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Set up an exam

 

Exam ground rule: Exams in DigiExam require a title, subject and at least one complete question before they can be saved or used.

 

1. Go to the "Overview" page.

Click on the "Overview" tab in the left toolbar (see figure 2.1).

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2. Create exam

Select the green "+ Create new exam" button (see figure 2.2).

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3. Name the exam

Fill your title and subject.  The “Title” and “Subject” boxes are marked in red because they are mandatory (see figure 2.3).

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The public exam description is optional.  This is where you should put any general directions or instructions your students need to know while taking their exam. (see figure 2.4) 

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The assessment type allows you to change the exam to and from score-based grading and formative grading. For more information about assessment types, click here.  (see figure 2.5)

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4. Choose your settings

Select which settings you would like to turn on for this exam. Hover your mouse over the “i” icon to see an explanation of the setting.

  • Student computer lockdown (see figure 2.6): When student computer lockdown is turned on, students are prevented from surfing the web or accessing other applications on the computer during the exam.  
    • This should always be turned on for formal exams.  
    • Turn lockdown off if students are allowed to access other applications or web browsers while completing their exam. (link to article about open book exams)

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  • Allow spell check for (see figure 2.7): Choose to allow all students, only selected students, or no students to use the spell check tool.

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  • Anonymous exam: (link to anonymous exam article) Students will be graded anonymously.  Students names will be removed from their exams once the exam session has been ended. An administrator can remove anonymization once grading is complete.
  • Randomize the order of questions: The questions will appear in a randomized order for students.  The order is restored when you grade the exam.
  • Randomize the order of alternatives: The answer choices within multiple choice questions will be randomized.  The order is restored when you grade the exam.
  • Text direction: Right-to-left: Allows you to change the text direction for writing systems that are right-to-left; e.g. Persian, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.

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Learn how to add questions to your exam here.

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