If you are sitting an exam in the "ExamSoft" digital format, you will need to use the "Examplify" application which is free to download:

How to download ExamSoft's application Examplify

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
    • Hacking
    • 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.

Further information

Examplify—Student Guide

Last updated 24/02/2022 05.08 PM

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