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Common Exam Group Description

A Common Exam Group refers to a group of sections that have been designated as holding a "common exam" at the same place and time. If grouped in this way, only the first section meeting identifier entered for the group will generate an exam based on exam creation rules.

The sections and their common exam will be related in 25Live (not bound) in one of these ways:

  • If the exam is created as its own event, all the original sections will be related to it.
  • If the exam is created as an additional profile of an event, the exam will be put on the primary section of the common exam group and all the other sections will be related to it.

To Create and Import a Common Exam Group

  1. From the LYNX Utilities menu, choose Exam Creation.
  2. Choose the import extract set containing the sections you want to create a common exam group for, then click Common Exam Groups.
  3. Click Add New Group to open the Add Group - Common Exam Group window.
     

    Image: Use the Add Group - Common Exam Group window to add a  new common exam group.
  4. Enter a meaningful name for the group (40 character maximum).
  5. Select additional or other term codes if needed.

  6. In the first Meetings Section Identifier field, begin entering the SIS unique identifier of the first section meeting pattern in the group, then choose it from the drop-down list. If you don’t know how to access the unique identifier, contact your SIS database manager. This becomes the "primary" section in the group. In the second Meetings Section Identifier field, begin entering the SIS unique identifier of another section meeting pattern in the group, then choose it from the drop-down list. To add more section meeting patterns to the group, click the “Add New Value” link and begin entering the unique identifier for the next section meeting pattern in the group, then choose it. Repeat for all remaining section meeting patterns in the group.
  7. If you don’t want the group to be active at this time, select "No." The default is "Yes" (active).
  8. Click Submit.
  9. To see the effects of creating the common exam group, make sure the group is active (see step 7 above), then run the exam creation process on the extract set. See Reviewing and Importing an Exam Creation Extract Set.



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