nice to be able to save to PDF (you can do this very quickly via the Print dialog).
Teacherjon2003
Teacherjon2003
Nov 22 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 22 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Well for starters this sounds like a good piece of software to use in my classroom. I teach various subjects and have kids on various levels. One thing if you know as a teacher is your always looking for some way to save you time, since your day starts and by the time the class is over you have little if any time to sit and grade, so your left taking the stuff home to grade. Another fact that i like about this is that what makes it hard is that kids that are absent and then make up the test you have little time or space to have them come into your classroom and quietly sit and take the test this way they can take it when they are ready and from anywhere. with the state standards and having to qualify for state funding these days you have to have copies of tests and results that your students are learning and more and more i think about this program its exciting to finally find something like this cuz the tests that the companies put together with the texts that students can take are somewhat awkward and then what happends when you have a kid thats in sped, you really dont have any other way to figure that in with this you can quilkly make some questions with pictures that help those learners that are also visual learners. Some times just taking simple pen and paper test they can be tedious to grade and this simplifies things, the last thing i love is that its not expensive since as a teacher you know we spend our money all the time on stuff we need so most of the time were broke so i love this price goes hand in hand.
Wilsoncw
Wilsoncw
Nov 22 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 22 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
This is one of the best software for creating quizzes and test. This surely will be indispensable in teaching my kids and also in teaching members in our Church!
Vjl
Vjl
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Very cool concept! I've not seen Mac software like this before. Worth a try!
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Not suitable for surveys... unfortunately.
Widi65
Widi65
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
4.5
Nov 21 2007
4.5
Version: 3.6.1
simple and works ... works straight without difficulties - easy drag and drop/publish/print.. I did test it and bought it.. at that price it'sab solute ok ... the web limit at 5 megs (each quiz, not total) is not that low and the pro service is a fair 5 usd/month if needed .. or you can use your own server .. that's so fare I got ...I will test it more ...
Ialice
Ialice
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
It would be very convenient for me, as a teacher, to be able to give a quiz through the internet like this. How helpful that starQuiz includes a free hosting service where we can upload the quiz! Great idea!!
Bill-Schick
Bill-Schick
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I have a client who needed a custom quiz set up for his web site. We haven't done these in house and were looking to outsource, but the good outsource options were THOUSANDS of dollars. This looks like a great compromise between power and price, given the online delivery solution.
DifferentVoice
DifferentVoice
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Very nice program! Most of the teaching I do doesn't involve quizzes, but keep the teacher-related promos coming!
Vvarp
Vvarp
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Very clever idea nicely executed. Will have no use for me, but looks like a really fine product.
Daniele-Cusi
Daniele-Cusi
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Is it localized in Italian?
Chiavere
Chiavere
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
This could be a great way to keep tests "fresh" rather than recycling the same material over and over because there isn't time to reformat a test organized in a word processor or something...!
Mac-Andy
Mac-Andy
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
If I see such a cool app, at such a best price, I would like to be a teacher... I'm not, so I have no need and must skip
Pablo2k
Pablo2k
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
My wife loves quiz, she`s a quiz nerd. She would love it with her soon-new imac. :-D
Chrisluehrs
Chrisluehrs
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
great, will try this product for my students.
Photojdoc
Photojdoc
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I like the fact you can create online and printed tests. This gives me the ability to test in different environments. StarQuiz gives teachers the tools to meet the needs of todays classroom
Fonix
Fonix
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
StarQuiz and Quiz Press are both pretty cool for what they do. The Cosmicsoft website has some more in-depth information on what their software can do, but to find it, I had to click the "Purchase Instantly Online" button after the developer link above. The one drawback that I can see is that there is a 5 MB resource limit if you buy a single license and want to use their free hosting service for your quizzes. I'm guessing that a few movie clips or large photos would hit that limit, and the next pricepoint is $750 for a site license.
Mark97
Mark97
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I'm an online teacher and I have looked for a solution for online testing for years. This one works because it gives you all the tools to get your work posted. This app keeps getting better and better.
Onlooker
Onlooker
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Just checked this out. Looks quite powerful, particularly useful to have so many ways of presenting the test to students. I can think of quite a few uses in collecting research data via questionnaire too.
Gorelets
Gorelets
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
As a teacher for several years, too often, I have relied on using the same template over and over again for designing my quizzes. This program looks like it could be beneficial in not only reformatting my quizzes, but in creatively generating new ones. I like the multiple output options (online, serve, print) and this flexibility is a key selling point for me. Bravo.
Geopick
Geopick
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I do a lot of online testing, and so far I am constrained to Blackboard. This could be at least a partial solution.
Sportdoc
Sportdoc
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
As all others are saying, it looks to be something quite useful with it's versatility. I do wonder why all the reviews online are a year old though...
Dokodemo
Dokodemo
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I've been looking for a quiz maker, especially one that let's me print out as well as post online.
Su2000
Su2000
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I disagree with the poster regarding Quiz Press being inferior. I have not had time to evaluate StarQuiz, except for a brief look see, and I find them both having some strong qualities. I have been using Quiz Press, and its easy to use with excellent support, and useful updates.
Voodooboy
Voodooboy
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
As a high school teacher, the option to upload quizzes as practice assessments on line and to print out quizzes to use in class would make this a handy tool. Lord knows, any teacher could use this to make their job a bit more manageable!
Kboxer
Kboxer
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I love how you can include multimedia into the quiz. The more that you can engage the learner, the better.
Memphisbird
Memphisbird
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
This is a fabulous tool! I just did a demo quiz, uploaded it to my own server and it is FUN! You definitely could use it for surveys, and I also plan to use it for some fun Rotary Club quizzes, to see if the members know the history of their own club. And that's just the beginning! Maybe the office football pool. I don't know if that's legal, but it would work.
Rickalter
Rickalter
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Have been looking for mac testing software, independent of publishers versions which are typically quite complicated, slow, awkward, etc. Tried demo, I was quite impressed.
Hawkmoon
Hawkmoon
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
We do theme-based home schooling in the summer, and this would work well for that. Also for reading comprehension on books we've asked our kids to read. I think I'd like to get the kids to make up some quizzes for me, too -- good for them, and good for me!
Macwoods
Macwoods
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
This is great! I'll use it with my students and with the teachers I do workshops with.
Glenbo
Glenbo
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Just given this a try - WOW, exactly what I've been looking for!
Fmoulden
Fmoulden
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Very nice! Any teacher could make use of this as a tool.
Macmaria
Macmaria
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
I'm a teacher and this can be particularly helpful to me. I like the time countdown and the words to mark on the side.
Glenbo
Glenbo
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Hey this could be useful as an aid to making tutorials, make a quiz for users to see how much they have learned - cool!
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Can this app be (mis)used for surveys? Have to find out at that price.
AmplifyFitness
AmplifyFitness
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
After checking out the demo more closely, I have to say I'm impressed with the versatility of the kinds of question that can be combined on one test. It also allows for tracking the grade percentages. Hmmmm..... maybe the DMV should use something like this. :)
AmplifyFitness
AmplifyFitness
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Looks pretty versatile. As a fitness instructor, this would be terrific for anatomy and physiology quizzes. The online test taking would be a bonus to be sure students could take the test when they're "sick" the day of the test.
Jack-Sparrow
Jack-Sparrow
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Looks like it's better than Quiz Press that I was using a bit.
Umijin
Umijin
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Hmmm, just what I'm looking for to keep my students involved in the class. Sample quizzes on the net will help them prep for the real thing on paper.
Dparry
Dparry
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Worth pondering for the tech-savvy pedagogue.
Madcran
Madcran
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Sorry, don't need a test making app. Looks really cool for those who do need it.
Mpb
Mpb
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
nice but there are many tools which can do the same- for the low, low price of free
Britonius
Britonius
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
This could be helpful in our homeschool.
Dalahast
Dalahast
Nov 21 2007
3.6.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.6.1
Ohh first comment! This quiz software is very snazzy, and it, well, is just awesome. Now, if only I could buy it.
Gorbin46
Gorbin46
Sep 12 2006
3.2.1
4.8
Sep 12 2006
4.8
Version: 3.2.1
Really nice. It seems a little pricey. I like the feature set and the way it works. I need something like this for a project and this is the only thing I found that looks like it will work for what I'm doing.
Macdavid
Macdavid
Feb 13 2006
3.0.2
3.8
Feb 13 2006
3.8
Version: 3.0.2
Version 3.0.2 simply doesn't work with Multiple Select questions in a computer lab. Every versions has lots of bugs, testing is really not what it should be but haven't found a better alternative so I keep using it...
Guest
Guest
Feb 8 2005
2.6.6
5.0
Feb 8 2005
5.0
Version: 2.6.6
Been using starquiz for over a year now. No real problems with it, seems to work fine in all situations. The updates are great as they add new features, and fix little quirks. For the money there isn't a better product out there that has similiar features. If there is I haven't found it, starquiz is great.
Guest
Guest
Sep 26 2004
2.6.2
5.0
Sep 26 2004
5.0
Version: 2.6.2
Made with RealBasic: looks like it; acts like it. Pass on this one.
Guest
Guest
Aug 1 2004
2.5.5
5.0
Aug 1 2004
5.0
Version: 2.5.5
Star Quiz seems to do everything you would want at first glance, but in the end looks like a jack of all trades and master of none sistuation.
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