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ExcelAssess was free software for Windows that allows you to administer self-marking exams in Excel. It comes with a large bank of questions in Excel skills, statistics, basic mathematics and economics.

As of 2016, we are retiring the software, since we have heard that it does not work on current version of Windows (at least 8 and 10) and we do not have the ability to upgrade it. This means we have disabled downloads of the software. If you still need the software and are sure you can run it, you can request a download from

We do have the complete source code. It is not freely downloadable since it contains answers to the questions. However, we can make the source code available on request to developers who can help to upgrade it.

Introducing ExcelAssess

Why and how to use this software

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to all kinds of queries

Question Topics

A list of all questions currently available


ExcelAssess questions were developed by David Whigham and John Houston of Glasgow Caledonian University. The Windows front-end was programmed by Richard Taylor of LiveLearning. Developed with financial help from the JISC/Higher Education Academy's Distributed eLearning programme.

CC-GNU GPL This is open-source software released under a Creative Commons-GNU General Public License.