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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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Accessibility Policy

This is the most recent update of OWL Testing Software's Accessibility Policy.
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OWL version 6.8

(Dec-2018) This page outlines innovations and enhancements introduced with OWL version 6.8.0.
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6 Features to Look for in Your Exam Management System

6 Features to Look for in Your Exam Management System

Your examinations are too important to leave in the hands of click-driven, ad supported providers who offer little or no support. When choosing an exam management system look for a complete and proven solution that provides you with these important features.
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10 Reasons To Automate Your Exams

10 Reasons To Automate Your Exams

If you think that the best part about moving to computer-based examinations is speeding up the scoring of test responses, you are overlooking some very attractive benefits. This article offers ten benefits of digitizing assessments to consider.
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