[R-pkgs] Package exams with Moodle and OLAT support

From: Achim Zeileis <Achim.Zeileis_at_uibk.ac.at>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:22:54 +0100 (CET)


Dear useRs,

this week we have released a new version (1.9) of the "exams" package which now contains flexible tools for generating e-learning exams for various learning management systems: As in earlier versions of the package exam generation is still based on separate Sweave files for each exercise. But rather than just producing different types of PDF output files, the package can now render the same exercises into a wide variety of output formats. These include HTML (with various options for displaying mathematical content) and XML specifications for online exams in learning management systems such as Moodle or OLAT.

The package is available from http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=exams and the new features are described in detail in the new vignette("exams2", package = "exams"). A short intro is also available in a guest post to Tal Galili's blog at:
http://www.r-statistics.com/2012/12/generation-of-e-learning-exams-in-r-for-moodle-olat-etc/

If you or someone else at your department wants to use this infrastructure in practice and experiences any problems with it, just let us know (either through e-mail or the support forum on R-Forge).

Best wishes,
Z



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