Familiarisation activities

Before taking part in a digital examination, it is important that teachers and students take the opportunity to experience some of the tools and features that will be encountered. The resources below provide an opportunity to gain confidence using the digital examinations and are vital for a positive experience.

Schools can also use the familiarisation activities to assess the readiness of their infrastructure for digital examinations. Please visit our Technical Requirements and other considerations webpage for further information on readiness and preparation for participation in digital assessment.

Features

Familiarisation Activity Tool


Help videos

Previous Digital Examinations

Queries and feedback

Features

Key behaviours and features within digital examinations that students and teachers are required to experience before participating in Trials and Pilots include:

  • logging into the digital examination with a username and password
  • reading the introduction and examination rules page
  • entering the four digit start code
  • clicking into the assessment criteria for a standard on the home page
  • opening the “Help” box and reading through the information provided to assist in navigating features and behaviour of the examination
  • opening a standard to attempt
  • typing an answer into text boxes
  • using the text editing tools
  • using the scroll bars to move through a page
  • trying the “Back” and “Next” buttons to move through multipage standards
  • flagging a page to return to for review by using the “Star” button
  • submitting the examination

There are subject specific digital tools students and teachers will need to experience before participating in digital assessment. Some include:

  • Spell check (English, Media Studies, and Classical Studies)
  • Chemistry equation tool (Science)
  • Graphing (Science)
  • Drag and Drop (Science)
  • Video resources (Science and Media Studies Trials only)
  • Word count (English and Media Studies)

Familiarisation Activity Tool

The Familiarisation Activity Tool navigates through the structure of a digital examination, from logging in, to submitting an examination, and includes tutorials on how to use the features found in the 2018 digital examinations. This activity does not include assessment material and student responses will not be saved.

Students who have registered for a Digital Trial and/or Digital Pilots will receive logins to the familiarisation tool prior to sitting a Digital Trial and/or Pilot examination.

It is strongly recommended that students log in to the activity as part of their preparation prior to sitting Digital Trial and Pilot examinations.  

Familiarisation Activity Tool link:

https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/GenericFam2018

Help videos

Video resources are also available which demonstrate features and functions within the digital examinations. You can find them here.

Previous Digital Examinations

Teachers and students are strongly encouraged to experience previous years’ digital examinations to further their understanding of the look and feel of the digital platform.

Please note that the past examinations use a generic login and students’ responses to questions will not be saved.

Due to the generic login, if students refresh their screen whilst using the past examinations below, there is a chance they will see content entered by another student who is also using the past examinations. This will not occur in the Digital Trials and Pilots due to personalised login credentials.

Previous digital examination login details:

2017

Note: All digital examinations from 2017 have the same password which can be accessed via your Principal’s Nominee.

Level 1 Classical Studies

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/ClassicsFam2018
Username - Classics2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 6942

Level 2 Classical Studies

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/ClassicsL2Fam2018
Username - L2Clas2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 3882

Level 1 English

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/EnglishFam2018
Username - English2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 1483

Level 2 English

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/EnglishL2Fam2018
Username - L2Engl2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 2147

Level 1 Media Studies

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/MediaFam2018
Username - Media2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 4587

Level 2 Media Studies

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/MediaL2Fam2018
Username - L2Medi2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 4821

Level 1 Science

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/ScienceFam2018
Username - Science2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 1376

Level 1 Business Studies

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/BusinessStudiesFam
Username - BusinessStudies2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 7548

Level 1 Economics

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/EconomicsFam
Username - Economics2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 6458

Level 1 French

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/FrenchFam2018
Username - French2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 2546

Level 1 Geography

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/GeographyFam2018
Username - Geography2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 7458

Level 1 Health

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/HealthFam2018
Username - Health2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 3315

Level 1 History

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/HistoryFam2018
Username - History2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 6574

Level 1 Physics

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/PhysicsFam2018
Username - Physics2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 4513

Level 1 Samoan

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/SamoanFam2018
Username - Samoan2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 2549

Level 1 Spanish

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/SpanishFam2018
Username - Spanish2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code – 3526

Level 1 Te Reo Rangatira

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/lms/login/path/TRR2018
Username - TRR2018
Password: Please see your Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code – 9548

2016

Note: All digital examinations from 2016 have the same password which can be accessed via your Principal’s Nominee.

Level 1 Business Studies

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamBusiness
Username - Business2017
Password - Please see your school's Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code – 1037

Level 1 Classical Studies

URL – https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamClassical
Username - Class2017 
Password – Please see your school's Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 2056

Level 1 Economics

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamEconomics
Username - Economics2017
Password - Please see your school's Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 4174

Level 1 English

URL – https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamEnglish
Username - English2017
Password - Please see your school's Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 7241

Level 1 French

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamFrench
Username - French2017
Password - Please see your school's Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 5843

Level 1 Geography

URL – https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamGeography
Username - Geography2017  
Password - Please see your school's Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code – 6098

Level 1 Health

URL – https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamHealth
Username - Health2017  
Password - Please see your schools Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code – 2510

Level 1 History

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamHistory
Username - History2017
Password - Please see your schools Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 6972

Level 1 Media Studies

URL – https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamMedia
Username - Media2017
Password - Please see your schools Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 6329

Level 1 Physics

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamPhysics
Username - Physics2017
Password - Please see your schools Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code – 8597

Level 1 Samoan

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamSamoan
Username - Samoan2017
Password - Please see your schools Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 2988

Level 1 Science

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamScience
Username - Science2017
Password - Please see your schools Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code – 9573

Level 1 Spanish

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamSpanish
Username - Spanish2017
Password - Please see your schools Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code – 3586

Level 1 Te Reo Rangatira

URL - https://am.sonet.com.au/engine/index.php/login/FamTeReo
Username - TeReo2017
Password - Please see your schools Principal’s Nominee
Examination Start Code - 2301

Queries and feedback

If you have any queries about the Familiarisation Activities, please email future.state@nzqa.govt.nz.

 

 

Page last updated 28 May 2018

 
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