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RoboTutor. An advanced assessment tool for online student training and performance evaluation. What does RoboTutor do?. Grades online quizzes and tests Displays instructional material Interactively tutors students Provides learning games for students to play Generates surveys

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An advanced assessment tool for online student training and performance evaluation.

what does robotutor do
What does RoboTutor do?
  • Grades online quizzes and tests
  • Displays instructional material
  • Interactively tutors students
  • Provides learning games for students to play
  • Generates surveys
  • Keeps & displays student records
  • Creates teacher/administrator reports
  • Produces administrative summaries
who developed robotutor
Who developed RoboTutor?

RoboTutor was developed by Dr. Jerry Debenham, who has a PhD in Educational Technology and has published numerous articles in the field. He has also won a national and several regional awards for innovative computer software.

Assisting Dr. Debenham in the testing and development process has been Dr. Donald Wright and Dr. Gerald Smith. Special thanks to Elena Bykow, without whose advanced programming and database skills, RoboTutor would have never been possible.

who uses robotutor
Who uses RoboTutor?

Our clients include the following:

how is robotutor setup
How is RoboTutor setup?
  • Any number of students and administrators or teachers can log-in and use RoboTutor at the same time.
  • Students go directly to the Student Menu where they can view course materials, tutorials, games, surveys, and tests created by their teachers.
  • Users have access to all the features in the program where they can create tests, import training materials, or generate reports.
student menu
Student Menu
  • When students access RoboTutor, they go directly to the Student Menu screen.
  • The menu options can be setup by each teacher, school or the district.
  • Students can view their complete personal test records here.

Teachers can also link to RoboTutor tests, games or surveys from other websites anywhere on their intranet or the internet.

student sub menu
Student Sub-Menu
  • Each option in the Student Main Menu opens a sub-menu with links to content, tutorials, quizzes, surveys, or games.
  • In this example, the Algebra link opens this sub-menu with 3 links to content. Students click the Quiz button on the right to open an associated RoboTutor quiz.
student tests
Student Tests

Teachers can supply their own questions or copy them from the Test Bank. They can give their tests almost any look they want.

student tutorials
Student Tutorials

Any test can be turned into a tutorial where questions are graded 1 at a time and tutorial help is provided with each question.

instructional student games
Instructional Student Games

The Academic Olympics Game converts any test into a fun game for students to play. There are 5 themes and up to 8 students per terminal.

The Venture Game plays like Jeopardy and combines multiple tests. Comparisons between classes and schools are possible.

records reports
There are 9 records and reports which users can access. They can view test results from their own test area and all areas below themselves. Records & Reports
9 records reports options
9 Records & Reports Options
  • Group Tracking Records: Lists multiple tests & students who took them.
  • Individual Tracking Records: Lists tests taken by an individual student.
  • Question Analysis Report: Lists test questions and how many students answered each option.
  • Test Analysis Report: Lists students for specific tests with dates, times, right, wrong & scores.
  • Survey Analysis Report: Lists test questions and how many students answered each option along with complete student responses to essay and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  • Group Profile Analysis: Produces a summary report of how selective groups of students performed on tests in comparison to each other.
  • Student Comments: Lists all comments entered by students when taking selected tests.
  • Print Tests and Answers: Creates randomly generated tests that can be printed with answer sheets and headings so students can take them in the classroom.
  • Display Test Setup: Displays how a test is setup with a list of all questions and answers.
test administration
Test Administration

Teachers can create or modify any number of tests in their own test area. Tests can also be imported from the Test Bank or from an external Access database. Custom menus are created here for the students.

5 main test admin options
5 Main Test Admin Options
  • List/Edit Tests: Select this option if you want to edit or display tests you have already created in this Test Area.
  • Create a New Test: Select this option is you want to create a new test in this Test Area.
  • Import Tests: This option lets you import one or more tests from the Test Bank or a RoboTutor Access test database.
  • Export Tests: This option lets you export one or more of your tests from the SQL database to a RoboTutor Access test database.
  • Custom Student Menus: This option lets you create a custom student menu with both test and/or training materials links. It also lets you upload new training materials such as HTML, Word, or small PowerPoint documents.
ten question types
Ten Question Types
  • Multiple Choice - 1 correct
  • Multiple Choice - 2 or more correct
  • Multiple Choice – Drop-down Menu
  • True – False
  • Fill-in-the-blank
  • Essay
  • Identify components in a picture (max=10)
  • Match up words and definitions (max=10)
  • Set the sequential/logical order (max=10)
  • Sliding continuum (5 options)
student administration
Student Administration

There are 8 special features in Student Administration that allow teachers to perform administrative functions for their students.

8 student admin options
8 Student Admin Options
  • Add New Student Record: Add a new student and personal data to this Test Area.
  • Edit, Delete, or Merge Records: Edit, delete, or merge records for any student in this Test Area..
  • Tracking & Transcripts: Produce a report that displays tests taken by a specific student.
  • Certification Programs: Create or edit Certification Programs, as well as add, edit, or read the student records for any Certification Program.
  • Restrict Student Access: Restrict access by specified students to designated tests, web pages, or time slots.
  • Custom Score Tests: Change the scores a student received for specific questions in any test.
  • Certificates & Awards: Produce a custom designed certificate for test results in this Test Area.
  • Import Student Records: Import records from an ASCII text file or a RoboTutor Access student database.
system administration
System Administration

This is where Administrators setup new Users, navigate to lower levels, or create user access codes in optional pay-per-test configurations.

There can be any number of Test Areas with their own User Names and Passwords.

system admin options
System Admin Options
  • Add New Primary User
  • Edit Primary User Access
  • System Navigation
  • View/Delete Temporary Test Records: Deletes temporary student test records.
  • View/Delete Temporary Academic Olympics Game Records: Deletes temporary Academic Game records.
  • View/Delete Temporary Venture Game Records: Deletes temporary Academic Game records. This is an optional feature that may not be installed on your server.
  • Reset Total Tests Taken: Resets the total at the top of the system menu back to 0.
  • Show/Delete Tests from the Test Bank: Remove tests no longer associated with any Test Area.
  • Log-In Default User and Password: Setup defaults when RoboTutor is first accessed.
  • Email ALL Test Results: Sends all test results to the email address specified.
  • Create/Show/Delete Course Access Codes:Create special access codes that go to complete courses.
installation requirements
Installation Requirements
  • RoboTutor9 Standard Edition: Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 or XP Professional edition. Requires installation of IIS (Internet Information Services) so it functions as a web server. Uses ASPmail or CDONTS for email. Microsoft Access & FrontPage are very useful, but not required.
  • RoboTutor10 Professional Edition: Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP Professional edition. Requires installation of IIS (Internet Information Services) so it functions as a web server. Also Requires Microsoft SQL Server software. Uses ASPmail or CDONTS for email. Microsoft Access, PowerPoint & FrontPage are very useful, but not required.
  • Venture Game add-on to RoboTutor10: Requires .NET
support services
Support Services
  • Free Services: We provide telephone and email support with all versions for 2 years.
  • Test Construction: We can custom design tests and manage your online training.
  • Web Development: We can build and manage your website.
  • Servers: We can provide and manage the servers.
  • Customization: We can also do custom software changes to RoboTutor.
try it yourself
Try it Yourself

If you would like to try RoboTutor, here are some options:

  • The RoboTutor website ( lets you tryout RoboTutor 10 without any commitment or cost. You can create your own sample tutorials, games, surveys, & tests.
  • You can go to Dr. Don Wrights affiliated website: to see a large variety of public school training materials and RoboTutor games and tests.
  • You can go to Dr. Gerald Smith’s affiliated website: to see how RoboTutor is being used for online police training in a pay-per-course environment.
  • You can call RoboTutor and ask them to set you up with full access rights for a free trial.
robotutor editions
RoboTutor Editions

Compare It:RoboTutor is comparable in features to software that costs tens of thousands of dollars more. There is nothing remotely similar in the same price range.

Standard Edition (RoboTutor 9): For small applications such as an individual teacher or professor where there is 500 or less students. Uses multiple Access databases. Not suitable for use in school labs or environments where there are more than 15 simultaneous users.

Professional Edition (RoboTutor 10): For large applications such as schools, government agencies, or corporations. Uses SQL database and can handle thousands of students and many users.

the end
The End

To view the complete RoboTutor 10 manual, click Manual button. There is also a Help screen with every feature in RoboTutor.


If you would like to tryout RoboTutor, click the RoboTutor button. Log-In as Anonymous by simply clicking Log-In.