How to conduct online or offline exams

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This exam management software allows you to create and conduct test both online and offline.
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How to conduct online or offline exams

  1. 1. How to ConductOnline or Offline Exams?
  2. 2. The visibility of computer based environment is morecherishable by teachers and students in the currentdecade.I am not a teacher but I love this profession from mychildhood itself and always think of innovative style forteaching. In this article, I want to share information aboutconducting computer based exams (both online andoffline).
  3. 3. What is online exam?The term “online exam” may be quite popular for IT people and may notbe familiar among teachers or students new to computer / internet. Thesoftware which is used to conduct exams over network (internet/localnetwork) is called “online exam software”.
  4. 4. Moving traditional paper based into software with centralized serverarchitecture model is known as “online exam”. In this case acentralized machine with server and database environment willmanage all exam activities across network. Exam taker can access thesoftware by web browsers without installing any software on theirmachine.
  5. 5. What is offline exam?We can also have an option to conduct exams by “offline exam software”, which can bean independent desktop application that needs to be installed on each exam takers’systems. In this case, each exam machine will act independently and it will not beconnected to the centralized server.There are tons of software tools available on the internet; choosing the best product isalways good in terms of quality and price. I personally recommend “Skill Evaluation Lab”for online exams and “Test Generator Lab” for offline exams. These products aredeveloped by global skill development and skill evaluation leader.
  6. 6. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 1: Understand the product featuresIt is always good practice to know the product features before start using; here is a quick video about this product.Watch this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36gIVQqucqM
  7. 7. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 2: Register and setup your exam manager accountThe Skill Evaluation Lab can be accessed anywhere on theworld at http://www.onlineexamlab.com.Click “Take a free trial Register Now!” button and enter yourdetails. The approval process is automatic and your accountwill be live instantly to conduct exams.
  8. 8. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 3: Create question bankOnce you logged on to the application, you can find nicely organized menu structure on left side like Plan, Prove, and Assess. They call PPA-2 (Plan, Prove, Assess) as the assessment methodology and PPA-1 (Plan, Practize, Achieve) as the learning methodology. I am not sure they have registered patent rights for such a nice methodology they introduced for assessment.
  9. 9. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 3: Create question bankClick Prove – Question Management and add your questions one by one with your subject areas. The question editor will have an option to add images, flash files, audio, video or any resource files. It is beyond the scope of this article to explain all those stuffs.
  10. 10. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 4: Create TestThe test is nothing but your real question paper with timer and other stuffs. You just click Test Management and create tests with various configurable options like random option, timer, expiry date…etc. Now click the edit action to associate questions to this test.
  11. 11. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 5: Create Exam TakersThe next step would be to create student profiles to attend test. The process is straightforward on User Management page. Just select Trainee/Examinee role while creating exam taker profile. You can read the user manual about these roles from Skill Evaluation Lab.
  12. 12. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 6: Create Groups and Associate UsersGrouping users into a group will be more useful for your exam management tasks. Just click Group Management and create a group. The next page will guide you to associate users into this group.
  13. 13. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 7: Associate Test to GroupClick Group Management and click Associate/De-associate Test button to associate test to this group. Now you are ready to host your exam online.
  14. 14. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 8: Publish Test to conduct your exam onlineClick Test Management and publish test. Now your exam takers can logon and attend the test by clicking Prove – Take tests page.
  15. 15. How to conduct Online Exam by using Skill Evaluation Lab?Step 9: Generate reportsOnce your exam takers completed their exams, click Assess – Assess All to generate results.The product has many charting and reporting options to improve college/school results and it is hard to explain all those in single article.
  16. 16. How to conduct Offline Exam by using Test Generator Lab?Step 1: Understand the product featuresThis is simple by watching this quick video tour.Watch this video: http://youtube.com/v/ZWGnRc9xick
  17. 17. How to conduct Offline Exam by using Test Generator Lab?Step 2: Download and install Test Generator LabThe product is more popular on many download sites, but it is recommended to downloadat publisher site. Download product from the below URL:http://www.epractizelabs.com/online-test/offline-exam-software.htmlInstallation is simple by clicking on the downloaded setup file. The vendor currently offersWindows based installer only and I am not sure whether they have planned to releaseinstaller for MAC/Linux.
  18. 18. How to conduct Offline Exam by using Test Generator Lab?Step 3: Create profile at Test Generator LabThe process does not require internet connection since the action will save data on yoursystem. Click New User link and create user profile.Step 4: Create TestLogin with the user details and click Generate Test(s). Here the process is reverse unlesslike Skill Evaluation Lab you need to create Test first before adding questions.
  19. 19. How to conduct Offline Exam by using Test Generator Lab?Step 5: Create TopicsThe wizard already have navigation tap with step message (Step 1, Step 2…). Once youcreates test, you need to add Topics for this test.
  20. 20. How to conduct Offline Exam by using Test Generator Lab?Step 6: Create QuestionsAdd questions with question editor or by XL & Word Documents. The product comes with6 different questions types to tests any kind skills including coding knowledge by selectthe best option or drag and drop question type.Step 7: Publish/Export testClick “Publish Test” to take test on your Take Test page or Export Test to download testfile for distribution to other systems.
  21. 21. How to conduct Offline Exam by using Test Generator Lab?Step 8: Load test on each exam taker’s Test Generator LabThe test file exported on Step 5 can be loaded on any Test Generator Lab from LoadTest menu. The great thing about this product it s free for taking test, so you can haveany number of Test Generator Lab clients on your school/college to conduct exams.Thanks for reading my article. Please share your feedback.

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