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Safe Exam Browser for Mac

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Key Details of Safe Exam Browser

  • Carry out web based online exams safely.
  • Last updated on 4/6/2020
  • There have been 1 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Developer's Description

Carry out web based online exams safely.
Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is a web browser environment for creating online exams environment by locking the computer into a kiosk mode. It provides integration with the open source learning management systems Ilias and Moodle, but can be used with most other web based quizzes or e-assessment systems. SEB disables the OS X Dock, the process switcher (cmd+Tab/cmd+Shift+Tab), menu bar, the Force Quit window (cmd+opt+esc), normal reboot (ctrl+cmd+eject), normal shutdown (ctrl+opt+cmd+eject), hiding the application, printing and Expose. Display and system idle sleep is also prevented while SEB is running. It can be set whether users can quit SEB and if it is required to enter a quit password to do so. In the browser window there is no right mouse (or ctrl-) click popup window available, links requesting to be opened in a separate window are opened in the single SEB web browser window instead. Besides that, the browser is supporting Quicktime, Java and Flash content (as long as the required Flash plugin is installed on the system). Hyperlinks embedded in Javascript, in Flash and other plugins are ignored when they link to another host than the one of the current page. In a separate user account managed by OS X parental controls you can run additional (third party) applications during an exam together with SEB. You can download and open files linked in your online exam, edit it in a third party application and then upload the results to your online quiz/LMS again.Thanks to its safe kiosk mode SEB can also be used in all kind of public presentation situations, where web based content is presented and users should not be able to manipulate the Mac that it is running on.

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