Maple T.A. 8 is a Web-based program to create and assess online tests and assignments. Adaptive questions in Maple T.A. give instructors a tool to improve student comprehension. The questions give extra guidance to students giving an incorrect response to a question, increasing their understanding of the concepts and techniques involved. The method lets students try a simpler version of the same question before retrying the original, or whatever the instructor feels is appropriate. As a result, adaptive questions give students the opportunity to deepen their understanding without leaving the test site. Students get partial credit for their efforts. Maple T.A. 8 also provides a highly secure Proctored Browser, which reduces cheating by ensuring students stay inside the interface until the test or assignment is completed. While using the Proctored Browser students cannot access other Web sites or programs on their computer.
Maplesoft

615 Kumpf Dr.
Waterloo, ON, Canada
(800) 267-6583
www.maplesoft.com

Portable server with a small footprint
The Nucleus Server is a small pedestal server for full-scale server deployments that require a mix of virtualization, high-speed networking, and enterprise-level storage. Unlike traditional servers, the Nucleus Server takes up only half the space, while offering performance on par with much larger computers. The Nucleus Server includes a convenient handle for easy portage. This is useful for companies that need to run high-end software away from the office, such as those conducting sales demonstrations or proof-of-concept installations. The Nucleus Server is a good alternative when many virtual machines must be used as compared to under-performing laptops or shipping bulky servers to a customer site.
NextComputing

4 Townsend West
Unit 17
Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 886-3874
www.nextcomputing.com

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