To start with, what is online assessment software? Well, these are platforms used by institutions to conduct examinations that are computer-based. All that a student needs is access to the internet and a computer to give the test. These systems compr...read more
To start with, what is online assessment software?
Well, these are platforms used by institutions to conduct examinations that are computer-based. All that a student needs is access to the internet and a computer to give the test.
These systems comprise AI-powered technologies to simplify and automate the testing and performance evaluation of the students.
Free open-source examination software are:
1. TC EXAM: It is a free open-source software that does not bear hardware dependencies. It offers a huge range of modules, sub-topics and a large number of questions. A striking feature of this tool is that it provides learning opportunities for disabled people as well with printable OMR sheets.
Here, are some pros and cons of this software:
Could be configured based on the requirement
Can add multimedia formats
Shareability of the data is provided
OMR sheets to support disabled people
Multi-language support including Arabic
More time consumption for creating test
2. VirtualX: It is a fully automated free open-source software that supports up to 12 multi-choice questions, Yes / No questions, fills in the blanks, and more. Along with that, it also offers report generation in textual and graphical format. What sets it apart is, despite being fully automated, it does provide options for manual checking for long questions.
No hassles of hosting.
Could be integrated with the existing school management system
Provides customization to suit your needs
Permits creation of question banks
Enabled filtering of questions
Allows negative marking
Extension for submitting assignments
Access control based on users
Exams can be conducted for individuals or groups
Security of test prepared
UI is not very user-friendly
3. Moodle: It is the first-ever free source LMS made public in 2002 developed by Martin Dougiamas an Australian educator and programmer. It stands for Modular Objective Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. It is the easiest to use and secure platform trusted by over 100 million eLearning developers. It is found suitable for developers, educators and learners.
Moodle offers scalable online assessment software based on the number of people taking it. Hence, it is flexible for a small group of students or a large number of trainees in an organization.
Tools for collaborative activities
Inclusive calendar to track events
File management systems
Monitor exam progress
Large communal support
Extensive range of plugins (as many as 1601)
Can be deployed on any OS
Some level of technical knowledge required to be able to manipulate the software
In the final words:
Time for pen and paper is outdated now especially after the pandemic when schools at large took up the online approach. These three software are quite efficient with its feature to conduct assessments online effortlessly.