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What is "Exam Mode" and how is it used?
What is "Exam Mode" and how is it used?
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Written by Ophelia Yue
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Exam mode differs from a normal Vocareum assignment. You can control access to the Exam for learners. As well as access to other class resources while learners are taking the exam.

Exam Mode settings are found in the Assignments settings

Please note - You can only set exam mode on or off when the assignment is unpublished

How do you schedule an exam?

Manual/Scheduled means everyone will take the exam at the same time and you can either publish it at the time or control it via "Access Date".

Timed sets the amount of time and number of attempts learner's will have to finish an exam

Timed but Unrestricted allows learner's to still access other course material during their Timed exam

What is a Show End Exam Button?

"Show End Exam Button" displays an "End Exam" button to learners.

What is a Show Exam Timer?

Show Exam Timer counts down the time.

Do exams auto-submit when the time is over?

Auto-submit functionality can be set in the Assignment Options settings.

Can learners end a timed exam early?

Learners can end a timed exam early, with or without submitting all parts. A warning will be displayed if they are missing parts for submission and would like to proceed.

How can a learner retake an exam?

An instructor can reset the exam for a learner via the Class page under Exam Info, as well as the Dashboard->Summary page for that learner. Reset Timer will allow a learner to reenter the exam while preserving their workarea from the previous attempt. Retake Exam will allow the learner to reenter the exam as well, but the student workarea will be reset to allow for a fresh start.

In both circumstances the learner will be re-prompted for a passcode if an exam passcode is set. The passcode is configurable in the assignment settings.

How can you extend the exam time for a learner?

An instructor can override the exam time for a learner via the Class page under Class Info, as well as the Dashboard->Summary page for that learner under Set Duration. When overriding the time for a learner note that the amount of time given will still take into account the start time. e.g. a 90 minute exam that runs from 11:00am.

What is SEB?

SEB - is integration to "Safe Exam Browser".

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