« Back

Electronic exam system (Exam): Students Guide

exam_it_oamk

We recommend to use the Exam system with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.

 

general_info students_guide

Students Guide

How to register to an exam

A personal exam will appear to your dashboard automatically. You don´t have to register for it. You have to only book a time for it.

Student must be logged in to Exam system once before the teacher can add personal exam. Sign in to Exam with your user id and password: https://exam.oamk.csc.fi

1. After the sign-in you’ll see your Dashboard where you can see all the exams that you have registered for.
2. To register for a new exam, click Exams
3. You can search with a course code, course name or by the teacher name
4. The system gives you the list of those exams that meet your search
5. Click the name of the exam that you want to register to
6. Click Register for the exam
7. Choose the right Exam room for you
8. Book a time for your exam from the calendar. System shows all free times that are available in the Exam room
9. Click the time and you´ll see the reservation details. Confirm it by clicking the Confirm exam time
10. You have now registered to the exam and the exam appears to your dashboard
11. You also receive a confirmation e-mail from the system. Please note, that it is´s important to check which computer you were given. You can take your Exam only on the computer that the system has given to you.

Picture1: Register to an exam
Picture2: Choose the Exam room
Picture3: Book a time for your exam
Picture4: Exam information

Video1: How to register to an exam


Exam visit

Exam visit means that you take your own institution’s exam in another institution’s Exam room.

Before booking a time for your exam in another institution, please check that institution’s rules and regulations as well as opening hours and how to access the exam room.

1. Log in to your own university’s EXAM with your user id and password.
2. Click Exams in the navigation on the left and type the course code in the search field. You can also search for an exam by exam name or teacher’s name.
3. The system gives you a list of exams based on your search, choose the right exam by clicking the green box “Registering for the exam”. NB! If you are registering for a personal exam or maturity test, the exam is ready on your dashboard when you log in to EXAM.
4. To book a time in another university, click “Exam room reservation from external institution”
5. Choose the organization from the drop down menu and after that the exam room.
6. Now you see the booking calendar, choose a time and confirm your booking.
7. You have now registered to the exam and the exam appears to your dashboard
8. You also receive a confirmation e-mail from the system.
9. Make sure you check the other university’s info and instructions for exam visit before you book the time.
10. When you go to take your exam, you log in to the other university’s EXAM with your own university’s user id and password.


How to cancel or change your registration

1. Sign in to Exam with your user id and password
2. After the sign-in you’ll see your Dashboard where you can see all the exams that you have registered for.
3. Click on the top right corner menu (3 dots)

  • If you want to change your registration click Edit reservation and choose another time for your exam
  • If you want to remove the booking click Remove the booking
  • If you want to cancel your exam registration click Cancel the registration

Picture5: Cancel or change your registration


Taking your exam

Before taking your exam, please read the exam guidelines:
https://it.oamk.fi/4520?lang=en#tenttiohjeet

  • Examinations call for absolute silence
  • Exiting and re‐entering the examination room in the middle of an exam is not allowed
  • The student must leave her/his belongings (outdoor clothing, bag, mobile phone, etc.) in the locker
  • The student may not take any items or food with her. Only water bottle and some small snacks are allowed
  • Writing instruments are allowed only when completing paper exam
  • If the student breaks the rules, the exam can be graded as failed
    • Exam will be automatically graded as failed if the student has a mobile phone outside the locker.

In the Exam room, choose the computer that you were given when you registered for the exam (information about the computer was also sent to your e-mail).

If you forgot the computer that you were given, you can sign in to one of the computers in the Exam room and the system tells you what computer you should use. You can take your Exam only on the computer that the system has given to you.

1. Sign in to Exam with your user id and password

  • If your exam time has not started yet, wait and the exam opens automatically
  • If your exam has already started, your exam opens automatically

2. On the first screen you see the instructions for your exam. If there are no instructions you see the first question page.
3. The questions are closed by default, to open the answering field click the question open by clicking the grey arrow or the question text.
4. Move to the next question by clicking the section name (the blue box) under the fist question or the grey box on the right.
3. The remaining Exam time is shown on top of the screen.
4. The system saves your answer automatically every minute.
5. When you are ready click Save and submit.
6. If you have to abort the exam, choose the Abort exam link. Please note that aborted exam counts as an examination taken and it will automatically graded as failed
7. The system automatically logs you out from Exam, but Remember to log off from the computer by clicking the “Log Off” icon on the desktop .
8. You can leave the exam room when you are ready and have submitted your exam.


Answering exam questions on paper

In the Exam room, choose the computer that you were given when you registered for the exam (information about the computer was also sent to your e-mail).

If you forgot the computer that you were given, you can sign in to one of the computers in the Exam room and the system tells you what computer you should use. You can take your Exam only on the computer that the system has given to you.

1. Sign in to Exam with your user id and password

  • If your exam time has not started yet, wait and the exam opens automatically
  • If your exam has already started, your exam opens automatically

2. On the first screen you see the instructions for your exam. Exam questions you will find either directly from the system or file attachments.
3. If the exam for any special reason requires answering the questions on paper, you will find empty paper from the tray.
4. Return to the computer and keep the Exam-system open the whole exam time
5. The remaining Exam time is shown on top of the screen.
6. When you are ready click “Save and submit”.
8. The system automatically logs you out from Exam, but remember to log off from the computer by clicking the “Log Off” icon on the desktop .
9. Return all exam papers to Exam box which is located in the Exam room
10. You can leave the exam room


Adding an Office document as an attachment

In case the teacher has decided that using Microsoft Office program is required for taking an exam, you can submit the exam with the attachment of an Office document. You can create documents in Word, Excel or Powerpoint or you can edit the file, which the teacher has added an exam

Adding an attachment:

1. Open the Office program you need by clicking the icon on the desktop
2. If you open the file which the teacher has added an exam, you have to save it to desktop first and then open it and choose Enable editing.
3. When the document is ready, you have to save it and attach it to the examination paper in the Exam system. You can save the document in a following way:

  • File > Save as
  • Choose Desktop

Attaching Office Document to the exam paper in the Exam system in a following way:

  • In Student paper Attachment, click Browse
  • Choose the document you newly saved and click Open. Save it by clicking Save.
  • Exam system will proceed to the front page.

Always remember to attach document to the examination paper in the Exam system. When you submit the exam all created files will be locked and deleted.


Adding an picture (Paint) as an attachment

You can create drafts by using the Paint-program and save them as picture.

Adding an picture:

1. Open the Paint-program by clicking the icon on the desktop
2. When the draft is ready, you have to save it and attach it to the examination paper in the Exam system. You can save the picture in a following way:

  • Save as
  • Choose Desktop

Attaching picture to the exam paper in the Exam system in a following way:

  • In Student paper Attachment, click Browse
  • Choose the picture you newly saved and click Open. Save it by clicking Save.
  • Exam system will proceed to the front page.

Always remember to attach picture to the examination paper in the Exam system. When you submit the exam all created files will be locked and deleted.


Exam result and feedback

  • The results of the assessment is announced within three working weeks of the assessment event or the designated return date of the study assignment.
  • The student receives an e-mail from the system telling that the exam has been assessed, and when the student signs in to eExam she/he can see the result and feedback

Picture6: Exam result and feedback (coming soon)


In case there are problems

You are coming to the exam but you will find that the campus is closed

Cancel your registration and book another time in Exam.

Power cut or system crash

  • If there is a problem during the exam (e.g. a power cut), wait for a while or until the situation is over and log back in.
  • If the system crashes, try to reboot computer and log back in. The system lets you continue your exam as long as your exam time ends.

If the examination is disturbed or prevented because of a technical problem, disturbance in the exam room, fire alarm or some other reason, the student has to inform the teacher about it as soon as possible. This is required if student wish to renew the exam before grading.

Contact support

In case you are unable to solve the problems, please call 020 6110 205 or contact exam_helpdesk@oamk.fi. Prepare to give detailed information about the problem.

« Back

This article was published in these categories: English version available, Oamk , GUIDELINE, Bulletins & Guidelines, software, for students, learning environmentsand tagged , , .Add a permalink to your favourites. Follow comments to this post with a RSS feed. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.
Log in to comment this article