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1. What is EXAM Moodle?
2. How is EXAM Moodle different to regular Moodle?
3. What is meant by exam?
4. What is meant by current time and location?
5. How is the EXAM Moodle quiz different to a regular quiz?
6. What extra features are available in the EXAM Moodle quiz?
7. What is exam review




What is EXAM Moodle?
EXAM Moodle is a variation of Moodle that, from the point of view of a student, behaves like an exam system.
Exams are based on Moodle quizzes.


How is EXAM Moodle different to regular Moodle?
Guest access is not allowed.
If the user has an exam at the current time and location, he is redirected to the exam.
(If the exam requires SEB and he is not using it, he is instead thrown out with an appropriate message.)
Otherwise, if he used the special review URL, and he has exams that have been graded and released for review, he is taken to the review page. See below.
Otherwise, if has a privileged role in any courses, EXAM Moodle behaves as a regular Moodle - but effectively only those courses exist.
Otherwise, he is thrown out with an appropriate message.
Note: Ordinary access rules to courses and modules (other than those noted in this page) are irrelevent for unprivileged users.


What is meant by exam?
An exam is a quiz which has been marked as Active.
In flex courses, students register to take the an exam at a time of their choosing.
(Registration is through RishumNet. Currently, a few courses in the faculty of Natural Sciences are flex courses.)
In other courses, the time of the exam is set in the quiz itself


What is meant by current time and location?
In order to be marked active, a quiz must have
    • In flex courses: A moed and time limit
      A user is considered to have an exam at the current time if he has registered to take an exam in that course/moed and and it is not more than an hour after his registration time, or he has already begin the quiz that day, and the quiz time limit has not elapsed.
      The quiz time limit can be overridden
    • In other courses: An opening time and either a closing time or a time limit
      A user is considered to have an exam at the current time if there is a quiz in a course to which he is enrolled as a student, and it is not more than an hour after the quiz opening time, or he has already begin the quiz that day, and the quiz finishing time or time limit has not elapsed.
      The quiz opening time, closing time and time limit can all be overridden
  1. A password, network restriction or SEB key.
    The network restriction can be a combination of IPs, IP ranges and rooms.
    (A room is effectively a list of IPs. EXAM Moodle knows about most rooms that are used for exams on the various HUJI campuses.)
    A user is considered to have an exam at the current location if there is a network restriction and his IP complies with it.
    Unlike in regular Moodle, the network restriction, and requirement to use SEB, can be overridden.


How is the EXAM Moodle quiz different to a regular quiz?
  • One can configure only settings relevant to exams:


What extra features are available in the EXAM Moodle quiz?


What is exam review
The teacher can release the exam for review
Any student who has taken the exam can then review his own attempt.
By default, the student sees only questions that he answered and were not disqualified