Video exams were introduced to offer an alternative for teachers and students wishing to enter exams during the COVID-19 global pandemic when live exams were not possible.
Filming of exams will only be offered as an option when all other alternatives (including finding an alternative examiner, postponement, and transfer) have been exhausted. Performing ‘live’ to an examiner is considered an integral part of the examination experience, and dispensing with this is only done in exceptional circumstances.
Teachers with active entries may also be contacted by their tour organiser to inform them that their session is now being conducted using video exams as a result of a COVID-19 situation either locally or nationally.
Submitting your filmed exams
We use secure video hosting platform Planet eStream to administer video exams.
Once a discussion has been had with the Tour Owner and agreement to proceed with video exams has been given, you will be provided with a secure login and password for Planet eStream in an email from the new email@example.com email address.
How to submit a video exam recording
Please read the documents below
- Guidelines for Video Exams during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Planet eStream instructions
- More information on uploading your video exams footage
You can also view an instructional video showing you how to upload your films to Planet eStream here.
Please ensure you take the time to review all guidelines and documentation before filming. Once you have uploaded your exams to Planet eStream please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following forms if you have not already submitted them with your entry. Your email should also confirm your upload is complete and state any procedural irregularities.
- Consent form Word for PC users or PDF for MAC users
- Data Processing Agreement
- Data Sharing Agreement Controller to Controller
The following document will also aid you with your planning.
For assistance or more information
For all enquiries regarding video exams please use the email@example.com email address.