This article refers to the functionality of Ortrac web. This article show a step to step guide how to perform an examination


1. Create Event

This is a placeholder the Examination we will create, this could be a course

  • Click on Event
  • Click on the button + Create new template, right side menu
  • Name the Event (this is the container for the event, you can call it a course name or a specific type of examination)
  • Click on the button Create from Scratch
  • Click on OK


You have created a container for your examination. A pop-up window appears with the following info:

  1. Name: the name of your container, stated earlier
  2. Exam code: this code is important, the students need this to enter the exam, later on.
  3. Start date: enter a date for this event
  4. Grading scale: from the dropdown menu select:
  • Pass/Fail (most common)
  • Pass/Borderline/Fail
  • A-F
  • Ungraded

Click Save button to save this event, the container for the examination.


2. Create Examination

We will now define the details, roles, and content for the examination

Click on the Add Segment button at the bottom of the page, from the appearing dropdown menu, select Exam


An instance called Exam is created, just above the Add segment button

Click on the Exam button, to expand, to enter specific details.

  • Title: name the Examination
  • Description: enter info about the examination, this will be visible for the student before entering the examination.
  • Prerequisite: select No Prerequisite
  • Click on the Save button


Click on the Edit button,  a new window appears:


Depending on which type of examination you like to do, a number of settings is presented below:

  • Start time:
    • Available immediately
    • Scheduled start
  • Duration: 01:00
  • Question order: 
    • Random
    • Sorted
  • Feedback:
    • No Feedback
    • Score 
    • Correct answers
  • Demo exam:
    • Disabled
    • Default
  • Require safe browser:
    • Yes, with default settings
    • Yes, with custom settings
    • No
  • Password to start: abcd
  • Password to submit: 1234
  • Grading scale:
    • Pass/Fail
    • Pass/Borderline/Fail
    • A-F
    • Ungraded
  • Pass mark: 68% correct

A suggested way to do it, if you were to create an examination with 100 SBA, questions and randomized order of the questions, and random order of the options, with feedback to the student afterward, + a demo exam before they start, start/stop codes, pass/fail and PassMark 60 &´%, would be to use the settings below:

  • Start time: Scheduled start (20200601)
  • Duration: 02:30
  • Question order: Random
  • Feedback: Correct answers
  • Demo exam: Default
  • Require safe browser: No
  • Password to start: abcd
  • Password to submit: 1234
  • Grading scale:Pass/Fail
  • Pass mark: 60% correct

Press Save button

  • Go to the menu Exam Layout and click on the Add section button to create a container with questions.
  • In the field Number of questions write 100 questions.
  • Press Save button


3. Create Task/roles

We will now define the roles and give them tasks

3.1 Question Writer

Click on the Tasks & Roles menu at the top of the screen.


Under the menu Question selection, press the dropdown button Add Question writer. Select a person under the drop-down menu (or several). If you select one Question writer, this person needs to create/find 100 questions. Adding more persons means divided work.

If you would like to set a deadline for this work to be done, go to the Due date and click Set deadline and add time/date.

Press refresh of the browser (Fn+F5) to get access to a new menu Questions


You have three options here:

  • Write question (drop-down menu with a variety of types of questions)
  • Browse (look in the existing database for questions, to use)
  • Auto-select (means the software select a number fo questions for you, to choose from)

We will choose the option to browse for questions.

A list of questions appears. Mark a question you would like to add or view to the exam, by marking the checkbox to the left hand side of the question in the list.


A number of options appear at the right hand side of the screen

  • Choose the + Add to: (name of course/examination name) to add the question to the examination

You have added a question to the examination. Go back to the Question main menu, click folder name to watch the added question.

  • Do the same routine with the rest of the questions.


  • Finished with the selection, press the Publish Questions button, at the right hand side of the Question menu.

A window appears, showing you the status of the listed questions.


If you´re ok with the selection accroding to the information, press the Submit button

3.2 Add students

  • Go to the menu Tasks & roles
  • Click on the drop down menu Add Students drop down menu:
    • Manual Input
    • Import from Excel/CVS
  • Select manual input for a single user
  • Fill out:
    • E-mail
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Login code (autogenerated) - student need this code to enter examination
  • Press Save button


  • Select Import from Excel/CVS to add classlists
  • A browser window appears, select your Excel list

An excerpt of your uploaded document is shown below, for context.

Please indicate which columns to import. Email is mandatory, and must be unique. Rows with blank e-mail addresses will be ignored.

  • You need to map the columns to First Name, Last Name, and e-mail by clicking the drop down menu alternatives over each column. 
  • If you have a header in the Excel file mark the Yes, skip first row at the bottom of the window.
  • Press the button Perform import to add list of users


3.3 Invigilation

Invigilators will have access to monitor the exam, and perform on-site tasks such as checking ID and granting candidates extra time in the event of technical problems.

  • Go to the menu Tasks & roles
  • Click in the Invigilation menu
  • Click on the drop down menu Add Invigilator
  • Select a person from the list


The tools to control will appear after the Publish exam (section 4) button has been released.

Go to the Invigilation menu

A list of users


A menu with controls


For more detailed info search for Invigliation

4. Publish exam

We will now publish exam so student can access the examination

  • Go to the menu Info
  • At the right hand side of the screen you will find Publish Exam button, press this button


A exam summary window pop up appears:

Check the details

Press Publish exam