SWITCH

Usage of the Safe Exam Browser (SEB)

Webinars 2018

Webinar presented by Lisa Messenzehl, ZHAW, and Nathalie Roth, SWITCH, on April 12, 2018

The Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is a lockdown browser, which enables secure online-exams. Initially, the Safe Exam Browser was developed by the ETH Zurich within the AAA project programme (2008 - 2013). Later on, as the usage of the SEB continued to grow among Swiss Higher Education Institutions and in the international academic landscape, the ETH Zurich decided together with SWITCH to found the SEB Consortium, to ensure the continuation of the Safe Exam Browser and required support. The SEB Consortium was founded on the 7th of July 2016, with SWITCH and ETH Zurich as principal members. Since its foundation, six gold members (Institut für Bildungsevaluation Zürich, inspera, University of Geneva, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Swiss Distance University (FFHS) and Dugga - Learning Assessment) have joined the Consortium. What is more, the Safe Exam Browser was further developed and has become more powerful since the foundation of the SEB Consortium in 2016. Currently on version 2.2, the Safe Exam Browser now integrates e-assessment scenarios with BYOD as standard, tablet versions (Windows and iOS), as well as APIs to Moodle, ILIAS, OLAT and openOLAT.

In a survey, which was addressed to the members of the Educational Technology Working Group (ETWG) and the members of the SIG e-Assessment, SWITCH evaluated the usage of the Safe Exam Browser at Swiss Higher Education Institutions and future needs of the community related to it. The results of this survey will be presented in this webinar, along with a short introduction and demonstration of the Safe Exam Browser, followed by a presentation about the SEB Consortium.