Safe Exam Browser 2.1.3 for Windows adds support for using Windows system proxy settings and fixes some important issues (therefore it is highly recommended to update as soon as possible):
Deployment of online examinations at traditional educational institutions and beyond has been increasing steadily, together with the recent rise of massive open online courses (MOOCs). The Safe Exam Browser (SEB) is a secure and reliable lockdown browser, which is already the open source product of choice for many educational organisations in this context. SEB is known for versatility, its software quality and its engagement with the user, standards and development communities.
However, SEB requires ongoing funding for its maintenance, development and support activities. For this reason ETH Zurich and the SWITCH foundation have decided to launch the SEB Consortium. The Consortium invites further bodies, which may range from educational institutions to companies and public authorities, to join and work together on the promising future of this impressive open-source tool: www.safeexambrowser.org/consortium.
Safe Exam Browser 2.1.2 for Windows supports the native HTML5 full screen mode, hardware acceleration in the browser and fixes some minor problems.
Safe Exam Browser 2.1.1 for Windows is compatible with Windows 10, contains improvements when running on Windows 8.1/10 tablets and increases general stability:
Safe Exam Browser 2.1 for Mac OS X offers new features, usability enhancements and includes major security improvements:
Safe Exam Browser 2.1 for Windows includes new features, usability, stability and security improvements:
• SEB 2.1 is the first Safe Exam Browser version featuring a touch optimized mode for Windows tablet computers.
• Buttons for restart exam, reload page, change keyboard layout and display for the current time improve usability in exams.
• New feature which monitors processes and hinders all non-permitted applications to open, become active and display windows while SEB is running.
• Individual proxy settings, URL filters and server certificates can be used per exam.
• The SEB Config Tool has been re-engineered and now allows comfortable editing and testing of SEB configuration files.... read more
See release notes for all changes.
The final version of SEB 2.0 for Mac OS X is a major update with new features, superior usability and strongly improved security.
New features include:
• Comfortable built-in editor for the platform-independent SEB configuration files
• Blocking of OS X screenshots.
• Optional SEB dock/task bar with menu to access open browser windows, quit button.
See release notes and the updated manual for documentation about all new features:
http://www.safeexambrowser.org/macosx/mac_usermanual_en.html... read more
Safe Exam Browser 2.0.2 for Windows contains several important bug fixes which increase stability and some new features like a browser log. See release notes for all changes.
The first update 2.0.1 to the much anticipated final release of Safe Exam Browser 2.0 for Windows 7 and 8 is now available. Check out the completely re-engineered SEB 2.0 with a full range of new features and superior usability. Please let us know about your experiences using SEB 2.0 especially in BYOD exam environments. SEB 2.0 for Mac OS X is on its way to be released this Summer, the current stable preview version is already compatible with the final release version for Windows.... read more
New Bugfix Version of SEB Windows 1.9.1 Final Release fixes a bug in the XULRunner browser component. The User Agent String in the "config.json" file has been changed from "SEB" to "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0 SEB" because some web pages checked it and complained.
The Browser Exam Key allows an exam module to authenticate the connecting SEB version and its settings. For the learning management system Moodle a beta version of a plug-in offering this functionality has been released.
New options in the user interface: Size and positioning of browser windows (main window with the quiz and additional browser windows) can be preset. A new indicator shows network activity. Optionally display the standard OS X menu bar and a tool bar in browser windows, functions like reload page, zoom text and browsing back/forward are therefore easier accessible (if desired).... read more
On the occasion of the approaching release of Safe Exam Browser version 2.0 we would like to announce the future operating system support:
Windows: SEB 2.0 will support Windows 7 and above. Windows XP and Vista will not be supported officially anymore.
Mac OS X: SEB 2.0 will support OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above. Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) will not be supported anymore.
By concentrating on current operating systems, our resources for development and testing (which has been intensified recently) can be used more efficiently. Furthermore we can use new technologies of current systems in SEB 2.0 and future SEB versions. Questions and feedback about the future operating system support? Discuss it in our forum at https://sourceforge.net/projects/seb/forums/forum/3704033/topic/7588857
We are pleased to announce another all-day workshop on ‘Online Assessment using the Safe Exam Browser’, as follows:
Date: Friday 19 April 2013
Location: Room HG D 16.2, ETH Zurich, Main Building, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich
More information and registration: http://www.let.ethz.ch/events/index
Released a patch which fixes the exam mode in Moodle 2.3.x used with Safe Exam Browser: The navigation links to other parts of the LMS are not displayed during an exam. The fix will be included in Moodle 2.4.
Version 1.5.2 of Safe Exam Browser for Mac OS X can open additional browser windows, offers many new options and improves the integrity of the SEB environment. Available at http://www.safeexambrowser.org/download_en.html#MacOSX and in the Mac App Store.
Version 1.8.2 of Safe Exam Browser for Windows features a new GUI editor called SebWindowsConfig.exe for easy configuration and fixes several bugs: http://www.safeexambrowser.org/download_en.html#Windows
SEB MacOSX 1.4 easens the deployment of the application including an individual configuration. The adapted preferences can be written into the application bundle. Then the modified application can be distributed on all exam Mac's and will start up with the right settings (Start URL, passwords etc).
SEB Windows 1.7 easens the configuration and deployment for the teacher. It is now possible to modify the configuration files before rather than after installation, so the students can directly install SEB without patching it by additional configuration files after installation. Also, an Administrative Install via network is now possible.
Safe Exam Browser 1.3.1 for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 Lion is now available to download from http://safeexambrowser.org/download and the Mac App Store. Install this version for better compatibility with the soon to be expected OS X 10.7 Lion.
Now you can subscribe to the SEB news also as a RSS feed, so you won't miss any new program versions in future.
SEB 1.6.1 stores log files as well as ini files in the ProgramData (Win 7) or CommonAppData (Win XP) directory. See documentation for details.