About the Customer
The client is one of the oldest medical university in Switzerland with an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. It has adapted the latest trends in implementing prime solutions in IT, eAssessment and eLearning.
The client was in need for an iPad application which could take exams with optimum data security. This application was needed to be working with 10 different question types, with dynamic data for each exams. Multiple students would be appearing in the exam at the same time and all the encrypted data for each one of them was to be managed. It was expected that the application would communicate with the server to fetch the exam related files and provide proper result files to the server. The server would then generate results for each student who has appeared in the exams, after the completion of the exam.
Following were the key missing links faced by the client:
- Unavailability of an application that allows examiners to load the exam with selected question types and dynamic data
- Absence of solution to load the exam in iPad app remotely
- Lack of visibility on the iPad while exams are on
- Managing data when internet connectivity is poor or not existing at all
- Important activities like blocking the user from opening other apps, remove existing exam data once exam is done and all data is imported
- Cases wherein there is a breakdown of iPad and the exams of student should be uninterrupted
SPEC INDIA has developed a dynamic, scalable and customized solution as an enterprise native iOS application that is being currently used to take examinations. It is an app for medical students to take their tests and for facilities to do an assessment with secure exam data transmission on iPads.
The key focus areas of this solution are its simple, effective and easy to understand user interface and data integrity / security.
Prime features of this solution:
- Loading exams via QR code and remotely from the server
- Student verification through different ways in beginning of the exam
- Symmetric and asymmetric encryption for data protection
- Restore exam in case of iPad breakdown during the exam
- Review exam with student answers in future after the exam
- Lock and unlock application remotely from server
- Auto sync functionality in case of poor or no internet connectivity
- Create custom exams
- Multiple Question Types with Priority Setting
- Easy Navigation & Search
- Questions Filtering and Park questions for later
- Secure access through Encryption and signatures
- Multi language support
- Questions can be MCQs with media support I.e. Image, Audio, Video
Tools and Technologies
- Smooth deployment of exams in the application
- Better control over devices during the exams
- Better transparency in the exam process
- Effective crisis management during the exam
- Improved data security and data management