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Scheduling an Exam

A step by step guide to scheduling an Exam

When an Exam has been approved by a user with the appropriate permissions, its status changes to "Approved"

Approved exam badge

You can now schedule one or more sittings for this exam.

1. In the Edit Exam screen, select the Schedule exam button:

An approved exam with a 'Schedule exam' button

2. Give the exam sitting a name

An Exam can have more than one sitting. This means you can schedule different exam rules like start date, length, proctoring and integrity settings and whether the Exam supports late entry and re-entry for different subsets of your exam cohort. A sitting name helps you to reference it again in the future.

3. Assign Students
A list of all the students in the course will be listed. Select which students should be assigned this sitting of the Exam. You can add all students to the Exam by selecting the checkbox in the top left of the listing table. To search particular students just add their given name, family name or email in the filter input.

4. Set a start date and time
Next, you can specify a start date and time for this Exam sitting:

Exams can also start within a given range. If you choose to "Start with a range", select the button and add another start time and date (later than the first start time):

5. Set Exam length

6. Allow exam re-entry

If a student has a technical difficulty or accidentally closes the Exam window you can choose to let them rejoin the Exam:

7. Allow late joining

The late joining option is available for Exams set to "Start at a specific date and time" only. It is not displayed for Exams set to "Start within a range":

8. Add Exam Tools

With Exam Tools, students can make notes, add multi-color highlights to text, add sticky notes and draw right on the page.

Learn more about Exam Tools.

9. Enable proctoring and integrity

If you choose to add proctoring and integrity checks to the Exam select this option

10. Select Finish

The Exam Sitting is now listed in the "Exam Sittings" Tab.