Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Keyskills server test unlock

1. Application WindowàStaffàKeySkillsàKeySkills Test Unlock

2. Server: KeySkillsàPress Enter (OK)

3. Password: $tcharl3s

Rounded Rectangular Callout: Please open this text file and get the user id and password4.

Rounded Rectangular Callout: Please Click on Browse5.
Rounded Rectangular Callout: Please Click on Yes

Rounded Rectangular Callout: Please Type user ID  and Password that you got from the text file 7.

Rounded Rectangular Callout: Please Click this checkbox to select all candidates 

Rounded Rectangular Callout: Please click Unlock 

Rounded Rectangular Callout: Please Click on x to exit remote view of the server. 10. If any error message comes up, please call me on 235.
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Key Skills Exams – The Process

Key Skills Exams – The Process


1.            Register students on exam base website (www.exambase.org.uk)
2.            Set up exam on exam base website (which exam, date and session)
3.            Register students onto the exam

MFL – In advance of exam (at least the day before)

4.            Log into exam base server (password in user guide)
5.            Download candidates (see user guide)
6.            Download exam
7.            Schedule exam (check start & end times – max window 3.5 hours)
8.            Screen print window into MS Word
9.            Add exam details to document (Date, Period, Room)
10.         Print 4 copies to MS10 printer (DRH, RDE, MFL x 2)
11.         Use right corner cross to close server software (not really closed)
12.         Distribute printouts

MFL – 5 minutes before exam starts

13.         Be in exam room
14.         Log PCs on as 0000 (enough for number of candidates, plus 2 spares) Try to space candidates out.  Use every other PC if possible.
15.         Load Exambase client on each PC
16.         When student arrive, direct them to every other PC first.  Once every other PC is in use, use others.
17.         Give copy of exam codes sheet to invigilator
18.         Both go round class, giving the candidate code to each student
19.         Get all students present to the same point, where they are ready to enter the key code
20.         Read the key code out loud to the class – they can start!
21.         Ask invigilator to complete seating plan – PC numbers next to names

MFL - Technical problems for individuals

22.         Use Ctl+Alt Combination to exit an exam in the middle – no answers will be lost
23.         Move student to a different PC (Should be already logged in)
24.         Give them their candidate code and key code again to continue exam

MFL – Ending the exam

25.         Students are entitled to the full hour, but are free to leave as soon as they finish
26.         Once all candidates have finished, ensure all machines are logged out.  Some may still be on the Exambase client login screen, so use the Ctl+Alt combination to exit.  Then log out.
27.         Lock the classroom if no teacher is present.

MFL – After the exam

28.         Take the seating plan (register) to the Exambase server.
29.         Maximise the server software (right click the icon in the system tray and choose ‘Show’.
30.         Click on the exam just taken.
31.         Ensure the exam status column says ‘Exam Complete’ for all the students who were present.  Do not move on if not.
32.         If the two lists match, click on ‘Upload Results’ to send the results to Edexcel.
33.         Use right corner cross to close server software (not really closed)

MFL – Getting results

34.         Login to the Exambase website (www.exambase.org.uk)
35.         Go to ‘Reports menu’.
36.         Go to ‘Feedback of results by exam’.
37.         Choose the correct exam from the list.
38.         Change the page setup to landscape.
39.         Print 3 copies to MS10 (1x subject teacher, 1 x DRH, 1 x MFL for folder).
40.         Distribute results to subject teacher & DRH.

RDE 8/3/2005

Keyskills server installation steps

Key Skills Server - Installation Steps

Support details:      08445 760 024 (option 3)
Centre no:                10163

This is a physical machine (Summer 2007 PC) located on a desk in the Manning 2nd floor server room.  It is running Windows Server 2003.

Do not use remote desktop to control this server.  Use VNC, which is available from the ZCM Application Window \ Staff \ Keyskills folder. 

Full instructions in ‘Keyskills test unlock.doc’ Password: $tcharl3s

The main server software is called Enterprise Site Manager, which communicates with the Exam board (Edexcel), downloads lists of students registered for tests, and serves the actual on-screen exams.

1.                   Please download the Enterprise Site Manager from:

userid:                  r1431253
password:           luCk381 (Changed each year by SAM in Maths)

2.                   Create a folder in c drive name: ESM_Test_Centre and give it full access share to everyone.
3.                   In the installation process select this folder as destination of installation

Key Skills Client - Installation Steps
1.                   Login to all PC as domain administrator and locate the setup file from:
a.                   \\keyskills\ ESM_Test_Centre\Updates\AdmSetup.exe
2.                   During installation please DO NOT just click next next….Select the Exam file location to \\keyskills\ ESM_Test_Centre\
(Please DON’T forget the last “\”)

Unlock Test Mail: (attachment saved in its3\2010\keyskills)
Dear Bob and Sam,

This year, you can unlock key skills & Adult Numeracy tests for all candidates. You only can unlock test prior to 3/4 hours of the tests. So for a test at 2 pm, unfortunately you can not unlock it 9 am in the morning.  

It should work fine but in case if you face any problem in server or any kind of error message, please call me on 235 instantly and please DO NOT do anything as if server getting closed or interrupted, all current running tests will be interrupted. Please find the attachment file for graphical instruction and I will go through with both you for more details.

Please be sure that, only Sam and Bob can see the icon in 'application launcher' and NO other teaching or support staff can see the Test Unlock icon apart from the IT Services.

IT Services can also unlock the tests.

Feel free to call me on 235