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Central IT

Online Exams

The browser-based examination software OLAT and Inspera are used to conduct online examinations. For security reasons, the online exams with OLAT are not prepared and conducted on the LMS, but on specially set-up OLAT exam environments.

All centrally supported online exams take place as bring your own device (BYOD) exams on students' devices.

For on-site exams, a lockdown browser can be used. The Safe Exam Browser (SEB for short) must be installed on the students' devices before the exam. More information about the use of the SEB can be found here (only available in german).

Technical requirements for students

  • own/personal computer and internet access (due to clarity when answering questions, mobile phones are not recommended).
  • current Firefox or Chrome version

Limitations of online examinations

  • Loss of locally stored documents in case of technical problems with the personal computer (e.g. Word documents, calculations with Excel, programming tasks with Python).
    No monitoring with camera or microphone: in case of exams from home, students can use all the tools at their disposal
    No identity verification: despite being authenticated via a login when taking exams from home, students cannot be verified for their true identity
    Without a lockdown browser or when taking exams from home, students can document the questions asked and then redistribute them.