Use a web link for listening comprehensions in Digiexam
Digiexam provides via the External tools function the opportunity to use web applications such as a web page with audio files or a link to a shared audio clip in a sample. Students can access and use the web link allowed in the test, but in a locked environment.
Note that the external tool must be added by an account manager at the school first, before it becomes available for teachers to use in tests and assignments.
Unlike the Add Media function where a web link is linked to a specific question by the teacher, the added web link is then linked to the entire test as an external tool. In the example of a listening comprehension test, the student can play the audio file in the background while answering the questions.
Use an external tool for an audio file via a web page / web link in a sample
The function to allow the external tool can be found in the test settings under External tools. (figure 1)
The teacher selects an external tool that can be used in the test by clicking On and can then specify the web link that the students will be able to use the specific link to the audio clip that students should be able to use in the test. (figure 2)
Below are two examples of web links via external tools created by an account manager at the school, External web page and Shared link. (figure 2)
Example: External website
The teacher selects an external tool that can be used in the test by clicking On and can then specify the web link that the students can use by clicking on Edit. (figure 2).
Paste the web link to be allowed, in this example an old sample is used, where the questions were retrieved for the test and where the audio file used has the link address https://play.gu.se//media//0_9scbafno (figure 3).
Example: Shared link
The teacher selects an external tool that can be used in the test by clicking On and can then specify the web link that the students can use by clicking on Edit. (Figure 4)
Paste the web link that should be allowed, note that shared links from ex. Drive / Onedrive requires the setting that anyone with the link can view it.
Click Save Changes. (Figure 5)
Conduct a test in DigiExam with one or more external tools
Students can start an external tool in the DigiExam client before or after starting the test. The test is started as usual and the external tool is then available to use.
Suggest through the following steps:
1. Teacher allows the external tool to be used in a test.
2. The teacher activates the test in the usual way, or by clicking on Schedule in the Exam Library to get a examID. A scheduled test gives a examID, but students can not start it until it has started at the scheduled time or the teacher clicks Start Exam in the overview view.
3. ExamID can be communicated to the students and the test is sought by the student to start. Note that external tools can be started before the test is started.
The student searches for the test and starts the test in the Digiexam client
4. The test is then performed as usual with the external tool available in the Digiexam client.
The student can go to the external tool
The student can use the external tool
Students can listen to the audio file and at the same time answer the questions in the test by minimizing the external tool.