When conducting digital national tests (NPs) in Dugga, the procedure is fairly simple. By following the steps presented below, you as a teacher and test designer create the conditions for carrying out your tests in a smooth way.

1) Create an exam. Login to Dugga and click on "New exam" which you see to the left on the top menu.

2) Give your test some basic settings. Write the name of your exam, for example "Swedish NT, year 9". In addition, state the conditions that you want to apply in this test (eg type of assessment, speech synthesis etc). Click on "Create exam".

3) Create your Essay question. Because it is a national test, the student will have a booklet next to their computer with instructions for the test. The question you create can therefore be fairly simple, for example "Write here." You decide for yourself how much text and instructions you want to write in addition to your question. You are now done with the creation of the test itself and now only need to add an examination date and time for this test.

4) Add test opportunity. Click on "Add Examination Date". You will now be taken to the "Add Exam" page where you schedule exams. Start by entering in the top field a name for the test occasion, eg "History NP Class 9A". If you wish, you can also leave this field blank.

5) Enter the date and time of the test. Click in the field and a calendar and time will pop up where you can choose the date and time. If it’s a national test, it is recommended that you set the start time eg 15-30 minutes before the exam starts and then also add 15-30 minutes after the exam. By doing so, you acknowledge any problems that students may have with their digital devices when starting their computers, logging onto the platform or starting the test. You achieve three things by giving a little extra time before and after the actual test period:

a) The students can thus pre-log into Dugga, see the assessment and click on it to get to the test cover page but they can not get into the exam/ start it (this by requiring a "start code" as shown below under point 7).

b) If a student gets any problem with their computer and may need some extended test time, you do not have to go into the exam and extend the test time because you have already set a slightly longer test time from the beginning, which means that you as a teacher are already prepared for someone having trouble.

c) The students can start the test only when you give them the "start code" which is a 5 or 6 digit pin code and which you give exactly when you want the students to start writing the test. The start code and all other codes are always visible to you as a teacher under the "Ongoing Test" menu. It may be good to know that all codes linked to a particular test/ test occasion will be visible to you as a teacher 36 hours before the test starts. You will then see them under the "Ongoing Test" menu.

6) Enter the participants of the test. After you have entered the start time and end time, you then specify which class/ group/ course with participants will be able to take the test. For example, you select class "9A" or you choose to add "individual candidates" where you can add individual students who will take the test. Another option may also be to "Generate Participant Code" which is a code to get to the assessment, which you give to the students in order for them to be able to do the test. The participant code is visible under the "Ongoing Test" menu.

7) Cover page Here you can give information about the exam/test.

8) Enter "General" settings. Check the option "Require a start code to start the test (the start code will be visible during the ongoing test overview)". Checking this option generates a start code/ pin code that you give to the students at the time you want them to start the test. The students enter the start code/ pin code, click “Start Test” and then they enter the test and can start answering questions.

9) Enter the "Security" settings. Choose the security option that is appropriate given the type of computers/ digital devices that the students have. For example, Safe Exam Browser is recommended for students with PC, Mac and iPads. For students with Chromebooks, the "Duggas Chromebook app" option is selected.

10) Save the test occasion by clicking on "Save test opportunity".

11) Perform the test. You can now have your students complete the test and they do this by logging into Dugga and clicking on the test you created for them. Remember to always tell your students to submit their exams by clicking on the button "Submit Exam" when they have completed their exams. The students must submit their exams and make sure that they have submitted them from Dugga before leaving the exam room. In this way, the students also have the opportunity to leave a test answer file/ USB file in the event they would have had the absence of WiFi/ internet connection during parts or the entire test.

12) When the students have completed the tests, you carry out correction / assessment of the tests in the manner described in categories Grading of NT or Digital Grading of NT.

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Created by Patrik Nilsson on 2019/06/20 10:09