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Electronic exams as course assessment

Participating in an eExam allows you to take your exam in a computer lab with special work stations outfitted with a secure electronic environment.

Aside from familiar exam question formats such as free text, fill-in-the-blanks text, and multiple choice, which you may find in paper exams as well, you may also encounter a number of different question formats in which you are, for example, asked to assign terms and objects or tag details in an image. In terms of questions and assignments, an eExam generally does not differ much from a paper exam. However, there are a number of benefits to taking an eExam.

eExam information day for students

Are you supposed to take your first eExam this term? Do you wonder what will happen during your eExam? If so, we invite you to come and visit us on one of our eExam information days. We will show you around the premises and explain the eExam procedure to you. We will also show the eExam software to you and answer all the questions you may have. Additionally, you may take our demo eExam in order to familiarise yourself with the format and software. This way you can fully focus on your exam questions on the day of your eExam.

Procedure of an eExam winter term 2021-2022

The eExams in the winter term 2021-2022 will take place in the gymnasium at Nachtigallenweg 86. The waiting area is outside in front of the entrance on the forecourt. Bring your own rain protection in case of rain. Keep your distance!


20 minutes before the start of the exam the entrance will be opened. It will stay open till the scheduled start of the exam.

Hygiene concept

The eExams are conducted with a hygiene concept. You will be informed about all hygiene measures by the examiners.


3G checks will be carried out at the entrance. Disinfect your hands when entering the building. Once inside the room, you will be guided to your seats. Please keep your distance on the way there.

Taking the exam

The following notes explain in detail the steps that you must follow within the exam system to take your exam.

Logging into the eExam program  

You log in with your Uni-ID and the corresponding password. Enter only the Uni-ID (e.g. s4xyz) without the email address and make sure to use a lower case s at the beginning.

End the exam

Once you have finished working on the tasks, you can exit your exam. You will receive a complete overview of your completed tasks before you submit them and can correct them if necessary. You will then be asked to confirm that you wish to submit and exit your exam. If your processing time has expired, the exam will be saved with your answers and then automatically submitted.

After the exam

When leaving rooms, please follow the instructions given to you by the supervisors and the eExam team.

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