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e-Exam guides for students, academics, invigilators and administrators, plus technical how-tos.


Theory, research data, publications and presentations.


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Transforming Exams

This project aims to enable authentic, rich, high stakes assessments that will empower institutions to authenticate graduate outcomes fit for the employability requirements of the 21st century! We securely and sustainably leverage 'bring your own' (BYO) laptops to deploy face-to-face invigilated examinations primarily for the on-campus context.

An Australian federal government Office for Learning and Teaching grant in partnership with the ten Australian Universities was received to develop a multifaceted e-exam solution that includes both technical and procedural elements. Particular attention has been paid to concerns such as authentic assessment, pedagogical flexibility, academic workload, student preferences, ease of use, system robustness, scalability, integrity and sustainability.

Our e-Exam technology platform is capable of a variety of examination modes. This includes 'paper equivalent' exams where students can choose between hand writing and typing, 'post-paper' exams that integrate more question types, multimedia, simulations and additional 'e-tools of the trade' software applications as well as exams that incorporate computer marked questions; all made available for the large scale face-to-face supervised exam context. The main features are:

  • A 'whole computer', self contained, controlled, operating system and suite of e-tools of the trade applications for BYO laptops ~ but with no invasive software installs!
  • e-Workflow via a 'robust' LMS (Moodle) implementation for computer marked question types ~ highly resistant to network outages!
  • Restricted gateway to remote LMS or Virtual desktop.


Final project report available (for Australian Government Department of Education): find out more...

New e-Exam client version available 3 July 2019: See downloads...

Research outcomes and publications find out more...

Workshops and an e-Exams Symposium ~ view recordings...

Robust Moodle e-Exams resistant to network outages ~ now undergoing trials learn more...robust moodle workflow for e-exams

We are seeking collaborators ~ learn more...

OLT Innovation and Development grant awarded (AU$500K): ID15-4747 'Transforming exams across Australia: processes and platform for e-exams in high stakes, supervised environments' 2016-2018.

Demonstration prototypes are now available from the downloads section. Further development continues!

OLT seed grant report now published (see OLT project page).


  • e-Exam v6 start
  • Paper equivalent exam using word processor
  • Post-paper exam with multimedia, reference files and software tools
  • Post-paper exam photo image editor
  • Simple computer marked questions using robust LMS (Moodle) that is resistant to network outages.
  • Complex (cloze) computer marked questions using (Moodle).
  • Image hotspot computer marked questions using Moodle.
  • Media within Moodle based quiz.
  • Restricted gateway connection to remote LMS or remote desktop systems.

Funding and Support

The e-Exam platform project is supported by an Australian Government Department of Education and Training grant.
The project is being lead by Monash University in partnership with eight other Australian universities.
The views expressed on this website and in the associated publications do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or participating institutions.
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