How to use Exam.net for remote exams
Exam.net is robust and secure and built around the idea that students are gathered in a physical place, such as a classroom, where the teacher can monitor them. In this situation, Exam.net is very secure to use and the teacher can ensure that students are not using mobile phones. If students are taking exams remotely, for example from home, Exam.net can still be very useful either as a stand-alone or in combination with monitoring through the student's device's camera.
Can I conduct remote exams with web camera surveillance?
Exam.net can be used in parallel with Google Meet, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. In addition to the usual benefits of Exam.net, the teacher can also monitor the students visually and audibly during the exam, i.e. Exam.net handles the security of the device and the image/sound provides additional reassurance regarding the student's environment.
Start a meeting and share the link with the students. Once all the students are present, you distribute the exam key through the chat or by holding up a sign. Now you can monitor both via Exam.net (for example the exam log, the student answer history, the cheat detection etc.) and via image/sound.
You can find more information about Google Meet here.
You can find more information about Microsoft Teams here.
You can find more information about Zoom here.
Chat with students during the exam
Here you can find information about how the chat works.
Allow students to attach handwritten solutions
Exam.net has a feature that allows students to scan and attach handwritten solutions to an exam using a mobile phone. This feature is activated when you create the exam.
The student then gets an extra menu option and can use a mobile phone to scan their handwritten solution. The image is sent directly to the exam and is not stored on the phone.
It may be a good idea to let the students finish the exam session by scanning in all the images, and that everyone does this at the same time.
Tips for remote proctoring
Select phone number in the student information section
When creating your exam, you have to decide what information the student needs to provide when entering the exam (e.g., first and last name). One suggestion is to check the phone number box for remote exams. This will allow the teacher to collect the phone number of each student in case they would need to contact any student during the exam.
Enable system notifications
You can get a notification on your screen if something happens during the exam, e.g. if a student sends you a chat message. For example, if you are monitoring the students through a video conference meeting, it may be particularly important to be notified about different activities in the Exam.net monitoring view. Make sure that the bell icon in the top right corner of the monitoring view is filled in - then the system notifications are enabled.