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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. At the moment we support video, audio, web pages and PDF.

You add images to your exam via the text editor, read more here.

Note! Alla media links require an internet connection in order to work.

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.

 

  


 

YouTube

  1. Go to YouTube and find the video clip you would like to add.
  2. Right-click on the YouTube video and choose Copy Video URL. Alternatively, you can click on the SHARE option underneath the video to display the video's URL. Copy this URL.

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

  3. Go into the DigiExam, click on + Add media and choose YouTube.
  4. Paste the link into the dialogue box that appears.
  5. Click on the Add link button.

 

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

 

 


 

Audio

To link audio to your exam, first the sound file has to be on a web page. 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.

  • If the audio-file is already on a website and the link ends with .mp3, add it as an Audio.

  • If the audio-file is not on a website and is locally on your device. The audio-file has to be uploaded first, e.g. Google Drive and then linked as a Web page (not Audio) when choosing from the drop down menu. Please follow the steps below in order to link to an audio-file that is not on a website.
  1. Upload the file to e.g. Google Drive.
  2. Right-click on the file and click on Share.
  3. Change the setting so that "Anyone with the link" is chosen.
  4. Copy the link from Google Drive.
  5. Go back to DigiExam.
  6. Click on + Add media
    • Choose Audio if the link ends with .mp3
    • Choose Web page (Single web page) if the link is from Google Drive.
  7. Paste the link and click on Add link.

The audio link will now appear as a grey box containing the chosen title. To test the link, preview your exam and click on the grey box. You should now hear the audio your web browser.

 

 

Workaround for audio for iPad

An adjustment is needed in the link to make sure that an audio file is working on iPad devices.

When getting a link from Google Drive, it is necessary to keep only the code after the equal sign and paste the following link in front of the code:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=

 

For example:

From:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SzRSmx7VzyRk02sKSdfj3GNNsT0/view?usp=sharing

To:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1SzRSmx7VzyRk02sKSdfj3GNNsT0

 


 

Web Page

You can add web pages even though you have chosen to have the students' computers in lockdown mode. The only requirement is that the students have internet connection.

Single web page: The student can only access to the web page that you have linked to.Any other web page is blocked.

Whole domain: The student can access all the links within a domain. Any other domain is blocket.

  1. Click on + Add media and choose Web page.
  2. Paste the web page link.
  3. Choose Single web page or Whole domain.
  4. Click on Add link.

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

NOTE! 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.

 

 


 

Adding a PDF

To link a PDF to your exam, first the PDF has to be on a web page.

  • If the PDF-file is already on a website and the link ends with .pdf, add it as a PDF.
  • If the PDF-file is not on a website and is locally on your device. The PDF-file has to be uploaded first, e.g. Google Drive and then linked as a Web page (not PDF) when choosing from the drop down menu. Please follow the steps below in order to link to an audio-file that is not on a website.
  1. Upload the file to e.g. Google Drive.
  2. Right-click on the file and click on Share.
  3. Change the setting so that "Anyone with the link" is chosen.
  4. Copy the link from Google Drive.
  5. Go back to DigiExam.
  6. Click on + Add media
    • Choose PDF if the link ends with .pdf
    • Choose Web page (Single web page) if the link is from Google Drive.
  7. Paste the link and click on Add link.

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

 

 

 

Workaround for PDF from OneDrive

  1. Log in to your OneDrive account.
  2. Open the PDF-file that you would like to add to the exam.
  3. Choose Share on the left top corner of the window.
  4. In Link settings, choose All with the link and copy the link.
  5. Go back to DigiExam.
  6. Choose + Add media, then Web page and paste the link.
  7. As a titel, you can choose "Click here first to get access to the PDF-file" or similar.
  8. You will get an error message saying: "We can't reach the web page. Are you sure it is correct?". Click Add Link despite the message.

  9. Go back to OneDrive and click on Print on the PDF-file. A new tab will open with a preview version of the PDF-file. Copy the link from this preview version (it should end with ".pdf").
  10. Go back to DigiExam and click on + Add media, choose PDF.
  11. Paste the link. Choose a title and click on Add link.

The PDF is now added. The students will first need to click on the Web page link to get access to the file and then open the PDF link.

 


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