Inspera Assessment offers several options for exams in lockdown mode, both Safe Exam Browser, Inspera’s own lockdown app for Chromebooks, and Safe Exam Browser for iOS.
The setup for a lockdown test is done in the planning phase of the test, and there are several options available. Start by enabling one, or both of the lockdown options in the security part of the test options.
An invigilator password must be set. This password is required for re-entering the test if the candidate has issues that causes them to leave the lockdown browser.
Advanced options for Safe Exam Browser
This is the password the candidates must enter to start the test in Safe Exam Browser. The password is automatically generated, but can be changed. The specific requirements for the password is at least 6 characters long and contains at least one letter and one number.
Note that for the lockdown app for Chromebooks there is no password requirement to open the test, and we recommend that day password is used instead.
Allow candidates to change wifi
This is a useful option if there are several wifi networks at your location. If the candidate loses connection to one, they can switch to another wifi without leaving SEB.
Note that because of different limitations on MacOS and Windows, this will behave a bit different depending on whether the candidates use SEB on Mac or on a Windows computer.
Mac: The candidate can change freely between all available wifi networks.
Windows: The wifi network must be known to the computer, meaning that the candidate must have been connected to it before. Only known wifi networks will appear in the network list within SEB.
Options for computer labs
This will allow use of third party applications along with SEB. The feature is only supported on Windows, and only for computer labs where the candidates don’t have administrator access, and where local IT or administrators can control the content on the hard drives.
Please read the complete article about SEB options for computer labs.
Chromebook lockdown browser
Note that there is no requirement for a pin code to start the test in the Cromebook lockdown browser.
To start a lockdown test on Chromebook, make sure that the student does not log in to the Chromebook, as the app is only available from the login screen.