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Xorro-Q enables educators in BYOD classrooms and lecture theaters to ensure the active participation of every single student in instant challenges. Challenges can be prepared ahead of time, or better, created in-class around existing resources and activities such as slide shows, videos etc.

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Educators speak out on questioning: audience response http://www.manzana.co.nz/educators-keep-speaking-out-on-questioning-the-audience/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:18:40 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=4275 The research is definitive: properly used, audience response techniques and solutions enable educators and trainers to achieve startling improvements in learning outcomes with their classes. Is this surprising?

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Xorro’s Q-Launcher application for Windows and Mac OS http://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-q-launcher-application-for-windows-and-mac-os/ Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:08:33 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=2796 Q-Launcher is the Xorro audience participation tool which runs as a floating toolbar on your desktop.  Use Q-Launcher to instantly "ask" questions of your audience without leaving your slide show, video or other presentation software.  

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Xorro Q-Bank is here… http://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-q-bank-is-here/ Sun, 08 Jun 2014 05:17:55 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=2688 After many months of development, Xorro has launched their Q-Bank service. Now, any Xorro-Q user can manage all questions ever created for activities in Q, share these with other users (either within the Institution or globally), and import questions from other users.  Tag and categorise questions so you and others will find them instantly next time; organise […]

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Clickable (Hotspot) Image Questions hit the mark http://www.manzana.co.nz/clickable-hotspot-image-questions-hit-the-mark/ Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:21:48 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=2624 It has never been easier to instantly assess your students’ ability to interpret an image (a map, diagram, photo, x-ray etc).  Xorro-Q’s “Clickable Image” question type allows you to select and import an image; click to draw “hotspots” on the image; optionally decide on scores to allocate for students clicking on the various zones.  Next […]

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Xorro-Q takes the Lead  http://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-q-takes-the-lead-5/ Wed, 30 Oct 2013 03:24:32 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=4212 With Xorro's latest Q-Launcher, released 26 August 2013, presenters can now display a real-time Leaderboard to add contest and game qualities to their activities.

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Xorro-Q makes a splash with Economics Panel  http://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-q-makes-a-splash-with-economics-panel-11/ Tue, 06 Aug 2013 04:33:20 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=4213 On July 30, Massey University hosted a panel of experts to discuss the country's leading economic issues.  Attended by over 100 people from the University and business, the session was made interactive using Xorro-Q to gauge audience opinions on the questions during the panel contributions. 

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Xorro-Q with Pictures!  http://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-q-with-pictures/ Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:45:42 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=4219 Users of the web-based Xorro-Q audience response solution can now add images into their activities. All interaction types now support images. Audience participants receive the images on their browser devices (cellphones, tablets, i-Pads, laptops etc) and can respond to questions directly. All audience responses can be displayed in real-time or downloaded for later analysis.

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New to Q: Xorro-Q with Pictures  http://www.manzana.co.nz/new-to-q-xorro-q-with-pictures-7/ Sun, 30 Jun 2013 05:11:10 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=4217 From early June, Xorro-Q customers have been able to add images into their activities. All question types now support images.

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Xorro keeps on scoring high  http://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-keeps-on-scoring-high/ Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:25:03 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=4225 In March and April the Xorro team has released a load of new functionality.

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