Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 3
Year of Publication: Jul - 2016
Page Numbers: 86-94
Authors: Ayyub Ali Patel
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002148


Learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard (BB) is being used by many universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for course delivery and course assessment. Authoring, management, scheduled delivery, reporting, and analysis of examinations over the blackboard is being apportioned by Questionmark Perception (QMP). In the present study this tool was tested in the College of Medicine, King Khalid University, with level three medical biochemistry students during I and II semesters of 2013/2014. The evaluation of this tool was to provide analysis on the final theory exam according to medical education guidelines. The question papers were prepared using QMP for these two exams involving 291 students (193 boys and 98 girls) taking the exam. The required questions for the exams were collected using QMP authoring manager. All the Questions were of type 1 multiple choices. The stem of the selected questions and choices of the answers were randomized at the time of delivery and were thus used to create the assessment. Statistical analysis of the questions and student performance were assessed using QMP reporter. Ample amount of time was allotted for the exam as all the students completed the online exam well in time. This exam represented 35% of the total grade. QMP analysis for the two online exams was very similar with most of the questions being moderately difficult and had a Cronbach’s Alpha reliability index of 0.88.