Automation of students educational process and employees testing is a hot topic. The task seems to be pretty easy and useful: some users (teachers, examiners) create tests, others (students, examinees) take the tests, the process of calculation and reporting the results is also necessary The more youll think about this, the more youll understand: a GOOD software program which aims to solve this task completely is not trivial. TCExam is what you really need: it is comprehensive and easy-to-use enough to be called REALLY good software.
TCExam is a cross-platform, free, open-source program based on the web. You can install TCExam wherever a web-server is (theres an automated installer in automated test system!), and you can edit or take the tests at any place you have a web browser. The program meets highest standards of autorative sources like W3C and WCAG for usability and accessibility. TCExam includes full featured admin interface, allowing to create groups of users, to analyze system work and manage access. Test-creation interface allows to group questions into topics as well as questions from several topics into tests; there are several question types, like «select one from several» or «enter the answer». A teacher can easily insert mathematical formulas (LaTeX) and images into questions. TCExam can generate reports for viewing in a browser and for printing (PDF), it can also create printable tests to be taken «on paper».
Microsoft Office 2004 released; Test Drive available While some users have reported receiving their copies of Office 2004 for several days now, Microsoft Corp.'s Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) will officially announce availability of the application suite on Wednesday. Microsoft will eventually offer Offic