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KTH's exam room template in Canvas

Through the exam room template, the teacher receives help to manage the examination room so that it has a clear structure based on Canvas Assignments. The teacher needs to complete the room with course specific information and upload material for the examination. On this page you will find a guide on what you need to do.

Template for exam room – assignment based

All examination rooms are created with a simple template to facilitate the implementation of the examination and create a common foundation. 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.

Get the Swedish version from Canvas Commons

For technical reasons, the examination rooms are always created with the English template, but you can download a Swedish version of the template from Canvas Commons. The Swedish examination room tempalte is called "KTH Template Examination room sv".

Read more about how to Download a template from Canvas Commons .

Do you want to condition the code of conduct?

If you wish to condition that the students has to confirm the code of conduct to be able to view the exam questions, you need to use modules to structure the exam room. Read more about the template KTH:s module based examination rooms template  which can be downloaded from Canvas Commons.

Template content

The assignment-based template that the rooms are created with means in practice that all examination rooms have the following presets and materials:

  • A suggestion for a front page (can be edited to fit your course).
  • There is a quiz with the code of conduct for the students. 
  • “Home”, ”Assignment” and ”Grades” are the only visible options in the course navigation menu (for the students). It will be easier for students to find the examination material and they cannot see other students (or student groups) since the “People” tab is deactivated for them. Announcements are prepared to be shown if a message is posted there.
  • Settings for course and gradebook to fit examination.
    • “Manually Post Grades” is chosen so that the examiner controls when the assessment should be published for the students.
    • Anonymous grading and anonymous instructor annotations are activated in the Canvas room so that the function can be selected when assignments are created. 
    • “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 exam room before examination

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

  1. Edit the home page and create assignments or quizzes.
  2. Set availability dates for assignments, quizzes and the code of conduct.
  3. Publish the room and its contents.
  4. Review with student view.

This is explained in more detail in the checklist Before examination – checklist for Canvas .

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