External tools allow the possibility to use other web-applications in the DigiExam client during device lockdown. For example, it can be used to allow student access to a math formulary during an exam. An Account Manager at the school or organization can create an external tool which in this article is named "PDF formulary", it allows the teachers to add a link to a PDF formulary for students to access during the exam.
Note! External tools can only be created by an Account Manager at the school/organization. Once created, it can be activated by a teacher in an exam and used by students in the DigiExam client.
It is crucial that an Account manager at the school verifies the external tool and ensures that it works in the school's IT environment.
Use a PDF formulary in an exam
The feature to allow a PDF formulary is allowed in the Exam settings under External tools.
The teacher chooses the external tool to be allowed in the exam by clicking On and click Edit to paste the link to the PDF formulary used.
For example, if set up properly, a link to a PDF document like https://www.prepnorthwest.com/dloads/Free_Printable_SAT_ACT_formulas.pdf can be added in the Landing page URL
Click Save changes.
Continue editing the exam and save it to the exam library. The exam can then be activated through the normal procedures and the external tool can be used by students in the exam.
Take an exam in DigiExam with an external tool
Students can start an external tool in the DigiExam client before entering the exam. The actual exam is started according to the normal procedure/routine and the external tool is available in the exam.
1. A teacher allows the external tool to be used in an exam.
2. A teacher starts the exam according to the normal procedure/routine or by scheduling a start to receive an examID for the students to use. A scheduled exam provides an examID, but students can't start the exam until the scheduled time or the teacher starts the exam in the exam monitoring view.
3. The examID can be communicated to the students and they can find the exam by entering the examID in the DigiExam client. Note that external tools can be accessed before students start the exam.
The student enters the examID and can find the exam
4. The exam's taken with the external tool available in the DigiExam client.
Students can access the external tool in the exam
Students can use the external tool in the exam
Students can switch between added External tools by clicking on the icon and can minimize them by clicking the X to go back to the exam.