Setting up computers for Exam use
We use a few laptops in exams for pupils with Support for Learning needs, and I've just been thinking about how to change the way we set them up. What I'm thinking of doing is:
Two different log-ins: one for use with spellcheck on Word and one for spellcheck disabled (which I intend to do through security permissions on files used by spellchecker).
Security settings denying exam users the ability to run desktop/all program icons for subject software.
Power settings to 'Always on'.
These accounts will be disabled when laptops are in normal classroom use to minimise the chance of the profiles becoming corrupt.
We have XP Sp2 laptops on Exchange 2003 based network.
How do you set up your laptops/computers when used for exams?
Wordprocessor other than Wordpad for Exam Use?
Upto present we have used Microsoft Wordpad for Word Processor allowed External Examinations use.
This being primarily chosen as it has NO spell check at all and very limited formatting abilities so there is no chance of misconfiguration.
In 2009 A2 OCR Exam 2879 Business Studies Thematic Enquiry, I am on the understanding that Underlining, Bullet Points, Bold, Tabs and New Pages count toward marks so Microsoft Wordpad is just not good enough. I would like to use Microsoft Word but would not want to leave anything available to the student that they shouldnt have. Does anyone have any pre configured settings that we could use for word or another word processor programme available which has only the facilities available that the student should be able to use? These systems are not connected to the rest of the network and work on a standalone basis.