Exams and term reports made easy
The lead up to exams can be hectic, but making sure that every student receives an accurate term report can be a huge task in itself. To take some of the pressure off, we have compiled a list of guides that we think will streamline your exam and term report process in a few easy steps. These guides (and many more) can be found at: https://intercom.help/vsware/
Configuring your exam is just as easy. You just need to decide on a few specifications, such as which year group the exam is for, how long the teachers are given to enter results and which type of comment the teachers can use.
While you are waiting for the results to be completed by teachers, it’s time to get creative with your term report templates. You can make a ‘one fits all’ template that can be used for any exam, or a specific template for a year (such as a TY exam that uses a different grading system).
The second option is to put the power in the hands of the parents and allow them to view their student’s term reports using their very own VSware account. To give parents access, go to settings > exams > edit pencil > set ‘Publish to Parents’ to ‘yes’. Then, under ‘Parental Print Template’ select your relevant term report and hit ‘save’.
If you need to edit the result or comment for a past exam, you must open that exam up for editing first. Settings > exams > select the year > edit pencil beside the exam > change ‘end date’ to today > save. Search the teaching group and click the exam button on the top right. When you have finished editing, go back and change the end date to a past date to close the exam off again. If the exam you need to edit is from a previous year, you will need to go into that academic year / data set under ‘just me’ to make a change.
LC and JC Exams
The Junior and Leaving Cert exams can be set up in the exact same way as any other exam, however when entering results, you must do it student by student. So, click on Term Reports > Actions > Results Entry > select the exam > actions > results entry. You can click on the arrow under the student’s image to move to the next person.