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Information for examiners

Dear faculty members,

We hereby provide you with some information to help you plan and organise your examinations under these special circumstances.

If you have any suggestions for your colleagues, please let us know so that we can make them available here.

Video Tutorials:
PANDA (Moodle) Test Settings for Exams
Task settings for exams in PANDA (Moodle)


FAQs for online paper exams

What are the technical requirements for students to take exams via Zoom?
  • computer/laptop/tablet with camera
  • the installed and updated Zoom app (preferred) or alternatively a current web browser running Zoom
  • a stable internet connection
  • a programme to open a PDF document
  • sufficient paper, pens, possibly other materials, if permitted by you
  • a way to scan handwritten solutions and then upload them to a website or email them. A free solution for a mobile phone is, for example, the app "TurboScan" (available for free in the Google and Apple AppStore). Students should familiarise themselves with the app BEFORE the exam and send/upload documents to the PC as a test.
Where can I get staff support?

If you need to supervise several examination rooms, please contact your institute management for additional staff. Please note that the support only refers to supervision, students' subject-related questions cannot be answered.

What should be done if, for example, students state that they do not have a laptop with a camera?

In principle, efforts can be expected to take part in the examination, for example by arranging to borrow a laptop.

Where could the zoom link to the exam room be announced?

In the announcement forum of the respective PANDA course. If students do not have access to this, they should contact the course group leader by e-mail as soon as possible.

How is the identity check done?

Set up a waiting room in Zoom and (see also below) one or more breakout rooms (exam rooms). Students dial in with their full name and turn on their camera and microphone from a time you specify before the scheduled start of the exam; they first enter the waiting room. No virtual background may be used, please also point this out. Students will be collected individually from the waiting room. Personal details will then be checked in the usual way, so students must have their student ID and identity card ready. There will be a waiting time. Allow approximately one minute per examinee for verification. After identity verification, the student will be moved to the breakout room (examination room).

Are the students divided up?

A maximum of 25 students minus the number of invigilators can be supervised in a virtual Zoom examination room, so it is mandatory to divide the students into several virtual examination rooms if there are a larger number of participants. This can, for example, simply be done in advance according to alphabetical order.

How does the exam proceed?
  • At the start of the exam, students receive a link to a pdf document containing the exam.
  • The exam is worked on as usual with paper and pen.
  • During the exam, the camera must show the face, the edited sheets and the hands throughout. (Exam Supervision via Zoom Tutorial)
  • Laptop/computer may only be used briefly to scroll through the pdf document.
  • Additional time should be added to the regular processing time to compensate for any technical difficulties.
  • Each sheet is to be labelled by the students with their own name, the sheets are to be numbered consecutively. The originals must be kept.
  • At the end of the exam, the students scan the solution completely, e.g., via the free TurboScan app.
  • The scanned solution is uploaded to PANDA within 5 minutes. If there are problems with this upload, the solution is immediately emailed to the exercise group leader. (Panda Tutorial)
What happens if students have technical problems during the exam?

Be reasonably accommodating in the event of technical problems. However, if, for example, the internet connection does not work for a longer period of time or the camera fails so that students cannot be seen, this will be counted as non-attendance. Due to the open-attempt regulation, this will not be counted as a failed attempt.

From what number of participants is approval by the dean required for oral examinations?

From what number of participants is approval by the dean required for oral examinations?

Approval by the dean is always required, even for oral examinations with fewer than 5 participants. Other information that mentions the limit of 5 persons as not requiring approval is incorrect.


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