Tutorial 8: Quick Assignments

Suppose you want your students to complete a worksheet, and return their completed sheets to you for marking. Just a simple worksheet. How hard can that be? Well if you do it all by email, the answer is ‘quite hard’. Checking you’ve got them all, downloading (and printing?) each one separately – ugh!

Would you rather send all your worksheets out with just a few clicks, then get them back with just two clicks more?

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Pingdom gives us a Top 7% performance rating

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Pingdom is a service that tests your homepage¬†by accessing it from a remote server, and timing how long it takes each individual component to load. I tested Yacapaca from their Amsterdam server at peak time (11:33) this morning, and got the encouraging result that we are “faster than 93% of all tested websites”.

If you want to see how it is performing right now, follow this link. I’m not sure how long Pingdom keep the link valid, though. For the most relevant results, re-set the server location from the default Austin, Texas to Amsterdam.

Pingdom only tests the homepage. To see current quiz load times, check our Twitter Feed.