Monitoring an Assessment/Exam
Education Perfect enables teachers to monitor assigned work, to ensure they are sat under exam conditions or that students are focused on their work in class.
This feature helps simplify invigilation by notifying the teacher if students are off task or having connection issues. In this article, we'll explain how to use this feature.
Enabling Monitored Assessment Mode
Monitored Assessment Mode complements a vigilant teacher in the exam room, but doesn't replace them.
Overall responsibility for the integrity of the assessment stays with the teacher. If remote learning, we recommend running a video call simultaneously.
Open Assessments from your dashboard and choose + Assign.
Full instructions for assigning an assessment can be found here.
When assigning your Assessment or Quiz, check that Full Screen
The limitations of Monitored Assessment Mode
Our monitoring system is not available on Safari due to limitations in Safari itself. If your students are using a Mac, they'll need to use Google Chrome or Firefox instead. Students using Safari will be unable to begin the assessment if Full Screen has been switched on.
Some features within Mac OS reduce the effectiveness of our monitoring. If your students are using a Mac device, we recommend extra vigilance as they complete their assessments.
How to use Monitored Assessment Mode
Once your assessment is set up with Full Screen enabled, navigate to the Monitor tab of the assessment. Here you'll see a timeline of events occurring for the students sitting the assessment.
The Monitor tab is available for all assessments, but with Full Screen enabled you'll have more insight into student actions.
Problems will be displayed as a symbol in the feed. In the image below we can see that Albracca Blanc previously left their exam without submitting it.
Students are required to be in full-screen mode when completing their assessments. If they attempt to navigate to another page, click away from the window, or exit full-screen mode they will receive a large red warning.
Students using the Education Perfect app on their tablets, iPads, or Chromebooks will not be shown a warning message when they go off task.
Icons in the Monitor tab
Icons are denoted by text, but if you're unsure, a breakdown of the different icons you might see can be found below:
|Assessment was force submitted by a teacher.|
|Assessment has been reopened by a teacher.|
|Time allowed for the assessment was extended by a teacher.|
|Assessment was locked by a teacher (students are unable to access the assessment).|
|Assessment unlocked by a teacher (students can access the assessment again).|
| The student has lost focus on the exam window. They may have clicked into another tab or window during Full Screen mode.
The item may also mention Spotlight, which is a MacOS 'search' feature, which also has a calculator. Read more about Spotlight here.
|The student has left full screen mode (and has minimised their window).|
|The student is experiencing internet connection issues. This could be due to a weak connection.|
|The student has exited their assessment without submitting it.|
|The student has successfully submitted their assessment.|
For any questions, please reach out to our team!