The KMS comprises an assessment suite that goes well beyond the traditional LMS assessment capabilities, which is primarily based on the fact that assessments are not embedded into content. A quintessential tool to delivering robust assessing is the Question Bank functionality.
The Question Bank is a question repository from which questions are drawn, via an easily programmable Question Selector. The KMS may contain unlimited Question Banks containing unlimited questions, whereby questions can easily be grouped within each Question Bank.
The Question Selector supplies any number of (random) questions from predetermined Question Groups from pre-set Question Banks. Even though each learner’s assessment will differ, the comparability remains due to the established reference between Question Groups and Question Banks.
Benefit from a data centric architecture that delivers a level of measurability not seen before with traditional LMSs. The KMSs assessment suite can be applied together with SCORM content in a single course thereby ensuring measurability irrespective of content type.
Question Banks, questions and the Question Selectors are all managed via a browser-based app.
Multiple Assessment Attempts
Allow learners to automatically retake an assessment if they do not meet the minimum requirements.
Stipulate how much of the assessment learners can view post completion of the assessment.
Numerous authors can collaborate and co-author assessments.
Interrupted sessions can be resumed reliably and with integrity.
Set due dates for assessment completion with automatic alerts.
Assessments can be timed or untimed.
Classify up to three levels of competence, such as 60% = pass, 80% = distinction and 90% = Summa cum Laude.
Downloading of content, unless permitted, as well multiple KMS tabs are prohibited by default.
Multiple choice as well as free text surveys can be set up, distributed and evaluated via the KMS.
Including help functionality, introduction, question overview, question rules, time and questions remaining etc.
Assessments, Question Banks and Question Selectors are governed by a sequential version controlling mechanism.
Optionally set moderation as mandatory post each assessment.
Easily navigate unanswered, flagged or questions with comments.
Enrol a single learner, a group of learners or public learners into an assessment.
Certificates & Open Badges
Download or email certificates & badges after successful completion.
Learners can communicate feedback directly to the assessment author.
Leverage existing questions to easily create and deliver Microlearning questions.
Extensive range of standard reports that can be downloaded or emailed, including CSV exports or alternatively create custom reports.
VERIFIED IDENTITY / PROCTORING
Integrated & Easy to Use Proctoring
Proctoring, or the verification of a learner’s identity, is seldomly reliably effected via a third-party LMS plug in. This is why the KMS has an integrated, easy to use and reliable proctoring solution termed VITAL-1 (Verified Identity Testing and Assessment Lodging). VITAL-1 relies on repetitive imaging of the learner coupled with face recognition to verify the images against a stored identity document.
How Proctoring Works
Before commencing the assessment, the KMS confirms that the learner has access to a web camera and that the learner has an identity document stored on their profile.
The learner’s photograph is taken, recognised and compared to the stored identity document for verification purposes. Only if there is a positive match between the photograph and stored identity document will the learner be allowed to commence the assessment.
During the assessment the KMS takes undetected photographs of the learner at random intervals and continuously performs facial recognition and comparisons against the stored identity document, thereby providing a similarity value, which defines the likelihood that both compared faces are the same.
Should the similarity value be within an acceptable range, the learner will be able to complete the assessment and, if competent, download a certificate or badge as required – all without the involvement of an invigilator.
Conversely, should the similarity value be below a specific threshold, the learner’s assessment will be locked after having submitted the assessment for scoring, whereafter an invigilator is notified who in turn may review each photograph captured during the assessment session and manually confirm – or reject – the learner’s identity.
In line with legislation requirements, the KMS safely retains all proctored assessments including the captured photographs and stored identity documents used for each assessment.
QUESTION TYPES & ATTRIBUTES
Select from either one answer and multiple answers correct.
Drag & Drop
A function of SCORM assessments, drag & drop can be accommodated.
Observational & Practical Assessing
The assessor flexibly scores learner abilities via observation.
Weighting of Answers
Apply different points for each answer, if required.
The KMS includes various mathematical and script symbols.
Free text assessments are holistically managed on the KMS.
Images, Audio & Videos
Elevate the assessment by including various media formats.
Negatively score incorrect answers, if required.
Learners can easily upload files that form part of an assessment.
Portfolio of Evidence
Evaluate and score previously completed training directly on the KMS.