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Open book or web-based exams in Remindo

When your planning an exam in Remindo it is good to be aware of the possibilities of open book and web-based exams in Remindo. There are four different options of open book or web-based exams in Remindo. What each option entails and what the deadline is for handing in information or letting know which web-based program you want your students to have is explained below.

  • Remindo open book

    When you’re planning an exam in Remindo but you do want your students to have access to certain pdf files or websites the examination office can help you arranging this in three ways.

    1. The first way is by sending the information you want your students to have during the Remindo exam as pdf files to the examinations office. They will put those pdf files on a special UT website. The examinations office will then send a link of the UT website to you, so that you can test whether the link works and if all the information you want to share with your students is on the UT website. When the students start the exam and start Remindo, another tab will be opened with the UT website containing the pdf files. The students will have to log in with their UT account to be able to see the information on the website. Those pdf files can also be added to a certain question in Remindo if you don’t want the students to have the information the whole time.

    2. The second way is applicable for you when you want to share whole websites that the students can use during their exam. When you want to share a whole website you have to send the examinations office the URL of the website and all the specific URL’s of the webpages of the website that you want your students to be able to use. The examinations office will make sure that those URL’s will be whitelisted. Then you have to visit the examinations office. At the examinations office you have to test whether all websites are whitelisted correctly on a Chromebook that the students are going to use for their exam. When the students start the exam and start Remindo, another tab will be opened with the specific website you wanted to share.

    3. The third way is applicable for you when you want to combine the two methods explained above. So, when you want to share pdf files and specific websites. If you want to do this you have to sent the pdf files and the URL’s of the webpages to the examinations office. The examinations office will put the pdf files on the UT website and the URL’s will be whitelisted. You then have to come by the examinations office to test whether all websites are whitelisted correctly on the Chromebook the students are going to use for their exam. Furthermore, the examinations office will send a link of the UT website to you, so that you can test whether the link works and if all the information you want to share with your students is on the UT website. When the students start the exam and Remindo, two other tabs will be opened as well with the pdf files and the website that you wanted to share.
  • Remindo web-based

    When you’re planning an exam in Remindo but you do want your students to be able to use certain web-based programs like Draw IO, Visual Paradigm or Symbolab, the examination office can help you arranging this. You have to let the examinations office know which program you want your students to use. The examinations office will then whitelist the program. You then have to visit the examinations office to test on a Chromebook if the web-based program works fine. When the students start the exam, alongside Remindo, another tab with the program will open and the students are able to use the program during their exam.

  • Remindo open book and web-based

    When you’re planning an exam in Remindo but you do want your students to be able to have access to certain pdf files or websites and to use certain web-based programs like Draw IO, Visual Paradigm or Symbolab, the examination office can help you arranging this as well. You have to do the same as explained above under ‘Remindo open book’ and ‘Remindo web-based’. So you have to let the examinations office know which information and which program you want to use. The examinations office will then whitelist the website and program. Then you have to visit the examinations office to test on a Chromebook whether everything works fine. When the students start their exam, alongside Remindo, two tabs will be opened as well with the information and the program you want your students to be able to use during the exam.

  • Open book

    When you are planning an open book exam without the use of Remindo, and you do want your students to be able to visit certain websites the examination office can arrange this for you as well. If you have pdf files that you want your students to have you can send those to the examinations office. They will put those pdf files on a special UT website. The examinations office will then send a link of the UT website to you, so that you can test whether the link works and if all the information you want to share with your students is on the UT website. When the students are starting their exam they will also get a Chromebook and on the Chromebook they can only visit the UT website where they can find the pdf files. The students will have to log in with their UT account to be able to see the information on the website.

    If you want to share a whole website you have to send the examinations office the URL of the website, and all the specific URL’s of the webpages of the website that you want your students to be able to use. The examinations office will make sure that those URL’s will be whitelisted. Then you have to visit the examinations office. At the examinations office you have to test whether all websites are whitelisted correctly on a Chromebook that the students are going to use for their exam. When the students are starting their exam they will also get a Chromebook and on the Chromebook they can only visit the website that you wanted to share with your students.

Deadline for handing in url's, pdf files and web-based programs

You have to let the examinations office know which URL’s, pdf files and web-based program you want to use at least 10 working days before the exam, so that there is enough time before the exam for you and the examinations office to test whether everything works fine.

Please note that the examinations office can only help you with the technical preparations for open book and web-based exams. However, the examinations office can not help you with planning a room for the exam. The scheduling team can help you with planning the exam. More information about planning an exam can be found on the website of the scheduling team.