You could have EvalTools® LMS 3.0 (LMS 2.0 plus OAS) for the price you pay for existing LMS. You do not need to pay more to get more! We match your current budget for LMS.
EvalTools® is the most comprehensive solution to your day-to-day learning, teaching delivery, and accreditation preparation. We design EvalTools® NOT only for everyday classroom activities but also for gauging learning and teaching delivery in meeting standards/program accreditation. More importantly, you could choose the best module for your teaching and learning environment.
EvalTools® LMS 2.0 is an advanced technology that goes beyond traditional lessons, assignments, gradable online quizzes, lesson plans, grade books, and attendance. The advanced transformational features are:
A Zoom-like feature for remote teaching but eliminating the redundancy of setting up meeting links;
A youtube-like feature for keeping your faculty’s intellectual property in videos created for education;
Creating dynamic lesson content online;
Creating eBooks for lectures or eventually leading to a formal publication.
OAS - Outcomes Assessment System
FCAR - Faculty Course Assessment Report
We design OAS to streamline and help improve each program's effectiveness in teaching delivery and gauging student learning meets targeted learning outcomes. We adopt the FCAR assessment model to allow automation in data collection, analysis, and action item generation to close the loop for improvement. Automation is possible because EvalTools uses:
EvalTools® focuses on gauging teaching and learning effectiveness by providing means to faculty to access their teaching/student learning in a formative or summative manner using FCAR methodology. Faculty can strategically select assignments that correlate to assessing a Course Outcome (CO), Performance Indicator (PI), or Student Outcome (SO).
EvalTools® is the most advanced toolset for outcomes assessment. It integrates proven best assessment practices, including a Rubric-driven Assessment Model and an FCAR Assessment model.
In addition, EvalTools® has over 20 years of proven results in preparing programs for ABET accreditation. We have accomplished significant achievements with ABET, Middle States accreditation with programs implementing the latest methodologies and systems for outcomes assessment. We achieve outstanding results because EvalTools® comes with an Outcomes Assessment Framework.
EvalTools® RBS provides features grouped in "Offices" much like the functional units at school as follows:
The faculty's Office and Student Desk provide the typical LMS features where the day-to-day teaching and learning occur. With OAS, EvalTools® uniquely provides Chair Office for program assessment management.
EvalTools organizes the evidence in Good, Poor, and Average accordingly for each student outcome. You can go GREEN without printing a single piece of paper for objective evidence. You can even provide the evaluator access to your evidence folders before the visit.
EvalTools® uses direct and indirect assessment instruments to paint a complete picture of your program. An outcome-based course-exit survey is the unique survey instrument EvalTools® provides. The course-exit survey contains the traditional questionnaires you used at the end of the semester to collect input from students regarding their classes' teaching and their perception of attaining the corresponding course outcomes. The indirect survey instrument is integrated into the EvalTools® OAS.
Main Available Formats and Features:
It is particularly useful for faculty in generating their own annual self-evaluation report. EvalTools® allows faculty to generate their own trend course-exit survey data.
EvalTools® deployed 76 surveys that collected seamlessly over 7000 responses. It provides detailed data in a convenient format for analysis resulting in an excellent 10-year Middle-States accreditation for the University.
You could batch-send alerting emails to faculty to remind them of the class response rate for the end-of-term class survey or the course info/syllabi setup. You could also send batch emails to students.
Closing-the-loop activities can generally be classified into two main areas: course-level and program-level improvement. FCAR provides an effective means of capturing course-level improvement by tracking reflection and suggested action items. The Figure on the left shows a sample of the summarized action items. EvalTools also make tracking program-level improvement easy.
EvalTools® Community offers a "My Community" portal for social clubs and committees. EvalTools® is a role-based system. User interfaces are arranged according to the user's role, such as a student, a faculty, or a chair. However, regardless of users' roles, "My Community" is a common portal available to all.
EvalTools® Meeting Minutes is designed to facilitate tracking activities, decisions made, and action items of any meeting conducted.
Provide objective evidence of meetings conducted.
Action tasks during meeting discussions are generated and assigned to the appropriate committees for closure.
Categorize meeting contents in a manner that makes sense to your program.
Generate reports of those relevant categories as objective evidence for your self-study report.
EvalTools® Self-Study includes a simple way to track references to objective evidence and produce your final report in just a few clicks. It comes with a comprehensive survey module to simplify your collection of results for a specific study or a campus-wide survey deployment for a selected group of participants.
As with any other accreditation, there are guidelines and suggestions for preparation. But you will need to define or figure out "how to" in getting everything together for the self-study report. Accreditation, such as ABET, is tedious and time-consuming. An institution-wide accreditation such as the Middle States is even more of an issue. Without a toolset, the process and time spent preparing and tracking material needed for accreditation are often challenging. In addition, the frustration of managing a large staff, faculty, students, and board members involved in self-study preparation is significant.
Systematically organizing objective evidence for easy tracking or referencing is a difficult task. EvalTools Self-Study provides a systematic structure for the category and organization of your vast resources for each study question. Please look at the following sample to see how EvalTools does it.
Suppose you are preparing or soon to prepare for institutional-wide accreditation, such as Middle-States. In that case, Middle-States Commission on Higher Education provides a vast amount of information and resources to assist your institution in seeking a new accreditation or getting a re-accreditation. Two reference materials are beneficial: (1) Self-Study: Creating a Useful Process and Report and (2)Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education. Being familiar with these two handbooks will help tremendously prepare for the visit.
EvalTools E.A.R.S. provides a unique way of alerting any concern about your student's academic problems using academic milestones and remediation indicators to increase retention. The critical concept lies in forming an Individual Assistance Team, I.A.T., which focuses on gauging students' learning against targeted outcomes.
Retention strategies include: