TCExam - README
FOR ANY USAGE THAT REQUIRES COMMERCIAL LICENSING TERMS, PLEASE CONTACT INFO@TECNICK.COM TO PURCHASE A LICENSE.
- Name: TCExam
- Author: Nicola Asuni
- Requirements and Install Documentation:
- [ENG] install/index.htm
- Check also the documentation on http://www.tcexam.org
- Source Documentation: http://www.tcexam.org
- Support - Help: Please use support Issues at https://github.com/tecnickcom/tcexam
- Software License:
- Copyright (C) 2004-2020 Nicola Asuni - Tecnick.com LTD
- See LICENSE.TXT file for more information.
Please consider supporting this project by making a donation via PayPal
TCExam includes some third-party software components that are not strictly required but have been included at your convenience, and if used are subject to their respective licenses.
The DHTML Calendar
TCExam includes fonts for the TCPDF library, they are not strictly required but have been included at your convenience.
All the PHP files on the fonts directory are subject to the general TCPDF license (GNU-LGPLv3), they do not contain any binary data but just a description of the general properties of a specific font. These files can be also generated on the fly using the font utilities and TCPDF methods.
All the original binary TTF font files have been renamed for compatibility with TCPDF and compressed using the gzcompress PHP function that uses the ZLIB data format (.z files).
The binary files (.z) that begins with the prefix "free" have been extracted from the GNU FreeFont collection (GNU-GPLv3). The binary files (.z) that begins with the prefix "pdfa" have been derived from the GNU FreeFont, so they are subject to the same license. For the details of Copyright, License and other information, please check the files inside the directory fonts/freefont-20100919 Link: http://www.gnu.org/software/freefont/
The binary files (.z) that begins with the prefix "dejavu" have been extracted from the DejaVu fonts 2.33 (Bitstream) collection. For the details of Copyright, License and other information, please check the files inside the directory fonts/dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.33 Link: http://dejavu-fonts.org
The binary files (.z) that begins with the prefix "ae" have been extracted from the Arabeyes.org collection (GNU-GPLv2). Link: http://projects.arabeyes.org/
TCExam is a software solution (CBA - Computer-Based Assessment) to drastically simplify the evaluation process for schools, universities, recruiting firms as well as private and public companies, allowing professors, teachers and examiners to create, distribute and manage exams, tests, surveys and quizzes.
Compared to the traditional Pen-and-Paper Testing (PPT), TCExam simplifies the whole process of evaluation reducing costs and improving quality and reliability of the examinations.
TCExam comes in a variety of languages and is already used all over the world by top universities, schools, private and public institutions, independent educators and research centers.
Flexibility and Configurability: The system has been designed to offer a high degree of adaptability to cover a great variety of usage scenarios. Numerous configuration features allow customizing TCExam to fit all possible requirements.
Free Open Source Software (FOSS): TCExam software is distributed with GNU-AGPLv3 license. Open Source promotes Software reliability and quality by supporting independent peer review and rapid evolution of the source code.
Web-based Architecture: TCExam is Web-based and developed with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) technology. User-friendly interface allows you to install and use TCExam by simply connecting one cable to the switch of your computer network. All the computers on the network will be able to use TCExam independently from the client’s operating system as a normal intranet website, with no need to install any additional software or plug-in.
Internationalization (I18N): TCExam is language-independent through the adoption of the UTF-8, Unicode and TMX standards. It supports the Right-To-Left mode and currently includes translations in 25 different languages.
Accessibility and Usability: TCExam Web interface conforms to the XHTML 1.0 Strict standard, the guidelines on Accessibility (W3C-WAI-WCAG 1.0) and Usability, to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities, including blindness.
Results and Statistics: TCExam outputs a variety of result pages, enabling various selection filters and providing numerous statistical indexes. Results and statistics can then be exported into various formats for filing or reworking. The test-takers can immediately be informed of the result of their test, or have it delivered via email.
Data Import and Export: TCExam uses Open Standard protocols for data filing and interchange: TSV, XML and PDF. Everything is fully documented to be easily extended or used by external applications. Custom filters can be added to import data from other systems. Include Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) system to import users' answers from paper sheets. TCExam supports several types of remote authentication and single-sign-on protocols: LDAP, RADIUS, CAS.
Multimedia Content: TCExam uses a common mark-up language to add text formatting, images, multimedia objects (audio and video) and mathematical formulas (supports LaTeX and MathML).
Unique Tests: TCExam can simultaneously generate unique tests for different users by randomly selecting and sorting questions and alternative answers. This feature drastically reduces or eliminates the chances of cheating on the test.
Paper Testing with Optical Character Recognition (OMR): TCExam can generate printable PDF documents for pen-and-paper testing. The OMR answer sheet can be scanned and uploaded to TCExam for automatic test importing, scoring and reporting.
Security: TCExam is more secure than traditional Pen-and-Paper testing. It supports SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption and includes various authentication levels to discriminate the access to the various sections (user/password, access level, group, IP address). Test time, test activity, results, and statistics: every part of the test is managed and stored in the server, leaving no sensitive data in the users’ client computers.