Exam procedures


Notice of Tuesday 10 November

Given the extension of suspension of frontal teaching activities, it is now necessary to identify ways and means to carry out exams on a regular basis.
The extension of remote assessment and verification methods – already adopted for oral exams - regarding the knowledge and skills acquired by the student even to exams traditionally carried out in written form will make it necessary to evaluate the use of control systems (Microsoft Teams or proctoring tools) aimed at reducing the possibility of misconduct by the student.
Following the tools set out by the University and approved by the Academic Senate on April 6, 2020 to sit the exams:

  1. Oral exams or conversion of written exams into oral ones.
  2. Remote written test with videoconferencing control.
  3. Using Blackboard for evaluation: THE ASSIGNMENT
  4. Using Blackboard for evaluation: THE TEST
  5. Delivery of exams in QUESTIONMARK PERCEPTION (QMP)

A surveillance tool (proctoring) can be used for Blackboard and QMP exams:

  • LockDown Browser (Blackboard and QMP exams): itis a browser that circumscribes the student's navigation and actions during a Blackboard test.
  • LockDown Browser with monitor component (Blackboard exams only): the monitor component verifies the student's identity (through the acquisition of images and the university badge) and records the behaviour and movements during the whole exam.

Details for each mode of sitting exams can be found in the Profit Exam Guide

Respondus guide - proctoring tool for BlackBoard exams  

Students are recommended to enroll in the Blackboard courses they intend to sit the exam in order to be promptly updated on how to sit exams by their professor. For support click here
Pursuant to the regulations in force, some exams may also be held in attendance: in this case, students will be able to express their preference when registering for the exam.

IDENTIFYING THE STUDENT
In order to participate in the exam session, a video display of the University badge will be required to identify the student; the professor will also be able to view the photo on the exam registration application.
Students are kindly informed that the exam, which is conducted electronically, is subject to the same rules adopted by the University for exams in attendance, including compliance with the provisions of art. 35 of the Code of Ethics, which has already been read, with particular reference to paragraph 2 letter b) which states:
“break rules governing the proper carrying out of any type of assessments or tests, including programme admission exams, competition examinations, competitions, examinations, assignments, reports, presentations, dissertations, teaching and research assessments, and so forth, such as, for example, by:

  • b1) referring to unauthorised sources, documents or persons or using any unapproved devices, including electronic devices;
  • b2) using other people’s ideas, concepts, presentations, data, and any other information developed or produced in writing or orally, without expressly and correctly specifying the source. In particular, students must write their dissertation through their own efforts on the subject chosen in agreement with their supervisor and in full compliance with the regulations governing copyright and intellectual property rights at all levels.
  • b3) obtaining or howsoever using before, during or after such assessments or tests information which may affect their accuracy or reliability, or which may alter conditions so that they are not equal for all candidates;
  • b4) producing, disseminating or making use of unreliable data, information, documentation, formal statements, or using unreliable sources”.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
In order to ensure that remote exams are carried out correctly, it is necessary to use a PC (Windows or Apple or Linux) equipped with an up-to-date operating system and browser, with a stable Internet connection.
Tablets and iPads cannot be used for Blackboard and QMP exams.
Minimum multimedia communication devices are also required: headset or speakers with microphone and webcam.

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
The MS Teams software is required for all types of examinations. We recommend installing the App on your PC. More details in the Teams User Guide
For examinations that will involve the use of proctoring tools, an email will be sent with instructions for installation.

 

Microsoft Teams

The University has chosen Microsoft TEAMS as the online platform to be used for holding course examinations and final examinations.
In this guide you will find the following sections: How to install and access TEAMS, Taking a course exam, Taking a final exam, Online support

Download the guide