CBA solution designed to manage and create online tests and exams.
TCExam is currently the most commonly used Free CBA Software in the world. TCExam users includes important universities, schools, public and private companies.
TCExam is Web-Based, platform independent, language independent (includes translations in several languages and RTL support) and conforms to W3C Accessibility and Usability guidelines to provide equal opportunity to people with disabilities, including blind users.
TCExam is a Computer Based Assessment (CBA) software system (also know as CBT--Computer Based Testing or e-exam) that enables educators and trainers to author, schedule, deliver, and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.
Computer-Based Assessment (CBA), also known as Computer-Based Testing (CBT), e-assessment, computerized testing and computer-administered testing, is a method of administering tests in which the responses are electronically recorded, assessed, or both. As the name implies, Computer-Based Assessment makes use of a computer or an equivalent electronic device such as a cell phone or PDA.
TCExam automates all assessment phases: authoring, scheduling, delivering, and reporting. It's easy to use and do not require expensive hardware to run, nor additional commercial software. Users connect to the TCExam system using a common Web-browser like Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.
- Free and Open Source Software
- Community support
- Platform Independent
- No expensive hardware requirements
- Internationalization (I18N)
- Accessibility and Usability
- Data Import and Export
- Rich Content
- Unique test
- Paper Testing with Optical Character Recognition (OMR)
TCExam uses a common Three-Tier structure. Administration and public areas are physically separated on file system to improve security.
As a Web-based application, TCExam runs on a Web server and uses Web pages as the user interface. For users, all TCExam requires is a computer or PDA with a Web browser (i.e. Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) and an Internet or Intranet connection to the TCExam Web server. No additional software or specific hardware is required to use TCExam.
The LAMP platform and the flexible technical requirements make it possible to install TCExam on almost any computer and even run it on shared Web servers managed by Web hosting providers. Experimental results shows that a five years old PC, based on AMD Athlon XP 2400+ processor, 1GB RAM and a 100Mbps Ethernet card, may easily handle 50 tests at the same time. This feature is particularly important to gap the digital divide with developing countries or rural areas, where modern hardware is unavailable or too expensive.
TCExam is language independent by adopting the UTF-8 Unicode charset and TMX (Translation Memory eXchange) standard. TMX (Translation Memory eXchange) is the vendor-neutral open XML standard for the exchange of Translation Memory (TM) data created by Computer Aided Translation (CAT) and localization tools. The purpose of TMX is to allow easier exchange of translation memory data between tools and/or translation vendors with little or no loss of critical data during the process. All TCExam translations are included in a single XML file that could be easily edited manually or with a dedicated CAT tool. In this way everyone may download TCExam and add a new language translation without waiting the next software release.
TCExam supports Right-To-Left languages (i.e. Arabic, Hebrew, Persian) and already includes translations in several languages. The users may change the interface language at any time by using the selector at the end of each page.
To improve the software flexibility and compatibility with other CBA software, e-learning applications or existing databases, TCExam includes some tools to directly export or import users, questions or results data using various open formats: CSV (Comma Separated Values), XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language) and PDF (Portable Document Format). The detailed results in PDF format can be automatically sent by email to each user. In addition, the database is fully documented in order to make it easily accessible by external applications (i.e. phpMyAdmin) to perform custom data import/export or backup procedures.
TCExam uses a common mark-up language to add text formatting, images, multimedia objects (audio and video) and mathematical formulas (supports LaTeX). TCExam includes a simple graphic interface with buttons to easily format the text or add external objects (i.e. images, audio files, videos, flash animations, etc ...). Generally, any object that could be rendered with a Web browser using a specific plug-in can be added to the TCExam questions, alternative answers or general descriptions.
In TCExam, questions are grouped into modules and topics. TCExam can store an unlimited number of modules. Each module can contain an unlimited number of topics. Each topic can contain an unlimited number of questions and each question can have an unlimited number of alternative answers. A TCExam test can include several modules and topics. For each module, topic or groups of modules/topics, TCExam randomly extracts a specified number of questions with certain characteristics (i.e.: question type, question difficulty and number of alternative answers to be displayed). If the question bank is large enough, TCExam may generate unique test for each user by randomly selecting and ordering questions and alternative answers. This drastically reduces or eliminates the risk of copying between users.
TCExam can generate printable PDF documents for pen-and-paper testing.
The OMR answer sheet can be scanned and uploaded to TCExam for automatic test importing, scoring and reporting.
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TCExam is periodically updated by our editors team but sometimes you may find out that software informations are outdated, please note that the publisher of TCExam can update the software without notifying us. Current version of TCExam is 11.3.012.
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