In a master stroke of synchronicity, I was looking for a download of Drupal 4.7 to test out the Quiz module just yesterday afternoon. This morning, I see that Drupal 4.7.0 Beta 1 was released! So, I grabbed a copy of it and set up a fresh install on my desktop. Some really nice refinements to Drupal. The configuration side of things is starting to make sense. Good to see them giving it some proper love.

I dropped the Quiz module into place, and started creating a quiz. Looks pretty straightforward, and the quiz questions have exactly the kind of functionality that I've built into quiz tools previously (for multiple choice quizzes, the ability to have per-answer feedback, random/notrandom, tracking time in quiz, etc...) - but I can't seem to take a quiz.

I'm sure it's just a minor hiccough with the new Drupal 4.7.0 Beta 1, or perhaps an incompatibility between the older Quiz module code and the new Drupal code. Once that's worked out, I think this could be a pretty solid informal testing tool, or a great option for outside-the-LMS testing.

Now, to see if I can convince Quiz.module to start letting people take quizzes...

I've also been playing with various CMS options, and so far Drupal is feeling like the right balance between flexibility, control, and ease of use. Joomla just feels to "heavy" for novice users. WebGUI is waaaay to over-the-top enterprise-application heavy (borking MySQL on my desktop box when I tried to test it). Drupal is a nice, light, fluid system...