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Educational Software Thread, Promissor Online Testing Software in Technical; We had a phone call on friday saying that the sofware has been upgraded We need to unistall everything, including ...
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    Promissor Online Testing Software

    We had a phone call on friday saying that the sofware has been upgraded
    We need to unistall everything, including the clients and reinstall with the upgradeed software :x Luckily I'd only installed in on 3 machines as its not being used here until Feb 2008

    The joys!

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    Verily it is a piece of poo! It wouldn't auto install either - so we had to do it by hand. What junk! Bring back ExamBase!

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    You are joking me. Bah. 60 PC's to install it on, and the server again. Bring back the old version.

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    I've had no such call, and it's running this minute, hope it's ok.

    ExamBase was so much better

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    As i've said in another post

    e-mail

    onscreentesting@edexcel.org.uk and make it for the attention of Emma Vann

    Tell them you want Exambase back. I have, this is what Support told me to do when i said i want Exambase back. We just need enough people to tell them were not happy with Promissor!

    Just send them a brief e-mail saying why you want Exambase back and why Promissor is so poo.

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    I had the same phonecall on fri.

    Ben

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers
    As i've said in another post

    e-mail

    onscreentesting@edexcel.org.uk and make it for the attention of Emma Vann

    Tell them you want Exambase back. I have, this is what Support told me to do when i said i want Exambase back. We just need enough people to tell them were not happy with Promissor!

    Just send them a brief e-mail saying why you want Exambase back and why Promissor is so poo.
    Done

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    What's even more entertaining about it is that you can get the students sat down, they connect to do a test and then the software says "there is a new version of the software available" and terminates!

    So if a new version of the software arrives just before a test - guess what - - the test don't work!!!

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    Ahem. Personally I think this is the best testing software I have seen (so far). I haven't seen Exambase so can't compare the two, but I have seen ECDL software in action and that was total pap! I've also experienced Edexcel testing system for Administration and that was a bloated piece of crapware too.

    You should be receiving notification e-mails 30 days in advance when there is an upgrade to Promissor available. For the last upgrade all I had to do was uninstall server software (currently using a PC in the computer room as the Promissor server, but we will probably move it to the file server eventually) and install the new version. Then I went round each client, logging in as admin and running the Promissor client software which picked up the update from the server PC and installed it. Job done.

    One reason the client software might terminate is that the 30 day grace period has probably ended.

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    No notification emails just a phonecall last friday.

    Ben

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    I've had no phonecall. You've gotta be yanking my chain, I only got it working for the first time last week!

    Exambaaaaaasseeeeee

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    Perhaps you need to set it up with Promissor? We primarily use Promissor for City & Guilds tests (for the Agricultural, Engineering and Construction departments), and it's actually the invigilators/test managers that get the notification e-mails which they then forward to me.

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I've had no phonecall. You've gotta be yanking my chain, I only got it working for the first time last week!

    Exambaaaaaasseeeeee
    I wish i was

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    None here either. Checked with the exams officer and she knew nothing. Hope the client/admin/whatever they call it bit does auto upgrade this time as they say it will.
    There will be email from me about exambase, well a slightly updated version, but it was still a great system.

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    Re: Promissor Online Testing Software

    Have got to install this into another room and have a few things to talk to promissor about does anyone have a (working) contact number for them??

    Cheers



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