How do I upload an offline answer file?

The offline answer file should not be opened with third-party software. Instead, upload the offline answer file in Digiexam to the exam it belongs to. 

To upload the offline answer file, go to the exam page and then find the exam that the offline answer file belongs to. The exam could be under the tabs Ongoing, Ungraded, or Graded, depending on where you are in the exam process (figure 1).

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Once you have found the correct exam, click on the exam name (figure 2).

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If the exam you have selected is ongoing, you can upload the offline exam file from the live view page (figure 3).

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If the exam you have selected is ungraded or graded, you can upload the offline exam file from the grading overview page (figure 4).

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After you've selected the Upload offline answer file button, drag and drop the offline answer file in the cross-hatched area (figure 5) in the box that appears, or click inside the cross-hatched area to search for the offline answer file on your computer. It's possible to batch-upload files.

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The status of the added offline answer files is shown under the heading Status (figure 6). When all offline answer files have been added, click on the Upload-button to start the upload. 

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The status of the offline answer files will change to Handed in when the upload is done (figure 7). Click on the Done button in the bottom-right corner of the offline answer file box to get back to the last page you viewed. If something goes wrong with the upload you will receive an error message under the status heading. At the bottom of the article, you can see examples of status error messages and how to solve them.

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When an upload fails

Wrong offline answer file

If the upload fails, check if the Exam ID on the offline file matches the Exam ID that the exam has in Digiexam. If it doesn't match you are probably trying to upload an answer to the wrong exam. 

Wrong file extension

Check if the file extension is ".dxr". If it is not a .dxr file, there is a chance that what you're trying to upload is an offline exam file containing an exam and not the answers.



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