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ExamView: presentation 25/01/11


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A presentation given to the JISC DVLE group on ExamView, an application which allows students to view their exam results (on the student records system) from their VLE.

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ExamView: presentation 25/01/11

  1. 1. ExamView<br />Integrating Key Student Systems with the VLE<br />
  2. 2. Background to the Project<br />Presentation of exam results inconsistent:<br />Face to face<br />Printed results (posted on a wall)<br />Awards letter<br />Duplication of effort<br />Privacy concerns<br />
  3. 3. Project Aims<br />Link the VLE (Moodle) with the Student Records system (Unit-e) and pull in exam results information<br />Benefits<br />Flexible access to live information (online, 24/7)<br />Single point of access (one username / password)<br />Encourage staff to input results into Student Records system promptly<br />
  4. 4. Design<br />Preliminary data models created, object oriented design<br />
  5. 5. Design<br />Student focus groups shown wireframe<br />Positive feedback and request for all results to be shown, for all years<br />
  6. 6. Development<br />Three options considered:<br />Option 1: Web service calls through Columbus<br />Option 2: Scheduled export of data from UNITe<br />Option 3: Querying Oracle directly<br />Option 3 chosen > back-end written to query Unit-e’s Oracle database<br />Option 2 also developed > back-end written to query MySQL database (if required in other institutions)<br />
  7. 7.<br />
  8. 8. Application<br />
  9. 9. Application<br />
  10. 10. Application<br />
  11. 11. Student Feedback<br />
  12. 12. Student Feedback<br />
  13. 13. Delivery<br />Project Outputs<br />Application (inc. two back-ends - Oracle and MySQL)<br />Source Code (inc. extensive comments)<br />User Guides<br />All available to download from:<br />Project website:<br /> (search for “exam view”)<br />Google Code:<br />
  14. 14. Possible Future Developments<br />Based on student feedback<br />Promotion to staff, to encourage timely input of results<br />Link for students to request results from staff<br />Inclusion of comments / feedback from staff<br />Based on staff / community feedback ... ???<br />Read / write functionality to Student Records system<br />Use VLE gradebook as the ‘front end’<br />
  15. 15. Questions?<br />