ExamSoft is approved for academic use by request only and requires additional payment at the college or school level. It is currently used in Nursing, Medicine, and Dentistry

Please contact your College IT Coordinator (login required) for more information. 

What is ExamSoft?

ExamSoft is an online assessment tool used to deliver exams. It has many features, most notably the ability to create robust banks of questions, track use of and performance on questions, and deliver secure exams. Exams can be delivered using computers in an in-person location or remotely.

What is the purpose of ExamSoft?

  • Exams that pull from various question banks can be created and delivered securely online.
  • Instructional teams can collaborate to create banks of questions. Questions can be tagged with various metadata, such as the specific learning outcome it assesses.
  • Specific questions can easily be distributed electronically to team members for grading.
  • Robust data analytics are provided for each question. This includes information, such as how well the question performed and which exams (course and date) the question was used on for tracking purposes.

Why use ExamSoft?

ExamSoft's secure exam delivery features can help to limit academic integrity issues. The data analytics features can inform instructional teams on how well students are performing on different learning outcomes within a course. This can lead to instructional and curricular changes.

Learning Technology Ecosystem (LTE) Principles

ExamSoft most directly address these LTE goals:

Efficient and easy to use Learners need to work in a system that is fluid and requires a minimum number of steps in systems that are intuitive and integrated.

 

Best Practices

DO

DON'T

 Add metadata to questions created in ExamSoft.

 Assume all students have devices that are capable of working with ExamSoft. Clarify this upfront and have a backup plan.

 Review data analytics to inform exam design, instruction, and curriculum.

 Offer students a practice exam using the tool and the specific features you are using before the actual exam.

Support for ExamSoft

Technical Support

(Why isn't this working?)

College or Department Supported

Training Support

(How do I learn to use this tool?)

College or Department Supported

Vendor Supported

Teaching Support

 (How do I teach with this tool?)

College or Department Supported

Tool Evaluation

You should contact your College IT Coordinator for details about local evaluation and recommended uses, in addition to information about common problems to be aware of.