About exam period P4 and re-exams in June and August 2021
Here is updated information
The implementation of examinations in period P4 and re-examinations in June and August will occur per the First and Second Cycle Education Committee's action plan regarding spring 2021. Here you will find essential and practical information such as new guide pages for Canvas and about the method of "Zoom presence".
KTH's recommended forms of examination
According to the action plan of the President's decision by the First and Second Cycle Education Committee (GU), the following examination forms apply during spring semester 2021 (VT21):
- Examination must continue primarily with forms of examination other than written campus-based examination.
- Based on proven experience and in order to increase the diversity of examination forms, the First and Second Cycle Education Committee recommends that oral examination or unsupervised digital examinations be used to a greater extent.
- Furthermore, continuous examination is encouraged.
Important to remember
Checklist for examination
There is now a checklist you can use for the examination in your Canvas course. These are some of the things you can read about, and find links to more information about:
- Examination rooms
- How to set up automatic handling of assessments
- How to create assignments and quizzes
- Planning for reporting the final grade
- What you should inform the students about
Additional examinations have to be offered
In order to avoid the spread of COVID-19, students who have symptoms before a on-campus examination have to be offered an additional examination opportunity.
Teachers who have been granted on-campus examination for the re-examination period P3 but who want to switch to a remote form of examination must inform the students in the respective course room in Canvas no later than 26 April. The teachers who do not offer an extra remote examination during the re-examination period in June, are obliged to offer an extra remote examination in August.
Read about what applies to this in a separate article: Extra examinations to be offered due to COVID-19
Information for students
The examiner is responsible in making sure that the students are issued with written information regarding the examination ahead of time. Now you can see the information you should issue to the students all collected on one page: Information to communicate to students .
Support for students with disabilities
- Contact the exam administration at each campus for questions about room placement or other questions regarding examination for students with support from Funka.
- Read information for examiners about how KTH handles support measures when examining students with disabilities
- See Funka's recommendations on managing support during remote examinations .
- If you have any questions about compensatory support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tips regarding Canvas and Zoom presence
New Canvas pages
KTH has released new guide pages regarding the use of Canvas for examinations.
New method: Zoom presence
Remote examination with Zoom was developed rapidly in 2020. The method has since been developed to better fit in a digital context in the longer term. The pages on examination with Zoom have now been updated with a new method called Zoom Presence.
In , the student conducts an exam at any quiet place while the student is available via Zoom for communication with the examiner or on-call teacher. The method can be seen as a form of home exam but where the exam assignments can be combined with meetings, either as a progress meeting or a small oral examination moment.
Other examination examples
- For inspiration about examination methods, see Examples of examination solutions .
- Information on how oral examinations can be conducted.
- Recommendations and advice regarding home examination .