TCExam (assessment, e-exam, CBT)

26-Mei-2007       Software


TCExam (assessment, e-exam, CBT)

TCExam is an assessment software system that enables educators and trainers to author, schedule, deliver, and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. The software is used all over the world by universities, schools, companies and independent teachers. TCExam is open source and completely free to use.

TCExam screenshotAn e-exam (or CBT - Computer Based Testing)is an electronic exam that can be executed by using a personal computer or an equivalent electronic device (e.g. handheld computer).

The use of e-exam systems, instead of traditional paper-based tests, allows you to simplify the entire exam cycle, including generation, execution, evaluation, presentation and archiving. This simplification allows you to save time and money while improving exams reliability.

Main Features:

  • Automatic Installation System
  • platform-independent server-side software
  • multilanguage support (includes support for TMX standard and UTF-8 Unicode)
  • based on standard and open standard technologies (PHP5, MySQL, PostgreSQL, XHTML, JavaScript, PDF)
  • includes a Database Abstraction Layer with drivers for MySQL AND PostgreSQL
  • Web-based "XHTML 1.0 Strict" accessible and usable user interfaces
  • protected administration area, from which it is possible to manage the whole system
  • users and groups management
  • multilevel and group access
  • includes an additional security system to access the tests based on the check of the IP addresses
  • supports an unlimited number of tests, topics, questions and answers
  • supports text formatting and use of images and multimedia objects in the description of the tests, the questions and the answers
  • supports LaTeX formulas (requires LaTeX, ImageMagick and Ghostscript)
  • once defined, the topics can be used alone or together for different tests
  • supports various types of question: multiple-choice-single-answer, multiple-choice-multiple-answer and free-answer questions (essay questions)
  • automatically calculates the cumulative score for multiple answers
  • includes a system to manually evaluate the free answers
  • generates unique tests for each user by randomly selecting questions and possible answers
  • supports timing for starting time and duration of the tests
  • can generate PDF versions of the tests so that they can be done without using a computer
  • generates reports and statistical data both in XHTML and PDF formats
  • allows the customization of the format and the headers of the PDF documents
  • supports the output of the test results for the final user
  • sends test results to users via email
  • import and export questions and users' data using CSV or XML formats


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