The examination player (digital) is customizable (logo, colors, designs). You can also turn features on or off.
The paper examinations are customizable. Put your logo anywhere you want or change the font or anything else.
Digital and Paper examinations are supported. Even you can use them both and have the paper examination package available when the digital version fails for any reason.
There is one source of questions and answers that is used for both the digital version (the examination player) and the paper version.
You can have your own system for your candidates, ordering (exam session) and so on and use Polar Exams only as a service. You can programmatically store your candidates in Polar Exams to do an examination and can programmatically get the results (passed or failed, the score) back, after scoring, in your own system. You can even store the marked picture in your own system. If you want you can then show that picture to you candidate. You can also store it for later proof. Also it can be used when your company is inspected for certify-reasons.
You can use Polar Exams with temporary candidates (Examination centers) and with fixed groups of candidates (Colleges and Schools).
As you can see, this is – deliberately – a bad quality photo of a personalized paper answer form. Yet Polar Marker is capable of recognizing the answers and can score it in seconds.
This photo of the answer form is also stored in the database for later use.
We hear you thinking. Why is there still a need for paper examinations? In this modern world we have tablets and phones? Today we even have “Bring your own device”. Is Polar Exams still living in the stone age?
Remember, Polar Exams supports digital examinations and all the fancy digital stuff as well, so you can use it. We even encourage you to do so. But please also consider the remarks below. That is why we put quite some effort in analyzing photos from mobile phones. This is a sample of a part of the picture from an answer form.
When using paper examinations, network security is no issue, but you still have the advantage of automatic marking and scoring.
When using paper examinations, almost every location is suitable to do the examination. You only need tables, chairs, pencil sharpeners and pencils. No expensive other things.
When using paper examinations, you do not have to worry about errors during the examination.
Paper examinations are ideal for backup, when the digital version fails to work on time
When using paper examinations, you can have large groups of candidates doing examination together without the need of PCs or tablets, monitors, keyboards, computer mouse, cables, cable trays, tape, network security, technical knowledge (expensive people) and so on.
After the large group is done doing the examination, you can quickly use the room for other activities again.
The candidates can not use a device that may access the Internet.
In general: When using digital examination, the location should be secured against burglars and so. Think globally. In some countries this is a problem.
Tablets and phones can have empty batteries during the examination. Paper is always available.