At the second level of engagement, lecturers download the 'rebelmaths' exams as SCORM files. Exams with the 'rebelmaths' tag are quality test questions that have been created or modified by the Cork project team. These files are then uploaded to the lecturer's Blackboard/Moodle page and learner grades are recorded.


  • very little training or skills required
  • learner analytics/grades are recorded
  • can be used as formative or summative assessment
  • an easy way to try out the system and see how it works in your setting
  • students get immediate feedback on their work
  • students can use it at home for revision
  • can be used in Maths Learning Support Centres
Limitations of LEVEL 2:
  • no opportunity to make any changes to the existing exams
Resources Required
  • no financial cost associated with this level of engagement
  • some time (minutes) needed to learn how to download the files and upload them to the Learning Management System
  • web browser
  • Learning Management System (Usually either Moodle or Blackboard)
Instructions for Level 2

First go through the process of Level 1 and try out the exam you are interested in. If you are satisfied that this exams will suit your purpose proceed to the Numbas website


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To access our exams just search for ‘rebelmaths’. See Figure 4. All our exams contain this tag. See Figure 5. You will find a list of our exams.    


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Find the exam you are interested in and click on it.

Click the button saying download and choose SCORM package.

 The SCORM file has now been downloaded on to your computer.

The process for uploading the test to your learning management system depends on which system you are using. Go to http://numbas-editor. tutorials/upload-vle.htmll where there are short videos on how to upload an exam to Blackboard and Moodle. See Figure 6.

No understanding of what a SCORM package means is required when using Numbas but if you are interested it is what allows Numbas and your virtual learning environment to communicate. SCORM stands for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model”. It is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products and is the industry standard for e-learning interoperability.

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Once this is done the exam is ready for the students. Once the students have completed the exam the results will appear in the virtual learning environment. In blackboard for example they appear in Grade Centre.