How do I convert my exam paper to pdf?

When you upload your exam paper to WISEflow, it must be a PDF file. With a PDF file it is impossible to change the content and formatting of the paper, which means that when your assessors open the file, it will look the same as when you submitted it. The uploaded PDF file corresponds to the paper version that students have previously been asked to print out and hand in.

NOTE: You cannot convert a Word document to PDF just by changing the file name. Instead, you should follow the guidelines below.

If you want to add digital material to supplement your exam paper (film, sound recordings, programmes, etc.), you should upload this material as “Appendix material”.

NOTE: Be careful when you upload your exam paper. Unfortunately, there are examples of students who upload a wrong file by mistake. The consequences of this are that your examination paper will not be graded and you will have used an examination attempt.

Special guidelines for converting assignments to PDF

Some students have experienced problems converting their assignments into a PDF format that WISEflow accepts. These problems may be caused by so-called dynamic annotations such as highlighting, check boxes, underlining, etc., which have been added directly to the PDF file after the conversion. Certain programs may add annotations to the PDF file by default (without you having added them on purpose). Especially Microsoft Excel on Mac has this problem.

The PDF file may not contain dynamic annotations, as these annotations are displayed inconsistently across different PDF readers which means that you cannot be sure that the paper you submit looks the same for the assessors, as it does for you.

The solution to this may be to make all changes in the original document and then generate a new "clean" PDF file, or you can "flatten" your file. See the guideline on the WISEflow website.

Picture of an error code in WISEflow due to annotations