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Numbas

Numbas

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Maths e-assessment

Numbas is a tool developed at Newcastle that performs automatic marking of a variety of types of answer, including mathematical expressions, numbers, short text, and multiple-choice.

Numbas is perfect for maths testing, but can be applied to many different subjects. Teachers around the world have used it to help students get to grips with their material, and to test how far they've come.  Numbas is an easy way to create online tests. This free web-based system helps you build the exams you need to challenge your students, complete with videos and interactive diagrams.

Numbas can be used for informal quizzes and for summative (take-home exams) for a module.  It cannot be locked down when used summatively so students will have access to course materials.  Each question can be randomised, so each student sees a different version of the question. Do not use Numbas for long written answer or essay questions.