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Moodle Guide

The development of this guide is ongoing; we will continue adding Moodle LMS Tips, Guides, and Instructions. On the left-hand sidebar, you will find a list of Moodle LMS features or options. To learn more about that option or feature, click on the link.

Using Safe Exam Browser

The Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is a customized browse available for Windows (7, 8.1, and 10), MAC OS (10.7 or newer), and iOS (9.3.5 or newer). The browser must be downloaded and installed on the student’s device to access the quiz using the Safe Exam Browser.

SEB Preference in Quiz Settings


Capabilities of the Safe Exam Browser

  • Students can only attempt the quiz using an installed SEB.
  • The Student SEB does not have a navigation toolbar, and there is no forward or backward button.   
  • The SEB window can only be closed once the Exam is completed.
  • Students cannot switch to other applications on their computers unless specified.
  • Short-cut keys are disabled.
  • The ability to take a screenshot is disabled.
  • The clipboard is cleared when starting and quitting the SEB

Step 1

In Quiz settings, open up the Safe Exam Browser Preferences and set Require the use of the Safe Exam Browser to Yes – configure manually.

Set Require the use of Safe Exam Browser to Yes. g

Step 2

Set the option, Show Safe Exam Browser Download Button, to Yes.

Show Safe Exam Browser Button

Student View of Download Safe Exam Browser Button

SEB Download Button

Always show the Safe Exam Browser Download button. Students will have to download the browser to access the quiz. You can also add instructions and a link to download the browser in the course syllabus or course guide.

Step 3

Configure SEB preferences. Read over each preference carefully and make the necessary adjustments:

Show Exit Safe Exam Browser button, configured with this quit linkSEB Preferences
The URL (e.g., you include here will be linked to from the Exit Safe Exam Browser button on the page that appears after the exam is submitted.

If you include a URL, you can copy and paste it directly from the browser address bar.

Ask User to Confirm Quitting
When students quit the SEB, they will be presented with a pop-up confirming they wish to quit the SEB.

Enable Quitting of SEB
Set this to “Yes.” If this is set to “No.” students will not be able to exit the SEB even when finished with the quiz.

Quit Password
Enter a password that a student will have to use to quit the SEB. If no password is set, the user will be prompted, “Are you sure you want to quit SEB” when they exit.

Enable Reload on Exam
If set to “Yes,” the student can reload the exam in the SEB.

Show SEB Taskbar
If enabled, the student can open a taskbar at the bottom of the SEB window. The taskbar must be enabled to display the Wi-Fi controls, reload button, time, and keyboard layout.

Show Reload Button
If enabled, the student can reload the SEB browser window by clicking on the reload link in the taskbar.

Show Time
If enabled, the current time is displayed in the taskbar in the SEB.

Show Keyboard Layout
If enabled, the keyboard layout is shown in the taskbar. This will allow the student to switch between multiple keyboard layouts enabled on their operating system.

Show Wi-Fi Controls
The Wi-Fi control button is shown in the taskbar. This will allow students to reconnect to the Wi-Fi.

Enable Audio Controls
The audio icon will appear in the taskbar. If the quiz uses audio or video, enable this setting so the student can adjust the sound.

Enable Spellchecking
Students can spellcheck their quiz answers.

Enable URL Filtering
You can allow access to different URLs through the SEB. If you are referencing a webpage in a question, you must include that URL in the expressions allowed text box.

Student Guide to Completing a SEB Quiz

Familiarize yourself with the instructions and student view of the SEB Quiz by reviewing this guide for students. If you use a SEB Quiz in your course, please attach this guide to students to review.









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