Questions about how to login?

First Time User Login

Use this option if you are a first time user or need to start a new assessment.

Returning Users

Use this option if you want to look up a previously started or completed assessment.

SmarterMeasure is a self-assessment tool. It is an indicator of the degree to which distance learning will be a good fit for you. Upon completion of SmarterMeasure you will receive a score report that will not only help you understand your strengths and opportunities for improvement, but also provide resources to help you succeed. Remember, this assessment is strictly for your benefit.

The test will take about 25 to 35 minutes to complete. You can complete the test in more than one session. As long as you completed the first section (Personal Information) of the SmarterMeasure test before you stopped, you will receive a personal SmarterMeasure Pin in the email account you provided to SmarterMeasure. You can access your SmarterMeasure test or score report at any time later. Please take the time to rate yourself honestly. You are not penalized for guessing on the SmarterMeasure assessment. Make sure to enter an answer for each question on the assessment.

Need Help? Please contact SmarterMeasure directly for technical support. Click on the SmarterMeasure Help Desk link below. If you have questions related to use of SmarterMeasure for your COD Online classes, please contact COD Online at or 630-942-2490.

How to Login to Take the Test for the First Time:

  • The login area is on the right. Select an appropriate username from the drop-down Username list.
  • Password is the same as the username you have selected. Type the password in the Password box.

For Returning Users:

You are a returning user if you have completed at least the first section (Personal Information) of the SmarterMeasure test previously. Your SmarterMeasure PIN was sent to the email account you had provided to SmarterMeasure. Enter the email address and your PIN in the appropriate boxes to revisit your test or test report.

Technical Requirements

To successfully use SmarterMeasure, you must:

  1. Have Internet access with a 28.8K modem or faster. (A minimum 56k modem is recommended to download components such as audio files.)
  2. Accept browser cookies.
  3. Enable JavaScript on your Web browser.
  4. Set your browser to refresh at every page.
  5. Not be behind a firewall that blocks cookies or blocks access to a secure server.
  6. Turn off pop-up blocking. (Internet Explorer users only)
  7. Have speakers connected to your computer and turned on.

The following minimum plug-in versions may be required to access certain areas of the site. If your version precedes or differs from those listed, you may be prompted to download a new version.

  1. Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher

What is SmarterMeasure?

SmarterMeasure is a tool which helps you determine your level of readiness for taking online or technology rich courses. On the next few web pages you will be asked questions on topics in the areas of how well you can use a computer; how motivated, organized, and self-directed you are; how you prefer to learn new information; and you will even be able to measure your on-screen reading rate and recall.

But relax, SmarterMeasure is fun. SmarterMeasure is being provided by your school to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses better as you prepare to learn online. SmarterMeasure is a tool to help you succeed!

After completing SmarterMeasure you will view a webpage which will show you your scores in easy to interpret graphs and text. In addition to that, you may receive an email from your institution letting you know about sources for support in the areas in which you could use some assistance.