If you are sitting an exam in the "ExamSoft" digital format, you will need to use the "Examplify" application which is free to download:
University staff will use ExamSoft cloud-based software for creating and delivering digital tests and exams.
Why is the University using ExamSoft?
- ExamSoft is specifically designed for mid-to-high stakes tests and exams. Most of ExamSoft’s clients use the software to complement their Learning Management Systems (mostly Blackboard)
- Exams are sat offline—downloaded, completed offline, then uploaded—which eliminates the major risks of:
- Internet connection problems during an test/exam
- Students accidentally exiting the test/exam
- A photo is taken of you before you sit your test/exam—during a mandatory no-stakes Preparation Exam that lets you practise using the software—and during your real test/exam to verify your identity
- You can be remotely invigilated (supervised) while sitting your test/exam via your web camera and microphone
- Your access to the internet, along with your access to files and apps on your computer, will be blocked while you are sitting your test/exam. If you are sitting an open book exam, contact your paper coordinator to find out whether you will have access to your local files and/or the internet during your exam.
ExamSoft and Examplify often call invigilation "proctoring" or refer to "the proctor" rather than the invigilator.