FAQ

General Questions

E-assessment refers to the use of technology to create, administer, and evaluate exams and assessments.

Cirrus Assessment offers a complete end-to-end assessment platform, from exam booking through to item-banking, assessment creation, scheduling, invigilation and exam delivery. It also has a comprehensive grading system built-in. Lastly, we offer integrations with credentialing tools. This supports your micro-credentialing and digital badging programme perfectly.
We support a variety of assessments, including multiple-choice, essay, programming/coding, high-level financial exams, and high-level STEM exams.
Our platform uses advanced security measures, including encryption, secure login, and proctoring tools, to ensure the integrity of the assessments.
Yes, students can take assessments from any location with an internet connection, subject to the security requirements set by the institution.
Yes, we partner with pop-up test centre companies that can set up centres around the world on short notice. We fully support both remote and in-person assessments.
Benefits include reduced administrative burden, instant grading, better scalability, enhanced security, and the ability to assess a wider range of skills and competencies.
Yes, we offer a seamlessly integrated booking system that supports both booking in test centres as well as allowing for candidates to self-enroll.

Platform and Technology

Yes, our platform integrates seamlessly with major LMS providers like Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, and others.

Our platform is cloud-based and works on any modern browser.

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Safari

Features and Functionality

Yes, we offer customisable skins to align with your institution’s branding guidelines.
Our platform supports multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, essay, matching, drag-and-drop, and more. In total our question banking tool has more than 20 different question types.
Yes, you can embed images, audio, and video in your assessments.

Security and Integrity

We use a combination of remote proctoring (both live and AI), secure browsers (Safe Exam Browser), plagiarism detection, plus a host of exam randomisation features (LOFT 3.0, item randomisation, section randomisation, and parameterisation to ensure unique-yet-balanced exams).

We comply with all major data protection regulations, including GDPR and FERPA, to ensure student data is secure and private. We are also ISO 27001:2013 certified – meaning we adhere to the gold standard in data protection and cybersecurity.

Administration and Analytics

Our platform includes an intuitive interface for creating, scheduling, and managing assessments. We also offer bulk upload options for large question banks.
Yes, our platform provides comprehensive analytics on student performance, question difficulty, and overall assessment effectiveness.
Yes, you can set specific time limits for each assessment and provide accommodations such as extended time for students who require them.

Implementation and Training

We offer a step-by-step implementation process, including initial consultation, customisation, training, and ongoing support.
Yes, we offer extensive training sessions and resources to ensure your staff and faculty are comfortable using our platform.
The setup time varies based on the institution’s requirements, but it typically takes between 2 to 4 weeks.

Pricing and Contracts

Our pricing model is flexible and can be tailored to your institution’s needs, including per-assessment pricing, annual subscriptions, or volume-based discounts.
The great thing about Cirrus is that you can grow your business with us. If your volume is low, you can start small.
We offer both long-term contracts and flexible, shorter-term agreements to suit your institution’s preferences.
Yes, we provide demo accounts and trial periods so you can experience our platform’s capabilities before committing.
 

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