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Dr. Thekla Fall  is NECTFL 2017 Brooks Award Winner

Dr. Thekla Fall is NECTFL 2017 Brooks Award Winner

Congratulations to friend of OWL Testing Software, Dr. Thekla Fall, who was recently awarded The Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession.
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Current Release Notes

OWL version 6.0 includes important under-the-hood upgrades to make the test management system more responsive and more scalable. This release also includes important changes to the user interface to make the OWL TMS more flexible and increase compatibility with mobile devices. While all OWL hosted users will have access to the upgraded system, changes to the user interface will be most apparent to System Administrators, Test Administrators and Instructors. We realize that changes to the interface can initially be uncomfortable for our users. However, we think that you will quickly become familiar with the the new layout and we hope that you will see the benefits of the new simplified interface.
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System Recommendations

Click on this post to see the current system recommendations for using the OWL Test Management System.
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OWL version 5.11

Web API enhancements, template variables, assessment processing algorithms.
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End of Test Feedback

End of Test Feedback

Explore Options for End of Test Feedback. This is the message that is displayed to your test taker at the end of their OWL test session on the Finish Test tab.
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Updated OWL Tutorials Now Available

Updated OWL Tutorials Now Available

Attention OWL System Administrators this post is for you. If you haven’t been using OWL’s tutorials to help train new users, you should find out what you’re missing. These tutorials are online activities developed by the OWL Training Team. They can be uploaded to your OWL Test Management System (TMS) domain, so you can assign them to your users. Each tutorial comprises a short video followed by a 10-point quiz.
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OWL version 5.8

Case sensitive rating, template variables.
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OWL version 5.7

Enhancements, additions and design changes.
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Sharing your OWL Online Content

Sharing your OWL Online Content

So you’ve built a pretty great OWL online test, you’re a star, everyone wants to “borrow” your stuff. You want to be a good team player, but not if you have to jeopardize your prized test. Don’t worry, there is a safe way to share your OWL work. This article will describe our recommended best practices for sharing your online content bank in the OWL Test Management System.
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OWL version 5.5

Minor fixes and adjustments.
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