StudyMate Class Sandbox: Lurkers Welcome

Do you wish you could test drive a car without having to talk to a salesperson at the car dealership? Wouldn’t it be great if you could take home a mobile phone for a day before signing a 2-year contract?  Yes, we feel the same way.

That’s why we developed the sandbox for StudyMate Class. It’s a no hassle, no obligation way to try StudyMate Class without having to call anyone at Respondus or install anything to your learning management system, such as a server plugin.  You don’t even have to use your real name when signing up for an account (if you want to keep your identity a super-duper secret).

The sandbox area includes each of the 12 learning activities, games and self-assessments that are available in StudyMate Class. You can also enter questions or glossary terms, and then see how those items appear in the various activities.

If you’d like to see how StudyMate Class looks in Spanish or French, you can give that a try too. Better yet, pull out your mobile phone and see how StudyMate Class creates learning activities and games that are customized to your particular device and web browser.

There are some limits to the sandbox. For instance, you cannot integrate the sandbox with your institution’s learning management system — you’ll need to get a free, 3-month pilot license to do that (and, yes, you’ll be asked for a real name at that point). You’re also prevented from creating entirely new projects in the sandbox area of StudyMate Class, or using publisher test banks from the Respondus Test Bank Network. But the main features are all there, so it’s well worth your time.

Go ahead, give the StudyMate Class sandbox a try. Kick the tires, take it around the block for a spin. We won’t check your credit, charge your credit card, or even expect you to call for a second date.

And, if this is still too much of a commitment for you, there’s always the StudyMate Class demo movie. It doesn’t come with dinner, but it’ll provide a nice overview of StudyMate Class in just a few minutes. You won’t have to raise a finger (except to click the mouse).