Monthly Archives: September 2014

Receiving Grade “None” Or Unexpected Grade [WatuPRO]

This issue is most often caused by:

  • Your grades do not cover the whole range of points or percentages user can collect. If you are using points for grade calculation, make sure that all possible points are covered from the defined grades. If your best grade has 20 points for “to” and the user collects 21 points they will not be assigned any grade (and will receive None). If you are using % correct answers for grade calculation make sure your grades cover the whole range between 0 and 100.
  • You have selected “Calculate grades by % correct answers instead of points collected” to calculate grades but your grades are created with points in mind (or vice-versus).
    I.e. if the following is checked, your grades must cover the whole range from 0% correct answers to 100% correct answers:
    grades-by-percent This checkbox is on the General Settings tab in the Add / Edit quiz page. This is a very common mistake so please triple-check it before contacting support.
  • Using category grades without knowing how they work. Please check this guide.

Grade calculations are fully tested and work fine. If you are receiving “None” as grade this can be only because of misconfiguration. Use the variables %%POINTS%% and %%PERCENTAGE%% in the “Final Page / Quiz Result” tab to get better idea why none of the defined grades matches the points you collected (or the percentage correct answers.

Quizzes Published in Custom Fields

By default the quiz plugin WatuPRO expects that you’ll publish the quiz shortcode in the post / page main contents area. When this is done it automatically detects the URL of the published quizzes and hyperlinks the quiz in your administration “Quizzes” page. It also uses this detection to determine when exams are published and to show only published tests in “My quizzes” page, and the Tests, Skills and History pages of the Reporting module.

Some customers however need to publish their quizzes in custom fields or other non-standard way (for example via do_shortcode() call in their theme). From version 4.5.8 WatuPRO has a solution for this:

field to mark quiz as published in non-standard way

This checkbox and field is visible on the Name & Description tab in your Add / Edit quiz page. Once you select the checkbox and set the URL you can have all these quizzes treated as published and automatically hyperlinked from all the corresponding pages.

WatuPRO Bridge to myCRED

There is excellent free plugin for managing points called myCRED. It lets you reward users for activities on your site, and a lot more.

Now there is a bridge between myCRED and WatuPRO and you can download it for free:

WatuPRO to MyCRED Bridge 0.9 (6.3 KB)

Once activated look for “Bridge to myCRED” in the WatuPRO menu.

What Does It Do?

It’s pretty simple. When logged in user submits a quiz, the plugin will transfer the collected points to the selected myCRED points balance. You also have the options to transfer only positive or only negative points:


From version 0.5 The bridge also adds a custom hook that lets you reward default points for completing a category of quizzes (different points can be set for different categories):

From version 0.6 you can also use the bridge to assign badges for completing quizzes using the Badges addon of myCRED. Thanks to myCRED author for helping with this!

Awarding Badges

Here is how this happens. First, in the WatuPRO to MyCRED bridge (link Bridge to myCRED under the WatuPRO menu) you need to select that you want to transfer the points to myCRED (shown in the top of this page).

Then in MyCRED, create a badge that will be assigned for quiz completion. It’s up to you how many times or points you will require: