[R-pkgs] Package exams with Moodle and OLAT support

Achim Zeileis Achim.Zeileis at uibk.ac.at
Thu Dec 20 17:22:54 CET 2012

Dear useRs,

this week we have released a new version (1.9) of the "exams" package 
which now contains flexible tools for generating e-learning exams for
various learning management systems: As in earlier versions of the package 
exam generation is still based on separate Sweave files for each exercise. 
But rather than just producing different types of PDF output files, the 
package can now render the same exercises into a wide variety of output 
formats. These include HTML (with various options for displaying 
mathematical content) and XML specifications for online exams in learning 
management systems such as Moodle or OLAT.

The package is available from http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=exams and 
the new features are described in detail in the new vignette("exams2", 
package = "exams"). A short intro is also available in a guest post to 
Tal Galili's blog at: 

If you or someone else at your department wants to use this infrastructure
in practice and experiences any problems with it, just let us know (either
through e-mail or the support forum on R-Forge).

Best wishes,

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