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Offline New2C2k

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Pearson onscreen platform
« on: January 06, 2022, 01:41:58 PM »
Hello folks

It feels like a long time since i last logged onto here and good to see its still active.

I am new to a support function in school regarding supporting computer based exams.  The previous colleague has left us and i have now been landed with this task.

What are the experiences of other techinicans on here when going to set it up for use on the C2K network?   I understand from helpsheet EN035 we can set up an generic exam user account.   As the pearson platform is accessible from a directory on the computer which i need to ensure is accessible on the workstation then i am hoping that i can use the same generic exam user account to logon to the workstations to allow the muliple students to access the program for which they will have a unique username and password to complete the exam?

I hope i didnt talk too much rubbish here and hoping someone else on here would have some experiences to share regarding the Pearson onscreen platform.


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Re: Pearson onscreen platform
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2022, 03:06:19 PM »
I don't think you can simultaneously use one exam account - you need to create separate accounts.

I set up exam accounts for language listening exams, and changed the password after French exam so Spanish exam people could use the same account.

I also set up one exam account per pupil for some coursework assignments.

I've never had to deal with Pearson

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Re: Pearson onscreen platform
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 09:24:52 AM »
Anytime I've needed to use an exam account for either an exam or controlled assessment, I've created one for each user and done a bulk password reset if I needed to reuse the accounts.

Doesn't take too much time to set up.

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Re: Pearson onscreen platform
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 10:11:21 AM »
I just use EN035 although it could be a bit clearer when you need accounts with no internet connection (towards the end o the document).

As Johnny posted I would just create as many accounts as I needed, add whatever groups would be required and bulk change the password - do this at least 24 hours before use in case groups need to wait for replication. Then just give the teacher in charge the password for that examination group.
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Re: Pearson onscreen platform
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 02:02:12 PM »
Yes I do the same but did not know we could re-use the accounts as I generate new each time.

I also create an xcopy batch file to transfer exam files into the accounts which save you doing it manually.
Also does the pearsons test platform not require a machine to act as a server?  - been a few years since I used it but was nearly sure it needed installed.We use IFS e-test platform at the minute which I run on legacy and it also requires server side install, an invigilation install on one station in the room and then a client install for each station being used for the exam.
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