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Exams in computer rooms

Here you will find specific information and detailed guides for conducting exams or partial exams in computer rooms. The pages are aimed at those who are going to conduct an examination in computer rooms, but can also be good to read for those who plan to conduct an examination in a regular room where the students bring their own computers.

Development of examination in computer rooms

Currently, it is possible to conduct examinations in computer rooms with Canvas and Möbius using locked computers. The existing solution will be improved and expanded during the spring of 2022. Read more about Locking down computers for examination .

Are you wondering if examination in the computer room is suitable for your course? Feel free to contact us at e-learning@kth.se  to learn more and discuss how it can work in your course.

If you want to conduct an examination in computer rooms, contact your examination administration and ask them to order lockdown via it-support@kth.se .

Variations on examination in computer rooms

At KTH, examinations can be conducted in a computer room with a lockdown. The locking of the computer means that students only have access to parts of Canvas during the examination. Read more about how Locking down computers for examination  works. Using locked down computers during examinations is optional and only possible to perform on KTH's computers. Locking is not possible during examinations where students bring their own computers. The majority of those who choose to examine in the computer room therefore use the lockdown.

Examination in computer rooms can be combined with the students submitting parts of their answers on paper. To be able to make the assessment completely in Canvas, it is recommended to use the function KTH Import Exams .

Guides for different roles during examinations in the computer room

In the overall description of how examination in computer rooms is done, it is mentioned which roles are responsible for different tasks. On the following pages you can read more about the details of the tasks for each role:

Implementation process

Image illustrating the implementation process described on the page.

Before the exam

Book computer rooms

Computer rooms are usually booked by the local administration at the school when they have been informed that the examination will take place in the computer room. Rooms should be booked at least 30 minutes before and after the time of writing. Places must also be booked for students with support from Funka.

Prepare Canvas rooms

The examiner prepares the Canvas room for the examination. The local teacher support can support in creating, for example, modules, assignments and quizzes.

Inform students

The examiner must inform students about how the examination is to be carried out. There is general information for students about examinations in the computer room (Studentwebben) .

Contact invigilators

Invigilators are booked by the local administration in the same way as for a written examination. Invigilators must be informed that the examination takes place in computer rooms and which additional routines apply.

Contact Funka

The local administration has contact with Funka about students in need of compensatory support.

Inform IT support

The local administration contacts IT support and informs about the course code, which rooms will be used and the examination date and times to get the login to an account with lockdown for the examination.

Before writing starts

Students sign in

Before the writing time begins, students have time to log in to the computer and to Canvas. When using a lockdown, a special examination account is used, otherwise the students use their personal KTH accounts. Login to Canvas is always done with the personal KTH account.

Once logged in to Canvas, students must navigate to the correct Canvas room and there find the assignment for the examination.

Verify lockdown

When locking is used, it must be checked before the start of the writing time, that all students have logged in with the examination account (not their private one) and thus activated the lockdown. This is done by the local teacher support.

During the writing

Check Canvas login and identity

During the writing time, the students' identification must be compared with both the person in the room and the account that is logged in to Canvas. This is done by the local teacher support.

Students do the exam

Students complete the exam and then submit their assignments in Canvas, log out and turn off the computer.

After the exam

Assess in Canvas

The examiner can start the assessment work immediately after the exam. Read more about assessment in Canvas .

KTH Import Exams

If the examination includes handwritten parts, KTH Import Exams can be used to import the handwritten pages into an assignment in Canvas. Read more about Scanned exams for Canvas .

KTH Transfer to Ladok

When the assessment is complete, it is recommended that the function "KTH Transfer to Ladok" is used to safely transfer all assessments correctly to grades in Ladok. Read more about Transfer grades from Canvas to Ladok .

Contact about examination in computer rooms

Do you have questions or wish to receive guidance about conducting examination in computer rooms?

E-mail: e-learning@kth.se, mark your mail: Examination in a computer room

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