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Questionmark can help institutions continue to deliver exams by moving them online quickly and securely

TRUMBULL, CT USA — November 11, 2020 — As social distancing measures continue to tighten, it is increasingly unlikely that assessments will return to exam halls or test centers in the first half of 2021. Questionmark, the online assessment provider, is urging academic institutions to consider all options for keeping crucial assessments going.

A new government in the US could lead to more restrictive social distancing measures. The UK has recently entered a second lockdown. While colleges and universities remain open for the time being, hopes of a ‘return to normal’ are fading fast.

But they can continue to offer rigorous exam conditions to assess their students’ academic performance, regardless of whether they are on campus or at home. This will help ensure students are comfortable with the way that their results are reached.

The Questionmark enterprise-grade assessment platform can help higher education institutions move exams online quickly and securely. The platform:

  • Offers a one-stop shop – integrating all aspects of creating and delivering assessments including authoring content, e-commerce, proctoring or invigilation, reporting and digital badging for successful candidates
  • Makes content easy to create and update – it is quick and easy to create assessments using a wide variety of question formats
  • Creates a secure online exam environment – when the stakes are high a range of proctoring or invigilation services guard against cheating and ensure the results of the test can be trusted

Lars Pedersen, CEO of Questionmark, said: “It’s clear that 2021 is going to be another year of disruption. For crucial exams to continue, education institutions are going to need a plan B.

“Our platform makes it easy to move a variety of tests, exams and assessments online. When the stakes are high, our proctoring or invigilation services help guard against cheating so that the results can be trusted.”

To help move exams online quickly, Questionmark is offering higher education institutions a discount on its Record and Review Proctoring service until January 31st, 2021.

Questionmark Record and Review records the assessment taking place. It flags anomalies for future analysis. These might include irregular head movement, or two heads appearing in front of the screen, which could both indicate suspicious behavior.

The offer runs until the January 31st, 2021. To take advantage of the offer for unlimited usage, email sales@questionmark.com.