At the University of Turku, you can take an exam electronically. Electronic exams refer to those exams are taken with the Electronic Exam Service, which is supervised with access control and video surveillance and has centralized maintenance. Educational Development and Counselling Services are responsible for the administration, instructions, help-desk service and guidance of the Electronic Exam Service, and IT Services are responsible for the technical maintenance.
All the examinations at the university are conducted according to the University of Turku Regulation on Studies. In addition to what is laid down in the Regulation, the specific principles and practices of the organisation, surveillance and grading of electronic exams can be found on these pages. Other modes of study involving online teaching and their grading are laid down in the curricula.
Reserving an Electronic Exam
The Electronic Exam Service makes it possible for students to take an exam at a time of their own choosing. You can take an exam during the opening hours of the exam room and if the exam has been made available by the responsible teacher.
The students have to make a reservation before taking the exam. The reservation can be made 30 days before the exam. The student can only have one active reservation to an exam at a time. If the student cannot take the reserved exam, the reservation has to be cancelled immediately so that examination time is available for other students.
The student has to make sure that he or she has the right to take the exam in a way laid down in the curriculum. If it is later noticed that the student did not have the right to take the exam, it will not be evaluated.
In principle, you can book a time to re-take one new exam before the teacher have evaluated your first exam attempt. After a second exam attempt (or several) you can make the new reservation only after the teacher have evaluated the previous exam.
If the student forfeits the exam or it is otherwise interrupted, it is possible to reserve a new exam only after the first one has been processed in the system. The teacher can decide if she or he allows two attempts before the exam is evaluated (the teacher will determine this for the whole exam, not for individual students).
The number of exam reservations and cancellations the student can make may be restricted differently from what is described above in order to ensure the continuous functioning of the system. Such changes are announced on the Electronic Exam service webpage.
Taking the Electronic Exam and Supervision
As laid down in the University of Turku Regulation on Studies
, committing fraud and causing disturbance during an exam is prohibited. Frauds are acted upon according to the provisions of the Regulation. Additionally, holding an electronic exam and providing appropriate supervision require adhering to the following rules.
Students may not bring any items, mobile phone, smartwatch, calculator or papers to the exam room. This also includes water bottles and food. Students may not take an exam that allows the use of materials, such as books or other resources, in the e-exam room.
If you have is disease or other condition, why you need to take drug, snack or other supplies in the exam room, please send email in advance email@example.com
- Students cannot leave the exam room while the exam is in progress.
If students have a reason for health, such as a toilet in the middle of an electronic exam, please contact in advance Accessibility Planning: firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can reserved the special exam room, if she/he allowed to use a special exam room in the special arrangements for examinations. More infornation: Reserving an e-exam and change reservation in Exam -system
- In order to identify the student, the exam room is entered only with the student card or print access (has to be activated before the first e-exam). If degree students not have student card or printer access, student may collect an electronic card from Turku School of Economics: info (Rehtorinpellonkatu 3)
- The students sign in to the exam with their university username and password. The exam room is supervised with recording video surveillance (audio and video recording). If asked, the student has to prove his or her identity during the exam or afterwards at the Student and Admission Services. Identities can be spot checked either when the student is arriving at the exam room or leaving it. Acceptable identification papers are cards with personal details and a photo, such as a student card or a driving license.
- The amount of time reserved for the examination is calculated from the beginning of the time reserved by the student, and the system displays the amount of time still left to complete the exam. The program takes some time to start, and it is therefore recommended that the student should arrive a moment before the actual exam time. However, the examination cannot be started before the reserved time. The Electronic Exam service makes a backup copy of the exam once in every minute. The exam ends when the student sends the exam to grading through the system or when the exam time ends.
Technical problems or interruption in an exam
If the student breaks the rules listed above, the exam may be graded as failed. In this case, the exam supervisor reports the fraud and informs the teacher of the incident.
If the examination is interrupted or prevented because of a technical problem, disturbance in the exam room, a fire alarm or some other reason, the student must report the situation with an online form
The student can request a retake of the interrupted exam or leave his or her saved answers to be evaluated. In this case, the teacher will be informed of the situation and he or she may take into account when grading the exam. The student has the right to retake the exam if the report is justified. The reports will be handled immediately, at latest on the following working day after the exam was interrupted.
Electronic Exam Grading and Publication of Results
The time used to grade electronic exams differs from ordinary exams. In principle, the results of an electronic exam must be published within three weeks after the examination. The results of electronic exams taken between 1 June and 31 August must be principally published by 5 September.
The student can get the email once the exam has been evaluated in the electronic exam service. In Exam-system students can view the details of the assessment in the system (Study attainments -page). The passing grades are recorded in the study register and the student can view his or her grade in the Virtual Study Register (Peppi).