ExamSoft digital exams can include:

  • Essays (a limit will be set on the number of characters/letters you can use, but not in a way that will restrict your ability to answer the question)
  • Short-answer questions (a limit will be set on the number of characters/letters you can use, but not in a way that would restrict your ability to answer the question)
  • Multi-choice questions
  • True/false questions
  • Fill-in-the-blank questions
  • Hotspots (visual true/false question, where you get credit for dropping a "pin" on the correct part of an image).

You will be able to:

  • Write notes in a digital "space" on your laptop/desktop computer – unless you are in CHEM191 and PHSI191 your own rough-work-only paper
  • Increase the size of text on your screen 
  • Highlight words in questions, except for longer questions that may be in a pdf e.g. business case studies
  • Go both forwards and backwards through your exam
  • Use a scientific calculator, or be given permission to use your own for CHEM191 and PHSI 191
  • Check the character count of your answers – questions can set limits on characters only (not words)
  • Set the clock on the top right of your screen to show a visual – no sound – alarm during your exam
  • Use spell-check (for essay-type questions, not fill-in-the blank-type questions)
  • Copy and paste
  • Flag questions to return to them later in the exam

You will also automatically receive a:

  • Visual alarm – no sound – five minutes before the end of your exam
  • Reminder about any questions you have not answered at the end of your exam
  • Time-limit on your exam – but if you have a disability that allows you extra time to sit exams, you will have that time

Further information

Otago blog: ExamSoft Digital Exams

Last updated 14/05/2020 04.18 PM

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