Frequently Asked Questions Menu
- What is EDITx? Why should I use EDITx?
- What is the difference between a Quiz and a Challenge?
- What is a Challenge?
- What kind of challenge can I find?
- Can I earn money?
- Can I find a job?
- Can I create my Challenge?
- What if I cannot be present at a final?
- Who can see the details of my score?
- How can I become a Jury member?
- What if a participant is caught cheating during a challenge?
- Can I create my IT Quizzes, my IT Trainings, my IT Certifications?
- Can I brand my IT Quizzes, IT Trainings, IT Certifications?
- What kind of questions can I add to my IT Quizzes, IT Trainings, IT Certifications?
- What is the IT Questions Library?
- How do I get the status of an IT Educator?
- Can I use the IT Questions from the Library to create my own IT Quizzes, IT Trainings, IT Certifications?
- Do I keep the authorship on my questions?
- What if an IT Educator deletes one of his/her questions that another IT Educator has added in his/her quiz.
- Can I remove/delete my questions?
- Which data is mandatory to register on EDITx?
- How can I update my profile?
- How do I change my login?
- How do I delete my account?
- What if I stop using EDITx?
- For what purposes is my data used?
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
1. General FAQ:
What is EDITx? Why should I use EDITx?
Whether you are an IT Student, an IT Professional or an IT Educator, you can:
- Participate in Quizzes and benchmark yourself
- Participate in IT Trainings and acquire new knowledge
- Participate in Challenges organized by Companies, Universities or Associations
- Create Quizzes, IT Trainings or IT Certifications
Moreover, as an IT Professor/Academic, you can have access to the IT Library of questions.
Everything is free.
What is the difference between a Quiz and a Challenge?
- For the quizzes, you can directly see your results after the Quiz. You can participate in Quizzes as many times as you want.
- For the challenges, you can participate only once. You can see your global score, but you can not always see the details of your score.
What is a Challenge?
A Challenge is a game; therefore, it's for fun. A Challenge allows you to learn or discover a new tech topic, benchmark yourself, meet people (IT experts and computer science professors) and win nice prizes.
What kind of Challenge can I find on EDITx?
- Big Data
- Project Management
- Machine learning
- Data Science
- IT Students Challenges,
- Project Management
- Anything is possible.
Can I earn money?
No, but you can win prizes.
Can I find a job?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Some partners will contact the participants to get to know them; others are not looking to strengthen their team. Some companies and universities are using EDITx only for branding and marketing purposes or sending the participants information about an Executive Education, a community, a meetup group at the end of the challenge. Some partners are using EDITx for the creation of mini hackathons.
Can I create my Challenge?
Not by yourself. Therefore please contact EDITx at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I cannot be present at a final?
Some sponsors decide to organize a final at their office. If you are qualified but can’t come, you will lose your chance to win a prize.
Who can see the details of my score?
You are the only one who can see the full details of your score. The jury members and the sponsors only can see which questions you answered right and your global score.
How can I become a Jury member?
Just contact us at email@example.com
What if a participant is caught cheating during a challenge?
He/she will be automatically disqualified.
Can I create my IT Quizzes, my IT Trainings, my IT Certifications?
Yes. All our users can create their own Quizzes, Training or IT Certifications.
Can I brand my IT Quizzes, IT Trainings, IT Certifications?
Yes, you can add your logo, your banner and your background.
What kind of questions can I add to my IT Quizzes, IT Trainings, IT Certifications?
1. Multiple choice questions with one or several right answers
2. Open Questions: « printing Testing » & « Unit Testing-Based Task »
For an input-output task, the learner’s code is executed with the instructor’s input sent to its standard input, and the result produced on the standard output is checked against the correct instructor’s output:
Input-output tasks can be created with the following programming languages:
- Bash 4.4
- C (with GCC 6.3)
- Go 1.7
- Java OpenJDK 8
- Lua 5.3
- Perl 5.24
- PHP 7.0
- Python 2.7
- Python 3.5
- Tcl 8.6
Unit Testing-Based Task
A unit testing-based task is a little more complex. This kind of exercise requires the learner to write the body of a function whose signature is provided by the instructor. This precise function is then “unit-tested” against predefined and/or randomly generated test cases, given constraints on the parameters. Customized feedback is provided to the learner depending on the test that failed. Additional checks can be done on the learner’s code (compared to the input-output task), such as checking that the correct exceptions are thrown, that the returned value has the correct type (which is not checkable on a text output), that a returned value is close to the correct one (useful for floating-point numbers), etc. Another advantage compared to input-output tasks is that the learner does not have to parse the input data and to generate the string for the output since he/she receives the test data directly in the correct type in the chosen programming language. Hence, the learner can focus on his/her main task, being able to code the function he/she has to write. Such exercises are much more user-friendly.
What is the IT Questions Library?
The IT Library is composed of thousands of questions/answers and test cases made by IT Academics (Professors, Assistants & Researchers), on the one hand, by renowned experts who took part as jury members on the other hand. Anytime any of these IT Educators is creating a question, his/her question will be added to the IT Library of questions.
How do I get the status of an IT Educator?
If you are an IT Academic, please send us a mail, and you will get the status of an IT Educator automatically: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are participating as a jury member to a challenge, you also automatically get the status of an IT Educator.
Can I use the IT Questions of the Library to create my IT Quizzes, IT Trainings, IT Certifications?
IT Educators keep the authorship on their questions but accept that the other IT Educators can use their questions. For instance, a Computer Science Professor from Imperial College can see the questions and related statistics of a Computer Science Professor from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, add the items into his/her pool of questions and add the questions into his/her IT Quiz.
Do I keep the authorship on my questions?
The authorship is always indicated next to the questions, and the questions can only be changed/edited or deleted by the author.
What if an IT Educator deletes one of his/her questions that another IT Educator has added in his/her Quiz.
The question will remain in the quiz, but it will be removed from the IT Library.
Can I remove/delete my Questions?
Which data is mandatory to register on EDITx?
When you register on EDITx, you need to insert :
- 'Full Name'
- 'Date of Birth'
- ‘Country & Location’
- ‘School or company.’
How can I update my profile?
Follow the corresponding link in your profile section.
How do I change my login?
Follow the corresponding link in your profile section.
How do I delete my account?
Please send us a mail to: email@example.com
What if I stop using EDITx?
Account termination always results in the deletion of all the data associated with the account. Be aware of that before terminating your account. If you are involved in active competition, all your data will be automatically deleted just after the challenge.
What purposes is my data stored for?
EDITx uses your data for the following purposes :
- To monitor the correct competition process
- To analyze and optimize the EDITx platform
- To set up the Statboard & Leaderboard at the end of the Challenge
- To invite the Top Participants to the Final
- To keep the participants updated with the results of the Challenges and the Quizzes
Our partners use your data for the following purposes :
- To contact all participants to share challenge results
- To contact the top participants to award them prizes
- To contact the top participants to invite them for a final
- To make the promotion of a tech group/community
- To promote Educational program within the technology of the Challenge
- To contact participants about future internships or job opportunities
- To gather feedback and testimonials
Any further questions?
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org