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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.
If you are creating your OWL Test Management System (TMS) assignments this summer for the upcoming Fall and Winter terms, you may need to make an accommodation for daylight saving time changes. This article provides those instructions.
The OWL Training Team launched the new OWL Help Documentation system today. Read about the tools and features that are new and how the approach to delivering help documentation is more responsive and user focused. Take a quick tour of OWL's new system for delivering help documentation to OWL users.
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.
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.
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.
Users who employ the OWL Test Management System for the purpose of world language testing find the target audio language feature particularly powerful. It means that, for a particular proficiency level, they can create one SOPI-like assessment (simulated oral proficiency interview) to evaluate performance across multiple languages.
Check out these tutorials created by Yale Center for Language Study
What happens when, for example, yesterday your OWL test was previewing perfectly and today you are getting an “Alert” or worse and “Error”?! Because you are using the same trusted browser that you always have used, you may be inclined to think that OWL is the source of your frustration. However, that may not be the case. We know you are frustrated. And we know that you '...just want it to work the way it used to work." And we also know that you might need our help to stay informed.
As an OWL System Administrator, you may be asking 'What group do I use when I'm creating users?' Should a certain person be an Instructor? a Rater? a Proctor? all three? This article will help you make that selection and explain why it is important.