Scoring Methods in BetterExaminations
BetterExaminations is an online examination software integrated with UWindsor's directory that automatically syncs all courses and students to the site. The software has a plethora of question types and can serve as an alternative to Blackboard's assessment tool for instructors who are looking for more advanced and customizable questions. This wiki article will cover all scoring methods in BetterExaminations, how to use them, considerations for using particular methods, and which question types the scoring methods are to be used for.
To access BetterExaminations, go to https://uwindsorca.on.betterexaminations.com/ and it should automatically log you in using the University of Windsor's Single Sign On (SSO).
Alternatively, you can login to Blackboard by going to https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca/ and navigate to your course, then go to Control Panel -> Course Tools -> Better Exams to launch the software in a new browser window.
Scoring Methods Comparison
|Scoring Method||Description||Applicable Question Types||Additional Scoring Options||Resources|
|equivSymbolic|| The equivSymbolic scoring method checks that the entered value is symbolically equivalent.
Ex. Given that the answer to a question is 50, then 25x2 is accepted, 500/10, 5000%, etc.
|Math questions|| Significant decimal places, Allow interval, Ignore text, Compare sides, Treat 'e' as Euler's number, Allow decimal marks, Treat all letters as variables.
Refer to the Resources section for more info.
|equivSymbolic documentation page|
For more information on BetterExaminations, please refer to the following resources:
- For an instructor quick start guide on BetterExaminations, please refer to the following instructor press book.
- For additional documentation on all question types, please refer to the official BetterExaminations help page.
- For additional documentation on all scoring methods, please refer to the official BetterExaminations scoring methods overview .
- For instructional BetterExaminations videos, click the following link <LINK>.
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