Reason for this project
The use of digital assessment has increased substantially at Radboud University in just a short period of time: around 100,000 assessments are taken digitally every year. Such numbers demand good functionality, high software reliability and a supplier that handles personal data with extreme care. The current supplier Cirrus cannot meet Radboud University's current requirements on all these points. Therefore, the replacement is being prepared, with the aim of working with the new software from September 2024.
After careful preparation in consultation with the faculties, a European Tender was recently launched with the aim of selecting a new supplier for digital assessment software. In addition to a large number of functional, technical and legal requirements (GDPR), functionality and user-friendliness are important assessment criteria for the new software. These will be assessed in the third week of April by various panels including representatives (lecturers, students and faculty digital assessment coordinators) from the faculties. If everything goes according to plan, the new assessment software will be announced during June 2023.
The new software cannot be put into use immediately. The entire academic year 2023-24 will be spent on careful preparation. This will include setting up the software and establishing links with other systems (such as Osiris). From January 2024, the new software can be piloted, initially on a small scale. This will be gradually scaled up to gain experience. From September 2024, the entire university will start working with the new test software.
For more information about this project, please contact your own faculty digital assessment coordinator or the project leader Michiel van Geloven at michiel.vangeloven [at] ru.nl.