Remove anonymization

In this guide, we go through the different steps in order to see the connection between anonymous codes and students' actual codes, remove anonymization and add anonymization for an already started test.

The connection between anonymous code and the student's name

When the anonymization has been removed, the students will be shown in name order instead of the anonymized order. As a DigiExam administrator it’s possible to download a list of the students' anonymous codes and the name connected to the codes by clicking on Download grades spreadsheet, while the exam is still anonymous. By downloading the spreadsheet, information regarding both the student name and the students anonymous codes will be shown in the name column.

To download the grades spreadsheet:

  1. Go to an exam that is either ungraded, graded or published.
  2. Seek for the anonymous exam by either name, exam ID or group.
  3. Click on the exam to get to the grading overview.
  4. Then click on the button “Download grades spreadsheet” to get the spreadsheet that shows both the anonymous id and the student name (figure 1).

Figure 1


In the Excel-file that is downloaded when the test is anonymous, the information about the students' anonymous codes can be found in column A. Note that column A may need to be widened in order for the anonymous number to appear (figure 2).

Figure 2

Remove anonymization

An administrator can remove anonymization from an exam for teachers. This is done by searching for a teacher's anonymous exam. Once you have found the correct exam, click on it and you will be taken to the grades overview.  Click on Remove anonymization... (figure 3).  A dialogue box will then appear, click Remove anonymization to display students' names, or click Cancel to keep the exam anonymous.

Figure 3

Add anonymization

Once the exam anonymization has been removed, the students' names and student codes will appear rather than the anonymous codes. It is possible to anonymize the exam again by clicking on Anonymize exam... (figure 4).

Figure 4

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