About examination period 2 and re-exam period 1, autumn 2022
Information from GVS Education Office (EDO) and the Education Portfolio (UP)
Here is a summary of information with reminders and tips on skills development and online resources for the re-exam period 1, 19–22 December 2022 and the second exam period 9–14 and 16 January 2023.
New information since the last summary about the first autumn semester's examination period 1:
- Change to default due time in Canvas.
- Reminder that examiners need to add teachers manually to the examination room.
- Reminder to remember to publish the exam room for students to see.
- An article about how purchased tablets make exams more flexible.
- The course (1.5 credits) "Developing learning with grading criteria" during period 4 will be in English.
Change to default due time in Canvas
The default due time in Canvas has changed from 23:59 to 19:00. The pre-filled value when creating an assignment (as of 31 October 2022) now is 19:00. Teachers can still choose the due date for an assignment.
Useful reminders and web resources will follow.
Inform students in Canvas
The examiner is responsible for informing the students in Canvas in good time before the examination about the form and conduct of the examination. Be extra clear about which due time applies.
Please feel free to refer students to information about examinations on the Student website .
Prior to the examination date, the examination administration on each campus is the entry point for handling students with compensatory support. See contact details for each campus in the grey info box heading "Exam Administration for Funka Support".
Checklists to help you through the process
Examiners (and/or those to whom the examiner has delegated tasks) can be supported by a checklist of what to think about before, during and after the examination.
There is also a specific checklist for how you work in Canvas – everything from creating materials to having the correct settings – to make the examination work as smooth as possible.
Prepare your examination room in Canvas
In order for teachers to be able to prepare in the examination room, you, as the examiner, need to add them to the room. It is also important to remember to publish the exam room for students to see. If you want to know more about how KTH's examination room works and is managed:
KTH has two templates for examination rooms in Canvas: a task-based and a module-based template. Both have special sections for students with compensatory support.
Digital examination in a computer room with lockdown (Safe exam browser, SEB)
For those doing a digital examination in a computer room with lockdown, it is essential to contact the exam administration at your school well in advance so that they can arrange rooms, order lockdown with SEB, and contact Tentafunka if necessary. Read more on the page KTH Digicertus Exam, information for spring 2023 .
Digital tools to facilitate the assessment
In Canvas, there are two tools developed by the Education Portfolio to facilitate the assessment work.
KTH Import Exams
If you want to avoid paper handling, you can assess your written on-campus exams digitally in Canvas with the KTH Import Exams function. The function is installed in all examination rooms, but you must activate it yourself. Read more how KTH Import Exams works on the page about Scanned exams for Canvas .
KTH Transfer to Ladok
Once the assessment is complete, the results can be transferred securely to Ladok using the KTH Transfer to Ladok (T2L) function. Read more about T2L on the page about Transferring grades from Canvas to Ladok .
"I make it easy for my students to study, and T2L makes it easy for me to administer grades."
Read more about Nihad Subasic's (teacher at ITM) thoughts on T2L in an interview published in 2021:
Skills development: outcomes-based grading criteria
All KTH courses with a graded grading system shall have outcomes-based grading criteria. Well written and implemented grading criteria will make:
- the course is clearer and more motivating for the students
- the examination process is fairer
- the examination process more structured for the teacher
- the quality of the examination higher
- the teacher saves time by using it.
Consolidated information on assessment
There is a place on the intranet's education support pages that consolidates information and shortcuts to online pages about assessment and examination. The main content consists of guides for you who want suggestions and inspiration for developing your course's assessment and examination methods.