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 K6YXH GLAARG VE (08 May, '20) Upvoted: 29 Nov, '23 Comments: 11
Planned

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: 14 Dec, '23 Comments: 10
Planned

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: 28 Jul, '23 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: 24 Jan Comments: 4
Under consideration

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 K6YXH GLAARG VE (15 May, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jan Comments: 31
Under consideration

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: 13 Oct, '23 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: 13 Oct, '23 Comments: 1
Planned

Notify if candidate submits "Restricted Use" FRN during registration.

If FRN starts with "213", it's a "restricted use" FRN and can not be used for an Amateur Radio application. "Restricted use" FRNs only require the applicant to submit ...
Suggested by: Bail - NT1K (11 Apr, '23) Upvoted: 24 Jan Comments: 5
Under consideration

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: 22 Jun, '23 Comments: 1
Planned

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: 24 Jan Comments: 17
Under consideration

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, '22 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: 24 Jan Comments: 9
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, '22) Upvoted: 04 Jul, '23 Comments: 6
Under consideration

Add ability to hide the session listings from a particular team

As you know, I am on many teams and most likely more than any one VE should be on. However, it would be helpful (maybe only to me) to have the ability to hide some ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (24 Jul, '23) Upvoted: 24 Jan Comments: 0
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, '22 Comments: 4
Under consideration

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: 31 Aug, '23 Comments: 10
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: 31 Aug, '23 Comments: 1
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: 14 Dec, '23 Comments: 2
Planned

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, '22 Comments: 1
Planned

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: 01 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration

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, '22 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, '22) Upvoted: 11 Jul, '22 Comments: 5
Not planned

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, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

1-click option to send all CSCEs

Add a 1 click option to send all or all unsent CSCEs.
Suggested by: Nick n1cck (11 Aug, '23) Upvoted: 26 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

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, '22) Upvoted: 18 Jan, '23 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: 26 Jan Comments: 1
Under consideration

Add Applicant Log In QR Code for In-Persion Sessions

In the applicant Pin Popup menu, add an option to "Show QR code for Applicant Login Link" with the log in URL: https://exam.tools/portal/applicant/<team ...
Suggested by: Marcel AI6MS (11 Oct, '23) Upvoted: 13 Oct, '23 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Optionally require phone number for registrations in a session

Make a phone number a hard edit, that the form can not be completed without a phone number. EDIT by KD7BBC: This will never be made mandatory for everyone, so I'm ...
Suggested by: Chuck Tyrell (19 Feb, '22) Upvoted: 24 Jan Comments: 10
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, '22 Comments: 3
Planned

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: 11 Jan Comments: 2
Under consideration

Same FRN registered in one session

I had an applicant register twice for the same session with the same FRN. Can we possibly get a flag to catch this?
Suggested by: Terry Partigianoni (19 Apr, '23) Upvoted: 01 Jun, '23 Comments: 0
Planned

Add Registration Cutoff Time/Function

Add an ability to STOP registrations when examination time is approaching to help prevent last minute registrations. The feature could be something like: "Close ...
Suggested by: Kent Petty, Chairman, Anchorage ARC VEC (24 Jan) Upvoted: 30 Jan Comments: 1
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: 31 Aug, '23 Comments: 1
Under consideration

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, '22 Comments: 0
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: 26 Jan Comments: 0
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: 05 Feb Comments: 10
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

Identify and flag an expired license within the grace period.

Request Examtools identify and flag applicants who register with a call sign that has expired and is within the two year grace period.
Suggested by: Ben Gentle (05 Feb) Upvoted: 08 Feb 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: 20 Oct, '23 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

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: 27 Jan Comments: 6
Planned

Applicant Private Information Protection

After a session is finalized only Owner and Co-Owners have access to applicants personal info.
Suggested by: Dave DiGiorgio (11 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 15 Feb, '23 Comments: 5
Not planned

"hold status" for applicants

It would be handy to have another status for applicants in addition to 'seen' ... etc. Sometimes people register and don't pay, it would be nice to be able to mark ...
Suggested by: Michael WT9V (13 Nov, '23) Upvoted: 11 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add Day-of-Week to date for upcoming sessions

Add Day-of-Week to date for upcoming sessions to avoid having to go to a separate calendar to check the Day-of-Week and possibly making a mistake.
Suggested by: J.A. Hall (24 Jun, '23) Upvoted: 25 Jul, '23 Comments: 5
Not planned

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, '22 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

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, '22 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