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It's back to school time! Are you ready for the new school year? If you are not already using an online Testing platform, chances are you will be soon enough. Where do you begin? What do you look for?

Our team here at ClassMarker have put together an overview of key items you should be considering when choosing an online quiz maker for teachers, along with what ClassMarker can offer, to ensure both you, as a teacher and your students have the best Testing experience possible this year.

Let's start with the items that you should look for first.


Secure and Private Online Testing Environment

Just as you want to provide a secure and safe environment for your students at school, you want the same for your students in the online world, where they may be spending a lot of time researching, completing assignments and taking Tests.

ClassMarker takes a COMPLETE privacy approach when it comes to not only student data, but in fact ALL data added by an administrator to ClassMarker. Our customers who use our quiz creator for teachers (not to brag but ClassMarker does have the most awesome customers) can atest to this fact and appreciate that we do not give access to, or provide any details on a person, their account or their data, to anybody that should not have this information. No matter what!

Students cannot see any other person's data; the only person who can access a student's data is themselves or the account administrator/instructor who set their Test.

All student data can be edited or removed from ClassMarker at any time by the account administrator/instructor.

ClassMarker also does not require student identifiable information to be added, in fact the administrator/instructor can use alternate identifiers if they wish such as "Student One" rather than the actual name if preferred.


Reliability, Data and Support

Almost everyone that requires Testing has either given or taken Tests online. There are many online Testing platforms out there today. Things you need to look at when choosing an online tool for education are, how reliable of a system are you are using, what goes on with your data, is it your data, how long does your data remain in your account, will you receive the support you deserve?

ClassMarker did not just jump on the bandwagon yesterday because creating a Testing site seemed to be a good thing to get into as online Testing became more popular. We have been here since 2006, providing a customized, stable Testing platform, with the needs and requirements of both those giving Tests and taking Tests, always in mind. Speaking of stability, ClassMarker has a 99.9% uptime.

We also have measures in place for both loss of internet or browser/computer crashes. This includes the ability to reopen a quiz, along with the option of creating 'resume links' for those who are unable to get back into a Test they have started.

We do not have our heads in the cloud and your data will not be there either. All data is securely stored on dedicated servers.

Your data is your data and will always remain your data. We don't own it, we don't take control of it. It's yours!

When your school year ends, and you cancel your subscription or even if your account expires for the summer, your data that you used to create quizzes and all data resulting from quizzes being taken, still remains in your account, unless you choose to remove it. We do not get you to clean out your locker or move out of your dorm, so to speak when the school year is over and you are no longer using ClassMarker for the summer. All data in your account will be right where you left it when you return. We realize just how important this data is, and we would never get you to pay to ‘store’ it. We’ll keep it safe and secure for you at no extra charge.

We also provide support 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So no matter what state, what province or what country or time zone you are Testing your students in, ClassMarker is always ‘present’.


Compatibility

You may have students taking a Test in a classroom, doing homework Tests or practice quizzes at home or providing distance education courses where Testing is required. One must, is being able to not only create the Tests but have users take these Tests on any device they happen to be on.

ClassMarker is compatible with most devices and browsers. It is easy-to-use with all common web browsers, operating systems and smart devices including:
  • Windows, Macintosh, Linux, ChromeOS/Chromebook
  • Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android


Education Plans to Suit your Teaching Needs

Don't pay extra for additional features or for something when you are not using it.

We offer a variety of different options to meet your Testing requirements, that include an Education Free plan, Professional Plans and Credit Packs. You can do a Professional Plan or Credit Pack or a combination of both. We offer our Professional Plans at a 50% discount to assist our Education users and these include both monthly and yearly options so that you can use ClassMarker when you choose to. Professional Plans and Credit Packs automatically come with all upgraded features.

Various payment methods including credit card, bank transfer, checks and purchase orders.


Now that we have gone over some of the absolute 'must have's', let's take a look at some of the ClassMarker features that you will enjoy using!
  • Instantly graded results, always 100% accurate.
  • Review results in real time for completed Tests and Tests in progress
  • Give unlimited practice Tests to your students for free
  • Students can view results on-screen immediately and have them sent via email.
  • Choose what displays to the students on their results pages.
  • Variety of question types
  • Different options for adding questions
  • Custom feedback during and at end of Tests
  • Add learning materials
  • Create certificates
  • Create Tests with timer, set availability dates, save and resume later option
  • Restrict and limit test access
  • Randomize fixed questions, randomize answers and pull question randomly from the question bank
  • Choose options such as users must have to answer all questions to complete their Test, must answer all correctly, can go back during the Test

These are just some of the online quiz features you will experience with using ClassMarker.


Register Here and begin providing your students with the best Test taking experience possible by using ClassMarker. Always stable, secure and here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Register Here: https://www.classmarker.com/register/


Happy Testing!


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