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Examiner for examination in computer room

This page is aimed at those who are examiners during examinations that take place in the computer room.

Communicate with administrative support

The administrative support handles the booking of computer rooms, invigilators, ordering of lockdown, and more. They need information about the examination structure to make correct bookings and provide the best possible support. Examples of information to share about the structure:

  • If there are several parts and if any part is to be written on paper.
  • Permitted aids.
  • Programs that will be used during the exam.
  • Password for quizzes to be provided to invigilators.

Prepare the Canvas room

The examination can take place in the regular course room in Canvas or in a specific examination room in Canvas. Examination rooms are created for all examination modules that are in Ladok and must be used when the examination has compulsory registration. Read more about examination rooms .

At some schools, you can get help from the local teacher support in creating the digital version of the examination.

Quizzes and Assignments in Canvas

Assignments offer more opportunities for how the assessment can be carried out, while quizzes can be set to handle who gets access to the exam, by locking with both IP address and code.
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Updated 2 february 2022

Problems with the Canvas calculator

If you use New Quizzes for your examination, you can choose to let the students use a built-in calculator. On some occasions there have been problems where the calculator does not load properly. The problem is solved by reloading the page. Read more about the built-in calculator in New Quizzes .

Set times to manage the technology

In order to have time to deal with any technical problems, the following settings for the assignment are recommended:

  • "Due": Set to the end time of the examination.
  • "Available From": Set to the examination start time.
  • "Until": Set to the maximum limit for shifting writing time, usually 25 minutes after the end of the examination. Canvas will clearly show who submitted late.

The maximum limit for shifting the writing time is determined based on which times invigilators and rooms are booked. Ask your exam administration for what times are applicable for your occasion. In the event of technical problems and a possible shift in the writing time for one or more students, it is important to stay within the maximum limit for how much the exam can be postponed. Remember to also set the right times for students with compensatory support from Funka (Section 2 in the examination room).

Check access to other parts of Canvas

The solution for locking during examinations in the computer room means that students can only access parts of Canvas during the examination. Think about how other information in Canvas should be limited. Read more about Locking down computers for examination .

Modules and code of conduct

By using modules in the examination room, it is possible to condition that the students must have read the instructions for the examination before they have access to the examination. It is also possible to then condition that the code of conduct must be confirmed in order for the exam to be conducted by the student. If you want to use modules, there is a ready-made template to download to the Canvas room. Read more about KTH's module-based examination room template .

Possibility to combine Canvas with paper answer

If the examination includes elements that are better suited for the students to explain on paper, it is possible to supplement the submission in Canvas by having the paper submitted as usual by the invigilator. Be sure to indicate where and how the student is expected to respond if you plan to combine the computer exam with paper. After the exam, it is possible to import the handwritten solutions for an assignment in Canvas. Read more about Scanned exams to Canvas .

Test the exam with the lockdown

To ensure that the exam will work with the locking, it is important to test the complete solution on site in the computer room. This is especially important if the course uses programs in addition to Canvas, such as Möbius. Test the examination assignment or quiz from a sandbox so that all steps can be completed during the test. To make a good test, get help from the teacher in the course, a colleague or the teacher support. Contact it-support@kth.se  if you have questions about how to test the lockdown. 

Inform students

Inform students about how the examination will be performed. On the Student web, there is a guide for students on how examinations in the computer room and the locking will work , which can be distributed to the students. Remember to, in addition to the general student guide, also inform about the specific details of the examination. On the page Information to communicate to students , there is a compilation of what information students need before the exam.

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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