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Setting Up Your Classes in ExamView Test Manager.
to use many of the online features) (This must be done first
1. Open Test Manager and Click on the New Class Tab. 2. Fill out the introductory information on the class. 3. Complete your class roster. This can be done two ways: a. Click the New Student Tab at the bottom left of the page or click Student from the top menu choice and click New. Complete the requested information. You are only required to have first name, last name and ID number. You can use an existing ID number or create your own. b. Import your Class Roster. To import your class roster into Test Manager, you must get the students names and ID numbers into an Excel spread sheet or .txt file. Most data systems will allow Excel spreadsheets to be created. Check with your IT person in the district. If they can be put into an Excel spreadsheet, follow the following steps. i. With the spreadsheet open click File, then Save As. ii. On the bottom of the Save As dialogue box, click type of file and choose .txt file. You might have to scroll through your choices to find it. Save it somewhere easy to find, such as the Desktop or My Documents. iii. Once you have saved the class roster .txt file, go back to the class in Test Manager and click the File menu, then Import, then Class Roster from Text. iv. Follow the instructions on the screen. 1. Click on Start a New Import Profile Definition. 2 If the first student name is in row 1, then just click Next. 3. Drag the first name into the first name box, the last name into the last name box, the ID number into the ID box and
hit enter. Click Next and then Enter and your roster should appear.
Online Tests on a Local Area Network
Part One: Giving an Online Test on Your Local Area Network (School Network) 1. Create a folder for your tests on the school’s shared drive. The students need to access this folder. 2. Create your test in ExamView Test Generator. 3. Once the test is complete, go to File, then Publish, then ExamView Test Player on LAN 4. Follow the dialogue boxes. If this is a test to be graded, you will only want to allow access to a limited number of students. When it asks you to save the test, save it in the folder you created on the shared drive. This is very important or the students will not be able to access it. 5. Once saved, Test Manager will open. Open the class you want to have take the test. Click on Assignments, then Create New Assignment. Or click the New Assignment button on the bottom of the class roster. 6.In step one, give the assignment a name. In step two, select Online Test Delivered over a Local Area Network. In step three, click on the c:ExamView/Tests icon. This will allow you to browse and find your folder where you saved the test. Find the folder and choose your test. 7.Complete steps 4-9 where you will choose your parameters for the test. 8.Click Finish. 9. Go to File, and then click Save. 10. Your test is now ready for the students to take.
Part Two: Taking a Test on Test Player 1. Test Player must be installed on the computers that students are going to use. It can be networked so your IT person can load in on multiple computers in the
school at once. Even with Test Player, students cannot take the test before the beginning time and day you established when you made the assignment. 2. The student enters his or her name and ID number. 3. In step two, the student will need to click the c/ExamView/Tests and then browse to find the folder on the shared drive where you have saved the test. 4. Once the student clicks on the test, he or she will enter the password you created and take the test. The student can see one question at a time. When the student is done, he or she clicks End.
Part Three: Retrieve Grades for a Test Taken on a Local Area Network 1. After a class or students have taken a test, open Test Manager and the class that took the test.
2. Click on Assignment, then Get Results From, then LAN Test. 3. The test results will be imported into your class roster. 4. If there are open ended questions, simply click on the test score for any student and grade the open ended questions. You will see each student’s responses for every question.
Tests Using a Bubble Form and Scanner
Part One: Giving a ExamView Test Using a Bubble Form and Scanner
1. Like in an online test, the class rosters in Test Manager must be set up (see step one). 2. Create your test using Test Generator and save it in your test folder. 3. Open Test Manager and select the class taking the test. 4. Click on Assignments, then Create New Assignment. Or click the New Assignment button on the bottom of the class roster. 5. In step one, give the assignment a name. In step two, select Online Test Delivered over a Local Area Network. In Step three, select your test and then click Finish. 6. Click on File, then on Print Bubble Form and select the type of form you want to use. The bubble sheet will then print for the students you select. Part Two: Retrieving Grades for a Test Using a Bubble Form and Scanner. 1. Open Test Manager and the Class that took the test. 2. Click on Assignment, then Get Results From, then Scanner.
3. Choose the scanner (It needs to be connected to your computer and must be Twain compliant). If your scanner is not listed, click Detect Scanner. 4. Set the number of the first question. 5. Click Start Scanning. When all of the scan sheets have completed, click Finish. 6. If there are open ended questions, simply click on the test score for any student and grade the open ended questions. You will see each student’s responses for every question
Giving Online Tests or Study Guides at Home
Note: There are two ways to give an online test at home. 1. Test Player can be used at home and the test will have the limitations you set up using Test Manager, but the grades cannot be automatically
imported into Test Manager. The student will have to print his or her results and bring them to school or copy them and email the results to the teacher. 2. (Better) Using an html file. In this format the results are automatically sent to the teacher. The grades will still not automatically import into Test Manager. Both ways will be explained.
Giving an Online Test or Study Guide at Home Using HTML Format. 1. Create the test or study guide in ExamView Test Generator. 2. When finished, click File, then Export, then HTML. 3. You will have the option of giving this as a study guide or a test. A study guide will not email the results to the teacher, a test will. 4. Simply choose the option you want and save it in an easily accessible location like the Desktop or My Documents. 5. You can either post it on a website for students to access or email it to them as an attachment. Either way, the results will be emailed to the teacher upon completion. Giving an Online Test at Home Using ExamView Test Player 1. The student must download Test Player at home using the following link: http://www.fscreations.com/download_trials.php 2. Create the test following the steps above for giving tests on a local area network. 3. Email the students the test saved in Test Manager once you create the assignment. Make sure the file ends in .eot or Test Player will not recognize it. This is the format created for an assignment in Test Manager. 4. Students will need to save the attachment (test) on their Desktop or My Documents. When they open Test Player they will need to browse to the Desktop or My Documents to find the file. 5. The test will have all the time limits, etc. that you set up for the test in Test Manager. When they finish, they will need to print the results and bring them in or copy them and email them to the teacher. They will not be sent automatically.
Key Points About Online Assessment
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Classes, Assignments, and Reports are managed from Test Manager. Assignments to classes are made based on tests/worksheets created within Test Generator. Assignments can be published to the school’s Local Area Network (LAN). LAN tests are taken using Test Player. Class rosters can be imported into Test Manager – the file must be converted to a .txt file. Tests can be published in HTML format – these can be placed for student access on a teacher web site or e-mailed to students. Individual e-mails containing results are sent to the teacher – results cannot be imported into Test Manager. Web Study Guides can be published in HTML format – these can be placed for student access on a teacher web site or e-mailed to students. Results cannot be imported into Test Manager. Student can be provided feedback and be guided to sections in the book for remediation. No results are sent to the teacher. Students would print these and turn them in to the teacher if required. Assignment results can be exported to a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Blackboard, Angel Learning, or WebCT. Tests can no longer be published to the FS Creations LEARNING and TEST CENTER web site. Results were available in Test Manager with this service. FS Creations stopped this service in December 2008. Bubble sheets for scanning can be printed from within Test Generator or Test Player. These bubble sheets are used for plain paper scanners. The scanner we provide as free-with-order (Apperson Advantage 1200) is one of two that shows as automatic choices in the ‘Get Results from Scanner’ option. ExamView is compatible with many scanners available through a connection wizard available in Test Manager. Some are listed via the following link, however, a scanner may still be compatible even if it doesn’t show up on the list : http://www.fscreations.com/ev_scanners.php Here are the pages of the ExamView Assessment Suite Version 6.2 User Guide that pertain to online testing: Working with Classes and Assignments: 28-40 Administer Online Tests on a School Local Area Network (LAN): 58-67 Publishing an HTML Internet Test or Study Guide: 85-87 Scanning: 13, 43-49
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Support for ExamView can be found online at the ExamView website www.fscreations.com/support.php
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