Suggestions for improving ExamTools.org.

These should not be bug reports, but rather features that you would like to see in ExamTools.org. Please vote for the features that you find most useful as we will use that to help prioritize improvements.

Provide a way for a CVE to move an examinee to a future session, PIN and all.

We have examinees who fail to complete an exam, for reasons entirely out of their control, like their Internet fails, or their neighbor sucks all the bits out of ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (08 May, '20) Upvoted: 24 Oct Comments: 10
Planned

Prevent applicants from signing up for multiple exam sessions at the same time

Some examinees are hedging their bets by signing up for multiple remote sessions, often several in the same week. When they do that with the ones that our CVE sets ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (15 May, '20) Upvoted: 12 Oct Comments: 31
Under consideration

Indication of number of elements Applicant plans to take.

I would like to see something in the current registration form they could check to show which elements they intend to take. i.e. check boxes for 2 , 3 ,4 It would ...
Suggested by: Allan Batteiger (05 May, '20) Upvoted: 12 Oct Comments: 7
Planned

In app calculator

Add a calculator that's accessible inside the app. This will be particularly useful for tablets that are locked in kiosk mode.
Suggested by: Benton K0BHJ (26 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 12 Oct Comments: 3
Under consideration

Session RSVP for VEs - Self add and remove in ExamTools

Allow VEs to view sessions scheduled for VEC and select the sessions they plan to work. Session managers would have an option to share session with all VEs for a VEC ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (23 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 24 Oct Comments: 10
Planned

Add option to email results with CSCE

A lot of our examinees ask to know which questions they missed. Given that we're not protecting an answer sheet, there's little reason not to show them. I realize ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (06 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 24 Oct Comments: 12
Under consideration

Option to print pre-filled GradeCam answer sheets

Requesting the ability to print out GradeCam answer sheets that are prefilled with the applicant Pins and full names. For in-person paper exams, this would greatly ...
Suggested by: Marcel AI6MS (26 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 27 Sep Comments: 1
Planned

Display Time in UTC as well as the creator's or viewer's local time.

Add GMT (UTC) to the date and time displayed next to the sessions. We are giving exams across multiple time zones and this has been confusing to the Applicants and ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (28 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 13 Oct Comments: 1
Planned

Add waitlisting

Besides the current setting to limit registrations, add another to allow waitlisting, because the registration is incomplete until the candidate has paid their fee ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 24 Oct Comments: 4
Under consideration

randomize order of answers for each question

(I believe this was discussed somewhere previously). Currently the selection of questions are randomize but the specific questions' answers are always in the same ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 15 Apr Comments: 8
Planned

Provide a page that displays a blank form 605 for testing browsers

ExamTools should provide a test page that displays a blank form 605 (or other PDF content) for testing browsers. Ideally, this should not require any credentials or ...
Suggested by: Herb Weiner (01 Dec) Upvoted: 02 Dec Comments: 4
Under consideration

Session rating system

add a optional 1-5 star rating for their testing experience. And show the rating on the session listings of the VE.
Suggested by: Allan Batteier (05 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 02 Dec Comments: 17
Under consideration

Ability to skip a test

If a person with a expired license take a technician they get credit for tests already taken i.e. an expired advanced get credit for a general. currently there is ...
Suggested by: Allan Batteiger (12 May, '20) Upvoted: 21 Apr, '21 Comments: 9
Planned

Session Templates

Allow a user to save "template" sessions, including VE assignments and permissions, to be selected from a user-level list.
Suggested by: Nick Booth (03 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 27 Sep Comments: 4
Under consideration

Add Show Only Available checkbox on hamstudy.org/sessions

Candidates can currently filter by online vs. in-person but the online listings are cluttered with full (mostly single-candidate) sessions. Add a check box ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (29 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 18 Jul, '21 Comments: 5
Under consideration

Receive email notification a VE has been added to a new session

If a VE is added to a new session, email the VE to let them know (perhaps a once-per-day roundup). Coupled with the ability to mark ourselves unavailable, this could ...
Suggested by: Devin Ganger WA7DLG (05 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 13 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration

Import list of VEs assigned to a session by call sign from CSV

The ability to import VEs and their permissions for a given session from a CSV file. Key could potentially be call sign, ve number, or user name. Possible use ...
Suggested by: Nick (04 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 27 Sep Comments: 1
Planned

Move the "CLOSE" button to the left or center bottom of the screen

It seems that 90% of the time the "CLOSE" button on the REVIEW items is directly under the ZOOM screen. By either moving it to the center of left bottom would help here.
Suggested by: Terry Partigianoni (26 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 03 Nov Comments: 9
Under consideration

Lower the eviction permission down to a regular VE

There are many times when a testing team needs to evict a candidate from a testing room, e.g. when the number of administering VEs drop below 3, when Zoom drops the ...
Suggested by: Dave Wickert (07 Jun) Upvoted: 11 Jul Comments: 4
Under consideration

add button

when you're a VE Admin in addition to the assign a VE add an assign to me button if you're assigning yourself to speed up the process
Suggested by: David Peters VE 2245E KB9EWG (13 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 27 May Comments: 1
Under consideration

List the VECs to which a VE has been approved under 'Profile'

This would help confirm to the VE that they have been linked on ET to the VEC, without manual verification by the support staff
Suggested by: Sam KN6MYI (08 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 22 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

FRN must be an 'individual' and not a business

The FRN given during registration must be an 'individual' and not a business entity type. For example, I recently had a candidate who specified "Private Sector, Sole ...
Suggested by: Dave Wickert AE7TD (13 Sep) Upvoted: 22 Nov Comments: 0
Under consideration

beta: add alternate mechanisms to add VE signature

For example, allow dropping a signature image on the signature box
Suggested by: n2ygk (12 May, '20) Upvoted: 11 Feb Comments: 8
Under consideration

Ask if a candidate has expired license during registration

Ask if candidate has an expired license and provide input for details (original licensed year, previous class, previous call?) during registration flow.
Suggested by: Nick (22 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 13 Oct Comments: 3
Planned

Ability to list just a course or class on HamStudy

The ARRL has a place to list and search for courses/classes. Create the ability to list just a course or class on HamStudy with the ability to search for a class ...
Suggested by: Heather (30 May) Upvoted: 24 Oct Comments: 1
Under consideration

geofenced registration constraint

Add a constraint to an exam session for a radius from the address of the session (or more fancy set of constraints:-) . Our VE team is trying to serve our ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (08 May, '20) Upvoted: 14 Dec, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Allow selectable time zones on sessions page

On the sessions page, allow the user to show exams in the local time zone (or maybe a time zone selectable by a drop down).
Suggested by: Nick (15 May, '20) Upvoted: 09 Jan Comments: 3
Planned

Live Session Statistics

From a VE's perspective, it would be nice to see how the session is going. The idea is to have a small bar, similar to the test progress bar. Bar would include ...
Suggested by: Dan - KC6WOT (02 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 24 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration

Phone Number

Make a phone number a hard edit, that the form can not be completed without a phone number
Suggested by: Chuck Tyrell (19 Feb) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 6
Under consideration

Put appointment time on applicant list

We estimate the time we expect to get to an applicant and email them that. If we had it here we wouldn't have to maintain a separate list.
Suggested by: Benton K0BHJ (26 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 18 Jul, '21 Comments: 3
Under consideration

showed void applicant info on manifest and docs

The manifest does not show Voided applicants. The suggestion was made that the manifest should show voided applicant with a "V" under the column for the exam. ...
Suggested by: Allan Batteiger (07 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 29 Jun, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add a "close registration" button

Create a "close registration" button that stops additional registrations from being allowed.
Suggested by: Nick N1CCK (25 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 23 Nov, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration

sort VEs by permission

Add the ability to sort / group VEs by permission granted (owner - co-owner - VE Admin - VE)
Suggested by: Nick (09 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 08 Dec, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Turning off Authorize as Volunteer Examiner for some types of sessions

It can be nice to be able to flip off the option for Authorize as Volunteer Examiner for sessions that don't want to use it.
Suggested by: Grant Baron (28 May, '20) Upvoted: 15 Oct, '20 Comments: 9
Under consideration

Checkboxes on user registration for paid and ID checked.

Adding a checkbox to mark that an applicant has paid would help everyone's flow, local and remote testing, and a checkbox to mark that their ID had been checked would ...
Suggested by: Michael WT9V (29 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 27 Sep Comments: 10
Under consideration

Ability to schedule unlimited recurring sessions

eg. Every Saturday, same time, same location or Every 1st Saturday, same time, same location. Calendar then displays the upcoming sessions as far forward as the ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (13 May, '20) Upvoted: 27 May Comments: 5
Not planned

Lock edits to name for pre-existing license

It would be nice that names can’t be edited unless you click a *edit* name button, that should stop auto fill for changing peoples names. Also would be nice for a ...
Suggested by: Grant (03 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 15 Oct, '20 Comments: 3
Planned

Changes to exam.tools web pages to better support kiosk mode on tablets

There should be a way to lock https://exam.tools and https://exam.tools/portal/applicant web pages to a specific callsign. When locked to a specific callsign, ...
Suggested by: Herb Weiner, AA7HW (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Two factor authentication

As this generates signatures on legal documents implementing two factor authentication would be nice. Google authenticator at a minimum, but ideally Fido2/WebAuthn.
Suggested by: Jen (02 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 24 Oct Comments: 1
Planned

Move the Listing of Sessons to exam.tools/sessions

Move the list of Exam sessions to exam.tools/sessions and create a pointer from hamstudy.org to exam.tools for session listing. The listing on exam.tools would ...
Suggested by: Allan R Batteiger (16 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 25 Sep Comments: 1
Planned

Add "My Sessions" under the List Session: drop down

Add “My Sessions" under the List Session: drop down in the Sessions List. I am on many sessions belonging to others. As a session manager I would like to limit to ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (17 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 29 Apr, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Pre-fill session fee amount based on selected VEC's currently published fees

VECs have standard fees, so why not pre-fill the fee in the session creation dialog when the VEC is selected, allowing one to overwrite it if they desire, but not ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Detect/prevent identical registrations within 5 seconds of each other

Had one person who had identical regs appear on session, created at 18:49:22 & 18:49:26 GMT-0800. Any way to detect/prevent these?
Suggested by: N6ATF (24 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 13 Oct Comments: 0
Under consideration

Beta: Add whiteboard functionality for scratch paper

I would like to see a Whiteboard feature added to the exam screen to allow for the use of "scratch paper". This whiteboard could then be saved and transmitted with ...
Suggested by: KE0CAA (08 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add export list of questions marked wrong during session

What was the most-missed question? To help in-person instructors improve their teaching, add ability for VE Team Leads to export a summary list of questions marked ...
Suggested by: Rob K6RJF (01 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 02 Aug, '21 Comments: 6
Not planned

Import candidates into ET

Have the ability to import candidates in a CSV file. This is helpful for in-person exams where some candidates will take electronic exams and some will take paper exams.
Suggested by: Rajesh K4SK (07 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 25 Sep Comments: 6
Under consideration

Allow an applicant to take exams in any order

This could be at the discretion of the VE TL as each VEC has different policies re this. I don't know about others but Laurel does allow applicants to take the ...
Suggested by: Nick AA0NM (07 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 26 Sep Comments: 5
Planned

Implement custom VEC fees based on applicant age or other attributes given at registration.

Per https://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-board-establishes-program-to-cover-initial-fcc-license-fee-for-young-applicants there will soon be a $5 ARRL/VEC for under-18 ...
Suggested by: Alan (25 Mar) Upvoted: 14 Apr Comments: 3
Under consideration

Request Chamorro Standard Time (CHST) +10

Request Chamorro Standard Time (CHST) +10 Time zone in the schedule exam section. We are in Guam and could use this
Suggested by: Shane AH2EJ (27 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 09 Jan, '21 Comments: 2
Planned

Allow the session owner to view the audit log of the session

Allow the owner through the Manage interface to view all activity for the session, including reason for change or delete. Optionally, provide a way to re-instate a ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin K6YXH (22 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration