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Using Local Device Assessment

What is local device assessment?

Designed for solutions where you need a self-contained assessment experience that works without an Internet connection, local device assessment is designed to operate on mobile devices which are fully offline.

With the Learnosity APIs stored locally on mobile devices, students can download assessments to complete offline, retrieve their responses from sessions in progress, then push responses to the cloud later, when they have a reliable Internet connection.

This technology is offered as a Software Development Kit (SDK) for development teams who create iOS, Android or Chromebook native applications.

What situations is local device assessment designed for? 

Local device assessment allow for those times when the student users may have segments of time when they are offline (commuting home, on the bus or a train, for example). 

The student experience would run like so:

1. Student downloads the assessment onto their mobile device before leaving the school network. 
2. While travelling home, the student can answer all the questions in the assessment on their mobile device.
3. When the student reaches a stable network connection again, they can submit their work to the server and continue online.

Note: the system is not designed for dynamic loss of the Internet connection.

Who should be using local device assessment?

This is available for clients who have the resources to expend on creating native app experiences to complement a complete product offering (for example, an all platforms solution supporting computer/phone/tablet/chromebook --WebView is required). 

This is a premium feature, for enterprise Learnosity customers. Talk to our support team to learn more.

What are the prerequisites for deploying local device assessment?

You will need a development team who are ready to develop and deploy native applications on iOS, Android, or ChromeOS operating systems. 

What can customers do with local device assessment today?

Customers can do the following:

  • Package the Learnosity Assessment APIs inside your iOS/Android/ChromeOS native applications (WebView required),
  • Package your Item bank content inside your iOS/Android/ChromeOS native applications,
  • Download new Item bank content to your iOS/Android/ChromeOS native applications (when a stable Internet connection is present),
  • Load the Learnosity Assessment APIs from inside a WebView (or, inside Chrome for ChromeOS), 
  • Upload student responses to the cloud (when a stable Internet connection is present),
  • View reports of local device assessments.

Note: the system does not manage synchronization conflicts or versioning. When responses are synchronized to or from a device, they will overwrite existing responses. You should consider your intended student workflow to avoid unintentionally overwriting responses.

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