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Why You Need an Assessment Tool on Top of Your LMS

Learning management systems (LMS) have a lot to offer teachers and students alike. They can assist with keeping all curricular materials in one, easy-to-access location. Students have the ability to collaborate on group projects, as well. Many LMSs also offer testing capabilities, but with some key limitations.

The fact is, your LMS wasn’t designed specifically with exam administration in mind. When it’s just one more feature included in a larger product, rather than the main purpose of the product, you won’t get the sophisticated features and design that you do with a product devoted specifically to computer-based testing.

ExamSoft’s all-in-one assessment solution equips institutions and exam administrators with robust reporting and analytics tools to gain data-driven insights. With advanced security features to preserve assessment integrity, ExamSoft provides reliable data to help drive informed decision-making. Beyond delivering assessment as a measure of learning, ExamSoft’s data-rich platform serves as a valuable learning tool for educators.

Creating, administering, and grading tests — and collecting assessment data within ExamSoft — are all efficient, secure, easy processes. Even better, ExamSoft is compatible with most major LMSs.

The simple integration with an LMS allows you to use a better assessment product and keep the data it produces within the same application you use for everything else.

Four Benefits of Connecting Your LMS with an Assessment Tool

If you’re worried about whether connecting your LMS with ExamSoft is worth the trouble, consider the following benefits:

    1. ExamSoft is more secure than LMS testing applications.
      Our clients prefer to use ExamSoft for testing, rather than sticking with an LMS, because of the greater exam security it provides. Once your students start taking their exams, ExamSoft locks down everything on their devices except for the exam itself until all answers are submitted. ExamSoft offers security features, such as A.I. monitoring and randomizing questions and answers, that promote academic integrity.LMS testing solutions don’t offer the same level of security, often relying on 3rd-party plug-ins for security.
    2. ExamSoft keeps all your important data and notes centralized.
      One of the biggest benefits of an LMS is that it keeps everything you do in one place. Having to use a separate software for assessments can be an inconvenience when you’re used to using one software solution for all your needs.ExamSoft connects seamlessly with most major LMSs — including Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle — so all of your instructional tools remain in one place. Assessments administered in ExamSoft can push finalized exam scores directly to a designated LMS gradebook, allowing you to view your assessment scores alongside your other curricular materials.
    3. ExamSoft’s reporting tools make your data actionable.
      An LMS can be useful for organizing your assignments and assessments into a single gradebook, but often lacks the reporting capabilities necessary to capture data that’s meaningful for students, faculty, or administrators.
    4. It’s easy.
      ExamSoft is designed to fit seamlessly into your assessment process and has a low impact on campus infrastructure. Delivering exams in the offline mode reduces the demand on bandwidth and eliminates interruptions due to unstable WiFi during an exam session — students only need internet access to download the exam file and upload once the exam is complete. By providing a consistent experience for all exam-takers, ExamSoft’s offline mode helps to ensure equity of access and ease of use.The connection itself is simple, and only requires a one-time set-up with ExamSoft’s team. We designed our LMS process to be intuitive to both you and your students, and we have support staff available to answer any questions you might have.

Learning Management Systems that Work with ExamSoft

ExamSoft works with many of the most popular LMS platforms, including:

  • Canvas
  • D2L
  • Moodle
  • Blackboard

For more information on integrating ExamSoft with your current LMS, get in touch today.

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