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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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COVID-19 Discount OWL Subscriptions Now Available

COVID-19 Discount OWL Subscriptions Now Available

Because the OWL Test Management System offers many features that people need during this time of social distancing and forced remote learning and testing, we have received a significant increase in new user requests. In order to accommodate the large volume of new users we are experiencing, OWL Testing Software has created affordable packages to help new users get up and running quickly. We hope these discount subscriptions will help during this difficult time.
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OWL will offer a Special 3-Month Subscription

OWL will be offering a special 3-month subscription to the OWL Test Management System. This is in response to organizations looking for ways to manage their exams online during this time of social distancing and self-quarantining due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
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✓✓✓Are You A Fan of Checklists Too?

The OWL Training Team has revised the Pre-launch Checklist for Auto-scored Testing. You can use this guide to help you make sure you have everything in place before you launch your online exams.🚀
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OWL version 6.11

OWL version 6.11

(Oct-2019) This post outlines innovations and enhancements introduced with OWL version 6.11. Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Suspected Cheating, System Check Review, hyperlink, localized login, and more.
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Understanding Instructor Access to Assignment Data

This post describes the ways OWL System Administrators can control an Instructor's access to Tests, Assignments, Ratings and Reporting. This is particularly relevant for our users who perform high-stakes testing.
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OWL version 6.10

OWL version 6.10

(Apr-2019) This post outlines innovations and enhancements introduced with OWL version 6.10. New online testing innovations include: File Response Items, Interview Items, New Device Check.
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Eliminating "exclusive control" of the Microphone

Some Windows users have recently encountered instances where applications, such as Skype, may default to taking "exclusive control" of the computer's microphone. This can interfere with the OWL Test Management System's ability to capture recorded responses. This post describes how to disable this behavior.
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New OWL Features Coming Soon!

New OWL Features Coming Soon!

Soon you'll have even more options for delivering international online assessments. Keep an eye out for the next OWL release -- two new Item types and a ton of additional user interface localizations. More info to come.
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5 Ways to Secure eAssessments

5 Ways to Secure eAssessments

Migrating examinations to an online solution offers many opportunities to improve and redefine your assessments like process improvement, automation efficiencies, data gathering, retention and analysis. But without exam security all of these benefits fall by the wayside.
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