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Maple T.A. now mobile-accessible with support for tablets

MaplesoftTM, a leader in software products for technical education and research, have released their latest version of its popular testing and assessment tool, Maple T.A. TM. Maple T.A. is a powerful online testing and assessment system designed especially for courses involving mathematics, making it ideal for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. Maple T.A. 10 incorporates customer feedback from students, instructors, and administrators to provide increased scope, usability, and flexibility for testing and assessment in an online environment.

With Maple T.A. 10, all Maple T.A. functionality is now accessible via standard web browsers on both computers and tablets, including iPad®, AndroidTM tablets, and more. All math-based features are fully supported on iPads, including standard math notation in questions and responses, as well as the full range of visualization options.

Maple T.A. 10 includes new questions types for technical assessment. With the new sketch question, instructors can ask students to sketch graphs, and Maple T.A. grades those graphs automatically. For instructors in engineering and science, Maple T.A. can now ask questions that require students to draw free body diagrams, and Maple T.A. will grade the result. In addition, the Math App question type, first introduced as a technology preview, is now fully supported. With gradeable Math Apps, instructors can provide students with specialized calculators, ask them to manipulate parameters until they have found the desired solution, give them interactive plots to explore, and much more.

Other enhancements include a completely redesigned interface that incorporates customer feedback from both instructors and students to create a more streamlined workflow; a new equation editor that eliminates the need for browser plug-ins; updates to the connectivity features that allow Maple T.A. to be seamlessly integrated into course management systems such as Blackboard, Moodle, and Brightspace by D2L; and more options for customizing the Maple T.A. interface.

"Maple T.A. 10 is an important step forward for STEM assessment," says Paul DeMarco, Director of Development for Maple and Maple T.A. "From mobile support for tablets to new question types for math, science, and engineering, to a streamlined, customizable interface, Maple T.A. 10 offers students, instructors, and administrators a powerful environment for testing and assessment that can be integrated into any online course or learning management infrastructure."

Maple T.A. 10 is available as both a Maplesoft-hosted or school-hosted solution. Interface translations are available for French, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and more.

Maplesoft in profile
MaplesoftTM, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft´s core technologies include the world´s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.

Maplesoft´s products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes MapleTM, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSimTM, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems. 

Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. Maplesoft´s customers include Ford, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. With Toyota, Maplesoft founded the Plant Modeling Consortium to promote the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries.

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Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
CYBERNET SYSTEMS in Japan provides world-class solutions and services in the CAE and IT areas.

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