Mocks of the redesigned testing tool overlap the image of a smiling little girl taking an online test in a classroom. Mocks of the redesigned testing tool overlap the image of a smiling little girl taking an online test in a classroom.

Client

American Book Company

Industry

Publishing

Our Role

Information Architecture, UX Design, UI Design

ALL SOLUTIONS

CourseWave Educational Testing Platform

The client

American Book Company (ABC) an established leader in educational publishing, serves nearly 6000 schools, with innovative print and digital educational resources that help students achieve success in and out of the classroom.

The challenge

American Book Company aimed to elevate and improve upon its online testing platform, CourseWave. The challenge was two-pronged: for students, to design an experience that allowed intuitive test completion without prior system training; for educators, to ensure the portal was user-friendly for reviewing and grading completed tests.

Our response

Our approach began with evaluating the range of questions used across different state standardized tests by grade level and subject. We then collaborated with educators and web developers to design a set of controls, components, and templates adaptable for any question type.

Mocks of different question types including drag and drop, multiple choice, and a line graph. Mocks of different question types including drag and drop, multiple choice, and a line graph.

Example of question styles in the student view.

Navigation on the left side allows students to quickly identify questions they may have skipped and jump to them with ease. At the end of each test, students can review a summary of their test before submiting it for grading. Our focus on maintaining a consistent and easy-to-understand user interface throughout the testing experience ensures students can confidently complete tests on their first try.

Process flow showing the pathway a teacher would take to select a test for grading. Process flow showing the pathway a teacher would take to select a test for grading.

Testing process from the teacher view.

Educators are provided instant feedback on student scores through their Classroom Management Dashboard and the ability to review and evaluate student responses.

The new CourseWave design successfully delivers a seamless testing experience, allowing educators to customize instruction and create a more engaging learning environment.

Mood board displaying several examples of redesigned UI elements including navigation, tables, and buttons. Mood board displaying several examples of redesigned UI elements including navigation, tables, and buttons.