May 15, 2022

Enable Special Exams on Open edX

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Open edX have a feature named Special Exams, aka timed and proctored exams. Course teams can use it and by default this feature is not enable but when you need to enable it, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Open edX server console.

  2. Open and edit LMS configuration (/edx/app/edxapp/lms.env.json or /edx/etc/lms.yml and /edx/app/edxapp/cms.env.json or /edx/etc/studio.yml).

  3. Then find the "FEATURES" configuration, add ENABLE_SPECIAL_EXAMS into "FEATURES" array and set to true. See the following codes snippet:

    ...
    FEATURES:
        ENABLE_SPECIAL_EXAMS: true
    ...
    
  1. Restart LMS and CMS services.