Altius is a teaching and consulting company. They help students prepare for medical college admission tests. The company also provides personal instruction to prospective medical students.
The client faced a rather tight deadline and a lack of technical vision to roll out the system in time. They needed a partner for a proper implementation scope. They turned to Softeq to create and integrate an educational web application.
The solution consists of two parts: the Admin Portal where tests are created, and the User Portal, hosting the prospective students’ accounts where the users can take tests, among other activities.
The Admin Portal provides the possibility to:
The application stores text content and images. On test completion, the application analyzes the student’s answers and calculates the total score based on specific rules.
The User Portal enables:
While taking the test, the user can navigate around it, going back and forward to assess the number of questions unanswered and time left for the test to finish. Besides, for added visual convenience, the user can manipulate the text (e.g. strike through, highlight).
To make the Admin Portal seamlessly connect to the User Portal, built using a different technology stack by a 3rd party service provider, the team carried out system integration. Other critical functional features added include single sign-on (taking a free test that expires after a designated time) and automatic score calculation with a relevant score range allocation.
To support secure connection between the client app and the server, the team applied SSL certificates to the pages transmitting sensitive data.
Your team has translated our instructions into practice almost perfectly. I work with many vendors and rarely find someone who is able to pay attention to, understand, and follow through on, detailed instructions. So often, we must repeat, correct, and rehash what was stated clearly in the original instructions. Not so in this case. Your communication and follow through have been EXCELLENT. Thank you!
The system has been rolled out to accommodate the exam preparation needs of potential medical students across U.S. and Canada.