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The following are names of institutional and commercial software developers and providers. Click on the links to find out more:
Institutional CBA developers/providers:
CASTLE (Computer ASsisted Teaching and LEarning) - An excellent place to begin with CAA for formative assessment, particularly if you are looking for free materials. CASTLE is a JISC/JTAP funded project which provides an authoring shell for the delivery of web-based MCQs. Users need only minimal IT skills ( i.e. being able to use a browser) and need not know any other CGI, HTML or other scripting or markup language.
Clyde Virtual University Assessment Engine - CVU offers free tools, which enable the delivery of online assessments and evaluation forms. The assessment engine allows users to design web-based tests and the assessment system displays tests to users, marks the responses, and offers immediate feedback. Question types available include multiple choice, multiple response, free text entry and list ordering.
TRIADS - (The University of Derby/Tripartite Interactive Assessment Delivery System) is a toolkit for users of Authorware Professional to develop CAA using a wide range of sophisticated question types. The site contains an impressive demonstration of TRIADS materials.
WWWAssign - A free tool for the delivery of web-based assessments. WebAssign is developed by Larry Martin of North Park University, Illinois.
WebTest - WebTest (Heriot Watt University) is a system for creating, delivering and marking web-based assessments. Features include the randomisation of questions, ability to display maths and scientific formulae and the creation of diagrams and graphs on the fly.
EXAMINE - enables users to develop CBA for delivery with Windows. A range of question types is available, including those which incorporate graphics and multimedia. The software, which is free to HEIs, was developed under the Information Training Technology Intitiative (ITTI), which has now ended.
WEBTEST at University of Waterloo a free web-based assessment system.
Commercial CBA providers:
QuestionMark - The most widely used commercial provider of CAA software in UK HE. Visit the site for a demonstration of QuestionMark Designer (Windows) and QuestionMark Perception (web-based).
WinAsks Professional - Smartlite Software - Software for the development of secure tests and questionnaires delivered using Windows 3.1 or higher.
WebMCQ - WebMCQ is a assessment service based in Australia, which hosts and maintains web-based tests.
EQL - Interactive Assessor - A system for creating question banks, generating customised tests, running tests and providing automatic results analysis.
Hot Potatoes Web Authoring Tools - The Hot Potatoes suite is a set of six authoring tools, created by the Research and Development team at the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre.
CyberExam - CyberExam was originally constructed by Virtual Learning Technologies as an enabling software tool that allows schools, universities, and corporations to create on-line testing instruments that will automatically grade and analyse results.
Quiz Factory 2 - Quiz Factory 2 has been developed by the LearningWare Inc. Quiz Factory 2's powerful, easy-to-use interface allows tutors to quickly design and save a quiz with sounds, movies, and present formative assessment.
Test Pilot - Test Pilot has been designed to provide for the easy creation and deployment on online formative assessment using the latest Internet technologies. It has been vigorously time tested in the most demanding of corporate education, national university, primary and secondary educational environments.
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