All of the assessment content available through SOLAR has been developed using the ContentProducer e-assessment and eLearning development product. Its sector leading functionality allows the use of not only development of simple multiple choice and multiple response questions but the use of video and an unlimited range of more complex question types.
If you are an existing author of e-assessment content for SQA or SOLAR then please use the materials below to help you get started.
- Offline and Online authoring capability
- Collaborative development - development can be undertaken from anywhere in the world
- Simple "drag-in" of rich media for common file types (jpeg, wav, swf, gif, bmp, flv etc.)
- Simple "drag-in" question type toolbox with over 120 different standard question types possible
- Support for export to industry recognised formats (e.g. XML, ADL SCORM, IMS-Qti)
- Question Extensions Library - for more bespoke question types
- Based on the latest available technologies
- Workflow management
- Security management
- Accessibility support
- Immediate preview
- Based on Microsoft© .NET™, Microsoft© SQL Server© 2005, Adobe© Flash© and XML technologies
- Hosted, managed, scalable service
- WYSIWYG user interface
CP is an online authoring system with all content stored on a central server. Before installing the CP authoring client you must first install the MS .net framework from MS. You can now download the CP client and install it on your PC. If you require more information please contact the SOLAR Helpdesk.
In some instances, standard question types are not suitable for assessing a particular skill or piece of knowledge, and advanced or innovative item types are required. These question types are easily accommodated using ContentProducer's question extensions. ContentProducer, in addition to providing all of the standard question types, allows for the rapid development of question extensions. This enables, for example, randomly generated mathematical questions, simulated environments and replicated applications to be rapidly authored from templates, by authors with limited training.
CP Questions types currently available - Question Types
Here are some 'Frequently Asked Questions' about Content Producer and their answers - FAQs