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| !scope="col" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | Scoring Method
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| !scope="col" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | Description
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| !scope="col" style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | Applicable Question Types
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | equivSymbolic
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| rowspan="1" | [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/portal-create-screen-recording Recording using Stream]
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Recordings can be created using Stream's built-in video recorder. All recorded videos are automatically uploaded to Stream under '''My Content'''.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://filmora.wondershare.com/youtube-video-editing/record-screen-and-upload-to-youtube.html#:~:text=Part%202%3A%20How%20to%20Record%20Screen%20Online%20in%20YouTube&text=Go%20to%20Live%20Streaming%20and,on%20Air%20page%20will%20open. Recording using YouTube Studio ]
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Can create recordings using YouTube Content Studio's '''Go Live Now''' feature.
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'''Note:''' Video privacy settings must be set to either Private or Unlisted to prevent the video from being viewed publicly.
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| rowspan="1" | You can record with '''YuJa''' by downloading and using desktop software or by using a web browser recorder. <br />
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* [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360042295893-Creating-a-Recording-with-the-Software-Capture-for-PC-Application Creating a Recording with the Software Capture for PC Application ]<br />
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* [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500000335021-Overview-of-the-Software-Capture-for-Apple-Application#downloading-the-software-capture-for-apple-application-0-0 Creating a Recording with the Software Capture for Apple application]
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* [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046033333-Using-the-Browser-Capture-Studio Creating a recording using the browser capture studio recorder].
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | equivLiteral
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| rowspan="1" | [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/portal-upload-video Uploading Videos to Stream]
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Supports uploading of video and audio files. For a full list of supported file types view the [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/stream/input-audio-video-formats-codecs Microsoft Stream formats and codecs] article.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en Uploading Videos to YouTube]
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Only supports video files. A list of supported file types can be found on the [https://support.google.com/youtube/troubleshooter/2888402 YouTube help page].
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041319034-Uploading-Media Uploading Media to YuJa]
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Supports documents, audio files and video files. For a full list of supported file types, refer to the [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041319034-Uploading-Media#monitoring-uploads-0-2 Monitoring Uploads] section of the YuJa support article. 
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" |equivValue
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| rowspan="1" | [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/portal-share-video Sharing Videos using Stream]
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Can share videos by providing a direct link or by emailing select users. Can edit permissions to restrict access to specific users/groups or to all users enrolled in the university. 
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'''Note:''' Can only share videos with users who have a valid UWindsor email address. Currently no way to share videos to users outside the university.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57741?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en Sharing Videos and Channels using YouTube]
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Public access is available for all videos shared on the site, unless the video is set to unlisted or private. To share unlisted/private videos the user must provide a direct link to the video.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045798873-Sharing-Media#sharing-media-0-0 Sharing Videos using YuJa]
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[https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046800934-Publishing-Media-to-the-Media-Channels Publishing Videos to Course Channels]
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All media types can be shared by providing a direct link found in the '''Links''' menu accessed from the '''More''' menu item visible when hovering over the video.
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Alternatively, instructors can also choose to publish uploaded media to their course channel (created when activating YuJa from a Blackboard course site by adding the YuJa tool to course menu) or to shared university channels where user has permissions.  For main YuJa channels (e.g. All Instructors, All Students, Library) content can added (where appropriate) upon request through a Service Request at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp and indicate YuJa channel in description.
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" |Embedding Media in Blackboard
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| rowspan="1" | [http://mediawikibe.uwindsor.ca/wiki/index.php/Adding_Embedded_Microsoft_Stream_Videos_to_Blackboard#Add_Stream_Video_to_Blackboard_Content_Area Adding a Stream Web Link to a Blackboard Content Area]
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Can Embed videos using the Blackboard '''Web Link''' tool or by pasting the html embed code using the '''Source Code''' tool in the text editor.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Original/Course_Content/Create_Content/Create_Course_Materials/Add_Files_Images_Audio_and_Video#add-audio-and-media-files-in-the-editor_OTP-4 Embedding YouTube Videos in Blackboard]
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Videos can be embedded using the '''Web Link''' tool or by using the '''Add Content''' tool (plus sign) in the text editor and selecting ''YouTube Video'' to search for a YouTube video based on title or link.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050931634-Adding-a-Video-to-a-Blackboard-Assignment-Submission#adding-a-video-to-the-blackboard-assignment-submission-0-2 Embedding Videos in Blackboard using YuJa Media Chooser]
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YuJa videos can be shared using the '''Web Link''' tool by providing a direct link or by using the '''Add Content''' tool (plus sign) in the text editor and selecting ''YuJa Media Chooser'' and selecting a video from the list of videos uploaded to '''My Media'''.
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Videos can also be inserted by selecting the '''Yuja Media Chooser''' tool found under '''Build Content'''. This method of embedding is the exact same as inserting via the text editor. Both methods embed the video as an item.
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| rowspan="1" |  [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/portal-edit-trim Trim Videos in Stream]
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'''''*Limited Functionality'''''
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Can only trim videos.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9057455?hl=en Trim Videos using YouTube Studio ]
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'''''*Limited Functionality'''''
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Can only trim videos.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045477574-Video-Editor-Overview#video-editor-overview-0-0 YuJa Video Editor Documentation]
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'''''*Extended Feature Set beyond trimming'''''
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Offers a variety of editing tools. Only available via browser.
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | Downloading Media
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| rowspan="1" | [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/portal-download-video Download Microsoft Stream videos]
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Can restrict download capability in admin settings. Refer to the [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/default-video-permissions Set the default video upload permissions] help article.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6308116?hl=en#zippy=%2Cdownload-videos-to-watch-offline Download Videos to Watch Offline]
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'''''*Limited'''''
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Requires the YouTube app and a paid subscription to YouTube Premium to download videos.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://youtu.be/2fkBxHgP6g4 Downloading Media with YuJa Video]
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Download permission settings can be adjusted in the '''Download''' menu.
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | Live Streaming Functionality
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| rowspan="1" | [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/live-event-overview Live events in Microsoft Stream]
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Can host scheduled interactive live events in Microsoft [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/produce-a-teams-live-event-using-an-external-app-or-device-b0026c9d-fd37-4bb3-bffc-6961f221fbe9?ui=en-us&rs=en-us&ad=us Teams] or [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/live-event-overview#get-started Stream].
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en Get started live streaming]
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'''''*Not Recommended'''''
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No way to restrict users from outside the university from accessing the live session.''
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360043245733-Watching-a-Live-Stream Live sessions in YuJa]
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Live interactive sessions can be organized using the '''YuJa Software Capture''' application for PC/Mac (no browser support).
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | Embedding Quizzes in Videos
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| rowspan="1" | [https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/add-forms Add a survey, poll, or quiz to a Microsoft Stream video ]
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'''''*Not recommended''''' as feature is not integrated into Blackboard.
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Manual columns must be created in Blackboards Grade Center to record attempts.
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| rowspan="1" | N/A
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| rowspan="1" | [https://uwindsor.yuja.com/V/Video?v=343802&node=1270806&a=1294919990&autoplay=1 Using Video Quizzes]
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Direct LTI Integration. Attempts are automatically synced to LMS Gradebook (Blackboard Grade Center).
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | Accessibility & Video Player Options
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/make-your-stream-videos-accessible-to-people-with-disabilities-c2f0ba69-3bb2-4d7d-af44-6734beb52ba0 Make your Stream videos accessible]
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Autogenerates captions. Feature can be toggled on/off when uploading videos or in the '''Update Video Details''' menu.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6373554?hl=en Accessibility Options]
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Features auto-captioning for uploaded videos and auto-captioning for live streams hosted on the site.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360048783614-Accessibility-Features-in-the-Media-Player#accessibility-features-in-the-media-player-0-0 Accessibility Features in the Media Player]
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[https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050257613-Using-the-Media-Player#using-the-media-player-0-0 Using the Media Player]
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Provides a number of accessibility features such as auto-captioning, re-adjustable caption bar and many others.
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| !scope="row" rowspan="1" style="font-weight: bold; border-width: 2px;border-color: #000000;" | Analytics
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| rowspan="1" | N/A
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9002587?hl=en#zippy= YouTube Studio analytics]
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Reports general audience, watch time, real-time activity and much more.
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| rowspan="1" | [https://support.yuja.com/hc/en-us/articles/360043303554-Content-Analytics Content Analytics]
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Provides a number of useful statistics such as user access, access date, access platform and many more.
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=Relevant Resources=
 
=Relevant Resources=

Revision as of 15:36, 14 October 2021

Overview

BetterExaminations is an online examination software integrated with UWindsor's directory that automatically syncs all courses and students to the site. The software has a plethora of question types and can serve as an alternative to Blackboard's assessment tool for instructors who are looking for more advanced and customizable questions. This wiki article will cover all scoring methods in BetterExaminations, how to use them, considerations for using particular methods, and which question types the scoring methods are to be used for.

Accessing BetterExaminations

To access BetterExaminations, go to https://uwindsorca.on.betterexaminations.com/ and it should automatically log you in using the University of Windsor's Single Sign On (SSO).

Alternatively, you can login to Blackboard by going to https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca/ and navigate to your course, then go to Control Panel -> Course Tools -> Better Exams to launch the software in a new browser window.

Scoring Methods Comparison

Comparison
Scoring Method Description Applicable Question Types Considerations
equivSymbolic Recording using Stream

Recordings can be created using Stream's built-in video recorder. All recorded videos are automatically uploaded to Stream under My Content.

Recording using YouTube Studio

Can create recordings using YouTube Content Studio's Go Live Now feature.

Note: Video privacy settings must be set to either Private or Unlisted to prevent the video from being viewed publicly.

You can record with YuJa by downloading and using desktop software or by using a web browser recorder.
equivLiteral Uploading Videos to Stream

Supports uploading of video and audio files. For a full list of supported file types view the Microsoft Stream formats and codecs article.

Uploading Videos to YouTube

Only supports video files. A list of supported file types can be found on the YouTube help page.

Uploading Media to YuJa

Supports documents, audio files and video files. For a full list of supported file types, refer to the Monitoring Uploads section of the YuJa support article.

equivValue Sharing Videos using Stream

Can share videos by providing a direct link or by emailing select users. Can edit permissions to restrict access to specific users/groups or to all users enrolled in the university.

Note: Can only share videos with users who have a valid UWindsor email address. Currently no way to share videos to users outside the university.

Sharing Videos and Channels using YouTube

Public access is available for all videos shared on the site, unless the video is set to unlisted or private. To share unlisted/private videos the user must provide a direct link to the video.

Sharing Videos using YuJa

Publishing Videos to Course Channels

All media types can be shared by providing a direct link found in the Links menu accessed from the More menu item visible when hovering over the video.

Alternatively, instructors can also choose to publish uploaded media to their course channel (created when activating YuJa from a Blackboard course site by adding the YuJa tool to course menu) or to shared university channels where user has permissions. For main YuJa channels (e.g. All Instructors, All Students, Library) content can added (where appropriate) upon request through a Service Request at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp and indicate YuJa channel in description.

Embedding Media in Blackboard Adding a Stream Web Link to a Blackboard Content Area

Can Embed videos using the Blackboard Web Link tool or by pasting the html embed code using the Source Code tool in the text editor.

Embedding YouTube Videos in Blackboard

Videos can be embedded using the Web Link tool or by using the Add Content tool (plus sign) in the text editor and selecting YouTube Video to search for a YouTube video based on title or link.

Embedding Videos in Blackboard using YuJa Media Chooser

YuJa videos can be shared using the Web Link tool by providing a direct link or by using the Add Content tool (plus sign) in the text editor and selecting YuJa Media Chooser and selecting a video from the list of videos uploaded to My Media.

Videos can also be inserted by selecting the Yuja Media Chooser tool found under Build Content. This method of embedding is the exact same as inserting via the text editor. Both methods embed the video as an item.

Editing Videos Trim Videos in Stream

*Limited Functionality

Can only trim videos.

Trim Videos using YouTube Studio

*Limited Functionality

Can only trim videos.

YuJa Video Editor Documentation

*Extended Feature Set beyond trimming

Offers a variety of editing tools. Only available via browser.

Downloading Media Download Microsoft Stream videos

Can restrict download capability in admin settings. Refer to the Set the default video upload permissions help article.

Download Videos to Watch Offline

*Limited

Requires the YouTube app and a paid subscription to YouTube Premium to download videos.

Downloading Media with YuJa Video

Download permission settings can be adjusted in the Download menu.

Live Streaming Functionality Live events in Microsoft Stream

Can host scheduled interactive live events in Microsoft Teams or Stream.

Get started live streaming

*Not Recommended

No way to restrict users from outside the university from accessing the live session.

Live sessions in YuJa

Live interactive sessions can be organized using the YuJa Software Capture application for PC/Mac (no browser support).

Embedding Quizzes in Videos Add a survey, poll, or quiz to a Microsoft Stream video

*Not recommended as feature is not integrated into Blackboard.

Manual columns must be created in Blackboards Grade Center to record attempts.

N/A Using Video Quizzes

Direct LTI Integration. Attempts are automatically synced to LMS Gradebook (Blackboard Grade Center).

Accessibility & Video Player Options Make your Stream videos accessible

Autogenerates captions. Feature can be toggled on/off when uploading videos or in the Update Video Details menu.

Accessibility Options

Features auto-captioning for uploaded videos and auto-captioning for live streams hosted on the site.

Accessibility Features in the Media Player

Using the Media Player

Provides a number of accessibility features such as auto-captioning, re-adjustable caption bar and many others.

Analytics N/A YouTube Studio analytics

Reports general audience, watch time, real-time activity and much more.

Content Analytics

Provides a number of useful statistics such as user access, access date, access platform and many more.


Relevant Resources

For more information on BetterExaminations, please refer to the following resources:

  • For an instructor quick start guide on BetterExaminations, please refer to the following instructor press book.
  • For instructional BetterExaminations videos, click the following link <LINK>.

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