A university professor is seeking a tool that help measuring the effectiveness and usability of a certain product, mostly this product is targeting students and academical fields.
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There are a lot of tools out there. Of the paid tools, I've personally used http://www.usertesting.com (allows you to complete remote user testing), and http://www.usabilityhub.com/ (five second tests and click tests). They both do different things and achieve different results. In both cases as well, you'll need to design the tests. (And at the same time, define some benchmarks for what is "usable" for your product versus "not usable.")
However, do not underestimate simple, free in-person user testing. You're on a university campus I take it? If so, you're surrounded by lots of people who are probably willing to help you out on a research project. Go to the on-campus coffee shop and ask some people if they're willing to test out your product in exchange for a cup of coffee, or send out an email to recruit folks into your lab.