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VirtualTutor features

VirtualTutor technology is built into our online practice sets to offer:

AutoGrade technology

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To save you time and money on grading, our online VirtualTutor practice sets grade themselves as students complete them. Perdisco’s exclusive AutoGrade functionality assigns more than one thousand (1000+) points to the VirtualTutor practice sets and, in doing so, achieves very fine grained control over grading outcomes.

Our AutoGrade implementation has been designed by a team of accounting instructors, instructional designers and computer professionals, whose aim is to replicate the judgments an instructor would make when hand-grading traditional paper practice sets - in a manner that is guaranteed to be without bias.

AntiCheat functionality

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Perdisco's exclusive AntiCheat functionality allows you to control the number of practice set versions available in your course. Each version contains unique transactions, contexts and numeric values to ensure that students can collaborate on process, but cannot copy each others' work.

When you adopt a VirtualTutor practice set, your students will login to Perdisco's website and automatically receive their unique version. Grading and feedback are also automated in these practice sets. There is nothing for you to do in the delivery or administration process (except receive the final results)!

You can choose to deliver either:

One version One practice set version:
to encourage students to work together
Many versions A unique practice set for every student:
to stop cheating altogether

Ongoing performance feedback

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Using our VirtualTutor technology, online practice sets provide students with performance feedback as they submit each page of their practice set. The feedback is based on the unique numeric values and contexts used in each student's own version of the practice set. Students tell us that this is like having a personal tutor available 24/7 to help them whenever they need it.

Back-on-track functionality

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Our back-on-track functionality prevents students from carrying errors throughout their entire practice set by quickly correcting those mistakes after they happen.

Of course, this functionality does not change the points that have been awarded to a student for their attempt to date nor allow them to retrospectively change their submitted answers. However, it does mean that an early mistake can be used as a learning experience and is not subsequently compounded by then flowing through the remainder of the student's attempt.

Contact us now to find out more.