Central Desktop is a privately held collaboration software company whose primary focus is to provide a Software-as-a-Service collaboration tool to small and medium-sized businesses. The company and its products are most often compared to other wiki-based and project-centric solutions such as SharePoint.
Flex is a free, open source framework for building web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems by leveraging the Adobe® Flash® Player and Adobe AIR® runtimes. Flex is a development platform. It can be used to make anything from websites to installable applications using the Adobe Flash Builder™ .
Microsoft’s SharePoint is increasingly used to manage and provide access to learning content. In addition to embedding assessments into SharePoint blogs, portals and wikis, you can provide single sign-on access to assessments by using a standard SharePoint page-viewer web part (if your organization uses Windows authentication) or by using Questionmark’s SharePoint Connector, an add-on that integrates Perception with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2007 (SPS).
Ning is an online platform for people to create their own social networks. A low-stakes quiz or survey within Ning is a great way to interact with your network and collect information from your readers.
Developers often talk about APIs, or Application Programming Interfaces. It sounds very technical but often an API can be very simple and easy to use without specialist programming skills. In this video, I demonstrate how you can embed a simple quiz into the iGoogle environment using an off-the-shelf ‘gadget’ and customize the way it is called by modifying the web address (URL) used to launch the quiz.
For more information about the techniques shown in the video take a look at the iGoogle How To on developer.questionmark.com. And why not use the forums on the developer Web site to ask questions or report how this goes for you?