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.

Text-to-speech playback of all questions & answer sets for visually-impaired

(like Audio CAPTCHA) If you don't have an easier way that also costs $0, I can record the Apple text-to-speech engine reciting the questions & answer sets in order ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (13 May, '20) Upvoted: 23 Jun, '20 Comments: 2
Not planned

Exam Time

As a scheduler, I would like to add the applicant exam time to the session so that an applicant can see their time instead of the entire time. I.e. we are testing ...
Suggested by: Collin Pike (20 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 15 Jan Comments: 1
Under consideration

Change the colour of the "close" button for the 605/CSCE screen

When walking the candidate through the signing part of the exam, and showing them the 605/CSCE it'd be helpful to have the "CLOSE" button be a colour that the VE can ...
Suggested by: Asuna (12 Feb, '22) Upvoted: 12 Feb, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Session Manager automatically notified when refered VE has completely registered in ExamTools.

Suggestions for when notices could be send: 1) Notify the person (most likely a team lead) who referred the VE to sign up for an ExamTools account once the process is ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (07 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 18 May, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Linking your Hamstudy account when signing up for a exam

This is a total shot in the dark idea, but it would be neat when you signup for a test, you can link your hamstudy account, and it will allow only the team lead to ...
Suggested by: Grant (06 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 06 Apr, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

E-sign for VEs on VE registration

Currently ET produces a list of VE's assigned to the session. Add feature where they can sign and then the list can be used as the "officially participated" VE ...
Suggested by: Nick AA0NM (09 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 10 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Change the date format in AppList to be something easy to sort.

The sign-up date/time appears is a text string. If it had a comma after the month and day, I could grab the month-day-year and use datevalue to convert it to ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (10 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 11 Oct, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration

spanish language translation of ExamTools

A Spanish language translation of ExamTools (the tool, not the exams)
Suggested by: Nick (08 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 17 Oct, '20 Comments: 1
Planned

Add a trigger for VE to finalize exam

multiple applicants have clicked the finish and then asked to start the next exam after signing. ie tech to general.
Suggested by: KO4AFL (29 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 20 Jul, '20 Comments: 1
Planned

Display browser / OS info for each candidate.

While managing a session, it'd be good to track what each testee is using to complete their exam. Helpful for debugging / problem solving/detection/reporting etc.
Suggested by: Steve K6UVR (01 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 01 Jun, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Invalidating an exam should let you scan it again, or add delete option.

Problem: We scanned a paper exam element marked as G instead of T, giving a failing grade. We fixed the G to a T and invalidated the exam. However, we could not scan ...
Suggested by: kb3dfz (23 May, '20) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration

Provide ULS link for applicant with existing call sign.

Richard say: "...have that email include a link to their ULS record if they provided a callsign which would also be pretty easy". I would actually perhaps prefer this ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (08 May, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug, '20 Comments: 1
Planned

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Suggested by: Gloria Luther (24 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 24 Dec, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Make all session from one team hidden on HamStudy in public search by default

Make all session from one team hidden on HamStudy in public search by default. Add a check box within the team record to not list all sessions in the public search, ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (10 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 14 Dec, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

No credentials found when adding VE to session

In production and in the development sandbox, if you add a VE to your session and the VE's credentials have expired, you get the error message "No xxxxx credentials ...
Suggested by: Dave Bruse, W4DTR (26 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 26 Jul, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Sort Team List

Have the ability to sort/arrange the Team List order? I hate when an team invites me and it pushes one of my teams down the list. Maybe sort by managed teams first. ...
Suggested by: Dave N4NG (09 May, '22) Upvoted: 27 May, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Unselect an answer

If a test-taker picked a test answer, then decided they'd like to think about it, can they un-select their answer by clicking it again, lighting up the orange button ...
Suggested by: Benton (09 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 12 Apr, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Provide alt text for icon images

Images on the VE screen are not necessarily descriptive of their status. Please add hover text for the icons so VEs can see what the icon is trying to describe, and ...
Suggested by: David KM6DOV (29 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 30 Apr, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add additional export fields to the current Laurel export

Currently does not export credits for Pre-'87 Tech or other credits
Suggested by: Nick AA0NM (05 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 26 Sep, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

High Contrast Theme

Suggested by: Collin Pike (28 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 02 Nov, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add "Connected, PIN" to the Sort Order

Show everyone who is currently taking an exam at the top of the sort, and then order by PIN. This makes it easier for the VEs to find their Applicant once their ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (26 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 26 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Handle cases where a VE who has signed is then unassigned from a candidate

If a VE signs and is then unassigned, their signature remains, and if they are added again it is as though nothing had happened: their signature shows on the forms. ...
Suggested by: AF7MH (06 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 06 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Change pin email message

In both the confirmation screen of the pin, and the email sent out with the pin, it saids stuff that doesn’t apply with the VEC I do testing with. This had lead to a ...
Suggested by: Grant Baron (13 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 13 Aug, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Complete inputting password with enter button for approve grading and sign

Allow a person to enter password and press the enter key to approve grading or sign instead of clicking the approve or sign buttons.
Suggested by: Rajesh K4SK (09 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 09 Aug, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Stop Examinees from finishing registration after finalization of exam

Set cookie that registration button click queries whether session is finalized already before proceeding to next page" or make the registration pages keepalives
Suggested by: Collin Pike (17 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jul, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Make session roster format VEC-specific

Now that T2 is to the point of "one click" to download the final session forms, the (almost) last step to make this really seamless would be to format the session ...
Suggested by: n2ygk (16 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 13 Nov, '20 Comments: 0
Not planned

Ability to Search ExamTools for a Registered Candidate

Despite the details I place in the session postings, I still receive emails like "I just registered. Now what do I do?" The answer depends on several things. So I ...
Suggested by: Todd N7TMS (08 May, '20) Upvoted: 12 May, '20 Comments: 0
Planned

Registration autocorrects to first-cap names (without existing license)

Or would this be too tricky, because of parts of names that aren't universally first capitalized, like van der da etc... Seeing a bad number of registrations with ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (25 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 25 Jan, '21 Comments: 11
Not planned

Allow verified VEC Org Members to bid pool these feature requests

Then if it seems worth the pooled amount of bids to develop/implement a requested feature, the pool can be claimed when done.
Suggested by: N6ATF (11 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 11 Feb, '21 Comments: 10
Under consideration

Advise examinees to use PO Box or non-residential address at registration

if they don't want their residential address in ULS... FOREVER!
Suggested by: N6ATF (06 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 06 Sep, '20 Comments: 10
Under consideration

Universal waiting list for examinees

Make a waiting list that all examinees can sign up for, and all VECs & their VEs can view & invite examinees to join their respective sessions. Examinees should be ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (05 May, '20) Upvoted: 05 May, '20 Comments: 8
Under consideration

If an examinee specifies Technician, require a call sign

ExamTools generates an MD record if the examinee specifies a license class (Technician) but doesn't include a call sign. The EBF record generated is MD, with no call ...
Suggested by: Norm Goodkin (18 May, '20) Upvoted: 18 May, '20 Comments: 7
Not planned

Ability to see if a VE has created an account.

I would like to suggest a read only version for us regular (non admin) folk to be able to see if our people that we request to sign up and fill out the form actually ...
Suggested by: Shane AH2EJ (04 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 04 Nov, '20 Comments: 5
Under consideration

VEC-wide VE manifest supertemplate

Each VEC can set a template for all sessions to default to certain people as co-owner. eg. GLAARG sessions would autoset Naomi as co-owner (on every session that she ...
Suggested by: N6ATF (06 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 06 Sep, '20 Comments: 5
Under consideration

Applicant Export - include addresses

Would like the applicant export spreadsheet to include their street address so we can print that out for in-person sessions. We check in the applicants at the door, ...
Suggested by: Mike Nelson (17 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 17 Jan, '21 Comments: 4
Under consideration

Mark candidates who answer yes to the BQQ

It would be great to have a indicator somewhere, (maybe when the candidate say passes the test, or on the VE view) saying hey just to confirm, about answering yes on ...
Suggested by: Grant (24 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 24 Sep, '20 Comments: 4
Under consideration

Check box to disable new registrations once a session is started

Recently I have had situations where new registrations are sneaking into a session that has already been started. I would like to see a check box that disables new ...
Suggested by: Dave Wickert AE7TD (05 Feb) Upvoted: 05 Feb Comments: 2
Under consideration

Copy FCC data to examtools

There is a button that corrects the FCC database. Every session since July I have had one applicant that their does not agree with the FCC. We need a button to ...
Suggested by: Robin Cross (22 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 22 Dec, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add team lead to the VEC export docs

Now that we use Teams, the session manager/team lead doesn't appear on the paperwork. Only the team identifier does. The lead shows up as a VE on the VE list. Add ...
Suggested by: Heather (05 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 05 Aug, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Provide ability to delete a team

Specifically I created a team in alpha just for the experience, and it is now in production. Also this would allow for teams that disband for any reason.
Suggested by: Rick Norton WM6M 1210E (30 May, '22) Upvoted: 30 May, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Allow international formatted address for candidates

Part 97 no longer requires a USPS deliverable mailing address. 97.23 was changed last July. The USPS-deliver requirement was dropped and moved to a deliverable email ...
Suggested by: Dave Wickert (26 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 26 Jan, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Provide a faster way to add multiple VEs with the same role/permissions

As an example, `NT3ST-c` will set them as co-owner, `NT3ST-a` will set them as VE Admin. If nothing's appended, the default role will be used.
Suggested by: N6ATF (08 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 08 Dec, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Ability to group VEs into teams

Add ability to group VEs into teams or position by color or some other means. Would work for both in-person and remote. This would not prevent VEs from hoping around ...
Suggested by: Heather (03 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 03 Nov, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Make CSCE cross-outs more obviously crossed-out.

To make the CSCE less prone to mis-interpretation by another VE team, I'm suggesting making the cross-outs thicker to more fully obscure the crossed-out word. Also I ...
Suggested by: Paul N2KIQ (09 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 09 Oct, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Add ability to export out list of VEs who are on the VE List

Would like to export the VE list in the bottom part of the "old" manifest. I use it for my session spreadsheet and also at the end of the session to double check ...
Suggested by: Heather KM6ZQB (03 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 03 Jun, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Indicator next to FRN that examinee clicked Request FRN on register#/frn to use the FCC API

Would this show VEs that they don't really need to look those specific examinees up in CORES to make sure it's a valid FRN? Can't see if that can be exploited without ...
Suggested by: Alwin N6ATF (17 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 17 Apr, '21 Comments: 2
Not planned

Add the ability to edit the Exam Location City/State on the form 605

Our policy is to submit examination location to the FCC based on where the applicant(s) are physically located, regardless of the location of the VEs. As it stands ...
Suggested by: Kent Petty (16 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 16 Mar, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Webhook API for VECs

Allow VECs to register a webhook address which will automatically receive notifications (and they can then pull documents via another API request) when a session is ...
Suggested by: Ben Franske - K0BEN (22 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 22 Jan, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration

Additional Timezone selection.

Adding in some core time zones or even just UTC as calculating to +10UTC especially in a rush can be tricky at times.
Suggested by: David (30 May, '20) Upvoted: 30 May, '20 Comments: 2
Under consideration