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Other questions

Frequently asked questions about things for you who design digital examinations. Questions regarding, among other things, storage space in Canvas and re-examinations.

Is the storage space enough for all the exams being handed in in a Canvas room?

(Last reviewed February 23, 2023)

Several teachers have probably seen that the maximum storage space under “Files” in Canvas is 2.1. GB. Submitted assignments are however stored in another way and are not subject to the upper storage limit that applies to “Files”.

What is examiner responsible for?

(Last reviewed February 23, 2023)

The examiner is responsible for ensuring that the examination is designed in a suitable way and can be taken under the current circumstances. You can find advice and recommendations regarding different types of examination on the Intranet pages about Examination . You can also read more about the examiner’s responsibilites for specific examination solutions: 

Is there a standardized way for how exams should be distributed to students?

(Last reviewed February 23, 2023)

The First and Second Cycle Education Committee recommends the use of Canvas for home examinations and other forms of digital examinations.

What are the rules on reassessment of a grade on a digital examination?

(Last reviewed February 23, 2023)

Students' possibilities to demand reassessment of a grade is not affected by the way in which the examination is carried out. The schools have routines for reassessments. Examiners who are unsure about how the reassessment should be carried out can contact the school’s student office or the administration at the institution. On the page contact information to the School's offices of student affairs  you can find links to the Schools' offices of students affairs. 

Can I download submissions from Canvas, assess them and then upload the assessed submissions again?

(Last reviewed February 23, 2023)

Yes, that can be done even though it is recommended to use Canvas SpeedGrader. To do this you need to keep in mind that there is a size limit for uploading the files again, you can only upload 99Mb at a time. You can mark several files for upload, right click and choose “options” to see the size of the marked files before upload.

How is new terminology for remote examination used/translated?

(Last reviewed February 23, 2023)

English "Remotely Monitored Exam" is translated to "Digital salstenta" and is used for digital replacement of monitored exams (examination outside campus with Zoom monitoring).

English "Remote examination" is translated to "Examination på distans" and is used when examination takes place outside campus.

English "Digital examination" is translated to "digital examination" and is used for examination in a computer room on campus.

Contact and support for examination

Do you have questions about examination? There are contact persons for planning and coordinating examinations at each school, and you can also get help with digital arrangements from E-learning.

Contacts for examination