Workshop: Quandary Basics: Creating Action Mazes for your Class

 Course ID - CTD0216  

Short Title: Quandary Basics  

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Faculty
Length of Workshop:    2 hours plus 2 hours online
Prerequisite Familiarity with the Web


The Quandary is an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it. On choosing one of the options, the resulting situation is then presented, again with a set of options. Working through this branching tree is like negotiating a maze, hence the name "Action Maze".

Action mazes can be used for many purposes, including problem-solving, diagnosis, procedural training, and surveys/questionnaires. All of these types of use are easier to understand by example than they are to explain, so here are some examples exercises.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successfully completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

After successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how Quandary can be used to create exercises to enhance critical thinking skills.
  • Create Decision Points in Quandary
  • Insert images and web links into a Quandary file.
  • Put a time limit on a Quandary exercise
  • Change the color scheme in a Quandary file.
  • Create a Quandary file for their discipline and export it as a Web Page



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0454 
Course Title: Holistic Scoring 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.