Dugga Digital Assessment, also known under the shorter name -Dugga- is a digital assessment platform that can be used for schools, high schools, colleges, universities and corporations. The Dugga platform is compatible with all the operating systems common on the market such as Windows PC, MAC OS X, iPad IOS, and Chrome OS for Chromebooks. The Dugga system is platform and operating system independent and can be used for tests, diagnostic tests, exams, home exams, assignments, homework assignments, homework examinations and similar educational activities where students' knowledge is evaluated digitally.

A central part of Dugga's assessment platform, and in line with our ambition to help teachers to conduct unbiased assessment, is the possibility for teachers do conduct the scoring, marking and grading in an anonymous mode. The assessment is done anonymously by default in Dugga which gives a more fair and impartial assessment and grading of the students. Assessment and grading in Dugga can be done with a point-based result system to which different grading scales can be linked or with rubrics/assessment matrices that can be created centrally at the school or by individual teachers or retrieved from other systems.

Watch a short presentation of how to create exams in Dugga here:

Dugga is a Spinoff from a research and development project which was initiated in 2012 at Stics Research and the Stockholm School of Economics and was conducted in collaboration with researchers and developers at Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Umeå University, University of Nijmegen Arnhem, University of Lyon and University of Memphis.

Dugga's computer-based test platform makes the students feel more comfortable when they’re being graded. This is because today's students are more accustomed to writing on a computer with a keyboard than they are writing with paper and a pen.

Dugga has been developed by researchers and educators with many years of experience in school systems in several different countries. In the original research project, 30 schools participated, where school leaders, teachers and students participated and contributed in designing the platform. During the development, the team of participating teachers had different backgrounds and more often than not, without any particular IT background. The assumption was that the digital test platform would be more user-friendly and easier to use if the platform was built in such a way that educators without special IT skills were involved at the earliest stage of the research and development. This since Dugga is for all teachers, students and schools - simply Your Dugga.

What does the word Dugga mean? [Du:ga]

At Swedish universities and colleges it is quite common to have so-called duggor, which is a less extensive type of written tests. A dugga can take the form of a test with self-correcting/automated question types such as multiple choice questions, correct answer questions, match questions, slot text questions and the like, which facilitates quick and simplified scoring. The time it takes for a teacher to mark and grade such a test will be much shorter. Duggor have previously been used, among other things as control/check-up tests, preliminary tests and the like, or as a qualification test for laboratory exercises or before starting a larger project assignment. Duggor have sometimes also been used as a voluntary task with the possibility of bonus points on a subsequent exam or as a substitute for exam tasks/follow up exam. With the test platform Dugga, however, all types of written tests and tasks can be carried out digitally, to the benefit of teachers, schools and students worldwide.

Take the opportunity to watch a video clip about Dugga and how we are working to bring digital assessment to schools worldwide.

Created by Patrik Nilsson on 2019/05/27 12:28