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KTH's module-based examination room template

In order to stipulate that the code of conduct and examination instructions must be handled by the student before the examination itself, this module-based examination room template is recommended. The teacher needs to download the module-based template and complete it with course-specific information and add exam material. Below you will find a guide to what needs to be done.

Examination room template – based on modules

The teacher who is an experienced user of Canvas is recommended to download the module-based template from Canvas Commons to their examination room. This is instead of using the simpler assignment-based template that the room was created with. The template is available in a Swedish and an English version and you will find them by searching for "KTH Template Examination room - Module based". Read more on the page Download a template from Canvas Commons .

How examination rooms are created and work

On the page Examination room in Canvas , you can read more about how the rooms are created and when they should be used. If you can not find your examination room, you should read that page about who gets access to the examination rooms and when they get it. You can also read about the process for and management of unpublishing of examination rooms.

​On the page Code of conduct for examination at KTH , you can read more about how the code of conduct can be used. 

Template content

The module-based examination room has a structure with modules where the code of conduct and exam instructions must be read by the student in order for the student to have access to the examination text. For this locking of modules to work, there must be material in each module, which is why the template comes with an empty assignment when imported.

The modular template has the following content:

  • A suggestion for a the start page.
  • There is a quiz with the code of conduct and an information page that must be read before the exam.
  • There are two modules where the content of the first module must be completed before the material in the second module becomes available. The exam instructions and the code of conduct are placed in the first module. Exam material must be placed in the second module.
  • "Home", "Modules" and "Grades" are the only visible course navigation menu options. It will be easier for students to find the examination material and they cannot see other students (or student groups) since the “People” heading is deactivated for them. Announcements are prepared to be shown as soon as a message is posted there.
  • Course settings and assessment overview to fit the examination.
    • "Manually Post Grades" is chosen so that the examiner controls when the assessment is to be published for the students.
    • Anonymous grading and anonymous teacher annotations are activated in the Canvas room so that the functions can be selected when assignments are created.
    • The "Course grading scheme" is activated and set to KTH's standard.
    • "Hide totals in student grades summary" is pre-selected so that no incorrect grade is communicated to the students.

Start working in a sandbox

One recommendation is to create assignments or quizzes in a sandbox and then move them to the examination room. This way, there are greater opportunities to test the setup and get feedback from colleagues. A sandbox also gives you the opportunity to start work on the examination before the examination room is created. Read more about working in a Sandbox .

Manage the examination room before the exam

Very briefly, the following needs to be done in the examination room well in advance of the examination:

  1. Import the template into the exam room according to the guide Download a template from Canvas Commons .
  2. Create assignments or quizzes and add them to module two, the one without the code of conduct.
  3. Set availability dates for assignments, quizzes and the code of conduct.
  4. Edit the home page and the conditioned information page.
  5. Publish the room and its contents.
  6. Review with student view.

This is explained in more detail in the instructions page that comes with the template. The following checklist explains points 3 to 6 in more detail and also covers other important things to check before the exam: Before examination – checklist for Canvas .

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