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Assessments and practical classes can be held on location from 15 June onwards

The easing of the government's corona measures means that from 15 June onwards, assessments and practical classes can be held in university buildings. Your lecturers will let you know via Blackboard or Brightspace if this will result in any changes for you. Read more about the easing of the corona measures.  

Notification of upcoming assessments

To ensure you have time to revise, your study programme will notify you about each assessment moment at least five working days in advance. This is of course the minimum notification period. We have asked lecturers to make sure you have sufficient time to prepare for assessments. This applies to all forms of assessment. If you are unable to take part in an assessment, for example if you are ill, please notify your study adviser and we will work together to find a solution.

Forms of online assessment

As a result of the corona measures, on-campus exams with large numbers of students are not possible. To prevent students falling behind in their studies, assessment will take place online whenever possible. Online assessments will take various forms and utilise different tools, including online proctoring via ProctorExam and Proctorio.

Online proctoring is never the preferred option. Your lecturer will first determine whether alternatives such as open book exams, oral exams or essays can be used. Tools such as Kaltura, Brightspace, Blackboard, ANS and Remindo can be used for this purpose. However, if no viable alternative can be found, your lecturer may opt for online proctoring. Online proctoring is essential for verifying ID and checking for cheating during online exams. 

ProctorExam and Proctorio
ProctorExam and Proctorio make it possible for your exam to be invigilated via your webcam. The difference between the two is that ProctorExam uses a human proctor, who can watch live during the exam or watch the recording of your exam. Whereas Proctorio records data such as images and sound that are later analysed by software. If the software flags any suspicious behaviour, this will be sent to a university staff member for evaluation.

In the near future, the university plans to switch to the use of Proctorio only. This is because Proctorio allows more students to take an exam at once, which means only one exam moment is required. It is also easier to integrate into existing platforms, thus making it more user friendly for both students and staff. 

Personal data

There have been concerns expressed in the media about the privacy implications of proctoring tools. The university understands these concerns and is extra vigilant when it come to your privacy. We ensure that only strictly essential data is collected and that this is dealt with with the utmost care. See the ProctorExam privacy statement and Proctorio privacy statement. Our aim is to ensure that at the end of your studies, you are awarded a highly-valued diploma. 

Notification of assessment type
You will be notified about the form of your online assessment well in advance. Make sure to read the ProctorExam manual or Proctorio manual and the proctoring FAQ well in advance of your exam. If you have any questions, contact your lecturer.

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