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Class Climate

Class Climate can be used as an alternative to SacCT surveys and in combination with a SacCT course. Using Class Climate you can create anonymous surveys using your own questions to be delivered via the Web. Survey results can be viewed online or downloaded for further analysis.


Respondus, a third-party application from Respondus, Inc., can be used to easily create exams for SacCT, print exams, copy an existing exam from SacCT, or incorporate publisher quiz questions into a SacCT course. Because the CSU purchases a license every year for the software, it is available for Sac State faculty and staff, free of charge.

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser that increases the security of online testing in SacCT. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to another website, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a SacCT assessment requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, the assessment won't be accessible with a standard Web browser.


Turnitin is an online plagiarism prevention resource for instructors and students concerned with developing quality writing and research skills. The system detects plagiarism by comparing submitted papers against three databases. For each paper submitted, the results of these comparisons are compiled for instructors in custom "Originality Reports." These reports may be available to students, depending on the instructor's settings for the assignment.

Last updated: August 4, 2014   




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