Instructions and Guidelines for Institutes using Exam on App
Understand that exam on App consumes much more resources than other regular App activity, so EduApplet requires more device resources and health especially when running exam. It is suggested that the users are guided properly and repeatedly to keep their personal devices in proper condition. But since the devices mostly belong to individual users, it is likely that despite all guidelines and warnings, still the device environment is inappropriate for the activity. So the user’s experience is totally dependent on the condition and resources of his device and some user complaints from personal device users will probably always remain. No one, neither institute nor we can closely monitor or inspect each user’s android device condition.
- An Android device that is to be used for Exam, ideally has to be solely meant for exam, and ensure that sufficient resources should be available to run the App and to store exam data.
- During the exam maximum resources are required. Some exams are lengthy, so they have more question content and they also last for 3 hours. You must have atleast 4-5 GB free space and 1-2 GB free RAM (storage requirement could be higher depending upon exam length and content).
- Close all other APPs when running test. Although you might have feature rich costly mobiles, fast internet, but if there is hardly any space and too many apps open so no memory left will create an adverse experience.
- Minimum 3G/4G data connectivity or WiFi connectivity is required for downloading and uploading the exam content. We strongly suggest to put off internet at the time of test so that other Apps running in background and other processor consuming activity can be minimized.
- Internet connectivity is used only for downloading and uploading the test. The test starts only after complete downloading of the test finishes.
- The first question is displayed only after test is fully downloaded. And connectivity stops before starting the test. After this point any slowness in display of test totally depends on resources of your device and has nothing to do with server or bandwidth.
- Most importantly it is suggested that the institute admin should maintain one or few good devices in proper condition to pre-check every uploaded exam and to see that all features are working properly if the resources are available. If the exam on your device is working fine then the system is ok, some students will have their mixed experiences based on their device conditions.
- To avoid dependency on user devices or to maximize uniformity, the Institute should try to cater uniform configuration devices to all users, if possible.