To use EasyMark Online students use a lock-down browser, called Safe Exam Browser, that provides a locked assessment environment to prevent access to other resources such as the internet, computer applications, and messaging. Safe Exam Browser must be downloaded and configured by schools prior to conducting tests. EasyMark Online supports both managed computers and mobile devices (tablets), and 'Bring Your Own' devices (BYOD).
School administrators will be emailed with further information to configure their EasyMark Online assessments.
|Windows||7, 8, 8.1, 10|
|Mac OS||10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13|
|Chromebook||Not currently supported, alternate method available.|
|Android||Not currently supported.|
You can download SafeExamBrowser v2.2.2 for Windows here.
- Windows 7
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 10
You can download SafeExamBrowser v2.1.3 for MacOS here.
- MacOS 10.13 High Sierra
- MacOS 10.12 Sierra
- OS X 10.11 El Capitan
- OS X 10.10 Yosemite
- OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
To ensure all test functionality works correctly, mobile devices must be running iOS 12.
You can download SafeExamBrowser v2.1.12 for iOS from the iOS App Store here.
On your iPad, tap the App Store icon to open the App Store.
Type "Safe Exam Browser" in the Search field then tap the Search icon or Done. The store will display the Safe Exam Browser app icon
If this is the first time you have downloaded the app, tap Get. If you are updating the app, tap Update.
Safe Exam Browser does not currently support Chromebooks and Android.
Secure assessments using Chromebooks is possible without Safe Exam Browser. Please see Scenario 3 here.
- Devices must be joined to the school domain and enrolled in the Chromebook Management Console
- IT administrator creates Public Sessions and adds students
- The Public Session blocks all apps/services aside from exam URL
- Students sign in under the Public Session
- After test completion students sign out and the session is cleared from the device
|Screen||Display must measure 24.6 cm (9.5 inches) diagonally and support resolution of at least 1024 x 768 at 32,000 colours.|
|Headphones, earphones, earbuds||Headphones, earphones or earbuds must be available for the spelling and numeracy tests.|
Physical keyboard (wired or wireless) is required for laptops and desktop computers.
Physical keyboard (wired or wireless) is required for Windows touch screen devices e.g. Microsoft Surface.
Physical keyboard (wired or wireless) is optional for Apple touch screen devices e.g. Apple iPads.
|Pointing device||Mouse, trackpad, touchpad or touch screen or other pointing device with which the student is familiar.|
|Network||Connected to the internet with at least 20 Kilobytes per second download and 5 Kilobytes per second upload for each concurrent device in a test session.|
|Security||The device must be secured using Safe Exam Browser so that the student does not have access to unauthorised websites, applications and spell checking features. This browser provides temporary locking functionality, with normal operation resuming following completion of the test.|