Scheduling exams manually is a time consuming and laborious task. Now, exam administrators can exploit the power of a sophisticated exam scheduling engine.
A user-friendly interface permits users to quickly define the exam session, easily manage the import of exams and students and attach important preferences and constraints to them. Once the schedule is produced, it’s presented in a format allowing effortless modification using drag and drop. Guidance is provided by colour coding exam session slots to indicate where an exam can be relocated without breaking constraints.
Powerful “what if?” features allow the user to manipulate the data in various ways to affect the outcome and make sure your exam schedule meets your requirements.
What does a good exam schedule look like? It depends on who you are. Students will expect their exam schedule to have an even spread of exams over the session, giving them the best opportunity to perform successfully.
Other students with disabilities and specialist needs expect a good exam schedule that takes their needs into consideration. This is achieved by attaching complex preferences and constraints to the student, which then impacts the schedule produced by the automation engine.
Often, poor exam schedules dictate the need to either extend the exam session and/or hire external space to host exams. The associated cost with extending the session and/or hiring space is significant. A good schedule, from an organisational view, is one that maximises the use of time and space whilst treating students in a fair way.
CELCAT Timetabler Exam Scheduler gives you full control over how rooms are used. For example, organisations may wish to schedule multiple exams into large spaces or practical exams into specialist rooms. Individual rooms may be assigned to a single student sitting one exam.