How anonymous exams work

DigiExam supports anonymous exams, this feature enables teachers to grade exams without bias and allows to students to feel they are being graded fairly.  After an exam has been ended, the students names will be removed.  When a teacher goes to grading, they will see anonymous names (such as: "Student 1" and "Student 2") rather than seeing the names of their students..

The connection between the performed exam and the student credentials will still be linked behind the scenes, even though it is not available to the teacher during grading.

How to enable anonymous exams

When you create an exam you have a checkbox that enables anonymous exams.  If you have a past exam that you would now like to make anonymous, simply locate the exam in your library and go to edit exam. Then check the "Anonymous Exam" exam box and save it.

How does this affect executing the exam?

While students take the exam their names will not be anonymized in the live view and the exam will be performed in the same way.  This allows the teacher to properly monitor and unlock the exam if a student needs to restart the exam.

During grading

During grading the student name and code is not available to the teacher, instead the teacher just sees the students as "Student 1", "Student 2" etc.

Publishing exams

Publishing exams is performed the same way as a non-anonymous exam.  The exam results will become available to the student when the student logs into their DigiExam account.  

Downloading results with Excel

If you download an Excel spreadsheet with the exam results while an exam is anonymous then the student's names and codes will remain hidden. However, if an administrator downloads the Excel it will contain the student's names and codes.

Removing anonymization of an exam

Administrators have the ability to turn the anonymization of exams on and off.  A button to toggle this is available for administrators when they go to the grading of the exam.

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