Advice and Service
E-Examinations are a service for teaching staff at Freie Universität Berlin and affiliated institutions. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about computer-based exams.
Our service offers for computer-based examinations include:
1. Comprehensive advice
Any examination will have special requirements regarding the conceptual, logistical and technical realisation of the computer-based exam. We offer professional advice to any department, teaching staff or interested person regarding the specific concept and realisation of e-examinations based on proven time schedules. If you as teaching staff, your institute or department are planning on using computer-based examinations, please contact us.
We can support you throughout all necessary steps towards a successful and sustainable implementation of E-Examinations.
- Changeover of existing questions to the examinations software LPLUS
We are happy to advise you on the changeover of existing question pools to the examinations software LPLUS. On request we can process the changeover on your behalf.
- Concepts for open- and closed-book scenarios
In particular with regards to the use of support material during the exam - not just in the case of computer-based exams - various exam formats are possible. We are happy to support you with already tried and tested concepts of open-book as well as closed-book exams that, for example, enable the use of digital media (e.g. via the internet) during the exam, or, conversely, prevent such use on the candidates' own laptops.
- Advice and support regarding all questions about security
In the case of E-Examinations even more so than with traditionally run exams, security issues warrant special consideration. The CeDiS E-Examinations team draws on many years of experience with computer-based exams, from which you will benefit even from the very first planning phase of your E-Examinations.
- Coordination of the organisational and technical processes
E-examinations are run in close collaboration between CeDiS and the central computing centre (ZEDAT). If you are planning on holding computer-based exams, CeDiS will take on the organisational and technical coordination and will prepare the logistics for exams with large numbers of candidates, which will take most of the work off you. Currently, the E-Examination rooms in the Rost- und Silberlaube are available during the last week of lectures as well as during the first week of the free period. The rooms are managed by the CeDiS E-Examinations team.
2. Support during the examination
The CeDiS E-Examinations team will be present with its own staff at the location of the exam throughout your computer-based examination and will make sure that everything runs according to plan.
3. Workshops and training courses
The CeDiS E-Examinations team offers information events and workshops on computer-based examinations. You can find further information here.