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Comparing Remote Exam Tools

Comparing Remote Exam Tools

TU Delft has different remote assessments tools that can be used for written exams. This overview is created to help lecturers of the TU Delft in choosing a tool they can use for remote written exams. It is an addition to the currently available pages about How to make your assessment remote in 2020/21.

Möbius and ANS Delft are the recommended tools for remote exams as they are designed for assessments. Brightspace Assignments is recommended if you want students to hand in fully handwritten exams, or if you want your students to type answers in documents and want to use the plagiarism scanner. Using Brightspace Quizzes as remote exam tool is not recommended: the options are limited, it is hard to set the correct settings and it was not developed for summative examinations, but for classroom quizzes.

The table below is work in progress. Current version: 9 February 2021
Ans Delft Möbius Brightspace Assignments:
Handwritten answers
Brightspace Assignments:
Typed answers
Brightspace Quizzes
Main Purpose
Only digital open book exams or on-campus written exams
Only digital remote written exams Handing in documents.

Can be used for handing in fully handwritten exams or typed answers in documents (with plagiarism scanner)

Formative Quizzes.

Not recommended for use as Remote Exam tool: the options are limited and it is hard to set the correct settings, as it was not developed for summative examinations.

Entering questions Easy.

Results looks like old-fashioned exam, which makes it intuitive.

More advanced.

Faculties frequently hire TAs to enter exam questions in Möbius. Employee account for the TA is required.


Upload a document with the questions.

(Variable number)
More advanced.

Possible to program in Python.

More advanced. Easy

No built in functionality, possible with a work-around using student numbers.


Only with Arithmetic Questions

Versioning Question pools.
(random version per question)
Question pools.
(random version per question)
No built in functionality, possible with workaround to publish different versions of exams without students knowing the group they are in. Question pools.
(random version per question)
Ease of setting up exam settings Exam settings can be set-up very quickly. There are other options to secure your digital test. Set-up is done by Digital Exams. Step-by-step guide available. Doable if kept simple. Step-by-step guide available, but mistakes are easily made.
Data entry by students Uploading Files/pictures
Checking boxes
Other (formulas, code)
Can directly capture e.g. calculations / graphs by accessing the laptop’s camera (faster than uploading)
Upload files/pictures.
Text boxes
Checking boxes
Formula editor available (students need to practice with this).
Uploading files /pictures
(Handwritten, scanned)
Uploading Files/pictures
(Typed documents, like pdf or .docx.)Audio files or movies also possible.
Uploading files /pictures
Checking boxes
Grading Manual and/or Automatically (depends on the question type).
Easy to change or develop answer model during grading.
Automatic and/or manual (depends on the question type).
Ease of grading of uploaded files: you have to open and grade them file by file.
Manual only.
Can be done online in Brightspace.
Currently not possible to download commented student work in bulk (if you comment in Brightspace).
Manual only.
Can be done online in Brightspace.
Manual and/or Automatic (depends on the question type)
Regrading of automatically graded answers Manually
When changing the points per answer option, the grading is done automatically.
In case you want to adjust the score for 1 student, this can be done by making an adjustment to the (total) number of points.
Automatically (new). NA. NA. Manually.
Students reviewing graded exam Easy to publish feedback
Students can ask questions on the grading in the graded exam. Saves reviewing appointments.
It is very easy for students to review their own exam, it doesn’t require support.
Easy to publish feedback.
Graded /feedback document can be downloaded.

There are quite some settings. Most of them are developed for formative assessments.

Fraud detection Possible to keep track of similar mistakes, might enable fraud detection. No plagiarism scan available. By hand only, or write your own script.
No plagiarism scan available.
Handwriting comparison. Plagiarism scan available. (Ouriginal; similarities  between students, and between student and internet sources.) By hand only, or write your own script.
No plagiarism scan available.
Security Only employees from Ans Delft and graders have access to student answers, question & answer models. Only employees from Digital Exams, lecturers and graders have access to student answers, question & answer models. Brightspace helpdesk TA’s have access. All TA’s and teaching staff in your course have access to questions and everybody with grading rights have access to student answers & grades.
Security/Privacy level
Support Website: Ans support page
Helpdesk (email): Ans Delft. Avarage response time is within 2 hours, but it might take several days to get a response.
Website: Brightspace support page.
Support (email): Digital Exams (also sets up the exam settings). Available during office hours and exams. Also trainings and introductions possible.
Website: Brightspace support page about Assignments / Quizzes
Helpdesk (email & phone): Brightspace support. Available during office hours. Response time is on average within 2 working days, however when 2nd line or supplier is needed it may take several days.)
No specific helpdesk/hotline/quick queue available for technical issues during exams.
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Overwhelmed with the many options available? Not sure what tool you could best use for the exam? Want advice on how best to assess the learning objectives for your course? Contact the Brightspace Support team and share with us how we can help you with the next step. We will make sure to connect you with the expert or sparring partner, whether that be for technical or didactical advise.

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