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.

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

Button for owner/co-owner that emails all examinees of in-progress session their unique URLs

So that all examinees (with access to functional email) can get their browser page prefilled by https://exam.tools/portal/applicant/sessioncallsign/####, less time ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (11 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 12 Aug, '20 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add date range parameter to HamStudy session search

My VE team typically only does 4 sessions per year. It would be great if the search page can accept a range of days, instead of only outputting 60 days' results ...
Suggested by: Scott Mercer (KI6SEJ) (25 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 22 Nov, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Ability to add the session to the calendar on your device from session list in ET

As a session manager, I would like the ability to click a icon in the session list view and save the session as an event on my calendar. This would be helpful for ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (01 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 18 Jan Comments: 1
Under consideration

embed figures within printed exams

Currently printed exams do not include the relevant figures but instead require use of a separate document containing the figures. It would be more useful to embed ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (27 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 29 May, '22 Comments: 1
Planned

beta: allow Owner/VE Admin to authorize VE accounts.

So I don't have to ask Saito to do it.
Suggested by: n2ygk (12 May, '20) Upvoted: 01 May, '21 Comments: 1
Planned

Change Laurel Form 605 to use X instead of check mark

The instructions on the Laurel 605 form say to use X instead of check mark. Some people may get hung-up on this minor deviation. Would it be possible to change the ...
Suggested by: Reid Crowe (26 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 18 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

GradeCam score incomplete exam

Usually the candidates have not left the room prior to grading an exam. In this case the VE team can tell them they forgot to answer a question and they can sit back ...
Suggested by: Reid Crowe (26 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 09 Nov, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Session Search

On the session list page, add the ability to filter sessions based on other attributes, such as Title, VEC, Session Identifier, etc. Make sure there is a negate ...
Suggested by: Jeff N1Ne (04 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 25 Sep, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

(Co)Owner signature on Final Forms

1. To help clarify the point that "Finalize Session" means you need to be certain the paperwork is correct and that you have audited, include signature workflow on ...
Suggested by: Nick (N1CCK) (27 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 28 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

API / RSS feed for session listing

An API or RSS-style feed for the session list from ham.study/sessions that honors filters for embedding into 3rd party app/website.
Suggested by: Nick (19 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 11 Feb, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

during registration ask if applicant is under 13, and give that answer to the session owner

During registration, add a question that asks if the applicant is under 13, and provide that answer to the session manager so they can collect privacy forms separate ...
Suggested by: Nick (17 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 13 Oct, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

POST request when someone registers

Is it possible that when a candidate signs up for a session, a POST request is generated to a certain url picked by the team lead.
Suggested by: Grant Baron (16 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 21 Aug, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

If examinee loses connection, play red alert sound to their assigned VEs

Suggested by: N6ATF (17 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 12 Oct, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Filtering on Session List screen

It would be useful to have the ability to filter the Session List screen on selected criteria. For example, I have a number on my screen that are sessions I'm ...
Suggested by: Jeremy Hall (05 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 22 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

1-Click option to send Email w/ session login info on management screen

single-clicking and getting the link to manually Email them is a nice touch, but it can go one step further to give each testee the info they need just one click ...
Suggested by: Steve K6UVR (01 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 13 Nov, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Examinee followup URL

Could each examinee be given a unique URL to bookmark at the end of their exam, final page they see before closing browser tab, to check back at that URL a certain ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (25 May, '20) Upvoted: 15 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Unique identifier on CSCE's

Add a unique identifier (perhaps the PIN) to the CSCE (perhaps also the 605) to attribute the document with the specific applicant. This will help to validate when ...
Suggested by: Nick AA0NM (15 May, '21) Upvoted: 15 May, '21 Comments: 7
Not 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: 11 Nov, '21 Comments: 5
Not planned

Add session type (remote or in-person) to JSON output

Add sessionType: key to the JSON output. Possible values would be in-person or remote.
Suggested by: Nick (11 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 11 Apr, '21 Comments: 3
Under consideration

Add a comment field to the Applicant's display line, so we can put notes for VEs in it.

We could put what room the Applicant is in, or a note to be sure and check the ID, or that he has a pending name change or call sign change. These are things we're ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (29 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 29 Nov, '20 Comments: 3
Under consideration

Allow the creation of groups of VEs to pre-populate new sessions

If Owners could create standing groups of VEs who are in the system to use as a template for new sessions -- like "Tuesday night group" and "Saturday afternoon ...
Suggested by: Devin Ganger WA7DLG (05 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '21 Comments: 3
Under consideration

Make the "ExamTools Sandbox" more clear that it's Sandbox

When I type "exam tools" into my browser it sometimes forwards me to the Sandbox site rather than the prod. site. It may prove to be beneficial to add a ...
Suggested by: Asuna (22 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 18 Sep, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add applicant name to Subject line in New Applicant email notification to session manager

The notices look nearly identical in my inbox. The date of the session is the only difference. Having the name in Subject line would same me time and a click into ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (02 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 06 Aug, '22 Comments: 2
Planned

Require view of 605 and CSCE by applicant before they sign?

In an effort to encourage both applicants and VEs to verify the correct information on these forms, would it be helpful to prevent signature(green button) activation ...
Suggested by: Steve AE0KF (11 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 30 May, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Let applicants sign for Systematic callsigns on 605

605 ask that applicants initial when they ask to change callsign.
Suggested by: Grant Baron (25 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug, '20 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Automatically add credit for expired licenses when the FRN matches

If a candidate's FRN lookup shows an expired General class or higher license, automatically set the General class credit for them.
Suggested by: n2ygk (14 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 24 Apr, '21 Comments: 1
Planned

Add more options for status of applicant

Currently, we have three statuses to choose from: "Registered", "Seen" and "Ready to sign". Would like to see a couple of new statuses: "Paid/Waived" and "Ready to ...
Suggested by: Heather (25 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 27 Sep, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

35 & 50 blank space paper for writing answer letters as a supplement for the bubble sheet

to accommodate those with disabilities.
Suggested by: N6ATF (24 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 24 Jan, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Put the "register" link on the VE dashboard

Put the register link on the VE dashboard of a session (maybe next to the session link?) so that session owners can bypass registration limits.
Suggested by: Nick (19 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 30 Nov, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Add an option to download all session documents.

GLAARG VEC would like to get all docs, including the W5YI and Session Manifest. Since we provide a Google Drive folder for Session Owners to deliver their docs, we're ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin K6YXH GLAARG VE (22 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 31 Jan, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Session statistics

Have statistics for a session including: total number of candidates, number of elements administered, pass rates, avg scores, new technicians, new generals, new extras
Suggested by: Rajesh K4SK (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 15 Oct, '20 Comments: 1
Planned

Add ET session count to the User Profile page

Maybe a separate total for Tier 1 & tier 2 sessions, as well as VEC specific totals. Not really necessary, but would be nice,
Suggested by: Harley (05 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 07 Aug, '21 Comments: 0
Planned

Allow session managers to store free text visible only to VEs on manifest

eg. videoconference login info Empty space to put the text here:
Suggested by: N6ATF (17 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Candidate upload a pending CSCE

Provide a mechanism for a candidate with a pending CSCE to upload it as part of registration.
Suggested by: n2ygk (25 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Be able to mark self (VE) as Unavailable for one or more sessions

Be able to (ideally) select multiple sessions we have been added to as VEs and mark our selves as being unavailable to join them. This communicates to the ...
Suggested by: Devin Ganger WA7DLG (05 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 25 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

automatic cancellation if registration not approved by deadline

An optional session setting that informs the candidate that their registration will be cancelled if they are not approved for a session by a deadline (e.g. a specific ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (29 May, '20) Upvoted: 13 Dec, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Generate EBF File Names that Contain only numbers.

Do not use a period (.) or dash (-) in the file name because it is not compatible with EBF file management. Ideally, GLAARG would like the file name to be the ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (27 May, '20) Upvoted: 22 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add the BQQ data on the immediately prior and immediately after screen

It is extremely easy for VEs to miss the BQQ. It should be listed along with other 605 data, such as name, address, call sign, FRN immediately before the exam and ...
Suggested by: Dave Wickert (20 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 21 Apr, '21 Comments: 19
Under consideration

Click or beep when examinee answers a question (mouse or keyboard)

Give some audio indicator that an examinee has answered a question. When giving remote exams it is important for VEs to ensure that the examinees audio is operating ...
Suggested by: Dave Wickert (09 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 09 Aug, '21 Comments: 10
Not planned

Keep “Old Manifest” to allow easily cut and paste of applicants and VEs out of ET into a spreadsheet

I use the Old Manifest to populate my spreadsheets for my exams. I add all the VEs who have RSVPed to ET. Then go to the Old Manifest and copy/paste the VEs into a ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (06 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 18 Sep, '22 Comments: 7
Under consideration

Remove the check mark from the NO NEW LICENSE OR UPGRADE WAS EARNED check box on 605.

Up until the session has been started, the 605 should not have check mark next to NO NEW LICENSE OR UPGRADE WAS EARNED. Doing this would allow teams to pee-register ...
Suggested by: Heather (19 May, '22) Upvoted: 27 Sep, '22 Comments: 3
Under consideration

GradeCam scoring screen larger font for name of candidates

I would like to request and I am hoping this is very easy to do, but I would like the name of the candidate to be larger font above the PASS / FAIL, also the score if ...
Suggested by: Ron Malinowski (02 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 02 Apr, '21 Comments: 3
Under consideration

Ve name sorting on 605 & vs session list

The order in which the 3 VEs are assigned to an applicant, is the order in which they appear on the 605 & CSCE from top to bottom. Which is just fine. However, ...
Suggested by: Harley (01 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 01 Apr, '21 Comments: 3
Under consideration

Add APPLICANT SIGNED to the SIGNED status block, so VEs can see that the Applicant SIGNED.

In an in-person session, it might be difficult for all the VEs to know that the Applicant hasn't signed yet - so a VE getting ready to sign could wait until he sees ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (23 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 23 Oct, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

When Listing Exam Sessions Add "All" Button

Currently one must select In-Person or Remote. Would like to see "All" at once
Suggested by: Rick Norton WM6M (25 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 25 Oct, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add a way for the Session Owner to add info visible to the VEs.

We often have a information we provide to VEs who are connected to Exam.Tools but either "didn't get the memo" or lost it. So we end up with a flurry of Discord ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (09 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 13 Feb, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Prompt at time of session finalization to send any/all unsent CSCEs?

Suggested by: N6ATF (11 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 11 Jan, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Move the light/dark mode & green cookie bar "I Understand" buttons to the left side

Since Zoom defaults to blocking the right side of the shared maximized browser window. Or if other videoconferencing software blocks other areas of the screen, IDK ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (28 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 29 Nov, '20 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Allow examinees to store signatures in advance like VEs can

Not sure what the consensus from VECs would be on this, but it would be legal to allow examinees to use what they filled in their own stored signature boxes [tier 3 ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (31 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 06 Apr, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration