Students sometimes need to have multiple language settings when working with assessments in Digiexam. This guide will detail how to add and change language settings on a student device (Windows, Mac, Chromebook and iPad) so as to quickly access them in the Digiexam application.
The Digiexam application installed on a student device makes use of the keyboard and language settings that are installed on the local device. This means students have the ability to use any keyboard or language that their device supports when writing an exam or assignment in the app.
Configuring a device's keyboard and language settings
Please refer to the support articles provided by the developers of the operating system that corresponds with your student device.
In order to set up your Macbook to include additional languages you should first follow Apple's guide to adding additional languages and keyboards.
In order to set up your Windows 10 or Windows 11 device to include additional languages you should first follow Microsoft's guide to adding additional languages and keyboards.
In order to set up your Chromebook device's keyboard to include additional languages you should first follow Google's guide to adding additional languages and keyboards.
In order to set up your iPad to include additional languages you should first follow Apple's guide to adding additional languages and keyboards for an iPhone or iPad.
Changing the keyboard and language within the Digiexam app
System languages and keyboards will be available within the Digiexam application on a student device once the system languages have been configured using the methods in the guides above. Students can easily change keyboard languages once they have started an assignment in the Digiexam application.
To change the keyboard language (and the language of the text-to-speech reader) students should click on the cogwheel to the top left of their screen after starting the assignment (Figure 1).
This will open a menu where students can select the keyboard and system language to be used in the assignment. Here students that have the right to the accessibility function of text-to-speech in the assignment will be able to select between voices tied to the system language (Figure 2).
This setting will be applied immediately once a language is selected. Students can change language at any point in the exam.
Again, these languages need to be configured prior to starting the exam so that the student's application is able to access the keyboard settings and language settings of the device. Additionally any spellchecking that is enabled will use the student device's spelling and grammar rules set by the system language that has been configured and chosen.