By Ian, FlexiQuiz.
5 minute read.
An online exam is a formal test taken on an electronic device that measures a student's knowledge or ability in a subject.
Online exams provide the flexibility and security for student's to complete the test in the classroom or remotely.
There are many motivations for people to take an exam. Examinations often start at primary or elementary school and continue throughout an adult working life. However, some may be more formal than others.
These are a few examples:
A wide range of question types allows you to measure different aspects of a student's understanding and ability in various subjects.
For example, file upload questions allow students to share a recording demonstrating their communication skills as part of an oral exam. However, multiple-choice questions can be easily marked and graded objectively without bias.
Learn more about our different question types.
A welcome page allows you to share important information with students before they start the examination.
You can create a custom welcome page that includes text, images, and audio. You can also creatively share a video of the teacher providing clear and explicit instructions for the exam.
The welcome page sits at the start of the examination with no marks or time limits applied.
Learn more about adding a welcome page.
Writing fair and measurable exam questions takes time. The question bank allows you to store and manage your questions by category for easy access in the future.
You can quickly create an exam using questions from the bank by choosing how many items you would like from each category.
The FlexiQuiz system randomly picks your chosen number of questions each time the exam is taken. Each student may get a different set of questions that helps to prevent cheating. However, all questions are randomly picked from a set of questions on a similar subject and difficulty level.
Find out more about the question bank.
A time limit can help you to:
FlexiQuiz offers you the choice to add a time limit for the whole test, page, or question.
Grading is an evaluation of a student's work quality based on their responses given in an exam.
Generally, the higher the grade, the better the student has performed.
Grades are important as they can determine college admissions, job applications, and progression at work.
FlexiQuiz allows you to set the grade boundaries with the minimum marks required for student's to achieve each grade.
Set a limit on how many times students are allowed to take the exam. Maximizing quiz attempts prevents students from viewing the questions and then researching the answers or sharing with others.
In some instances, you may only want to allow students to retake the test if they fail.
Learn more about setting the maximum exam attempts.
Examinations are essential as they allow educators to understand a learner's understanding of a subject - including strengths and weaknesses. Formal exams can count towards college and university entry or career progression.
Therefore, a teacher must know the work submitted with an online exam is the students own.
FlexiQuiz offers a full range of options to prevent and identify cheating attempts such as randomizing questions, preventing screen copy, and tracking time per page.
This blog provides information on how you can minimize cheating.
It's not always appropriate to share results with test-takers straight away. For instance, you may want to allow all students to complete the exam first or check responses.
With FlexiQuiz, you can customize when and how you share results.
All results are automatically saved on your analyze screen as soon as a student starts your exam.
A full range of downloadable reports are available, including:
Trainer accounts make it easy for you to develop the exam with subject matter experts within your organization.
Each teacher can have a Trainer account with a unique username and password and teachers can access assigned quizzes based on the permissions set.
Learn more about Trainer accounts and customizing the permissions.
Set the time for the exam to automatically open and close.
Students can only access the exam content with the test is open. By setting an automatic start and end time, it enables you to schedule the exam
Find out how to schedule a start and end date.
For certified exams, you can automatically issue a custom certificate to test-takers.
Certificates can include the test-takers name, date of completion, expiry date, your logo, and a signature from the examination body.
FlexiQuiz exam software allows you to manage the entire exam cycle in one place - from planning and system configuration to scoring and grading.
This is how you can generate an online exam in six easy steps.
Your formatting options are:
Set how many points you would like to award or deduct for each response. This set scoring provides standardization of marking and allows the FlexiQuiz system to grade the exam.
Your options are:
You can manually score file upload and essay questions or change the points awarded for other question types.
FlexiQuiz offers a full range of options to configure the online assessment that helps you deliver a measurable exam customized to your objectives.
Our most popular features are listed above.
Build custom grading with the required number of points each student needs to achieve the grade.
Grades can be shared straight after the test or later using email notifications.
We suggest that you try your examination to ensure everything works how you intend it to for the test-taker. If you have other teachers in your team, you can also give them access to check the build.
To securely share your quiz with the intended test-takers, we recommend:
Top tip! You can limit the number of quiz attempts to ensure students cannot take the exam multiple times to get their desired result.
Enjoy making your next online exam!