webclass - online testing WebClass

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E-testing/online testing on WebClass


1. Alternative solutions

Online tests can be constructed in a number of ways, e.g.:

  • Test items can be put in an html file, the key included in a javascript file, styles and images added, etc., and the whole thing uploaded to a web host. Students can quickly check their answers by clicking a button. Here is an example.
  • The key can be stored in a database. Students respond to questions and send the answers, which can be checked on the fly or later downloaded by the teacher for marking and analysis. Here is an example.

The main drawback of the above is that the entire testing cycle can be really time-consuming.


2. Online testing on WebClass

  • The main advantage of web-based testing is that in this approach only one stage of test development takes some time, i.e. test construction (unless you retrieve items from previous tests, or from an item pool) — just about everything else is automated.
    • Click here for video walkthroughs.


3. E-testing for teachers and learners

  • Teachers have their own accounts, where they can:
    • register online classes which learners can enrol in by completing a registration form;
    • construct, administer, mark, and analyze tests;
    • provide feedback, both collective and individual (answer-specific).
  • Each student has an account, where s/he can:
    • take e-tests and quizzes;
    • view the marking and feedback;
    • view a summary of the results with the final score.