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Tag: TouchStone

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TouchStone…New Name…Rogō

November 3rd, 2011 at 05:11

  A new version of TouchStone has been released with new functionality and a new name! Rogō 4.1 has some new features developed to meet the requirements identified by users within the University.     Maths/Chemistry equation editor An equation editor has been added to Rogō to allow the inclusion of equations in question text [...]

Rogō – the new name in e-assessment

October 20th, 2011 at 07:10

From the end of October TouchStone, the centrally supported e-assessment tool at the University will be known as Rogō (Latin for ‘I ask’). This is to avoid possible trademark infringements around the previous name following the decision to release the software under an open source licence. With the support of JISC, Nottingham will package Rogō [...]

Expert opinions on SCT questions

August 4th, 2011 at 06:08

Script Concordance Test (SCT) questions assess reasoning skills in uncertain clinical situations. They present information about a case with details of initial reasoning (hypothesis, selected treatment etc) followed by new information. The student is then asked to what extent the new information supports the initial reasoning. These questions do not have correct or incorrect answers in the same [...]

New TouchStone release!

June 20th, 2011 at 10:06

On Tuesday 14th June version 4.0 of TouchStone was released. This includes improved functionality and new features as requested by users. The first thing you might notice is that the navigation options have changed. A breadcrumb trail is now displayed at the top of the screen replacing the ‘Up’ arrow used in v3.9 . This means [...]

Editing restrictions on live and locked TouchStone papers

May 17th, 2011 at 03:05

When a Formative paper is ‘live’ as set by the ‘Available From’ and ‘To’ dates, there are some restrictions set by TouchStone: You can’t change the question order You can’t change the screen number for a question You can’t remove questions from the paper What to do – If you are still working on the [...]

Do TouchStone exams automatically end after the allocated time period?

May 10th, 2011 at 03:05

The ending of a TouchStone exam is controlled by the person running the exam by making an announcement that students must stop answering questions, navigate to the final screen and click on the Finish button. The advantage of this method over a software automatic method is that it allows additional time to be added if [...]

How do exams start in TouchStone?

May 4th, 2011 at 08:05

TouchStone exams run through the ‘Exam Desktop’ which prevents students from accessing applications other than their TouchStone exam. There is a standard exam login that all students use to access the ‘Exam Desktop’ and this is followed by a second login where students use their normal University username and password. TouchStone will then find the [...]

Avoid unintentionally locking questions

February 9th, 2011 at 08:02

If you open a question in TouchStone for editing but do not make any changes you should use the Close button to exit the question editor. If you use the ‘Back’ button in the browser you will be taken out of the question editor window but the question will remain locked for an hour. While [...]

TouchStone at the e-Learning community (Nov 2010)

November 9th, 2010 at 09:11

The e-learning community meetings for 2010-11 got off to a flying start last week with a series of presentations on the new centrally supported e-assessment tool Touchstone . For those of you who couldn’t make it the videos are below: Overview by Dr Simon Wilkinson Simon provided an overview of the University recommended e-assessment tool, [...]

e-learning community event (Nov 2010)

October 26th, 2010 at 11:10

The next e-learning community meeting is  Wednesday 3 Nov from 12:30-2  on University Park,  Pope A13 Agenda: Overview of Touchstone Dr Simon Wilkinson Simon will provide an overview of the University recommended e-assessment tool, Touchstone, exploring new developments and features suitable for wider University adoption  (such as LaTeX support, invigilator support, foreign language support and randomised [...]