Tips and News for Examinarium-examiners:
- Respond to a national user survey
- Kumpula exam room moves in May
- Summer exams
- Maintenance breaks
1. Respond to a national user survey
The EXAM consortium carries out a user survey simultaneously in all the 27 member universities 2.5. – 20.5.2018, intended for both teachers and students. Responding to the survey takes about five minutes. It is very important to have your feedback to develop the EXAM system and the electronic exam practice in your own university and in the EXAM consortium as well.
In this year’s survey, we wish feedback especially on the new user interface of EXAM (Examinarium, in the University of Helsinki). If you have used Examinarium after the update on 12.3.2018, we would very much appreciate hearing your opinion. Survey: https://elomake.samk.fi/lomakkeet/7612/lomake.html
2. The exam room in Kumpula moves in May
Kumpula library is under renovations starting from 18 May and the exam room in the library moves to Chemicum. There will be approximately a week-long break in exams in Kumpula due to this change. During the break, students can use the exam rooms on other campuses, excluding students taking the paper exams of the Faculty of Science.
3. Summer exams
Students are free to take exams throughout the summer in Aleksandria, Viikki, Lahti and Mikkeli, although the opening hours will be shorter. In Kumpula, the new exam room will be open according to the opening hours of the building. During the summer, the assessing time of the exams will be longer but please notice that the camera recordings are available for only a month after the exam.
4. Maintenance breaks
There is a scheduled morning maintenance break in Examinarium on the first Monday of every month. The next maintenance break will be on 7 May, and on next morning on 8 May, there will also be an update in the system from 7.30 to 9.30 AM, causing a break in the use of Examinarium. The update will fix the problem of exam computers slowing down during long, 3-hour exams.
During maintenance breaks in Oodi, the actions in Examinarium where the information comes directly from Oodi are unavailable. This applies to reserving exam times and creating new exams for courses that have no previous exams in Examinarium.
Examinarium team wishes you great springtime! We are happy to tell you more about Examinarium and we also offer training and workshops. edutech (at) helsinki.fi