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DigiExam and Microsoft Learning Tools

The DigiExam application is now also available for download in Windows Store offering schools and universities even more options for a secure and reliable platform for  high-stakes exams and academic tests.

DigiExam is the first assessment platform to integrate the learning tool Immersive Reader in a lock-down exam environment/mode. Accommodating unique student accessibility settings is a key to fair digital examinations for all students.

 

The possibility to offer students reading help, additional time, TTS and spellcheck in exams without additional effort for Teachers or Exam supervisors makes DigiExam a powerful tool for all types of exams and assignments.

Our purpose is to make digital assessment available to everyone, increase quality within education  and empower students on their journey of learning.

Formative feedback in addition to just a published result improves learning outcomes and when adding the DigiExam URL to a Microsoft Team’s channel students can access their exam results and personal feedback instantly upon publishing.

 

With the Microsoft Store application we enable an even easier way of downloading

the DigiExam application in both BYOD and managed IT environments.

 

 

 

 

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School’s out for summer – 2019

DigiExam would like to acknowledge all teaching staff, course administrators and students for the academic year of 2018/2019 so far.

We’ll continue to strive for delivering digital examinations to everyone!

For the majority, the academic year of 2018/2019 is coming to an end and we’d like to express our gratitude to all our users! The student location map above indicates the reach of DigiExam and the recent NPS survey conveys the message that we’re heading in the right direction in terms of being the most reliable and user-friendly platform on the market. 

Regardless if you use DigiExam as an external tool in your LMS or as a stand-alone application, it is beyond question that your feedback drives our journey to further improvement. Accordingly does your proof of concept that a user-friendly and reliable platform for digital examinations is adopted widely and used by teachers for all types of assessments, tests and high stakes exams.

Product features this spring

The latest release of the Invigilator view allows a teacher or course administrator to share the exam overview with a colleague or exam supervisor. Either by co-sharing the entire exam process from exam creation, activation and co-grading of students’ answers. Thus an even more traditional usage – by giving an exam supervisor the viewing rights to monitor student progress during the exam, without compromising exam integrity.

Additionally, word gaps and simple answers can replace traditional MCQ in some forms of assessments, the add media functionality allows external links and resources, and the locked or randomized question order does not only fit high stake exams but give teachers additional tools to an increased usage of DigiExam.

Pushing the 1 2 3 4 million mark

In early April, we reached yet another milestone of 3 000 000 hand ins, thus a numerous amount of saved papers and with automatic grading, a lot of teacher time better spent than grading student answers!

We’ll continue presenting product news and user cases on our blog, presenting innovative teachers across all fields of education and how they use DigiExam in their field of expertise.

We wish all our users a great summer and later on a warm welcome back to a new, exciting academic year with a lot of pleasant surprises!

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DigiExam celebrates over 3,000,000 handed in exams

On April 2nd DigiExam reached a huge milestone. We now have a total of over 3,000,000 handed in exams since our start in 2011! We are extremely proud of all our users and grabs the opportunity to say: Thank you for joining in on the revolution of digital exams!

This is a true proof of concept that a user-friendly and reliable platform for digital examinations really is adopted widely by teachers and used for all types of assessments, tests and high stakes exams.

Easy to operate from a teacher/supervisor perspective and full offline support for students during an exam, without putting a lot of additional effort to solve technical issues. The reliability for students that ensures them to take an exam without worrying about internet connectivity and data loss in case of a problem occurring.

The Customer Success Team with teacher experience help new and existing customers implement and use DigiExam widely. A tool for teachers to use both for assessing students and supporting the learning process, moreover a tool for diverse usage.

With our Support team in-house and just a couple of feet away from the developers in the Tech team, we are agile and work closely together taking full control of our product without being dependent on third-party services.

In Q1 2019, in comparison with Q1 the previous year we saw an increase in handed-in exams with 80% a hit a new record for handed in exams in a quartal with 510,322 hand-ins. In Q2 which normally is the peak season for examinations and high-stakes exams, we expect a significantly larger amount.

From all of us at DigiExam, Thank you!

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Deloitte Sweden Technology Fast 50 award to DigiExam

DigiExam is one of the technology companies who grown the fastest during the last four years. Deloitte Sweden Technology Fast 50 celebrated our achievements by awarding DigiExam the ranking 40. 

Deloitte Sweden Technology Fast 50 is a ranking and award of Sweden’s fastest growing technology companies. The ranking is based on the average revenue growth of companies during the past four-year period, including both public and private companies. The list covers all types of technology, from internet and computer equipment to green tech and life sciences.

DigiExam was awarded the ranking 40 by having revenue growth of 516 percent, which makes us one of the technology companies in Sweden that has grown the fastest the last four years.

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Welcoming Cecilia to the DigiExam Team

Cecilia Vahlin

Head of Higher Education

  • Who is Cecilia?

Originally, she studied to become an elementary school teacher in Swedish and English at Linköping University, and proceeded to teach Swedish for nine years at the International English School in Linköping. Further on she worked at the independent school Erlaskolan in Norrköping, who was one of the early providing their students with  a 1:1 solution, which is one computer per student. Erlaskolan had focus on entrepreneurship and digitization. After a few years, she chose a new direction in the edtech business and became an ICT coordinator at the Education Department in Linköping Municipality. A few years later, she started working at the LMS, itslearning in Malmö. A new colleague with experience within education, digitization, sales, marketing and procurement both within schools, higher education and business world.

  • Why did you choose DigiExam?

Cecilia describes how, for a long time,  she has requested an improved exam scenario for all kinds of education – from universities to companies. When she found DigiExam, she found a technically well-developed, user friendly and intuitive, but above all  a secure environment for users. Usually, it is due to a technical threshold that teachers and managers are resisting to try, or use, new digital tools, but with DigiExam the threshold feels extremely low and the solution is easy to use. Another reason is the ability to use accessibility settings to individualize for those users who benefit from spell check, text-to-speech or extended time, but she believes that all users ,  benefit from being able to use these settings sometimes. 

  • Main goal with your role at DigiExam?

She wants to contribute to improve and develop the examination form on all levels – especially focusing on universities and higher education – in Sweden as well as  the rest of the world.

The foundation of my philosophy is to maximize the outcome of learning  for as many people as possible by offering flexible methods and tools to achieve that. A solution that suits everyone,no matter how you work or what you teach, DigiExam always has functions/features you can use to maximize or optimize your teaching and learning..

  • Vision?

A clear altruistic ideology where she will improve the education sector and hopefully the entire society – Schools and Academies today demand freedom to choose the best tools and combine them with each other – the  days where you chose one single technical solution and adapted the education thereafter, are history. The pedagogical situation shall decide what digital solutions one chooses – and the choice of tool for creating, fulfilling and assessing exams is simple  – DigiExam.

The goal is to provide national and international academies with a secure, time saving and efficient method for teachers and students in terms of taking exams as well as creating and marking them.

We are proud that Cecilia is choosing DigiExam and look forward to see the product develop further with a new colleague  in our team!

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DigiExam Announces New Project with McDonough School of Business at Georgetown

NEW YORK, NY (January 31, 2017) DigiExam, the leading platform for creating and grading digital exams, continues its growth in US higher education and today announced a new project with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

The McDonough School of Business reached out to DigiExam to provide a reliable and secure platform for digital test creation and grading.  

“We have been looking for a secure, easy-to-use digital assessment platform for years,” said John Carpenter, Chief Technology Officer at Georgetown McDonough. “So we’re very excited to get started with the tools and features DigiExam offers.”

Between undergraduate and graduate programs, Georgetown McDonough serves approximately 3,600 students with more than 140 professors and teaching staff.

“We are honored to be working with the outstanding leaders at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University,” said Gustaf Nordbäck, Chief Operating Officer at DigiExam. “But more than that, we’re excited to help them on their path to make the examination process more efficient and help the educators and students leverage the power and convenience of digital exams.”

With the Georgetown McDonough project, DigiExam is continuing its relationship with some of the leading and most distinguished educational institutions and brands in the world.

Most recently, DigiExam has partnered with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the world’s first collegiate school of business.  Wharton School serves 4,993 students across their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.  The partnership will open the opportunity for other departments and schools at the University of Pennsylvania to pilot with DigiExam as well.

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About DigiExam:

DigiExam is an intuitive digital assessment platform used to create, administer and evaluate performance.  DigiExam provides educators with a secure digital testing environment.  We strive to provide the right set of tools to assess learners in a reliable, effective and unbiased fashion to empower them on their learning journey.  DigiExam simplifies the exam process for instructors and teachers, helps students complete tests more efficiently, and saves both time and money for institutions.  The platform ensures 100% reliability by allowing students to begin and submit assessments online and offline.  Currently, DigiExam serves over 2,100 organizations across more than 80 countries.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the premier destination for global business education, provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in the service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs prepare students to be “global ready” by providing a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a worldwide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree or custom programs. Learn more at http://msb.georgetown.edu. Follow us on Twitter: @msbgu.

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