Request for ideas for an exam platform

Does anyone have suggestions for a platform that can host exams, mark them and automatically create certificates?
Request for ideas for an exam platform
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Hello, 

I'm reaching out for suggestions to help us with running online courses. We are looking for a platform that can run online exams. I was thinking that the WildHub hive mind might be able to help.

We need the platform to be

- Able to handle multiple choice questions and automatically mark them

- Automatically create certificates 

- Easy to see the results of the exams

- Have an in-built timer

- Easy to upload questions from a spreadsheet

- Affordable

It doesn't need to be able to do a lot of the things Learning Management Systems (LMSs) traditionally do, such as have a message board and host quizzes. Although, a platform that has a place to publish pre-recorded videos would be a bonus. 

Tagging some people who may have ideas :) 

@Lucy Tallents  @Mark O'Connell  @Stuart Paterson @Jamie Copsey @Meaza Demissie @Helen Gath @Naomi Webster @Lauren Kennedy @Liz Webb @Dialogue Matters 

Thanks so much in advance 

Beth

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Go to the profile of Mark O'Connell
9 months ago

Hi Beth. We use BetterExaminations at the University  (https://www.betterexaminations.com/), which certainly has some of your required functionality.  However,  it may be expensive. Let me know what you end up with. Best as always,  Mark.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Thanks Mark, much appreciated. Yes I will let you know. Hope all is well with you. B

Go to the profile of Naomi Webster
9 months ago

Hi Beth, we are currently looking into Thinkific as a learning platform based on recommendations from a couple of other organisations who already use it. I think it has all the functionality you are looking for, but we are only at the start of our journey with it so can't offer personal experience yet. Good luck and let us know what you opt for!

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Brill, thanks Naomi. 

Go to the profile of Robin Kuehn
9 months ago

Google has an online course builder that's free. I learned of it from a colleague who developed a volunteer  training program for the aquarium where she works, using this tool.
https://edu.google.com/openonline/index.html

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

OOooo interesting. Thanks Robin! 

Go to the profile of Emily Gilford
9 months ago

Hi Beth! I've previously used  Moodle for some of these features (though it's been a while!). There are templates to upload questions for multiple choice qus online too! 

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
9 months ago

Ace, thanks Emily :)