Guided Access is a feature native to the iPad, released with iOS 6. It allows the user to constrain usage of the device to a single application. This feature must be enabled for students to begin a secure exam and is needed to ensure that no outside applications will be used during the exam. If it is disabled the student will be removed from the exam and a continuation code will be needed to re-enter.
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Starting an exam on an iPad
This article ncludes instructions on how to start an exam that was previously downloaded to your iPad device
Setting up your iPad to be used with SofTest-M
Included are the steps to follow In order to use SofTest-M on an iPad
Quick Start: How to use SofTest-M
This guide is a great starting place for useful resources on how to use SofTest-M on your iPad.
Using spell check on a iPad with SofTest-M
Use of spell check is controlled by the test sponsor (institution/school administering the exam).Check with your institution to determine if it will be available.
How to upload exams using SofTest-M (iPad)
This guide will help you with successfully upload your SofTest-M exams.
Essay formatting within SofTest-M
Complete list of essay formatting options within the SofTest-M application
What are the minimum system requirements to use SofTest-M (iPad)?
Included are the minimum system requirements for using SofTest-M on an iPad
Using the alarm feature in SofTest-M
SofTest M provides the capacity to set up to six independent alarms. The alarm will count down in seconds until it reaches the one minute mark. It then becomes five second intervals.
How do I use Guided Access mode?
To set up Guided Access: On your iPad, navigate to Guided Access by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access.
Using Bluetooth keyboards with iPad
In order to take secure exams with SofTest-M, one of the requirements is to enable Airplane mode. This mode will disable anything that receives a signal on the device.
Navigating between questions in SofTest-M
Included in this guide are instructions on how to navigate between questions in SofTest-M
How do I exit an iPad exam?
To exit out of an exam, select the “Save and Exit” button featured at the bottom of the interface.
How do I display a calculator during my exam using ST-M?
If the professor has enabled the calculator feature, you can open the calculator during your exam by selecting the calculator icon in the upper right hand corner.
Answering multiple choice questions in SofTest-M
Included in this guide are instructions on how to answer a multiple choice questions when using SofTest-M
How do I answer a true or false question with SofTest-M?
Included in this guide are instructions on how to answer a true or false questions when using SofTest-M
How do I answer a fill in the blank question in SofTest-M?
Included in this guide are instructions on how to answer a fill in the blank question when using SofTest-M
How do I view my upload/download history on SofTest-M?
To view your upload/download history on SofTest-M you must open the application from your desktop, log in with your id and password if required
How do I verify I have the latest version of SofTest?
To verify if you have the latest version of SofTest,Go to your institution’s ExamSoft portal
SofTest-M for the iPad is very simple to update. Included are the instructions on how to trigger and complete the installation of the update.
Installing SofTest-M on an iPad