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Systems Supported

The following software and hardware specifications are required before using the ExamView Assessment Suite:


  • Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor, 2 GHz or higher (or equivalent)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
  • An active internet connection to access your Turning Account, to utilize the content update feature and to publish an HTML test


  • OS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11
  • Intel® processor 2 GHz or higher (or equivalent)
  • 32 or 64-bit Kernel and Extensions
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 300 MB hard disk space
  • Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
  • An active internet connection to access your Turning Account, to utilize the content update feature and to publish an HTML test

How do I access and install ExamView?

Select titles include ExamView assessment suite via the instructor companion website. Navigate to the website and click on "Test Bank" in the left navigation. Download the appropriate zip file for Mac or PC depending on your operating system. Note that titles with SAGE Coursepacks include all publisher provided assessment questions within the coursepack.

Download ExamView Text Bank

The ExamView Assessment Suite software includes the Test Generator, Test Manager and Test Player.
The installer automatically copies SAGE provided question banks to a new folder within the Banks
folder. It may install an additional Publish folder for storing files that are needed for publishing
questions to the publisher-hosted server.

To install the program, follow the on-screen prompts.

The program installs the program to these paths:
PC - C:\Program Files\eInstruction\ExamView OR
C:\Program Files (x86)\eInstruction\ExamView
Mac - HD:\Applications\eInstruction\ExamView

If you have a later version of ExamView on your computer, the installer will automatically
install all ExamView content (question banks and tests) in the correct folders.

The first time you open the software, you are prompted to enter your name, school/organization name, city and state. This information is used to help identify the files you create. Enter as much information as possible. Each time you open the ExamView Test Generator software, the Welcome screen is displayed. You can choose to create a test using the The Test Builder or enter your own questions using the Question Bank Editor.

What question types are available in ExamView?

True/False, multiple choice, multiple response, bimodal, yes/no, numeric response, matching, completion, short answer, essay, case, and other question types are supported.

What is the Test Builder?

If you want ExamView Test Generator to choose questions randomly from one or more question banks, choose the QuickTest Wizard command to create a new test. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions to (1) enter a test title, (2) choose the question bank(s) from which to select questions, and (3) identify how many questions you want on the test. The QuickTest Wizard automatically creates a new test and displays it on the screen. You can print the test as is, remove questions, add new questions, or edit any question.

If you want to create a new test from scratch, select the option to create a new test from scratch. Enter a test title. You may then add questions to the test by using one or more of the following question selection options: Randomly, From a List, While Viewing, By Standard, By Criteria, or All Questions.

After you create a test, you can customize the appearance of the test by changing the number of columns, allowing for mixed question types, changing the order of the questions, editing test instructions, specifying the font and style for selected test elements, and choosing whether to leave space for students to write their answers directly on the test. The changes you make will not change the original question bank; your changes are only applied to the copy of the questions on the test you just created.

When you have finished creating your test, you can print it and/or save it. To print a test, you may select how many copies of the test you want, whether you want all the copies to be the same, whether you want to scramble the questions and the multiple choice options, and whether you want to calculate new values for dynamic questions. If you scramble the questions, a custom answer sheet is printed for each variation of the test.

What is the Question Bank Editor?

The Question Bank Editor allows you to edit questions in an existing question bank or to create new question banks. Always use the Question Bank Editor if you want to permanently change a question in an existing question bank.

You may edit questions in a question bank or add new questions by using the built-in word processor. The word processor includes many features commonly found in commercially available word processing applications. These features include the following: fonts, styles, tables, paragraph formatting, ruler controls, tabs, indents, and justification.

A question bank may include up to 250 questions in a variety of formats including multiple choice, multiple response, true/false, modified true/false, bimodal, completion, yes/no, matching, problem, essay, short answer, case, and numeric response. You can assign a difficulty code, reference, topic, and two objectives to each question.

Is this compatible with my LMS?

Using ExamView you can publish or export tests and question banks to popular learning management systems (LMS) that include:

  • Blackboard
  • Desire2Learn
  • Moodle
  • WebCT

The steps to publish or export a test/question bank and use those questions online differ depending on the destination platform.

Who do I contact for tech support?

If you have questions about the ExamView software, refer to the Turning Technologies support site: https://www.turningtechnologies.com/support/ExamView or call them at 866-746-3015, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

If you have questions about assessment content provided by the publisher, contact SAGE at 1 (800) 818-7243 ext. 7080 or textbookstechsupport@sagepub.com

For additional technical support, complete a Technical Support Form or contact us.

Download a PDF of the ExamView manual.

PDF iconExamViewManual.pdf