You can have a video conference exam if you, the student and the external examiner cannot be present in the same place at the time of the exam.The video conference exam can only take place if the student and the examiners all agree on having the exam as a video conference.

All oral exams can be held as video conference exams.

Below you can see what your responsibilities are when you agree to having a video conference exam.

The examiners responsibility:

  • If the examiner wish to have the exam as a video conference exam, it is his/her responsibility to agree on this with the student and the external examiner in reasonable time before the exam.
  • Make sure to agree with the student which video conference programme you wish to communicate by (e.g. Skype).
  • If technical help is needed from the IT-department, you must inform them in due time before the exam. Send an e-mail to it@itu.dk and write 'Skype Exam' or 'Video Conference Exam' in the subject field. Be aware that the IT-department can only help with technical issues and is not responsible for the exam as such.
  • If needed, you can ask for the student to identify him/herself at the exam.
  • In due time before the exam you must agree with the student and the external examiner on what to do in case of any technical problems (it is a good idea to exchange telephone numbers).
  • At B1I and B1GI exams (oral exams with preparation, without reference sources) it is the examiners responsibility to ensure that the preparation time is invigilated. As this can be very hard in practice, a different exam form might be considered.
  • If any unforeseen incidents happen, it is your responsibility to describe and document what happened.
  • If there is any suspicion of cheating during the exam, it is your responsibility to end the examination immediately and inform Student Affairs and Programmes of this as soon as possible.
  • If you need a room for the exam at ITU, you must inform Student Affairs and Programmes of this in due time, so that a room can be booked for you.

The general Rules and Regulations regarding exams also apply to video conference exams.

Having your exam as a video conference exam is an agreement made between the people present at the exam, and it is not necessary to obtain approval from Student Affairs and Programmes. However, you are most welcome to contact us by e-mail at sap@itu.dk if you have any questions.