Monitor students

Live view helps teachers and professors monitor which students have started an exam and which students have handed in.  

How to access live view  

1. Select the "Exams" tab in the lefthand toolbar and go to your "Ongoing" exams tabs (see figure 6.1).

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2. Select the green "Monitor" button (see figure 6.2).

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From the live view, you are able to see the names of the students taking the exam, as well as the time they started, when data from their exam was last received, and what time they handed in. You are also able to view the exam's settings, choose status on your students(i.e if a student is absent or writing the exam with pen & paper) and download or print the exam and an attendance list (see figure 6.3).

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There are two key actions you can make from live view: unlocking exam and downloading offline files.  Both can help you if a student experiences a technical difficulty.

Unlocking exams

For every active student, there is an “unlock” action button (the padlock icon).  As soon as a student begins taking an exam, the exam is locked in order to prevent cheating.  This means if the student tries to end the exam and log back in, they will be blocked. However, there are certain technical issues that might require a teacher or professor to unlock an exam for their student.  For example, if a computer freezes or a battery dies unexpectedly, the student will need to have the exam unlocked.  In this situation the following instructions can be used:

1. Select the “Padlock icon” button for a particular student (see figure 6.4).


Figure 6.4


2. The student re-opens their DigiExam client.

3. Student re-enters the exact same student information/credentials.

4. Student re-starts the exam and continues working where they left off.


Offline files 

Offline files are used so students can start and hand-in exams regardless of whether they have an internet connection.  Within live view, you’ll see there are two buttons: “download offline file” and “upload offline answer files.” It is recommended that instructors always download the offline exam file and save it to a USB drive in case a student can’t connect to the internet. For information on how to use offline files, follow this guide.


End Exam

After all students have handed in, the instructor needs to end the exam before they can begin grading. To do that you click the End exam button (see figure 7). 


Figure 7

After that your exam will be moved to the "Ungraded" tab on the "Exams" page. If the exams max point is set to 0 points the exam will be moved to "Graded". You can start grading the exam when the exam has been ended.

To learn more on how to end an exam click here.


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