[Athen] [External] Kurzweil 3000: test mode / prevent students from using dictionary functions during tests

Wershing, Alice D. adwershing at pstcc.edu
Thu May 30 13:49:42 PDT 2019

We use Kurzweil for accessing tests in our testing center. The testing center has their own log in, so students never use their own log in for taking tests. The Testing Center has been instructed on how to change the settings so that there is no access to online or other resources.
We use the web license but you should have something similar. Under Tools go to Lock Features. Select Online Content, and possibly google drive, depending on what you want to restrict. Also select Reference and select dictionary. If you have any questions or this isn't the same, then call Kurzweil tech support. They are very helpful.


Alice D. Wershing, M.Ed., A.T.P.<http://www.resna.org/atp-general-info>, C.P.A.A.C.<http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/cpacccertification>
Disability Services, Technology Specialist Pellissippi State Community College
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Hello all,

We are having an issue with Kurzweil. We utilize Kurzweil 3000 to allow audio-based exams for students who do not need human readers. A student testing discovered that she could access a dictionary feature while testing. We were not aware of this feature as we really only use the program for audio-based exams. The student discovered that by right clicking, the user could see a definition of a word.

If you know a way to disable to this feature, or if Kurzweil has a testing mode. Please let me know. We are using Kurzweil 3000 for windows (standalone none web license)


Shaun Hegney
Program Specialist 2
Disability Support Services
Spokane Falls Community College
Shaun.Hegney at sfcc.spokane.edu<mailto:Shaun.Hegney at sfcc.spokane.edu>

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