October 2002 Issue
Creating Tests Using Respondus.
By Gary K. Probst
Here is a report on a software product that has changed
my way of creating tests.
Most of us are involved in instruction at some time or other will have to create tests. A software developer of third-party testing and assessment software publishes a program called Respondus. By making a test in Respondus, both a printed test and an online test for a course management system can be created for the test.
This program is of great advantage for users of Blackboard, eCollege and WebCT. Because these programs required you to be online when creating tests, test creation can become a slow and difficult process. Respondus permits you to create tests easily and quickly offline and then transfer the test into the course management system you are using. After using Respondus, I wonder why online course management system publishers did not design software like this for their test construction.
The advantages to creating online tests are as follows:
The advantages to creating paper tests are as follows:
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