ReadyGo Releases Web Course Builder 6.0
01.22.2007—ReadyGo, a developer of elearning software, has released ReadyGo Web Course Builder 6.0 (WCB). The latest version of this authoring tool includes a number of new testing and assessment features. It's available now for Windows-based systems.
One of the major new features in version 6.0 is expanded support for testing methods, including: multiple choice; true false; text fill in the blank; numeric fill in the blank; multiple selection, with support for partial credit; picture region click; matching column drag and drop; matching column with lines drawn between the columns; multiple match drag and drop to picture images; multiple choice from a pull-down list; multiple selection from a pull-down list; and ranking/sequence. It also includes support for preference/scale questions, which can be tracked without being graded.
ReadyGo 6.0 is also available in a server-side testing module (SST), which is used for tracing courses, tests and surveys. This version has also been updated to 6.0, adding in the following new features and enhancements:
- The ability to create an individual chapter consisting of tests only with no intermediate pages;
- Test randomization and tracking controllable on a test by test basis;
- The ability to set tests as optional (for student exercises) so that results are not tracked;
- Support for the new question types/testing methods introduced in ReadyGo WCB 6.0.
ReadyGo Web Course Builder 6.0 is available now for various versions of Windows, with localization support for English, Danish, French, Hebrew, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. It runs $499 per author. ReadyGo SST runs $1,499 per server.
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