Linux With Education – Assessment Management – Best Free Software

This section chooses the finest open source software for educators who need a reliable e-assessment management system.

Our gold medal is awarded to Rogō. It’s the University of Nottingham e-Assessment management system they use to create and deliver online assessments. The University of Nottingham is a highly prestigious university that’s part of the Russell Group, a group of 24 acclaimed public research universities in the UK.

Rogō has support for formative quizzes, summative exams, surveys and several other paper types. Authentic assessments can be created using any combination of 15 question types together with graphics, audio files and video. It has been designed around standards and supports QTI 1.2 import/export to its internal question bank, LTI support for integration with VLEs and LDAP for authentication.

All of our medal winners are, of course, released under a freely distributable license and can be downloaded without charge. With even tighter constraints facing the public sector, cost is an important consideration for any information and communication technology solution.

Assessment Management - Best Free Software
Gold medal awardRogō is an extremely powerful and highly usable e-assessment tool with many features and is suitable for use throughout the Higher Education sector. It's one of the finest open source education software, and is a worthy winner of our gold medal in this category.

http://rogo-oss.nottingham.ac.uk/
License: GNU General Public License v3
Silver medal awardTCExam is a CBA (Computer-Based Assessment) system (e-exam, CBT - Computer Based Testing) for universities, schools and companies, that enables educators and trainers to author, schedule, deliver, and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. This is web-based software. It's easy to use and does not require expensive hardware to run.

https://tcexam.org/
License: Dual license scheme; available either as Open Source Software (GNU Affero General Public License v3) or with a Commercial License by usage case.
Bronze medal awardiTest is an application which allows you to take advantage of the best of computerised examination. The software makes it easy to create and organise a database of questions and answers, set up a server and a printer. It connect a client computer for each student, which generates a test according to server settings.

http://itest.sourceforge.net/
License: GNU General Public License v2

Let’s have a look in a bit more detail what our gold medal winner offers.

Rogō generates the following types of examinations and surveys:

  • Formative Assessments (self-tests).
  • Progress Tests.
  • Summative Assessments.
  • Surveys (questionnaires).
  • e-OSCE.
  • Offline paper.
  • Student Peer Reviews.

In any type of paper you can mix and match the following question types:

  • Area.
  • Dichotomous.
  • Multiple Choice (MCQ).
  • Multiple Response.
  • Extended Matching.
  • Flash interface.
  • Fill-in-the-Blank.
  • Image Hotspots.
  • Labelling.
  • Likert Scales.
  • Ranking.
  • Script Concordance Test (SCT).
  • Text Boxes.
  • True/False.

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