Questions & Answers

Does RoboTutor allow timed tests?
Yes, there are options to set how much time a student is given to take a test, and to set a specific day and/or hour that the test can be taken.

Does RoboTutor have a tutorial mode in which students can receive feedback?
Yes, it does have a tutorial mode where every question is graded as the student moves through the test.  There is also an option to give suggestions, hints, or help when questions are answered incorrectly. The final results page also has an option to give feedback on which questions were missed and what the correct answers are.

Does RoboTutor support graphics, digitized images, sound and movie clips
to be embedded within questions?
Yes, it is possible to have every question display graphics, digitized images, and movie clips.
Does RoboTutor track item statistics, test-takers score, percentage, time and date, elapsed time?
Yes, it tracks all of the above and much more.

What kind of support does your company offer to those who purchase the program? 

We offer unlimited telephone and email support during the first year. We provide on-site support for $400 a day plus travel expenses. We also assist in the development of tests, surveys, performance evaluations, and much more for very reasonable fees. We can provide plug and play servers with our software already installed and ready to go.
Is there a fee to maintain extended support? 
There is a fee for special services. We do not generally charge a fee if clients write or call us even after the first year as long as it is not excessive. We do have periodic upgrades to our software and may charge a minimal fee for them after the first year.

In what form is the data stored?  Is it a SQL server? 

The test questions, passwords, and answers for the randomly generated tests are stored in a single SQL database. The student records, names, and passwords for the randomly generated tests are also stored in  the same SQL database.
Is RoboTutor designed so we can modify the program or is it “locked”? 
The application is written in open source HTML, ASP, and JavaScript code and can be easily modified by any web programmer. All we ask is that if users fix errors or develop new features, they notify us and send us a copy.

Can RoboTutor import and export data?

Yes, it can import tests and student data from RoboTutor Access databases. It can also export to those database. So there is complete compatibility between the two versions. Tests can also be imported from text files. Most of the reports can be copied and easily pasted in Microsoft Access.

Is RoboTutor designed so we can turn off randomization?

Yes, it lets you turn on or off the random presentation of test questions. It also lets you turn on or off the randomization of sub-options under each multiple choice question.

If I want the Access version in addition to the SQL version, what does it cost and what do I get?

  • What does the software alone cost? The Access version is priced at $500. But for users of the SQL version, it costs only $100 extra per copy.
  • Server: Windows NT; 2000, or XP
  • Databases: Access and SQL
  • Services: We provide telephone and email support with all versions. For various extra fees we provide and manage the servers. We also do custom software changes as requested.
  • Other Software: You will need to purchase Microsoft SQL Server software and install it on your server.
  • Other fees: none.

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