Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put more then one SCORM quiz into a single page of my content?

Currently you cannot have more than one SCORM Quiz per node or page. You can however make a SCORM Quizz in each node, there is no limit to how many quizzes you have throughout your resource. We will continue to try to fix this problem but it has been set as a low priority. Ticket No.265

What is the Refresh Display menu item for?

After some error conditions you may find eXe will stop responding. Using the Refresh Display menu item in the Tools menu will re-establish the internal communications and "wake eXe up".

Will you be releasing iDevices with more functionality?

Yes. Development of new iDevices is an ongoing part of this project and as the technology becomes more robust we will endeavour to add iDevices with greater functionality.

What is an iDevice?

An iDevice (instructional device) is a reusable learning device such as a case study, reading activity, or multiple choice quiz question. A collection of idevices will generally make up a lesson or unit of learning. The definition of an iDevice at this point in the development is still fairly broad as those designing learning use tools in different ways. If you have an idea for a reusable iDevice please let us know.

I have an idea for a new iDevice how do send this to the development team?

We are always keen to look at new iDevice ideas so please complete the iDevice submission and tell us all about it.

Will there be language translations for the eXe interface?

We currently have over 25 language translations. We have just begun using Pootle an online translation management system to assist with the task of translating some 600 odd strings. This process still needs native language speakers so if your language is not currently listed. Check out the wiki for more details.

Will there be a built-in quiz engine?

No. The quiz engine is a function of a LMS. It may be possible that eXe will be able to author question types that some LMS's will understand. There is already limited formative question/feedback capability available within the current release of eXe.

Can eXe support quiz questions my LMS will be able to understand?

Some quiz functionality may be possible using the SCORM API.

Can I upload files?

Yes. This can be done using the attachment button of the rich text editor. Image files and flv video format files can be embedded with the media button.

Can I import content from my LMS?

This is something that is not in the immediate schedule for development but we will be looking at .

Will I be able to import questions from other applications?

This functionality is not currently part of or development roadmap.

Can I make my own iDevice?

Yes. The iDevice editor allows you to create your own iDevice templates.

Can I load a package with a Chinese file name?


Why use eXe over a proprietary web publishing product?

Applications like Frontpage and Dreamweaver can offer users a fairly sophisticated tool when it comes to web design however, the learning curve to become proficient in these applications can often be steep and time consuming. With the eXe we have tried to identify many of the elements which make up learning resources and present these in forms that are technically simple and easy to use; in the eXe environment, these forms are known as iDevices. By building a learning sequence that includes a content structure and a number of iDevices users can begin to develop their own templates for content creation and reuse. The eXe also provides assistance for authors in the form of 'Pedagogical Tips' around the inclusion of iDevices; these tips can help authors make informed decisions around when and how to use iDevices for teaching. Tips are also provided near each iDevice's form fields to assist authors in generating appropriate content.

When I export my website do my images go into a sub directory?

No, they are packaged in the same directory as the webpages.

Can I implement my own institution's style?

Yes. See Creating_a_new_Style

Which LMS's have tracking working?

See: ScormMatrix?

eXe crashed! Have I lost all my work?

eXe is currently undergoing rapid development, and while we are working to make it more stable, sometimes the worst happens. You should keep frequent backups of your .elp packages as you develop your courses. Starting with version 0.20, we also maintain a copy of the previous state. If something goes wrong, we try to restore the original version and name the new work with a .crashed extension.

eXe License?

See: License

Where are the eXe configuration files?

The eXe configuration directory contains the exe.conf file that configures eXe for your machine. It also contains an idevices directory that includes custom iDevices created on that machine. The directory also contains log files that can be helpful to software developers in identifying problems. (See also: HowTos/Config Files?)

 * Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\xxxx\Application Data\exe (where xxxx is the user name)
 * Windows Vista: C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Roaming\exe
 * Mac OS X: /Users/xxxx/.exe
 * Linux: ~/.exe