ExamSoft digital tests/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
  • Hotspot questions (visual true/false question, where you get credit for dropping a "pin" on the correct part of an image)
  • Drag-and-drop questions (multi-choice question where you drag and drop the right answers into an answer box)

You will be able to:

  • Write notes in a digital "space" on your laptop/desktop computer
  • Increase the size of text on your screen
  • Highlight words in questions and .PDF attachments
  • Go both forwards and backwards through your test/exam
  • Use a scientific or graphing calculator if this has been enabled for your test, or be given permission to use your own. Follow these links to get a feel for these calculator tools:
  • 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 test/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 assessment/exam

You will also automatically receive a:

  • Visual alarm—no sound—five minutes before the end of your test/exam
  • Reminder about any questions you have not answered at the end of your test/exam
  • Time-limit on your test/exam—but if you have a disability that allows you extra time to sit tests/exams, you will have that time
Last updated 01/03/2022 12.29 PM

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