On-line Testing - How Does It Work?
(November 27, 1997 Workshop)
What is an On-line Test?
- An on-line test is a test that is delivered to the User via the Internet.
It is a "multiple-choice/numerical input" test that a User accesses via a Web Browser. The User
writes the test and submit the test for instant evaluation.
On-line Testing involves the use of a
Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Program,
Using $online.exe Options
- What does an instructor need to do to use $online.exe?
The instructor needs to:
- generate a test file (.htm) with the use of a template.
- generate a control file (.ctl) for the test.
- What is $online.exe and what does it do?
$online.exe resides on a server computer.
Once $online.exe is invoked, it goes through a 7-step cycle automatically. Its job is:
- deliver the on-line test to the User,
- mark the submitted test,
- log the marks.
Click on the image below for an explanation of $online.exe.
(Close all pop-up windows after use.)
- How can I have access to $online.exe?
Send requests to Rosamaria Fong.
- You can run $online.exe on a server computer that is running
O'Reilly's WebSite Web Server.
- Run it off my server for a pilot test.
- What are the options that $online.exe have?
Let's explore the $online.exe Options.
to On-line Tools for Instructors
Send comments or suggestions to Rosamaria Fong.