How to use for remote exams

  • 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, 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, can still be very useful either as a stand-alone or in combination with monitoring through the student's device's camera.

    Conducting remote exams (7:40)

    Can I conduct remote exams with web camera surveillance? can be used in parallel with Google Meet, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. In addition to the usual benefits of, the teacher can also monitor the students visually and audibly during the exam, i.e. 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 (for example the exam log, the student answer history,  the cheat detection etc.) and via image/sound.

    Are there any technical limitations?

    It is currently not possible to use a video conferencing tool in parallel with the high-security mode on Chromebooks or iPads or if the student uses more recent versions of our macOS app (version 2.0 or above). In that case, the students could use for example a mobile phone pointed from the side (connected to the video conference).

    Chat with students during the exam

    Here you can find information about how the chat works.

    Allow students to attach handwritten solutions 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 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.