You can make use of a variety of tools and features within the WISEflow lockdown browser. The tools and features may differ between FLOWlock and FLOWmulti exams but some functionalities are the same for both exam types.
Functionalities in Lockdown Browser Navigation for Both FLOWlock and FLOWmulti
Inside the lockdown browser, a toolbar at the top shows you the current time (1), invigilation features used on the flow (if any) (2), your battery status (3), any direct messages that have been sent by invigilators or managers (4) as well as any added flow description (5).
You can decide to hide the countdown clock by clicking on the timer (see image below). We recommend to try out the demo flows in WISEflow to familiarise yourself with the tools and features in the lockdown browser.
Click on the small info circle in the top menu. This will open the settings window where you have the option to set a zoom level and apply it.
It is possible to insert symbols that may not be available on your keyboard by clicking on the document icon with a plus sign on the upper left hand side. This will open a pop-up window with a list of available symbols for you to insert.
A search functionality is available inside the lockdown browser for users who are using a Windows operating system.
The search functionality described here is currently not available to users with a MAC operating system. In a FLOWlock, MAC users can use the search functionality in the assignment viewer though. See 3. Search for Words and Through Comments in this article.
A magnifying glass on the upper left hand side opens the search box where you can enter one or several words to be found as well as decide whether the cases should match and the direction of the search (up or down).
It is possible to search for words within response that have been formulated inside the answer editor. While the search functionality does not work for assignments that are opened alongside the answer editor, it is possible to search through any attached assignments via the assignment viewer, when the assignment is opened in a new tab. All the functionalities of the assignment viewer are explained in this article. The search functionality can also be used on permitted internet resources that have been added by a manager.
The search functionality can be used on an item when looking for specific text (elements). Please note that the search functionality only works on the item that your are currently viewing, it will not automatically search through and display all items in the assignment. The search functionality can also be used on permitted internet resources that have been added by a manager.
Please refer to the troubleshooting guide if you experience any problems with the lockdown browser.
Copy & Paste in the Lockdown Browser
When you are testing the demo version of the WISEflow lockdown browser, it is possible for you to copy your notes from the clipboard (by using CTRL+C or CMD+C), open FLOWlock and get access to your notes again by copying them into the browser.
Important: This is only possible in the demo of the lockdown browser. It is not possible to copy from the clipboard outside the browser into a real FLOWlock exam. This is because the system clipboard is cleared when entering the lockdown browser.
During the exam in the lockdown browser, it is still possible to copy and paste, but anything copied before the exam is unavailable.
Toolbar, Navigation and Other Features in FLOWlock and FLOWmulti Exams
In the toolbar you can design your text as you would with any normal text editor (e.g. Word). Design possibilities include: select text block types (e.g. Headline or Paragraph), insert tables, make lists, and disable/enable spellcheck and choose language (if allowed by manager).
Overview of available functionalities. Quickly navigate to the table of content, assignment, appendix material or revisions by clicking on the relevant section.
Overview of the assignment; Characters, saved characters, pages, and the headings of the assignments.
Preview a list of revisions each time your paper is saved to the WISEflow servers.
By clicking on a specific revision in the list, you can preview your paper and revert to that revision if necessary.
View the assignment added by the manager of the flow. Click the page to open a pop-up window or Open in a new tab.
Refer to the article Using the Assignment Viewer in FLOWlock for all functionalities to annotate PDF assignments in a new tab.
Appendix materials are handled with the appendix manager. Appendices can be inserted into the paper by double clicking the arrows.
For a guide to the appendix manager, see the article on using the appendix manager.
On open-ended questions, appendices (drawing tool, file upload, webcam, etc.) can be enabled. Click Manage appendices to open the appendix manager in a new tab. The appendix manager shows you on which item appendix material will be added.
You can preview appendices for the item in the dropdown to the right of the manage appendices button.
For more on the appendix manager see the article Using the Appendix Manager.
If allowed by the manager, you can view permitted internet resources during the exam. According to the settings set by the manager, you can access PDF-files from the computers local storage and/or specific links to domains (e.g. "www.google.com"). For external links, you are locked to the specific domain so that you cannot access embedded links on the page, only if they are within that domain.
Flag Item: This allows you to mark the current item for later attention. Flagged items are displayed in the overview.
Overview: Go to the overview.
The overview lists all items in the test and allows you to quickly navigate between them. You can filter for flagged and unattempted items using the checkboxes to the right.
Accessibility: Change colour scheme, font size, and see zoom commands for the browser.
Exclude answers: This feature allows you to exclude answers that you think are incorrect before you select your final response. When the tool is enabled (blue) click the answer option(s) you wish to exclude. With the tool enabled, click the excluded answer again to unlock it.
Notepad: Add personal notes to the exam. These notes are not visible to anyone other than you and are not submitted with the exam. Content in the notepad is carried across all items.
Click the line to minimise the notepad and the arrows to make it fullscreen.
Add sticky notes: Add yellow notes to the current item.
These notes behave in a similar way to the notepad, but are specific to and only appear on individual items. Click the top right button of the note to minimise the note.
View/hide sticky notes: Click here to hide or view sticky notes
Enter/exit drawing mode: Click here to start drawing mode. Here you can draw on the current item. Drawings are only visible to you and are not submitted with the exam.
View/hide drawings: Hide or view drawings on the item.
It is possible to highlight question text in FLOWmulti assignments. This is done by chosing relevant text elements with the cursor. Once the text has been marked, a small window with Apply highlight will appear. By clicking on Apply highlight the selected text will be marked in the chosen colour. To change the highlight colour, click on the arrow next to Apply highlights. Highlights will remain through the duration of the flow or until they are removed again by clicking on the highlighted text and chosing Remove highlight.
If enabled on the flow, the WISEflow lockdown browser can use a virtual desktop environment to launch selected external applications.
You can get access to the external applications via the appendix material in the lockdown browser.
To access the external applications, click on Appendix material
Then Manage appendices
In the new tab, click New appendix (1), then From external applications (2).
In the pop-up, click Open external applications.
In the new tab, choose the application that you would like to open.
Files must be saved in the Home Folder. If the folder does not automatically open, click This PC (1), then Home Folder (2).
In the previous tab, it is possible to add the file from the external application as an appendix (1). Choose the file you want to add, then click Add (2). If the file does not show, you can click Refresh file list.
When the file has been added as an appendix, it will show up in the Appendix manager as shown below. It is possible to remove the file as an appendix by clicking the 'Bin' icon. It is also possible to add a new appendix using the New appendix button.
The appendix file will also appear both on the main lockdown tab and the WISEflow submission page.