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Remote examinations with compensatory support

Here you can find information about remote examination for those of you who have support recommended from Funka. For example, you can find information regarding what you should prepare and think about before the exam.

Support for remote examinations

The regular procedure regarding supports from Funka applies to remote examinations. As a student, it is your responsibility to be aware of which procedures apply to your support(s). It is therefore important that you read the information provided in your recommendation from Funka, that you received in Nais. If you received your recommendation from Nais before the year 2020, the information may be old or outdated on your decision. If so, contact Funka to get updated information about your support.

The students responsibility before examination with support

 Tentafunka handles examination with compensatory support from Funka. During times of partial distance education, it may happen that the examiner eor examination administration at your school takes care of some exams which will be given with support. Therefore, we cannot answer all questions about how your particular support will be applied. In cases where your school handles your exam, we advise you to contact your school for more information. The examiner must take compensatory support into account. 

Frequently asked questions and answers about support and remote examination in distance studies

Longer writing time in written examination

The support always means 50 % longer writing time during examination. If the exam is divided into different parts, each part needs to have 50 % longer writing time.

Remotely monitored exams with zoom

If the examination is given as a zoom-supervised assignment or examination, this support applies.

Home exams

If the examination is given as unattended assignment or examination for one day, this support applies (ie 50 % longer for students with this support to write at a distance). However, this support does not apply to the home exam over several days. Then the student instead needs to have flexible submission time as support in order to have longer time.

Oral examinations

We recommend that students have access to the support. The reason for this is that the support also intends to compensate for impairments in the ability to concentrate or other cognitive functions.

Exam questions read aloud

For those of you who have the support “exam questions read aloud” need to prepare these steps before the exam: You need to download the TorTalk program to your computer. Test the program well in advance of the exam to see if everything works. 

Do not forget that even during remote examinations, you must have a approval from the examiner to access this support. You must also register the support in the web form no later than the day when application for the examination closes.

Register your recommended support in the web form

Remotely monitored exams with zoom

 If you want the questions read out, you need to have the Tortalk software arranged on your computer. Make sure you have headphones that work properly, so you can listen to the questions in your headphones. You will only be allowed to wear the headphones when you listen to the questions. The inviligator may do random checks during the exam where you will be asked to show your workspace, computer screen or room in the camera. You can download Tortalk from KTH's website for free.

Information about KTH Software Download

Oral examinations

Depending on the structure of the examination. If you need to read the questions yourself, you need to have the TorTalk software on your computer.

Home examination

 If you want the questions to be read out, you need to have the Tortalk software arranged on your computer.

Write exams on computer

Do not forget that even during remote examinations, you must have a approval from the examiner to access this support. You must also register the support in the web form no later than the day when application for the examination closes.

Register your recommended support in the web form

Remotely monitored exams with zoom

You need to place your phone camera at an angle which shows your workspace and the computer screen for the invigilator. The inviligator may do random checks during the exam where you will be asked to show your workspace, computer screen or room in the camera.

Tips on how to place your phone for zoom monitoring

Test-taking in a smaller group or test-taking in separate room

Remotely monitored exams with zoom

Funka recommends that all examiners allow all students with the support to sit in a small group to have their microphone switched off while the exam is being written.Thus, you will not hear other students who are in the same zoom room. If you have an assistant with you during the exam, the assistant should appear in the picture as much as possible. The inviligator may do random checks during the exam where you may will be asked to turn on your microphone,

Taking breaks during the exams

Remotely monitored exams with zoom

Provided that the examiner approves the support, you will be able to take breaks during the exam, as long as you are visible in the camera during your break. In order to be able to take a break, you need to get an OK from the inviligator. Use the chat to communicate with the inviligator.

Oral examinations

 If you need this support, we recommend that you and the examiner have a dialogue about the need for breaks during an oral examination.

Support that turns off sound during exams

Remotely monitored exams with zoom

Support intended to turn of sound will not be allowed during the digital exam. Funka recommends that all examiners allow all students in need of turn of sound to have their microphone turned off while the exam is being written. You will then not hear other students who are in the same zoom room.

Contact Funka

E-mail address:  funka@kth.se

Phone number: 08-790 75 00

Phone hours: monday-thursday 09:00-10:00

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