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Questionmark Announces Open Source Moodle Course Management Integration

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December 28, 2009

Questionmark Announces Open Source Moodle Course Management Integration

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributor

Questionmark, a provider of testing and assessment software and support services, announced recently that its Moodle Connector can now be accessed free of charge as an open source Community Edition as part of Questionmark’s Open Assessment Platform initiative.

Moodle is an open-source, free, course management system designed to help educators who want to create quality online courses. The software is used all over the world by universities, schools, companies and independent teachers. The Questionmark Perception assessment management system, available as a licensed, hosted or subscription-based solution, helps organizations to create, administer and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.
With this announcement, developers can now visit Questionmark’s developer Web site to obtain the latest version of the connector and access Questionmark toolsets and example code. Added to this, they can also participate in the development process, hosted by SourceForge, and collaborate with others in building future editions of the connector.
As stated, the new Moodle connector will now allow instructors to link their Moodle courses to course evaluations, quizzes, tests and exams deployed using Perception. Instructors may specify assessment dates and limit the number of times students may access assessments. Students authenticated in Moodle can link directly to Perception assessments, which are automatically scored. The Connector then passes test results back for reporting via Moodle’s Grade Report. Students may also review results via Perception’s Coaching Report, which provides a detailed view of results to identify knowledge gaps and guide remediation.
Alternatively, institutions have the option of using the Questionmark Secure add-on for delivering high-stakes exams, said the company official.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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