Legacy Portal: View Exam Snapshot & Log Files

Snapshots capture information to show how an exam-taker progressed throughout an assessment. The Snapshot Viewer provides a report that includes time stamps for the specific actions and the exact responses that were entered by the Exam-Taker. You can use a snapshot to review the answers as they were submitted and changed, and to analyze an exam-taker's behavior during the assessment. 

Log files provide a more in-depth view of an exam-taker’s behavior during an assessment. There is an entry for every action performed by an exam-taker from the opening of an assessment to the closing. This file also contain system details about the exam-taker’s device. You might want to view the log file when investigating academic integrity issues or technical issues that affected an exam-taker during an assessment.

 

Procedures

 

View a Snapshot

  1. Select the Assessments tab.
  2. Select the assessment that you would like to view snapshots from.
  3. Select the Exam-Taker Activity tab.
  4. Find the exam-taker whose snapshot you want to view.

    Tip: To sort the list alphabetically by the exam-taker's last name, click on the Exam-Taker column heading.

  5. Select the camera icon in the Actions column.
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The SnapShot Viewer appears in a pop-up window.

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Snapshots will be taken when the following actions are performed by the exam-taker:
  • Exam Begin
  • Exam End
  • Answer Selected
  • Capture of Entire Answer File Every 10 Minutes
  • Screenshot of Essay Answers if more than 500 characters are removed
  • Text typed and removed
  • Navigation to the next item

From this window you can identify:

  • Item and Snapshot Number
  • Item Type
  • Time Stamp (Time is documented when navigating from the question indicated.)
  • Trigger
  • Exam-Taker’s Response (including character count for essays)

Note: If you want to export the information, use the CSV and XLS icons in the top right corner of the Snapshot Viewer pop-up window.

 

View Log Files

  1. Select the Assessments tab.
  2. Select the assessment that you would like to view log files from.
  3. Select the Exam-Taker Activity tab.
  4. Find the exam-taker whose log files you want to view.

    Tip: To sort the list alphabetically by the exam-taker's last name, click on the Exam-Taker column heading.

  5. Select the yellow notepad icon in the Actions column.

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    The log file will open in a new window.

    Note: If you want to print or save the file, right-click in a blank area of the page to view the shortcut menu.

 

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