Maple T.A. Cloud facilitates new ways for content collaboration and sharing
I am pleased to announce the launch of Maple T.A. 9, the newest version of Maplesoft's popular testing and assessment platform.
With the new Maple T.A. Cloud, which is integrated seamlessly into Maple T.A. 9, educators can use publicly shared questions as easily as questions they have written themselves. Instructors can share individual questions, a group of questions, or even a fully organized, multi-layered collection of questions to support a full course. The full organizational hierarchy is preserved so others can navigate and understand the content in the same way the author does. Thousands of questions from calculus, statistics, engineering, and other subjects are already available in the Maple T.A. Cloud.
Expanding on the adaptive question type first introduced in Maple T.A. 8, the new version offers fully flexible adaptive testing at the assignment level. In adaptive assignments, the selection of the next question in an assignment depends on how the student has done on the previous questions. Educators can use adaptive assignments to sort students into different streams, provide extra reinforcement only when it is needed, and allow more advanced students to truly show what they are capable of without discouraging less advanced students. Since Maple T.A. has the power of Maple behind it, adaptive testing in Maple T.A. is more flexible than any other system.
Maple T.A. 9 is now capable of handling an order of magnitude more students than ever before using distributed load balancing across multiple servers, expanding its capacity to over one million users per installation. In addition, with a wide variety of enhancements related to assignments and question types, Maple T.A. 9 provides more customization options and a streamlined user experience for both instructors and students, including a significantly enhanced question repository, hint deductions, and an improved equation editor.
Maple T.A. is available through a variety of flexible licensing options, including a student purchase model in which Maplesoft looks after the set-up and maintenance of the server and students purchase access directly from Maplesoft.
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President and CEO
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