By ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
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SofTest-M is a secure exam delivery application for the iPad. The application restricts students’ access to apps and prevents them from accessing the Internet while they take exams.
SofTest-M enables faculty members to untether students from the Internet, a power source, and even their desks, so exams can be administered in any classroom, lab, etc.
Key features of SofTest-M include:
- Offline exam delivery, eliminating connectivity issues during the exam
- Restricted access to applications
- Track exam activity throughout the exam
- Frequent and redundant exam answer backup
- View and zoom in on attached images
- Hear audio clips
- Watch HD videos
- Flag questions for review later
- Cross off eliminated answers
- Access optional calculator
- Set custom alarms during the exam
- Pre-exam notices and reference materials
This application is free to download. Students who attend universities/schools who have licensed ExamSoft’s Exam Intelligence or Assessment Intelligence software, with iPad accessibility enabled, may use the application.
If you are interested in learning more about ExamSoft’s exam management and performance assessment solution, please contact ExamSoft today.
What's New in Version 1.4.9
-- Accesibility Improvements
-- Stability Improvements
We were an early user of this app since we give iPads to our med students. Previously, our students were using the laptops that we gave them. It was less for the students as the iPad was easier than dragging around the larger laptops, plus with the longer battery life, few students needed a power plug.
A major difference was the screen resolution. It is a much better experience with images as a posed to the student laptops.
The security feature was impressive as well as we had a jail broken iPad that system flagged when it recognized the issue.
The app is mandatory now for testing. We had given our class that first only used laptops to use either version. Many said that they wanted to keep using the laptop for testing. However, by the end of that year, we only had three students unsung laptops because the rest preferred the iPad's to view the images.
Overall, it has been a solid product for us.
Overall a good app!
Every now and then I get quite a bit of lag between switching questions but other than that I have had no issues with it. Very easy to use and allows for a positive exam taking experience.
The one improvement I would like to see is a highlight feature for the iPad version. I know the PC/Mac version has that feature and it would be useful on iPad as well.
Better than computer version
I prefer this app to the computer version for the following reasons:
Touch screen is more user friendly
Less garbage/distraction on screen
Allows user to stay logged in
Test taking is very intuitive
I've also heard of the computer app messing with the configuration/settings of a computer and making it run slower. (Haven't personally experienced it.)
My only complaint is that you cannot highlight important info in a question on the app like you can on the computer.