What functions are essential for a mature online examination system?

Affected by Covid-19 pandemic, it would be necessary for schools to conduct exams online out of the consideration of both students and teachers. When it comes to online exams, online examination system is needed. Then, what functions are essential for a mature online examination system.

For a mature online examination system, student management, question management, exam management, anti-cheating features, auto grading and statistical analysis are indispensable. Let’s look at these features closely.

Student Management

To make it convenient for users, students’ information should be able to be imported into system in batches. And users can also add students’ information one by one. Students’ information should be able to be managed by group, class, etc. .

Question Bank

Question management is also essential for a mature online examination system. Questions should be able to be imported in batches or added one by one. Also questions should be able to be managed by category. Users should be able to develop a question bank of their own.

Exam Management

Exams should be easily created in online examination system. For example, like in Online Exam Maker, it takes four simple steps to create an exam. The exams can be managed by category. The administrator should be able to set up the exam duration, exam mode, results page, and so on.

Anti-cheating Features

To maintain the integrity of the exam, powerful anti-cheating features, such as switching screen limit, interruption limit, face recognition, surveillance camera, AI proctoring, no copying or pasting should be provided by a mature online examination system to meet the needs of the schools and educational institutions.

Auto Grading

It would save much time for teachers after conducting an online exam if auto grading feature is provided by the system. In Online Exam Maker, the system will do the grading for objective questions; while for subjective questions like essay questions, grade by keywords can be set up by the administrator therefore the system will grade the subjective questions by keywords.

Statistical Analysis

Statistical analysis is indispensable for an online examination system. Rich statistical analysis should be provided by the system, including the average score, the lowest score, the highest score, the pass rate, fail rate, correct answer rate, etc. Therefore, teachers do not need to analyse the results by themselves. They can simply export the exam report.

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