Version 10 uses a single SQL database rather than multiple Access
databases. This makes it possible to use the program greatly increased
simultaneous users and total numbers of students. It also allows for much more
powerful records and reports.
Academic Olympic Games Team Comparisons
The games now
have a new Team Comparisons options which tracks and compares groups of
students over space and time. This makes is possible for teams in different
schools and at different times to have competitions.
Date and Time Display Options
This new option in Advanced Features makes it possible to specify specific
times and dates when tests can be taken. If students try to take tests at any
other times, they get an error message.
Import / Export Tests
This new feature makes it possible to import tests into the SQL database
from the Access version and to export texts from the SQL database into the
This new feature makes it possible to add tests to a test bank so any other
teachers can import and use them with their own students.
Hierarchical Access Codes for Primary Users
This option lets the user add log-in names in a hierarchical order. Each level
can see all the names and tests of persons logging in below them.
This new feature makes it possible for
a Primary User to create any number of Associate Users who can
be assigned rights to view and see the same students and tests as the primary
user, but do not have access to System Administration.
Subtitle Added to User Defined Values
This feature lets you assign the CourseID field any value you want.
For example, it could be Course #. This feature must be setup by the
System Administrator in default_settings.asp.
to other Web Pages in Test Instructions
This new feature makes it possible to easily include a link to other web pages
in the student instructions when they start a test.
This new feature makes it very easy to create a link to student tests or games
and then copy and paste it into other web pages, applications, or email.
External Test Links
This new feature makes it possible to
include tests in a teacher's Test Area without actually importing them.
Students can take the tests and they appear in the Records & Reports
for that teacher. But they actually remain in the Test Area of the
This new feature makes it possible to merge student records under various
spellings of a student's name into a single record under 1 name.
Student who Fail Tests
This new feature in Records & Reports makes it possible to list the highest
score of students who failed to pass one or more tests.
into Human Resource and other Databases
This new feature lets makes it possible to read in student names rather than
having each student setup his or her own name and to write out test results to
school or company training records. Since these records will vary from one
application to another, it requires custom programming for the specific
Sorting Codes Auto Entry
This new feature makes it possible to automatically enter sorting codes when
students take tests. The code can be added to the Address or requested on the
student Log-In page.
New Animations and Sound Files
menus for the Animations, Certificates, and Headers have a
number of new entries.
All the main
menu graphics in the program have been redesigned in new colors and added
interactivity. Tab graphics have been added to the Help menus.
All the Help files have been rewritten specifically for this new SQL version.
This new feature makes it possible to
1) Import tests from the Test Bank, 2) Access tests in other Test Areas, and
3) Move tests from other Test Areas along with all student records.
This new feature makes it possible to switch between saving records of all
tests students take or saving the record of only the highest score on any test
a student takes. By saving only the highest score, the number of records and
space required can be dramatically reduced.
Delete Test Records
This new feature makes it possible from Advanced Features in Test
Administration Setup to remove from the database records of tests that are
unwanted and taking up space such as when students fail the test or take it
over multiple times.
System Access Navigation Chart
This new System Administration
feature makes it possible to display all lower-level system Log-Ins a
single chart and then to immediately switch into any associated Test Areas.
Custom Student Log-In Page
This new feature makes it possible for teachers to customize the look and
feel of the student log-in page. They can set the graphics, colors, and
title to suite their specific needs. See Wizard Help for details.
Quick Log-In Navigation Screen
This new feature in System Administration makes it possible to click
a single button and display all the log-ins at the User's level and below in
their hierarchal order. Click on any one to immediately log-in that Test
Selective Student Delete
This new feature in Student Administration makes it possible to
delete student records from a specific Test Area, instead of deleting them
out of the database completely.
Test Area Permissions
This new feature in System Administration makes it possible to restrict a
User from importing tests, viewing all names in all Test Areas, and deleting
student records except in the User's Test Area.
Session ID Field
This new feature adds a Session ID field to complement the Course ID field.
Now courses can have both a course number and a session number.
This new Test Administration
feature makes it possible to switch to any level below oneself and yet retain
the access rights of the parent level. A Switch button then appears
on the Test List page so you can easily switch back.
Custom Course Menu
This new feature makes is possible for teachers to create custom menus of
tests, surveys, and/or games which students can access through a class
log-in to RoboTutor.
Upload Course Materials
This new features makes it possible to upload course materials in the form
of Word or PowerPoint documents, among others, and store them online in a
designated folder with links to it from the custom Course Menu.
Import Custom Menus
This new feature makes it possible to import from another Test Area and into
your own Test Area the complete custom menus setup there.
This new feature makes is possible from Test Administration and System
Administration to quickly jump from one Test Area to another. It also allows
the user to scan and edit all users from a single screen.
Copy to Lower Levels & Add to Custom Course Menu
This new feature on the Question List page (drop-down menu) makes it possible to copy
tests to any number of Test Areas below oneself and optionally to add
the tests to the Custom Course Menu.
Student Log-In to Custom Menus
This new feature lets a student access only the Course Menu when
he logs-in using his Teacher's User Name and the Student Password
setup in System Administration under his Test Area.
The Venture Game
This new feature makes it possible
to play a Jeopardy like game in RoboTutor. It is the 1st
feature designed designed for RoboTutor using .NET architecture.
Audio Files and Animations
The selection of animations and sound files for use in the Results Pages
and other Test Areas is greatly enhanced with many new animations and
sounds custom designed for use in RoboTutor.
Headers and Backgrounds
The selection of headers and background files for use in the Tests was greatly enhanced with many new
designs for use in RoboTutor.
- Test Header and Category Borders
This new features makes it easy to add table borders the same as those
around test questions. It is no longer necessary to copy and paste HTML
code. Hyperlinks can also be added with the click of the mouse.
- Student Access to Personal Test Records
This new features makes it possible for the application administrator to
turn off in the default settings the Access My Records button so
students cannot access their personal records.
- Custom Test Area Lists
This new feature makes it possible to display a drop-down menu from the
student log-in page that displays only Test Areas where a specific test has
- Coaching (6/8/05)
This new feature lets the teacher, when setting all question weights at 0,
to have students take essay tests, submit and email to the teacher, who
comments and responds back. The student can then go back into the test,
modify it, resubmit again, and do this over and over again.
- Copy Down Email (7/2/05)
This new feature lets the administrator enter email addresses for individual
users in System Admin. Then when a test is copied down to a lower
level, if it originally was setup to send out email, then those emails
will be automatically substituted with those setup in System Admin for each
- Graph Student Personal Test Records (8/1/05)
This new feature makes it possible for students to both list in a table or
graph their personal test records. It also adds the option to list all tests
or only Transcript tests.
- Clean-Up Database
This new feature for the System Administrator only makes it possible
to delete ALL student test records within specified dates,
EXCEPT the HIGHEST test score, or delete all test records
EXCEPT the HIGHEST PASSING test score.
- Tutorial Start-Over
This new feature gives the student the option when taking a tutorial over
again that was terminated early to begin where he left off or to start with
- Turn Off Category Randomization
This new feature lets the user turn off randomization within a single category
when randomization for the test as a whole is turned on.
- Customizable Menu Titles & Graphics
This new features lets the user easily use their own logo, organization name
and up to 6 custom pictures on their various log-in and menu pages.
- Import Tests from Test Generator.
This new feature lets you import tests from the Test Generator
application. It shows how RoboTutor can be customized to import tests
from virtually any other application.
- Add Super Menu to Training Menu
This new feature is adds a third tier to to the Training Menu. This
makes it possible organize training menus by year or other criteria.
- Export to SCORM Compliant XML File
SCORM stands for Sharable Content
Object Reference Model. This new feature creates an
XML test file that can be used to import RoboTutor tests into other
SCORM compliant applications.
- Add Test Area Option to View My Records
This new feature lets students select the specific Test Area to which
their personal records apply. This makes it so students can see just their
records for a specific teacher or subject area.
- Add option to Include Tests Not Taken to View My Records
This new feature lets the student optionally select to include all tests NOT
taken in the Test Area selected.
- Add Option to Restore Lost Tests
This new feature in System Admin lets the Administrator that can no
longer be seen because the Test Area in which they were located has
- Disable Printer, Right Click, and Copy & Paste when taking Tests
This new feature disables the above when students are taking tests
- Add Option in Advanced Features to save only the Pre and Post test
This new feature, setup in Advanced Features, makes it possible to save only
the first and highest test results. Previously, RoboTutor saved
either ALL or only the HIGHEST SINGLE test result.
- Training Master Menu
This new feature, accessed from Setup Training Menu, skips the log-in
page and displays links to all the training the menus in RoboTutor.
Great access point for students to the training available.
- Training Videos
The number of sample videos in RoboTutor has been expanded from 1 to 8 and
includes instructions on how to add a video to training. There is a link on
the manual home page to the videos.
- Super Menu Transfers
This new feature in Setup Training Menu adds a new S-Update
button to the bottom and lets you update selected items in the menu to other
or new Super Menus.
- Grayed Background with Deletions
This new cosmetic enhancement grays the page background whenever the option
to Delete or Remove has been selected.
- Display Reports in Excel Spreadsheet
This enhancement adds an option in Records & Reports > Group Tracking
Records to select the display format: Browser or Excel
Spreadsheet. If the latter is chosen, it opens Excel and displays
the report there.
- Significantly Enlarged Uploads
This enhancement dramatically expands the size of uploads that can be made
in RoboTutor. It is now possible to upload PowerPoints and other
large training material and graphic files.
- Tracking Administration
This enhancement adds a new section to the main menu that lets users setup
multiple tracking component and programs, enter core competency skills, and
run tracking program reports.
- Restart Tests
This enhancement makes it possible to switch on or off the option for students
to restart a test where they left off if for some reason the test was
terminated before completing it.
- Delete Specific Student Test Records
Many students take the same test more than once. This enhancement makes it
possible to delete ONE or more specific instances of a student taking the
test. Previously only ALL records of the student taking the test could be
- Optical Mark Reader
For students that need to take tests when computers are not available, this
option makes it possible to use scan cards and then to scan in student
answers to test questions.
- Academic Olympics Game Enhancement
This game has been so popular, many teachers use it in place of tests for
student learning assessment. This option enhances the game by making it
possible to require students to identify themselves with their passwords
rather than using anonymous names. It also adds a new report in Records &
Reports that lists games played by student.
- Group Tracking Records -- List by Category
This new feature lets you list tracking records per test by category totals.
This makes is possible to see how students did in each category of the test.