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Code of conduct for examination at KTH

A common code of conduct for examination was developed during the pandemic and is available in KTH's examination room templates. Here you can read about how the code of conduct is used to inform students and how to use it in Canvas.

About the code of conduct and how it is used

Code of conducts have long been used in various forms at KTH. In 2020, a code of conduct was developed to be used in remote examinations. The purpose of the Code of conduct is to inform students about what is allowed during examination. It is recommended to use the code of conduct that comes with the examination rooms when examining in Canvas.

Wording of the code of conduct

I assure that:

  • I will take the exam according to the examiner’s instructions.
  • I will take the exam without co-operating with anyone and without using any prohibited aids.
  • I will take the exam without contacting and/or communicating (in person or otherwise, like via internet, phone, chat, etc) with other living beings or artificial intelligences (including internet searches), except for those allowed by the examiner.

How and why is the code of conduct used?

Before the examination, students are asked to confirm that they follow the code of conduct. In Canvas, this is done through a quiz. It is also possible to condition the code of conduct so that students must have confirmed it in order to access the examination assignment.

What happens if a student does not confirm the code of conduct?

There is nothing wrong in itself if a student does not confirm the code of conduct. If there are reasons to suspect attempts at misleading, the confirmation of the code of conduct may be of basis for the disciplinary board, as it means that the student has known what is not allowed and what is not.

Can I change the code of conduct?

The code of conduct is designed to apply to a generic examination and to be able to be easily imported into examination rooms without having to be changed. If there are more specific rules regarding the examination that you would like to emphasize, it may be good to add it to the code of conduct. Be sure to mark this clearly so that students see that it is not the usual code of honor.

The code of conduct in the examination room templates in Canvas

All examination rooms are created using the assignment-based examination room template , where the code of conduct included as a quiz. Students may, consciously or unconsciously, miss reading and confirming the code of conduct.

If you want to ensure that students read and confirm the code of conduct, you can instead import the module-based examination room template . Then the students must confirm the code of conduct in order for the module with the examination assignment to become available.

Contact about 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. Read more about Contacts for examination .

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Last changed: Mar 15, 2022