One of the advantages of digital testing is the participation convenience. Tests or exams are no longer restricted by time and place, and volume is not an issue either.
Entering and editing candidates
The candidate list can be entered manually, imported as a csv file or via automated readout from the student administration system. Choose the method best suited to the volume. After importing, the candidates can be linked to a specific test or testing time, individually or as a group.
Starting time and duration
A test can be given a fixed starting time and end time. If applicable, extra time can be added on an ad hoc basis and to a selected group of candidates. The number of times a candidate can take a test can also be configured. This is set to 1 (once) by default.
The user can link multiple skins to a test, so that the candidate can choose the layout he is most comfortable with. This means that candidates who are colour blind or dyslexic are not disadvantaged. The skins vary in their backgrounds, use of colour, font and letter size. Template skins are available, but your own house-style skin can, of course, also be designed.
Taking a digital test on paper: print and scan
If the test cannot be administered digitally, even though it has been developed in TestVision, the test can be administered on paper.
The test can be printed, together with the answer sheet and correct answer form, candidate details and test ID.
After completion, the documents are scanned, read in and automatically assessed in TestVision. Reading-in is also possible for forms containing open questions. These are uploaded together with any notes and then manually assessed in TestVision.
Protection and monitoring
Security and protection are shared responsibilities for the supplier and the user.
TestVision takes responsibility for security and ‘behind-the-scenes’ monitoring, such as:
- Direct storage of the answers on the server, so no test data are lost in case of a power cut or intermittent Internet connection. After rebooting and signing in, the candidate can continue where he left off.
- Backup procedures ensure that your data are not lost as a result of calamities.
- Installation of available security updates.
- Protection against DDos attacks.
- Monitoring of the availability, performance and faultless operation of TestVision.
We also have security measures available that you as a user or organisation can implement:
- Participation password and IP control, to prevent the candidate from starting the test too early or from an unauthorised location.
- Login with a unique name and/or login code in the form of tickets, whereby the candidate is given a single use ticket number and password for one specific test.
- The status monitor for the invigilator with every candidate’s progress. Deviations, such as duplicate logins, are visible immediately.
- The secure browser that only allows the candidate to use TestVision on his computer. If support programmes or certain websites are needed to complete the test, these are configured beforehand (‘whitelisting’). TestVision has a built-in connection with Safe Exam Browser, but you can also use your own secure browser.