The steps to schedule an assessment is mentioned below;


Creating a Test Link

  • To create a test link for the test, click on Test Link(s) on the assessment. ( right side of time duration)

  • Once you click on Test Link(s) button, you will get a window from where you can configure the test link for that assessment



Setting Access Time for a Test Link


It restricts the test link from being actively available for the candidate which enables the candidate to take the assessment(s) only during the designated time span.

  • Once you click on the Test Link icon, window pops-up appear to set specific access time, click on ‘Any Time’ and modify. Once you assign the time and date for a link, the link will be active for that time only.

  • If you left the access time to ‘Any Time’, so the candidate can start the test at any time.

  • Slot Wise access time: This feature helps you to set the specific time period in a day for consecutive days selected in which the test link will be activated and accessible.

  • Time Zone:  To set the access time to any specific time zone.

  • The time specifications are available on hourly basis only on the platform.



Browsing Tolerance


It counts the number of times a candidate navigates away from the test window during a test. We can set a specific limit to it, exceeding that limit would result in the termination of the test.


It helps us to ensure that the candidate does not obtain the correct answers by cheating/tracing/surfing over the internet or any specific documents while attempting the test online.

  • Click on Not applicable to disable this setting. Select the limit for which a candidate is allowed to navigate to another window, apart from the main test window.

  • No warning: Selecting  No warning leads to end the candidate test as soon as they navigate away from the test window after a permissible limit set without showing any warning.

  • A check-box with the text "Show warnings remaining" appears. Enabling this check-box allows the candidate to know the number of times he/she is allowed to navigate to other window tabs and warns them immediately. The candidate will be shown warning messages to not navigate away to other window tabs and the number of available limits as shown below.

  • This feature also accounts any update or pop ups on the system in the back end while the test is being attempted by the candidate.




Proctoring


 Refer the link for better idea of the feature Click here 


Where as this feature helps in preventing the candidate from cheating during the test by monitoring LIVE video and web image feeds of the candidate. You can monitor the actions of the candidate through his/her webcam, or through the alerts when he/she navigates away from the test window, it also provides the view of the candidate’s screen and proctor can promptly notify the candidate LIVE though a chat window during the test.


Proctor can pause the test and can also terminate it if they find any suspicious or unfair activity (cheating) of the candidate.


Mettl supports Advanced Visual Proctoring:


Advanced Visual Proctoring


  • To enable Advanced Visual Proctoring, select the slide button in front of Advanced Visual Proctoring.

  • In Advanced Visual Proctoring test, candidate have to submit their own picture and a snapshot of their original Photo ID proof. This feature helps in to prevent an unauthorized person to take the test.

  • Enabling the checkbox with the text "Candidate Authorization"activates one more level of authentication wherein a proctor has to authorize the candidate to take the test by viewing in the details submitted by the candidates end.

  • Enabling the checkbox with the text "Capture Candidate Screen”initiates a feature that helps in capturing the candidate screen. 

  • This feature works on Internet Explorer version 9 and above, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (latest version recommended).

Make Audio Optional


  • While taking the test on Mettl platform by default the ‘Make Audio Optional’ is enabled for all assessments, although the same is not available on the platform unless enabled by Mettl.
  • The feature once enabled is available on the Mettl platform while enabling the proctoring feature on the platform. Click on the test links for an assessment.
  • Once you open the test link, enable the proctoring feature, under which the ‘Make audio optional’ feature is available. Uncheck the same to make audio mandatory for a test link. PFB the screenshot for your reference:




OTP (One time password) Protected


OTP Prevent impersonation. Candidate can access the test link after entering the One-Time Password sent to their registered email address.

  • The OTP is valid only for 5 minutes
  • Click on disabled in front of OTP Protected to enable it.



Refer the GIF below for a better experience on the platform with the above settings explained.




More option:


IP address restrictions

  • To enable/disable a candidate to take an assessment from a particular IP Address or a range of IP Addresses.

  • Click on No restrictions and enter the range of IP Address.


Allow test resume

  • The candidate would require the permission from the test admin to resume the test in case of disconnection.


Test Grade

  • Enabling this option help in to send a customize email notification to added recipient/s when the candidate/s completes the test and report is/are generated on the portal.

  • Click on check-box with the text Share Grade Email, window pops-up appear to add an email address of the recipient. You can also customize the body of the email template.

  • For the customization purpose following keys can be used;
    {candidate-name} : To mention candidate's name.
    {candidate-email} : To mention candidate's email address.
    {assessment-name} : To mention the assessment name for which the candidate has appeared for.
    {schedule-name} : To mention the name of the test link.
    {access-key} : to mention the invitation id of the test link.
    {candidate-report-button} : To provide a hyperlink in form of a button to view the report of the candidate.

    {candidate-percentage-score} : To mention the overall percentage secured in the assessment.
    {candidate-absolute-score} : To mention the obtained marks in the assessment.




Private Access



  • Private access feature helps in restricting an unauthorized candidate to take the assessment and ensure that the right candidate takes the assessment.

  • Click on check-box with the text Private Access, window pops-up appear to Private Access Options.

  • Add candidate details, you can add candidate details manually if there are less number of candidate’s. If there are a large number of candidates so you can add the candidate from the candidate's group.

  • Candidate details – Prefilled: Enabling this feature help the candidate not to fill all his details on the registration page. While adding/mapping the candidate the details have to be added in order to make the fields prefilled.

  • Test link invitation email sharing:  This feature enables one to share the encrypted test link with the candidate on the registered email address added/mapped on the test links.

  • Send email notification- Enable the Send email notification check-box, once all the candidates have been added, click on ‘Share link'. A test invitation e-mail will be immediately sent to the candidates assigned email address with the test link and check system compatibility link. You may alter the email template also by adding any customized message in the header and footer of the set default email template.The same can be done with the Preview option beside the Send email notification option.



  • Disabling Test link invitation email sharing with the candidate: This feature restricts the sharing for the test link with the candidates directly on the email address and just helps to provide them the access on the test link with their registered email addresses mapped/added on the link

  • Send email notification- Disable the Send email notification check-box, once all the candidates have been added, click on ‘Provide Access'. 




Pause Test

  • Clicking on Pause Access button it will deactivate the test link temporarily. Candidate cannot start their test if the link is paused.  To activate the test link, Click on Unpause Access.



Generate Another Link


  • Click on Generate Another Link if you have to create multiple test links with different configurations for the same assessment.




Upload Candidate Information/ Create Candidate Bank


You can invite numerous people to take an assessment, in one go, with the help of candidate banks


Refer the link for further understanding of the process Click here


FAQ’s


The audio has been set as mandatory, yet in the test recording for the candidate, the audio is not available?

 

This is a corner case wherein although the audio option is mandatory, and the audio is not available in the test recording. The candidates’ machine is checked for the required hardware and the working of the microphone, but the candidate has muted the microphone because of which the audio is not captured. As this is a hardware functionality, Mettl has no control over the same.