exam.net is a website for taking exams remotely. The user’s computer turns it into an exam terminal, namely by preventing the use of other software during the exam equipment on the computer.
exam.net replaces or complements the use of pen and paper in classroom exams, and also allows for remote examination. The platform puts the focus on teachers and students. Teachers can easily get started by uploading a PDF of an existing test they have or creating the test within exam.net so it is automatically marked.
Student accounts are not required because students enter an “exam key” to start an exam. exam.net provides native applications on iOS, macOS and Chromebooks for high-security tests along with supporting the Safe Exam Browser (SEB) browser. Exams with lower security requirements can be taken via a standard browser and for open-book exams the security features can be disabled completely.
A cheat attempt can be detected both during the exam and after the submission. Students’ identities could be seen or are replaced by unique codes, and you may reveal the identities after marking the exams.
This kind of tool can be effectively used for formal and summative assessment as it offers different ways to make an exam.
There are some integrated tools that are available during the exam:
- Allow students to create audio recordings;
- Check for Plagiarism with TurnItIIn and Ouriginal Integrations;
- Drawing area;
- Equation Editor;
- Scan handwritten drawings;
- Spell checker (English, Dutch, Danish, French, Swedish, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese);
- Teacher uploaded resources such a list of equations, illustrations and other needed refereneces;
- Text editor toolbar includes Greek letters and equation symbols.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: No need to set up student accounts because students access exams with a simple exam key provided by their teacher, easy to use.
Weakness: Limited usage in free version.
People opinion about the tool:
Similar Tool: Qualified; Digiexam; TestGorilla; ExamBuilder.
Technical and operational requirements: PC or tablet in order to create and PC or any touchscreen device to play activities.
License Tool: Individual prices for institutions.