Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Quantitative assessment tools within iKamva

The Learning Management System (LMS), iKamva allows both lecturers and students to engage with quantitative questions for assessment and self-directed learning.

The ‘Calculated Question’ type can be selected as part of the Tests and Quizzes tool. It allows the user to define variables (x, y, and z) and given formulae. The LMS will assign a diverse set of values for the defined variables and calculates the correct answer constructed for the formulae provided. It should be noted that if a student re-submits the assessment numerous times, a new set of values will be computed by iKamva. Hence, the student will need to enter a different answer for a calculated question each time the assessment is taken.

The Numeric Response question type, enables users to insert formulae with numerals removed; and prompts students to fill in the missing numeral.
Answers can be set to accept:
– a range of values {10|12},
– scientific notations, {6.022e23}, and
– complex numbers {2 + 3i}.

It should be noted that these question types are automatically marked by the iKamva system. The questions can be randomised.

Contact the CIECT Team to set-up your eAssessment environment.


Online Assessment Exams: Various Departments, 04 -15 January 2016

The CIECT Team (Instructional Designers) in collaboration with lecturers from various Departments, deliberated on the selection and application of specific eAssessment tools. Support by the Instructional Designers included the creation and development of the online exams:

– Psychology (Anita Padmanabhanunni,Michele Willemse, Jenny Rose, Brendon Faroa);
– Sports Sciences (Simone Titus and Gareth Smithdorf);
– Philosophy (Jessica Lerm);
– Accounting (Lemay Quesada);
– Management (Lisle Svenson); and
– Education (Karen Collett).

These lecturers made use of the online Assessment eTool, comprising of various question types within the institutional Learning Management System (LMS), iKamva:
– Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs),
– True-and-False,
– Short Answer Essay, and
– Uploadable assignments (Take home exams).

It should be noted that a total number of 319 students from the above Departments have engaged in the online alternative exams.
**Critical support by the CIECT team entailed online communication, face-to-face meetings, telephonic and email support.

Furthermore, it should be noted that these exams complimented other formative and summative assessment types throughout the academic year.

Contact the CIECT Team to set-up your eAssessment environment.