Alternative Exams

For students who need an off campus alternative exam there are also a few options besides a remote proctored one. This page explains the other ways of taking an exam at home.

"Live proctoring" exam

Live proctoring can take place when instead of going to an examination room on campus, you have an online meeting with your teacher and other students during which you make the exam. You will need to have your camera and audio on during the meeting to warrant proper exam conditions. The examiner will inform you how you will receive the exam, whether you will need to answer on paper or in a file, and how to hand-in your answers.

Oral exams

Some courses may use oral examination instead of a written exam. What can you expect?

The course coordinator will contact you to set a date and time for the oral examination. The examination itself can be either a face-to-face meeting on campus or will be an online meeting in which you talk with one or two of the course teachers and answer their questions. In some cases you may also be asked to make a drawing or calculation and show that to the teacher. If needed, the examination will be recorded to allow for dual control (‘4-ogen-principe’). After you finished the examination the final result will be communicated by the examiner of the course.

FAQ oral exams

Why are online oral exams recorded?

To be able to document your answers and the questions stated by the assessor, a recording of the examination is needed. The assessor makes this recording to allow for dual control (‘4-ogen-principe’) if needed. You will be informed on this before the exam.

Who has access to the recording of my oral exam?

The recordings are handled in the same way as your answers for a written exams. This implies that the recording is filed by the examiner of the course and that the teachers that assess your answers have access. The examining board may request inspection of the recording as underpinning of the exam result. You yourself may also request inspection in case of a dispute. Others are not allowed to access the file without your consent.

How long is the recording of my oral exam saved?

The recording will be saved for two years. The EER states that the retention period for recordings or oral examinations is the same retention period as for questions and answers for written examinations, which is two years according to the Rules and regulations of the examining boards.