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Remotely monitored exams

It is only permitted to use monitored exams in Zoom at impact level high and after an exemption procedure according to the scenario planning. ​Remotely supervised written examinations may be used in exceptional cases, and must be justified for both pedagogical reasons and practical considerations. Below you find KTH's central recommendation for exams that are remotely monitored.

What is a remotely monitored exam?

A remotely monitored exam is an exam that the students carry out in their homes while they are monitored by an invigilator via Zoom. The purpose is to reduce the risk of the student using unauthorized aids or collaborations during the examination. Canvas is used to distribute the exam to the student and for the student to submit their finished solutions or answers. Before the exam, examiners should inform the students about the plan and format. Read more about what information examiners are recommended to share with the students before the exam.

How it works

One or more Zoom sessions are created for each exam occasion where registration has been open in Ladok. The Zoom session(s) are created by a Zoom responsible person as designated by each school, for example by the director of studies or department head. 

The general recommendation is to create one Zoom session for each group of students that will take the exam. A Zoom session can include a maximum of 24 students plus one digital exam invigilator.

Students and personnel must be logged in to Zoom via KTH in order to participate.

On the following pages there is more information about the different roles and their area of responsibility in a remotely monitored exam:

In the Lunch n Learn webinar "Övervakad tenta på distans" (in Swedish) it is described how to use Zoom for remotely monitored exams.

Contact about examination

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

E-mail: e-learning@kth.se , mark your mail: examination guidance

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