Monitoring an Assessment/Exam

Assessments can be monitored by teachers to ensure they are sat under exam conditions. This feature helps simplify invigilation by notifying the teacher if students are off task or having connection issues.

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 in the classroom. If remote learning, we recommend running a video call simultaneously.

 Open Assessments from your dashboard and choose to Assign an assessment.

Full instructions for assigning an assessment can be found here.

Assessment tab and +Assign button

When creating your Assessment, ensure  Enable Full Screen Monitored Mode is ticked. This will be enabled by default

The limitations of 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 in the classroom. If remote learning, we recommend running a video call simultaneously.

Our monitoring system is not available on Safari due to limitations in Safari itself. If your students are using a Mac, make sure they are using Google Chrome or Firefox instead. Students using Safari will be unable to begin the assessment if  Enable Full Screen Monitored Mode is selected.

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  Enable Full Screen Monitored Mode selected, mouse over the assessment in the Assessments section of your Control Panel and click on  Monitor .

If you haven't selected  Enable Full Screen Monitored Mode when creating your assessment, the Monitor option won't be visible when you mouse over it. 

On the  Monitor page you will be able to see any events occurring for the students sitting the assessment. The symbols for these events are included in the Legend, shown in the bottom left of the screen.

Showing events occurring for the students sitting the assessment on the Monitor page

Problems will be displayed as a symbol in the feed.  In the image below we can see that Albracca Blanc has left their exam without submitting.

Icons in red indicate an issue that is currently happening, while icons in orange indicate an issue that has happened recently. Information on icons and what they mean can be found in our article here.

Showing events occurring from the students through symbols in the feed

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. This is what Albracca is seeing:

Showing warning sign for students who aren’t in full-screen mode or attempting to navigate to another page

Students using the Education Perfect app on their tablets, iPads, or Chromebooks will not be shown a warning message when they go off task. 

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