Collaboration with GU’s Surgery course

During the summer, we started a collaboration with the Surgery course held at Gothenburg University hospital, Sahlgrenska. Thanks to this collaboration, we have gained access to all exam questions that we have now largely incorporated into the system.

We have started to enroll users on the Cortexio site Hypocampus and it feels very good. Everyone on the Surgery course has received invitations and we have already received very positive reactions, thanks for that!

In the picture you see Elias speaking to the class when we were visiting to collect feedback.

Since the product is still under development, there are great opportunities to influence. So take the chance and send feedback, either inside the system or by mail. Something that many have already done, thank you very much.

Sprint Demo

If you feel like joining one of our sprint demons, where we go through what we have been doing for the past two weeks, then just give it a go.

This week, there was raspberry cake on the menu.

Quizzing with Cortexio

We are currently working on developing the question section on the Cortexio.


Often associated with online questionnaires are the classic multiplechoice (MCQ) questions. These types of question were the ones we started with.

Material text questions

But in order to make it a little more challenging, we also want to be able to have questions where you do not get any alternatives, but you have to enter the whole answer yourself. This opens up a lot of problems when it comes to the correction. Should the computer interpret the answer and find some keywords in the answer? It can be very complicated! Instead, we have chosen self-correction, something that feels very fair.

You first get a question and write down your answer.

When you are satisfied with your answer, click Correct and see the answer highlighted in the text material.

You now have to decide how well you knew the answer to the question yourself.

Your answers are then linked to the text material so you know what you need to read more about. More about that and personal statistics in upcoming posts.

First Sprint at Stena Center

At Cortexio we mostly work with two-week work cycles, called sprints.

During a sprint, we first plan the work to be done in the next two weeks, break it down into smaller parts and prioritize the parts.


This sprint we have worked extensively with Link Targets and our Link Robot: To be able to mark important words in the text as Link Targets and to get a link to the Link Target on all other pages in Cortexio. In order to avoid going through all the chapters and finding the words that will become links, we have created a Link Robot that goes through the text and creates the links for us.

Link stratum corneum :

Created for the definition in another chapter:


We have also added a feedback feature to submit comments on the text.

Is there anything missing, are there misspellings or is something incorrect? Give us feedback!

Sprint Demo

After each sprint, we invite you to a sprint demo where we show off what we have done over the past two weeks.

The demo ended with a coffee at our new office at Stena Center here in Gothenburg.