Notes for Students
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Notes for Students

If you have to take an electronic exam you can prepare for this kind of examination with the help of the following hints.

Before an electronic examOpen areaClose area

  • If you would like to familiarise yourself with the examination environment in advance, then try out the following subject-independent example exams. The different types of questions are described here using some simple examples:
  • Students with special needs: Students requiring special aids, input devices (USB), more space, special colour schemes or similar assistance, should please contact their teachers and the "Prüfungsausschuss". In addition please inform us no later than one week before the examination date, preferably sooner, by emailing eassessment(at)
  • Please bring your student ID and official ID card (or alternative document) with you.
  • Please also bring some paper and a pen to your electronic examination. In some cases it may be required/permitted to make notes or do calculations. This will be notified in advance by the teacher.
  • Although most of the keyboards used have quiet keys, the noise in the room can still be higher than in a normal paper examination. We recommend that students who are sensitive to noise use earplugs or similar.

Organisational information for electronic examinationsOpen areaClose area

  • Drinks are permitted only in closable bottles. Please place these on the floor. Eating is not permitted in the computer room either before or during the examination.
  • Mobile phones must be completely switched off during the examination. The invigilator will ensure everyone is aware of the remaining time.
  • We ask that all jackets and bags are placed to the side of the room as space between the rows is generally quite limited.
  • The following applies as for any other exam: Read the questions carefully and pay attention to the highlighted input information!
  • Additional instructions, e.g. permitted aids, will be provided by the teacher before the examination.

Technical information for electronic examinationsOpen areaClose area

  • All computers used for examinations are ready and already logged on when you enter the examination room. Please do not use the computer until instructed to do so. This will enable to the exam to get underway smoothly.
  • You will receive a one-time login to use the examination environment in the examination room just before starting the examination. Your university account is not required.
  • Logging in and starting the examination environment is done together following the instructions of the e-Assessment Service or the teacher.
  • The examination is generally done in a secure browser. It is therefore not possible to leave the examination environment to use the Internet, for example.
  • All inputs made during the examination are automatically logged in order to minimise any loss of data in the event of technical problems with the examination computer.
  • In order to submit the electronic examination, click the “submit” or “send” button located at the bottom on the right. Do this only once you are completely satisfied that you have finished the examination. It is not possible to change your answers after submission.
  • The e-assessment-service will answer only technical questions during the examination. Questions regarding content must be directed to the teaching staff.

After the electronic examOpen areaClose area

  • If you finish the exam early and have submitted it, please quietly leave the room so as not to disturb the other students. You may be asked to remain in the examination room if there is only a short amount of time left. In this case, please wait silently in your seat until the examination has ended for everyone.
  • The login data that you were given may be discarded. You will receive new logins for any future examinations.
  • To view the examination please speak with the relevant teacher.



Your ELBen-Team:

  • Denis Edich (e-assessment/e-learning)
  • Dr. Xenia V. Jeremias (e-assessment)
  • Susanne Lutz (university didactics)
  • Christian Niemczik (e-learning)
  • Christian Rabe (e-assessment/e-learning)
  • Susann Schulz (university didactics)

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