Securing your publication with Safe Exam Browser (SEB)

Procedure

When you create a test publication as an author, you can choose to secure for test with Safe Exam Browser (SEB), see Using quick publish:

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The .seb configuration file

The behaviour of Safe Exam Browser and the allowed applications and settings are determined by a .seb configuration file. You can choose to use the default SEB configuration, or to upload your own .seb configuration file.

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  • The default configuration of Safe Exam Browser includes:
    • The SEB taskbar with
      • visible reload button
      • visible clock
      • visible Quit button
    • active audio control
    • video capture and webcam capture are allowed
    • no additional applications allowed
    • no URL filtering
    • no spell checker
  • If you want to use your own custom configuration, you need to upload your own .seb file.

If that file is encrypted

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you must enter the Settings password from Safe Exam Browser so that assessmentQ can decrypt the file:
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The password to exit SEB

When your publication is secured with Safe Exam Browser, you will always need to enter a password to close SEB. This password may only be known by the test supervisor, not by the candidates.

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It is typically used to shut down SEB for a candidate in the event of an incident during a test (e.g. when he needs to use another PC). 

When the candidate completes his exam in assessmentQ, SEB will be automatically closed on the candidate's computer.

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