Friday, September 25, 2015

Why university should consider implementing online thesis evaluation system?

More suitable answer to this question is in this real success story. Read statistical information here: How a university saved 2.5 tons of paper?

Examinater is in uproar today. Professors and students from all VTU affiliated colleges are enjoying easy, secure and efficient online evaluation of theses with Examinater. Since our humble beginnings in 2012 with Examinater at VTU, Belgaum, we've considered all related 200+ colleges, educators and students as integral part of product’s success. We made sure to interact with them sensibly, understand their expectations with changing university examination policies and worked hard to meet the goal.

There is nothing more gratifying to see considerable number of these processing through ‘Examinater’. M.Tech was the first discipline at VTU, Belgaum to get online thesis evaluation software implemented. The cost saving, efficiency and ease of use of the software made remarkable contributions to the thesis evaluation system. As a result, MBA, MCA and Ph.D courses also adopted ‘Examinater’ this year. The results are amazing. This year ‘Examinater’ also facilitated university to integrate plagiarism check activity during thesis dissertation.

Universities are requested to reach us and know more about this highly effective and intelligent system and get the detailed case study for your reference.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Top 5 features you should know about question paper setting software

This post highlighting features of question paper creation software- Quick Quest.

1. Use your favorite word processor for Advanced Formatting

If you wish to perform specific advanced formatting on the generated question paper and if you feel options provided in question paper preview editor aren't enough, just don’t worry! Do the following,

- Select all and copy preview of generated question paper

- Open your favorite word processing editor, for example Microsoft Word

- Paste your content

Do the formatting as you wish and print!

2. Extract Text from Scanned Question Paper

Scan previous question papers as JPG image with better and bigger resolution, let 'Quick Quest' question entry editor extract text for you.
The character recognition engine integrated with Quick Quest helps you avoid typing huge archive of past question papers.

Read this post to see step-by-step instructions:

3. Shuffle questions with a click

Choose question paper of any format and click “shuffle”! Yes, its that simple!

4. Control user access to a particular subject

Secure question bank by defining proper subject-wise access rights to each user. Let a teacher/educator access only his/her subject and not others!

Explore more about Quick Quest user access rights here:

5. Generate answer paper

Generating answer paper for a saved question paper is just one click away!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quick Quest Editions Explained

This post should serve as a useful reference to our potential customers whenever they face a choice between different Quick Quest editions. All editions provide similar features and its only the deployment strategy that categorize Quick Quest into different editions.

Desktop Edition

It is a stand-alone edition perfect for individuals. The software gets installed on a Desktop or Laptop (even with latest Windows 10 operating system) and store data (questions, answers...etc) on the same computer.

Licensing: It is one license per computer model. The single registered copy of the Quick Quest software will only work on the computer where it is installed and activated by the activation key supplied by us. If you want to run this software on another computer, you will have to purchase (perhaps, SrushtiSoft may offer you discount in this case) a new license.

Network Edition

Network Edition is specially designed for more people from different departments (situated in different buildings or floors) to work seamlessly in a campus having private computer LAN setup. Quick Quest Network Edition is made to serve in real-time client-server mode.
  • Different users sitting with their machines (having Quick Quest installed) can all log-in at a time and work in parallel without affecting each other's work.
  • All data entered by Quick Quest users stored in the central database server. Therefore person sitting in 2nd floor of a building can check data entered by the person sitting in 10th floor.
  • Quick Quest user security settings empower administrators to control data sharing across different type of users in the network. 

Licensing: Proper LAN setup is a pre-requisite and our technical team will do the rest of the Quick Quest network software installation. Like with Desktop edition, the per-computer licensing works here as well. Only registered client computers are allowed to run Quick Quest and connect to database server. Any new computer addition with Quick Quest client install requires procuring a client software licence. Don't forget to ask for discounts if you are placing order for 5 or more Quick Quest clients :) One server and One client software purchase is mandatory to get start with Network Edition.

Cloud Edition

This eliminates the need of having campus/building wide private LAN setup and a dedicated server maintenance. Individual desktop or laptop with internet connection (minimum speed expected is 512kbps) is well enough to go for cloud edition. All data entered gets saved in the cloud server and any team members (with proper Quick Quest user account credentials) can securely access question bank from any part of the world! Along with Quick Quest Cloud edition software, you also need to subscribe for Cloud database service. Customers are free to choose their preferred cloud service providers (like Windows Azure, Amazon...etc) supporting SQL Server 2008 or higher. We will be doing the setup of cloud database server.

Licensing: Licensing model is same as Network edition in addition with 3rd party cloud hosting service provider charges.


Minimum Hardware Requirement Specification

Client Machine

  • Intel and AMD processor with 1GHz speed.
  • 1GB RAM
  • 2GB Harddrive
  • 17" Monitor with resolution setting 1024x768 for better view
  • Internet connection (for remote installation, online assistance or troubleshooting only when needed)

Server Machine (only for Network Edition)

  • Intel and AMD processor with 2GHz speed.
  • 2GB RAM
  • 5GB Hard drive
  • Internet connection (for remote installation, on-line assistance or troubleshooting only when needed)

Minimum Software Requirement Specifications

  • Windows XP SP3 or higher, Windows Vista SP2 or higher, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Serve 2008, Windows Serve 2012. All preferred in 32 bit, however Quick Quest can also be recompiled for you in case if you are using 64-bit windows operating system.
  • Microsoft Dotnet 4.0 Runtime Installed (download here)
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or higher. (Optional).
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition (download here). This is only required for Quick Quest Network and Cloud Editions.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Eyebrow-raising facts about Thesis Evaluation Software - Examinater

Some of the cool statistical facts about our thesis evaluation software product - 'Examianter', used by major technological university in Karnataka, India. Report generated on 4 September 2012.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quick Quest on Facebook

Like any other popular product based software company, we are also tempted to publish about Quick Quest on Facebook, so we did it :)

Please mark your 'like' on the page and help spreading the word about Quick Quest!

Thanks for your time and consideration!

Quick Quest 2.0: User Account Types

The Quick Quest Professional Edition 2.0 supports 3 types of user accounts to create and manage the system.
  1. Admin
  2. Guest
  3. User

1. Admin
Any Quick Quest user who is of type 'Admin' is as equal to GOD in Quick Quest system. He/She will have full permission to operate any function in the system.

So all Quick Quest features are accessible to this account. All those features can be found here.

This is the only type of user allowed to set question paper pattern and generate (store and lock) questions papers for up-coming examinations.

Users of this type can do 2 major activities,
  1. Manage questions-with-answer in the bank. i.e, any question-with-answer can be added/edited/deleted by this type of user.
  2. View, Print, and Correct question and answer papers (papers can be previously distributed in the exam hall and planned for future exams).
This user is not allowed to set question paper pattern and generate questions paper.

This type of user is best suited for data entry and that's why only questions-with-Answer management screen is allowed to access.

User type accounts not permitted to view and generate question and answer papers.

Oh...yah! There is one more account called ‘System Admin’. It was not listed with above 3 users type. There is special reason for it. This user is highly privileged and only one account will exist in the Quick Quest system. Even if you try to delete it, you can’t! reason?
There should be an account even when there are no users exist or created in the system. This user is a starting point for everything when Quick Quest is newly bought by the institution and all other things need to be defined/created.
Functionally, 'SysAdmin' is no different than 'admin' user type, except that it can not be destroyed/deleted.

That's all about Quick Quest users!

Hope these user accounts (with different access levels) are pretty much enough to manage questions-with-answer bank and examination papers in a secured and systematic way.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to post your queries/feedback in the below comments section or email us.