Learning Management Systems

Online LMS Promotes Assessment Activities

A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment. ScriptoPro, introduced earlier this month, includes modules for creating quizzes, surveys, pools, flashcards, vocabulary builders, a course calendar, grade book and certificate generator. Those components can be embedded in ScriptoPro class pages or on an instructor's existing Web site or blog.

The quiz generator allows educators to create and deliver tests and quizzes online and monitor and report on the progress of their students. Customization options allow students to gain immediate access to their quiz scores along with explanations to responses. Results can be stored, collected, reviewed, exported and printed after a test has been taken. A slider feature allows the instructor to set a grading scale for a course or assessment.

To get a class of students into the system, the instructor can import a class roster from a CSV file and then send login links in automatically generated email to students.

The site is ad-free. Instructors pay a monthly ($19) or annual ($192) membership for access. A 14-day free trial is available. Video tutorials are posted on youtube and on the company's site.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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