itslearning consists of a number of different features which are especially tailored
for the education sector. This page describes the most important functionality.
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By locking-down your students’ computers, the Test-Mode Browser allows you to set digital tests in exam conditions – and benefit from the time-saving features of itslearning’s advanced test tool.
Nearly every school has to set exams for students in which no cheating can take place. But this has always proved impossible with digital tests, because students can use the computer to search out answers on the internet, in chat forums and via their own study files. The new Test-Mode Browser changes all this.
The Test-Mode Browser ‘locks-down’ the student’s computer while she takes a test, so she can't use her computer to access the internet, communicate with friends or open other files and programs. As a result, she can only see the test she's working on - and her computer remains in test mode until she finishes the test and submits it for marking.
Digital tests hold inherent advantages over paper-based tests. You can embed digital content, such as videos and audio, to make them more engaging. They are also easy to share among colleagues, adapt and re-use - and the reduce costs by cutting down on paper, photocopying and printing.
But perhaps the biggest advantage for teachers is in time saved. The itslearning test tool can automatically mark each student’s exam paper and export the results directly to the student’s grade book, vastly reducing the amount of work associated with end of term exams and other big tests.
A normal (non-test mode) question in itslearning's test tool
A question set in test mode
Simply tick the box to set a test in test mode
When you set a test, simply tick the box marked Set in test mode. If you set a time limit on the test, the Test-Mode Browser will automatically submit the student’s test for marking when time runs out, irrespective of how far through the test they are.
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