Quick Start

Quick Start
Thank you for purchasing Qwizdom Remotes.
We have prepared this quick start guide to help you get up and running with your remotes as soon as possible.
Over the next few pages, Qwizdom will take you through a step-by-step process, from installing the software to running a
System Requirements
Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7 (SP1), 8.1, or 10
MS Office® 2003 (SP3), 2007 (SP3), 2010 (SP1), 2013, or 2016
Adobe® Flash Player 11
Mac OS X 10.7 or above
MS Office® for Mac 2011
Table of Contents
1 Checking the Remote Set
2 Installing Qwizdom® Actionpoint
3 Opening Actionpoint
4 The Actionpoint Toolbar
Office 2003
Office 2007 or Later
5 Setting Up Remotes
6 Creating a Presentation
7 Presenting
The Feedback Indicator
Presenting with Learning Games
8 Reporting
9 Help and Support
You should have the following items:
Q6i or Q7 Instructor Device
USB Host / Receiver
Qwizdom Remotes (Q2, Q4, or Q6)
Batteries and Screws
Download and run the latest version of the software from qwizdom.com/uk/support/downloads
If upgrading from a version of Actionpoint that was installed prior to 2015 or if you do not know when it was installed, we recommend
you uninstall any previous versions of Actionpoint before continuing to avoid conflicts.
The installer will check if your computer meets the minimum requirements, and automatically installs necessary prerequisites if
Follow the steps to install the software:
Installing the USB Host
1. The USB Host is located in the back compartment of the Q7RF Tablet or in the
front pocket of the remote bag. Plug the USB Host into an available USB port on
the computer.
2. The computer will automatically detect and configure the new hardware device.
This may take a few minutes to complete.
3. The host will flash green when ready for communication and flash red when
communicating with remotes.
To open the Actionpoint Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint®, double-click the shortcut icon on your
desktop. (Alternately, load PowerPoint® in the normal way, or by opening an existing presentation.)
When opened, you will be presented with a normal PowerPoint window.
In Office 2003, the Actionpoint controls will appear as an additional toolbar underneath the formatting area.
In Office 2007 or later, the Actionpoint toolbar will be located in the “Qwizdom Actionpoint” tab as shown.
(PowerPoint is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.)
1 Start Presentation: Click this button to access presentation setup options and to run the presentation.
2 Insert Slide: Use this feature to add slides to your presentation.
3 Question: If you are editing an existing PowerPoint presentation, use this option to select the question type appropriate to the slide.
4 Type: Set your question type and limits using this feature.
5 Answer: Designate an answer using this field. If entering a custom answer, press return on the keyboard to save.
6 Question Properties: Set advanced question properties (Q6/QVR only – see full user guide for more information).
7 Points: Allocate points to each of the questions. If entering points, press return on the keyboard to save.
8 Timer: Indicate whether a question has a time limit. If entering a time press return on the keyboard to save.
9 a) Remote Configuration Settings: Set up your remotes for first-time use (not required for subsequent use).
b) Participant Wizard: Create and modify participant lists.
c) Reporting Wizard: Open this wizard to browse for and view existing reports.
d) Tools
e) Help/About: View version details and access the full user guide.
1 Insert Slide: Use this feature to add slides to your presentation.
2 Question Type: Set your question type and preferences using this feature.
3 Answer/Points/Timer: In these fields, designate an answer, allocate points, and indicate whether a question has a time limit.
4 Question Properties: Set advanced question properties (Q6/QVR only).
5 Start Presentation: Click this button to access presentation setup options and to run the presentation.
6 Advanced Session: Resume a previous presentation or begin in self-paced mode.
7 Participants Management: Create and modify participant lists.
8 Report Generator: Browse for and view existing reports.
9 Remote Configuration: Set up your remotes for first-time use (see Section 5).
10 Qwizdom Tools: Merge results files, edit speaker notes (Q7), set up Quandary game options, and print a question overview
11 About
Newer remotes received in 2012 or later already come with pre-assigned numbers, matching their affixed stickers, so do
not require any user action. Only perform the steps in this section if you purchased your remotes prior to 2012.
If you purchased your hardware prior to 2012 or if your
remotes do not connect after following sections 6 and 7
in this guide:
Click Remote Configuration
in the Actionpoint toolbar.
Type in the number of
remotes in your set(s).
Select only the remote types you will be using.
Select your preferred configuration. Use “Fixed Set”
unless the remotes are participant-owned. Click OK.
In the Remote Assignment window, check Auto-Increment Remote Number to assign numbers in the order in which
remotes are turned on.
Click Detect then click Start.
The Session ID field will automatically populate (if your host
is plugged in). This is your host’s unique 6-digit identifier.
Begin turning on your remotes. When a remote connects
with the host, its assigned ID number will appear on the
remote’s display.
If your remotes do not connect, they are not configured
with the correct Session ID. Please refer to the appropriate
FAQ at http://qwizdom.com/uk/support
Click Stop when all remotes have been assigned.
Your remotes will turn off automatically.
To create an interactive presentation, click Insert Slide on the Actionpoint toolbar and
choose a question type.
In this example, a multiple choice type of question,
with 3 choices, is selected.
Type the question and answer choices on the slide.
In the Actionpoint toolbar, set the correct answer,
points, and a time limit, if desired.
Click the pencil icon
in the Actionpoint toolbar to open the Question Properties window. This is not required for
simple question types but will be required for others such as Text Response and Equation.
If using a Q6 or QVR response system, question and answer text can be set to be viewed on the participants’ screens.
Check Send question text and/or Send answer
choices for text in this window to appear on
participant response devices.
Answers can also be assigned custom points.
(Note that some answers may appear as partial in
the reporting tools if the maximum score for the
question was not attained.)
To begin the presentation, click Start Presentation on the Actionpoint toolbar.
The Presentation Setup window will open.
1. In the drop-down ‘Participant List’ menu, choose Anonymous.
(See full user guide for information on creating participant lists.)
2. Choose where to save your results. We recommend “Auto Save”.
Select Normal Presentation in the ‘Present As’ drop-down.
3. Click the Device Settings tab and select the communications you
require. (If you are using a USB host but the “Hardware Settings”
area does not show your 6 digit ID, close Presentation Setup, plugin the host, and click Start Presentation again.)
4. Click OK to activate the presentation.
You are now ready to start asking questions! Using PowerPoint’s inbuilt features, presentations can be customized with
images and different styles, as shown below.
1. Ask participants to turn on their remotes.
2. Use the right/left directional arrows or scroll on your
instructor device to navigate through the slides.
3. To show the response graph to, press the
button on your Q6i or the
again to hide the graph.
icon on the Q7. Press
4. When the presentation has finished, the remotes will
automatically switch off. Your report file will now be
created if you chose to save results.
For a detailed overview of the Q6i and Q7 instructor devices, please see the remote index cards available on the Support
tab of our website.
The feedback indicator will appear when your presentation starts. You can drag it to a preferred on-screen location. You can use your
mouse to activate each function. Alternatively, you can use the Q5 instructor commands, shown in brackets.
1 Close Session & Change Display Settings: Right-click to end session or select additional settings.
2 Response Feedback: The percentage of participants who have responded. Click to change to a numeric value.
3 Repose Question: Click this to repose the question to the remotes. ( Press
[4] on Q6i and press
on the Q7 )
4 Pick a Participant: A random participant number appears on-screen. Names appear if using a participant list. ( Press
Q6i and
[1] on the
on the Q7 )
5 Show Graph: A graph of the results will appear on-screen. ( Press
[3] on the Q6i and
on the Q7 )
6 Show Game: When in Game mode, pressing this button brings up the game screens and animations. See “Presenting with Learning
Games.” (Varies depending on selected game)
To begin the presentation, click Start Presentation on the Actionpoint toolbar.
Use the ‘Present As’ drop-down to select from the list of games.
The game introduction will play, followed by your PowerPoint presentation.
Game play and scoring varies by each game type.
To view game progress after each question:
Q6i - press the right arrow key and then the appropriate number
button, listed on the LCD screen, or the game (joystick) icon on the
response indicator.
Q7 - press the
Show button or the game (joystick) icon on the
response indicator.
Click Report Generator on the Actionpoint toolbar.
(Opening a .QRX file directly will also bring up the Report Generator.)
1. Click Browse to locate the Qwizdom (.QRX) results file.
2. Choose your preferred report and click Generate.
The top set of reports will generate Excel-style spread sheets, useful for
printing a full list of answers, scores, or other details.
Question Summary Reports (with/without answer) will generate the same
Flash-based graphs available in presentation.
Using Answer Report (PDF), a full report can be generated for each
Results can also be exported to CSV for use with external report compilers.
(Excel is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.)
Report Examples
Reports from left to right: Answer Report, Answer Report (Flash), PDF Report
If you need further assistance…
Visit: www.qwizdom.com/uk/support
Support Tickets: www.qwizdom.com/supportcenter
Common Qwizdom Terminology
Host: The USB device used to communicate with your Qwizdom remotes over Radio Frequency
Participant ID: Participant ID is the student’s unique identification number. We recommend using a school/district student ID number,
if one is available.
Session ID: The unique 6-digit number assigned to your Host or Q-VR session.
.QRX: The file format of results / report files.
.QPL: The file format for Qwizdom participant lists.
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