Sneak Peak: Your First Look at Speech Recognition in XpressLab
Wednesday, January 24, 2018Speech Recognition technology, the latest addition to the XpressLab suite of e-learning tools, allows teachers to create interactive Audio Response Questions that capture student audio, and deliver instant results. With real-time speech recognition technology, students are encouraged to practice their listening and speaking skills in a safe, effective, and interactive environment.
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Built-In Activities and Question Types Make It Easier to Create Language Learning Activities
Thursday, December 07, 2017XpressLab includes six built-in Activity Types. Each Activity Type has its own configurable settings and interactive Question Types. Selecting from our extensive list of built-in Question Types allows teachers to create highly engaging language learning activities in just minutes.
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Premium, Ready-Made Content: Available Now in the XpressLab Library
Friday, November 10, 2017Premium, Ready-Made Content is now available in the XpressLab Library. Search through our premium content in the new and improved XpressLab Library, then import and share complete courses with your students.
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XpressLab Partners with French Educational Superstar Étienne/DJ DELF
Monday, July 17, 2017XpressLab is excited to announce our new creative partnership with French educational performer Étienne/DJ DELF. Étienne, also known as Steven Langlois, Steven is also the creator and creative force behind The French Playground - a thriving online community of French teachers and students. Steven's ready-made, highly curated French language learning activities and learning modules will be available exclusively in the XpressLab Library by September 2017.
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Customizing Result Reports for Test-Takers
Tuesday, December 06, 2016Result Reports provide a personalized summary of a test-taker’s performance on a specific language proficiency test within XpressLab. Result Report Templates are created by admin users. Report templates are customized within the visual editor, which allows admin users to format report content with the easy-to-use formatting toolbar. Report content is determined by the selection of built-in placeholders, which represent the data and performance metrics that auto-populate once a test is completed and released back to test-takers for review.
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Creating Custom Reports in XpressLab
Wednesday, November 30, 2016XpressLab’s Reporting engine allows administrative users to create dynamic and customized reports and report templates. XpressLab Reports provide actionable analytics specific to: activities and test instances, grades, overall test results, in-test responses, test section performance, user metrics, and more. Within the Reporting engine, admin users are able to pull and organize test-taker and user demographic information, activity performance data, and test results collected throughout the XpressLab system.
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Enhance Language Tests with XpressLab's Design Mode
Monday, November 28, 2016Design mode, a unique feature found in the Test Planner, allows teachers and test authors to format and enhance test questions in a slide-based environment. The Design view interface provides a hands-on, "what you see is what you get" authoring environment, where objects such as audio recordings, video clips, images, and shapes can be added directly within test questions.
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Creating Interactive Language Tests using Multi-Question Slides
Friday, November 25, 2016Multi-Question Slides are one of the most recent additions to XpressLab’s pre-built Question Types. This question type is designed to support the cohesive grouping of related test questions with a corresponding testing stimuli.
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Introducing Rubrics: Extending Performance Evaluation in XpressLab
Thursday, November 24, 2016XpressLab now offers extensive Rubric Management tools. With the help of our easy-to-use, free-form Rubric Template editor, XpressLab users can quickly create rubrics for specific question types, or for specific test purposes.
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