March 30 Scheduled Downtime
March 12, 2009]
Server migrates to new machine
Another school year is about to end and Summer classes will start very soon. The server has been up and running 99% for the past six years. A new home is but worth the upgrade.
From it's single-core processor and 2-GB of memory, ACCESS will be residing on a quad-core processor 8-GB machine.
While improvements are being done in the development, we expect speed and stability on the new server. Drives will be running on a SATA-RAID10 configuration for performance and redundancy.
All this migration will be done on March 30, 2009 from 3:00PM. During this time, all data changes will be ignored and transactions will have to be delayed until completed.
For any reason that this should not continue, please inform the team and notice will be posted here.
February 17, 2009]
While grades are automatically saved upon input for every student, the instructor will not have a way to modify it.
By double-clicking on the saved grade, it will turn back into a form and will be available for modification.
More of this updates will be made on the system with your valuable feedbacks.
R4 Releases with a New Quiz System
February 5, 2009]
Fresh quiz interface for students
A new and improved Quiz system for students is now ready starting immediately.
It is notably faster and more secure. The selection of questions and its randomized sequence is now limited to the number of questions that should be presented. A quiz of 50 questions is but normal to have more than a hundred by which can be randomized. The rendition and scope of operation is also trimmed down to allow more memory space on both client and server during the process.
The design and layout is also mixed up with its own design template. A templating system will soon be available to entice and encourage examinees.
A more intuitive review section is also available at the early release of the system. Upon setup by the instructor concerned, students can login and review the correct and wrong answers of their own respective questions set.
Soon enough, a timed quiz will be available at the option of the examiner or instructor.
Upcoming improvement of the system will include revision of the Quiz Management System which will enable other users to create their own quiz and define who can take it -- be it a group of students or as a public survey.
Also, some design issues will also have to be addressed to hide the answer of the examinee upon completion of every question. This will minimize cheating by glancing on someone else'squestion set.