UNILAG will use Safe Exam Browser for 2021 Exams: What you should Know

Unilag is planning to use the Safe Exam Browser for her exams this year, and this guide will tell you everything you need to know, in order to have a smooth online examination experience.

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What is Safe Exam Browser (SEB)?

Safe Exam Browser is a web browser environment to carry out e-assessments safely. The software turns any computer temporarily into a secure workstation. It controls access to resources like system functions, other websites and applications and prevents unauthorized resources being used during an examination.

 Features of the Safe Exam Browser

  • Students will only be able to attempt the quiz if they are using Safe Exam Browser.
  • The browser window won't have a URL or search field and back/forward navigation and reload can be disabled.
  • Safe Exam Browser cannot be closed until the test is submitted.
  • Switching to other applications is disabled by default, but it's possible to allow to use specific third party applications during an exam.
  • Shortcut keys such as Win+Tab, Alt+Tab, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Alt+F4, Print Screen, Cmd+Tab are disabled or cannot be used to close Safe Exam Browser or to switch to other user accounts on the computer. The possibility of taking screen shots is disabled.
  • The clipboard is cleared when starting and quitting Safe Exam Browser.
  • The browser context menu is disabled.
  • Specific web sites/pages/resources can be configured to be accessible during an exam, using a URL filter.
  • Spell checking and dictionary lookup is disabled, but can optionally be allowed.

What to expect using Safe Exam Browser

Safe Exam Browser supports academic integrity by temporarily removing the ability to copy or paste information from other sources, and preventing access to programs, websites, system functions, and unauthorised resources on your device.

Because Safe Exam Browser locks down your device, certain keyboard functions will be different.

Also, your video and audio would be monitored through a Zoom meeting running in the background, so the system is pretty secured. Any attempt to cheat would be spotted by a proctor.

Install Safe Exam Browser now

You should install Safe Exam Browser on your own device now and test that it's working properly. Follow the instructions to ensure you download the correct version for your device. You won’t be able to access your eExam without Safe Exam Browser.

Accessing your eExam

At least one day before your scheduled eExam, you can access your unit’s eExam file through Moodle. You’ll need to download the file to your desktop.

On exam day, double-click the eExam file you previously downloaded to your desktop and read through the rules and instructions on the landing page of your eExam. At the scheduled start time, the Start Exam button at the bottom of the landing page will turn blue – click it to begin your exam.

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At the end of your eExam

Once you’ve submitted your eExam (or the exam timer ends), you’ll be redirected back to the landing page. Press Ctrl + Q on your keyboard to quit Safe Exam Browser and restore your device’s normal functionality.

Video Demonstration of the SEB

Also Read: Unilag Has Postponed 2021 Undergraduate Examination- WHY?

Have Questions?

If you have questions, please ask them through the comments below.


  1. If you run Safe exam browser in a Virtual machine you'll be able to use other apps and also you can override your camera with a another video of yourself using ManyCam software or similar software

    1. While this is true,it is risky also.
      No one knows the consequences of being caught in examination malpractices, so it is advisable not to do this, except you're a geek. There are several hacks around SEB, but the risk of being caught, especially if you're not familiar with what you're doing is high😉

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