AcroTeX Oa.Sys (pronounced "oasis") is an online testing system that I began developing for my own classes back in 2003 at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, the University of Akron. You can test the system by logging,
Oa.Sys login page Note: Adobe keeps ratcheting up the security. If you are having problems with the Oa.Sys, such as not being able to take a quiz, or to view a solution, then you probably have Acrobat/Reader 9.3.2. See below for a fix to the problem.
The demo page is Math 101, for the username/password use either the ones given on one of my other pages, or use guest/guest.
SWF Demo Page: I plan to create a series of Flash videos to demonstrate the Oa.Sys. Go to the Oa.Sys Video Page.
Oa.Sys is a PDF based, desktop system.
Oa.Sys provides for quiz management.
Oa.Sys is a Window-based system, the server-side script is written usin ASP classic with VBScript. my AeB Builder requires a windows platform, though the building of the quizzes does not require AeB Builder, any LaTeX system can be used to build the quizzes.
If you have any comments, either email me at dpstory at uakron dot edu, or, you can use my AeB Blog Comment Page, a PDF document, naturally.
Dr. D. P. Story, dpstory at uakron dot edu
April 13, 2010
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If you are having problems viewing the quizzes due to security measures, you might try trusting the web site that is serving up the quizzes. Open Acrobat/Reader and go to the Preferences dialog box (Edit > Preferences or Ctrl+K). In the Preferences dialog box, select Security (Enhanced) from the list of categories in the left-panel. You will see the dialog box depicted below.
Shown in green is the category you should select, Security (Enhanced). The item Enable Enhanced Security, shown in blue, is checked by default. You can clear this checkbox or leave it checked. Most importantly, click on the button Add Host, and type www.math.cs.uakron.edu into the response box that appears. Confirm the input by pressing the OK button; if all goes well you'll see the URL www.math.cs.uakron.edu appear in the text box, as shown in red. Exit the Preferences dialog box by pressing OK at the lower right corner of the Preferences dialog box. Now the use of Oa.Sys should go smoothly. Go back to the top of the page to follow the link to the login page, try again, please.