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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 settings different to that of a regular quiz?
6. Sequential
7. How is the EXAM Moodle Edit quiz page different to that of a regular quiz?
8. Why is the student thrown out?
9. How are the EXAM Moodle Group override and User override pages different to that of a regular quiz?
10. How is the EXAM Moodle Results page different to that of a regular quiz?
11. How are EXAM Moodle Statistics different to that of a regular quiz?
12. What is exam review
13. What if a student has more than one exam?
14. How is the EXAM Moodle student's attempt different to that of a regular quiz?




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 flex courses, the Moed must be set
In other courses, the time of the exam (i.e. opening time and either closing time or time limit) must be set


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 settings different to that of a regular quiz?
In brief:
  • Only settings relevant to an exam that is intended to be taken in real time are shown.
  • Some of the several additional or altered Quiz settings include:
    • Active exam: If enabled, the restrictions listed in the previous two questions apply
    • Navigation method: If set to


      Sequential, the student cannot move on to next page before he has answered all the questions on the current page.
    • Supplementary documentation: A file that will be available to the student during the exam
    • Show save button: Useful if there are essay questions or pages with many questions.
      See section Quiz autosave of Is there an autosave feature? in the FAQ for teachers for how it interacts with autosave
    • Section Exam review options: Various options that determine whether the student can review his quiz, from what IPs he can review it, and exactly what he sees.
      (Section Review options controls only what the student can see during the exam.)
      One can determine whether the student can review either all questions that he answered or only questions that he did not answer entirely correctly.
      (He cannot review questions that he did not answer or that were disqualified. See
      Also, whether he can review all answers, only his chosen answer or only his chosen answer plus the correct answer
See collapsed and expanded views of the Quiz settings page.


How is the EXAM Moodle Edit quiz page different to that of a regular quiz?


Why is the student thrown out?
If a student is thrown out with message Sorry! You do not have an exam scheduled at this time and location, it could be because:
  • Option Active quiz has not been enabled
  • He is not in one of the rooms selected, or his IP is not in the list in section Require network address
  • The student has not yet started his exam and either more than an hour has elapsed since the quiz opening time or it is after the closing time
  • There is a Group override for a group to which he belongs, or he has a User override, which overrides one of the above two items
  • He is not enrolled to the course (or is not registered to an exam in a flex course).
  • If he is trying to review his exams and is not using the exact URL http://exam2.cs.huji.ac.il/review. See next question


How are the EXAM Moodle Group override and User override pages different to that of a regular quiz? Extension roles


How is the EXAM Moodle Results page different to that of a regular quiz?
  • Column Time limit shows the time limit taking into account whether the student has an Extension role (see ) and/or a Group overide or User override (see ).
    For quizzes that are already finished, it shows the time limit that was in effect during the attempt.
  • In addition to the Overall average row, there is also a Standard deviation row.
    Both do not take into account unanswered and disqualified questions
  • Disqualified grade_disqualified and unanswered grade_notanswered questions are distinguished from wrong grade_incorrect answers


How are EXAM Moodle Statistics different to that of a regular quiz? Disqualified & unanswered


What is exam review
The teacher can release the exam for review.
A student can view all his exams that have been released for review at http://exam2.cs.huji.ac.il/review.
By default, the student sees only questions that he answered and were not disqualified, and only the answers that he chose.
But the teacher can restrict this less or more. See question How is the EXAM Moodle quiz Settings page different to that of a regular quiz?
The student can toggle between paged and unpaged views of the quiz. (Empty pages are not shown i.e the Next page or Previous page link points to the next or previous page with viewable questions.)
Note: A student never has access to anything in EXAM Moodle other than exams that have been released for review and his current quiz attempt (if any).


What if a student has more than one exam?
If according to course enrolment (or exam registration for flexcourses) and the quiz opening and closing times and network restriction (and relevant overrides, if any)
a student currently has more than one exam at the current time and location, then
  • If he has already started one of the exams, and has not yet finished it, he is taken to it
  • Otherwise, he can chose between the exams


How is the EXAM Moodle student's attempt different to that of a regular quiz?