Managing Secure Exam Sessions Using ExamLock
Article Last Updated June 2021
This article outlines how instructors can use the ExamLock Manager to manage secure exam sessions and review student activity during quizzes. Instructors should configure their quizzes first following the instructions at Using ExamLock to Promote Quiz Integrity in eClass and must first Create ExamLock Sessions. As ExamLock is an open beta service, it is also recommended that instructors consult our current list of known issues.
Important note: Instructors should also review the latest troubleshooting steps for common issues during exams and contact eClass support in advance of any exams if they have questions.
Managing Exam sessions using the ExamLock Manager
1. Adding extra time:
Then, enter the desired time extension, in minutes, into the Extra time field:
2. Locking sessions: After an exam session has been launched, or after it has been completed, you have the option of locking the session so no further attempts can be started or restarted. Existing attempts can be submitted normally when a session has been locked. To lock a session, click the Lock icon in the row for the session:
Session locking might be used in large course sections during exams where it is not possible to account for all the students submitting attempts - locking would prevent students from launching sessions from un-proctored locations and can also be used to ensure that students aren't quitting and resuming their exam session in cases where close proctoring is not possible. Locking should be standard practice after exams are completed.
During the exam or after an exam has been completed, it is possible to manage individual student attempts and review any flagged attempts under Session Activity:
1. Managing individual students:
The session activity page displays all students who have accessed the quiz, along with their current status. The help icon provides details for all the available statuses. You can pre-load all students so they appear in this list before launching their attempt in ExamLock.
For each student you can add extra time to their attempts or lock/unlock their attempt using the icons at the right:
2. Reviewing Student Attempt Evidence:
The interface for viewing evidence shows the attempt details at the top left and a bar representing the total duration of the exam. Any flagged events are listed as red ticks in the horizontal bar and appear in a list below the timeline. Clicking on any of the ticks in the horizontal bar will show the screenshots for 30 seconds on either side of that time.
The list of flagged events shows when they occurred. The types of events that are captured include:
Once displayed, clicking on a particular screenshot will enlarge it to provide more detail: