Help Guide
1. I'm having trouble logging in as a teacher. Do you have any tips for me?

A. Case Sensitivity- Our system is case sensitive. This means that upper case and lower case letters are treated as different characters. When you registered for your membership, you were instantly emailed your user name and password. Enter the user name and password in the exact case that you created the account. This information can be found in the membership confirmation email you received.

For Example: You have the user name: abc@123.com & the password: blue2

Only this exact login would work:
This would not work: (red=inaccuracy)
user name: abc@123.com
password: blue2
user name: ABC@123.COM
password: BLUE2

B. Internet Explorer Security Settings (Cookies Enabled) - Have you disabled "Cookies" on your web browser or changed the security setting?. If you have, you will not be able to log-in. The reason the security settings have to be set to medium or low is so that we can immediately identify and knock off hackers or malicious users. Forcing the medium or low security setting insures that we can identify the computer. This helps us secure all of your data as well.

To enable cookies:

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer:

  1. In the Tools menu, click [Internet Options].
  2. Click the [Privacy] tab.
  3. Click the [Advanced] button.
  4. Select the [Override automatic cookie handling] option.
  5. In the First Party Cookies options select [Accept].
  6. In the Third Party Cookies options select [Accept].
  7. Select the [Always allow session cookies] option.
  8. Click [OK].

C. Click "Enter"- Make sure to click log-in, some members just press "Enter" on their keyboard, this will give you a log-in error. Also, make sure not to cut and paste the user name and password into the log in area. This sometimes adds extra spaces.

To turn your security settings back to normal: Internet Explorer

- Click on the Tools at the top of your screen
- Then click Internet Options - Select the Security Tab
- Adjust the slide bar setting to Medium (You may have to set it to "Low", if you are using a firewall)
- Then click OK

D. Are you using an early version of Windows XP?- Early versions of XP have a small firewall bug and do not allow you to transfer some unencrpyted data properly. This will not allow you to log-in even if you followed all of the steps above. To correct this, run Windows Update and download and install Microsoft's latest patches for your operating system.



1a. I can't log in as a student.

Students can log in from any of their teacher's web pages. We also have a student log-in area available here:

http://exambuddy.com/studentlogin/



2. How do I change my password, e-mail address, or other membership information?

This information can all be changed in your "Profile" section after you log in.



3. How do I start using ExamBuddy?

Step 1: Create a class- Include students and parent email addresses. Student and parent email addresses are only known to you. ExamBuddy does not use these addresses in any way. If you wish not to list student and parent email addresses, just input an anonymous name and email address for 1 student to move on to step 2.

You must create a class in order to create activities.

  • Step 2: Edit the class- Pick the class that you would like to add the activities to. Using the control panel below, just add all the information you would like into our tools or use our directory to add activities created by others. Includes specific instructions at each step.
  • Step 3: Create materials for the class- Create your own or use the Exambuddy Directory for existing materials.
  • Step 4: Create a web page for the class- After you create a web page, your students can log-in and start immediately using all the materials you created for them.


4. How do I save, edit, and delete the files I create with ExamBuddy?

Saving- After you create any type of material with ExamBuddy, your work is automatically saved to your bank. To access the bank, just visit that application again. The saved files will appear in this bank towards the bottom of the page.

Editing
- To edit any file, click "Edit" within your save bank and all of the text you entered will appear loaded into the appropriate editor.

Deleting- To delete any file, click "Delete" within your save bank. The file will be permanently deleted.



5. How do students use the activities, quizzes, and other materials I create with ExamBuddy?

Create a web page for the class of students you wish to use your materials. This will allow you to decide which activities you would like them to be able to participate in.

Students can only see the activities that you make available to them through the creation of the web page. You can track the survey and on-line quiz performance of students that log-in through your web page.


Example Web Page



6. How do students and parents access my web site?

Provide students and parents with your ExamBuddy web site address and you're done. To track student quiz and survey results, provide students with their individually randomly generated user names and passwords. Students can log-in to your web page from your web page or any Exambuddy log-in panel.



7. What on-line activities I will be able to create for students?

Each on-line activity is simple to create using our templates. Click on each activity type below to see an example of the types of on-line activities members can create for student use in minutes.



8. What are learning units?

Learning units allow members to group related activities together in one comprehensive package for students to take part in. When you create a learning unit, just specify which activities, quizzes, and surveys to include. If you are looking for printable math units you might want to check here.



9. How do surveys work?

With ExamBuddy, you can create a multiple choice surveys for all of your students to participate in. After students log-in, their answers to the surveys are recorded and reported back to you through the results manager. This is an on-line poll. Each student can only answer the survey once, unless you reset the scoring for that survey.



10. How can I share my activities with others?

With the ExamBuddy directory you can add your own activities or use activities, quizzes, learning units, surveys, or printable quizzes that other members have chosen to share with you. You can submit an activity, quiz, test, or survey you create by simply click "Add to EB Directory". Files that are added will be reviewed by our editors and added soon. See a screen of the EB directory below:


EB Directory



11. How do Newsletters work?

Step 1- Simply check the students you wish to send the email newsletter to. If you have signified parent/guardian email addresses for a student, the parent/guardian will receive the newsletter as well.

Step 2- Input the return email address (From), subject, and message. For security reasons a newsletter is text only. The return email address is your (teacher's) email address or the email address that students/parents will reply to. You can change the return address each time you send a newsletter.



12. How do Printable Tests work?

Step 1- Test Options: Input the test name, this is the name of the file you create. Also, choose the default font and font size which will appear when you begin to input test questions.

Step 2- Test Editor: This area will allow you to add a header to the test and add questions. After you begin adding questions, you will see a rough preview of your test. The preview will allow you to delete questions, edit questions you have already created, and reorder the question numbers.

You're Done!- After you create your test, it will be automatically saved to your "Printable Exam Bank". You can access this menu by clicking "Restart". The bank will also appear every time you visit the Printable Exams area from the "Edit Class" menu.

Note: Due to the PDF format that the printable tests are created in, you can only add images in .jpg and .jpeg formats. If you do not have the capability to create this file format you can use a image file convertor to make this format change for you. We recommend the following image file convertors.



13. How do Web Pages work?

Each class you create will a designated web page. If you do not create a web for a class the "Under Construction" page will appear at the designated URL for that class. All web pages have the same common address:

http://www.exambuddy.com/teachers/teachersusername/classname/

teachersusername = the username you use to log-in.

classname = the name of the class

When creating a web page, just simply Check the section you would like to include, give it a title (title appears on web page), and input the text you would like to appear.

 



14. How does the Calendar work?

Click on the day to edit the day's events. Please note that you are limited to 100 characters within each day to allow the calendar to remain printable via a web browser. To edit the title that appears on the printable version, enter it in the text box and choose "Update Calendar" at the bottom of screen.

Calendars can be viewed by students by adding it to your web page. Students cannot edit your calendar. The calendar automatically saves each time you update any item.



15. How do Online Quizzes work?

Step 1- Test Options: Input the test name, this is the name of the file you create. Also, choose the default font and font size which will appear when you begin to input test questions.

Step 2- Test Editor: This area will allow you to add a header to the test and add questions. After you begin adding questions, you will see a rough preview of your test. The preview will allow you to delete questions, edit questions you have already created, and reorder the question numbers.

You're Done!- After you create your test, it will be automatically saved to your "Printable Exam Bank". You can access this menu by clicking "Restart". The bank will also appear every time you visit the Printable Exams area from the "Edit Class" menu.

Results- You can view student student results to quizzes in your Results Manager Area. The results will not appear until at least one student completes the quiz.



16. How does the Results Manager work?

Within this section you can view an individual student and/or class results of on-line exams and surveys you have made available. Results for surveys or quizzes do not appear until at least one student completes it. The results that are reported are the results of the first time a student attempt the quiz or survey. You can reset scores of individuals or the entire class to allow their results to be counted again.

Reading On-line Quiz Results:

Overall Stats- Indicates the average score of the entire class, highest score, lowest score, hardest question (lowest percentage correct), easiest question (highest percentage correct).
Item Analysis- Indicates the number of students who got the question correct/incorrect, and the total percentage of class success for each question.
Individual Student Scores- Indicates the results for each individual student and allows you to reset their quiz so that they can take it again.

Reading Survey Results:

Overall Stats- Indicates the number of students who have completed the survey.
Item Analysis Of Responses- Indicates the number of students who had picked a choice and the most popular choice for each question.
Individual Student Survey Status- This allows you to see which students completed the survey and allows you to reset their survey so that they can take it again.

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