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Media links

DigiExam realises the importance of external media links as powerful learning tools. They can enrich your exam with different types of information, giving you wider possibilities to test your students' knowledge. 

Using the +Add media Function

In the DigiExam app, when creating an exam, you will find an option on the left hand side of the screen that is labelled +Add media. Select this option and you will see the following drop down menu. DigiExam + Add media Function supports videos, audio, websites and PDFs. You add images to your exam via the text editor, read more here.

 

To add Audio clips, web pages and PDF files, you currently need to link them as a Web Page. See more information for each media type below.

 

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NOTE! All media links require an internet connection to work.

Adding a YouTube Film

Go to www.youtube.com and find the film you want to add.

Right click on the film and choose Copy Video URL. Alternatively, you can click on the SHARE option underneath the video to display the film's URL.

Copy this URL.

Go into the DigiExam app and choose YouTube from the +Add media menu.

Paste the link into the dialogue box that appears, and click on the green add link button.

The YouTube film will now appear as a grey box containing a link. To test the link, preview your exam and click on the grey box. You should now see the YouTube film in your browser.

If you are unsure of how to add a YouTube film, please view the instructional video below to guide you through the process. 

NOTE: You cannot copy your browser's URL to create a YouTube link. Always follow the above steps otherwise the link will not work.

Adding an Audio File

To link audio to your exam, first choose the sound file you want to add. Audio files such as mp3 and WAV are the most commonly used.

NOTE: Copying a link from streaming services such as Spotify and iTunes will not work.

A shareable link (like the aforementioned YouTube example) has to be created for the sound file for it to be linked to your exam.

Log in to Google Drive, or another online storage service like Dropbox.

Drag and drop the sound file from your computer to Google Drive.

When it has finished uploading, the file should be displayed as a speaker icon.

Right click on this icon and choose Get Shareable Link.

Click on Copy Link.

In the DigiExam app, choose Web page from + Add media drop down menu.

Paste the link into the dialogue box by right clicking and choosing paste. You can also use ctrl + v.

Click on Add link. The sound file is now added to your exam.

If you are unsure of how to add an audio file, please view the instructional video below to guide you through the process. 

NOTE: Make sure to select the appropriate sharing privilege options on Google Drive. Next to the Copy link option, there is a menu option stating who has access to the link. Click on the arrow and select More...

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You will then see more sharing options for your link. Select the option that is most appropriate for your needs.

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Adding a Web Page or Whole Domain

To link a web page to your exam, first find the web page you want to use.

Copy the web page URL in your browser by clicking on it (make sure that the whole link is marked/highlighted) and pressing "Ctrl + c" on your keyboard or right click on the URL and select copy.

In the DigiExam app, click on the "+ Add media" button and choose "Web page" in the drop down menu.

Paste the link into the dialogue box by pressing "Ctrl + v" on your keyboard or by right clicking and choosing paste.

Select single page to link a specific page, or select whole domain to share the whole website in your exam.

Click on the "Add link" button. The web page or whole domain is now added to your exam.

NOTE that there are web pages which make it possible to browse files on your computer or in other ways access information that might not be allowed in an exam with lockdown activated.
If this feature is used in an exam with lockdown activated make sure to check that the website lives up to the requirements you have on the exam before using it.

If you are unsure of how to add a web page or whole domain, please view the instructional video below to guide you through the process. 

Adding a PDF

To link a PDF to your exam, first choose the PDF you want to add.

A shareable link (like the aforementioned audio file example) has to be created for the PDF for it to be linked to your exam.

Log in to Google Drive, or another online storage service like Dropbox.

Drag and drop the PDF from your computer to Google Drive.

When it has finished uploading, the file should be displayed as a thumbnail of the first page of the PDF.

Right click on this thumbnail and choose Get Shareable Link.

Click on Copy Link.

In the DigiExam app, choose Web page from "+ Add media" drop down menu.

Paste the link into the dialogue box by right clicking and choosing paste. You can also use ctrl + v.

Click on Add link. The PDF is now added to your exam.

If you are unsure of how to add a PDF, please view the instructional video below to guide you through the process.

NOTE: Make sure to select the appropriate sharing privilege options on Google Drive. Next to the Copy link option, there is a menu option stating who can see the PDF. Click on the arrow and select More...

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You will then see more sharing options for your link. Select the option that is most appropriate for your needs.

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