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Maple T.A. upgrade to benefit educators and students

By Catherine Knowles, Wed 30 Sep 2015
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Maple T.A., the online testing and assessment system by Maplesoft, now supports the LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) standard to allow integration with common course management systems.

Designed for science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses, Maple T.A. can now be integrated with Canvas, Blackboard, Learn, Brightspace, Moodle and Sakai.

LTI support expands the collection of connectivity options for Maple T.A.

Maplesoft offers dedicated connectors for Blackboard and Moodle, and a web services API for custom development that allows Maple T.A. to be integrated into virtually any course management or learning management system.

Integrating Maple T.A. with a course management system allows students and instructors to move between the two environments without having to log on more than once.

It also provides a single location for students to access all their assignments, regardless of which system the assignment was created in, and a consolidated gradebook so all the students’ marks are available in one place.

“Many instructors want to take advantage of the advanced assessment facilities of Maple T.A. in their courses, while continuing to use their institution’s course management systems,” says Jonny Zivku, Maplesoft Maple T.A. product manager.

“Now, with LTI connectivity, it is even easier for institutions to incorporate the powerful testing abilities of Maple T.A. directly into the environment they are using to manage other aspects of their courses,” he says.

The LTI connectivity is freely available to all Maple T.A. 10 and Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite customers, and will be incorporated into the next major releases of these products.

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