Platform Update Summer 2024

We are gearing up for the gradual release of the new lockdown application on our supported platforms, marking the first step in this project.

Supporting our 900+ schools and organizations across the world with their digital exams and assessments is always our first priority. This has been accomplished through the continuous maintenance of our current application while simultaneously building an entirely new application and platform that is ready for the future of digital assessments.

During this summer we’re testing the first iterations of our new lockdown application for Windows and Mac devices together with a limited number of selected customers. After this initial round, a wider testing will be communicated.

We are committed to ensuring a seamless transition as we upgrade to our new application. Rest assured that our current application will continue to receive support until the new application is ready for full deployment.

When the new lockdown application is live, we’ll begin the second phase of the project which includes the rebuilding of the web application to finalize the most prioritized functions and features for exam administrators and teachers.

The New Lockdown Application

This new application will, in the near future, replace the old one and requires a separate installation.

Major Changes to the Lockdown Application

  • Implementation of a completely new codebase and backend structure for improved reliability, security and adaptability
  • Improved support and functionality for the Add media and External tools features with an updated internal browser
  • An improved drawing tool 
  • A side-by-side (split screen) display to show Question texts, Added media, External tools, and drawing tool that enhances the student experience when working on assignments

Platform Specific Changes & Requirements

  • MacOS: Use of assessment mode. An update to Monterey 12.0 or later is required
  • Windows: Support for both user-wide and machine-wide MSI installation
  • iOS: no major changes
  • Chromebook: a new application is on the way, more info coming soon

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