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Exams at The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

 

When you attend exams at The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

This set of rules is an addendum to the SDU's regulations and good advice for examinations, SDU’s code of practice for written campus-based examinations and The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences’ policy for written exams. In addition to this, the following apply for The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences:

The oral exam

Prior to the exam

Keep an eye out for the exam schedule, which will be published on SDU.dk or Blackboard no later than three weekdays before the first exam date.

On the day

Bring your Student Card, and be on time. It is important that you adhere to the appointed time of meeting which is on the exam schedule: On the day of examination, there may be changes in the order of exams if some students do not show up for their exams; hence your exam will be moved forward.
In the course description, you can see if you have preparation time for the exam. If there is preparation time, you can bring your computer to the preparation. During the preparation time, you may not communicate or exchange files with others. In the course description, you can see if you are allowed to bring additional assistive aids to the preparation.
Only notes produced during the preparation time may be brought into the exam room.

The written homework assignment/Take-home
Prior to the exam

You should make sure in good time before the exam that you are signed up for the correct course on Blackboard. The phrasing of the assignment is always handed out in SDU Assignment on the course’s BlackBoard page. From one hour before the start of the exam, you can see the link to the assignment in SDU Assignment. When the exam starts, you can download the phrasing of the assignment.

Submitting take-home assignments

Your exam paper must be submitted in SDU Assignment on the BlackBoard site for the course. The paper must be submitted by the expiry of the examination duration, at the latest.
If it is a group assignment, only one member of the group submits the paper. All student names must be on the front page of the paper.

  • Only one file can be submitted, unless otherwise stated.
  • You can only submit your paper once.
  • Your paper must be submitted in PDF format.
  • In SDU Assignment you can see if you need to write your examination number or date of birth on your paper.

If there are any problems submitting in SDU Assignment, you must contact your usual study administrative unit (The Student Information Point/Study Service/HD Secretariat/ Master Secretariat).

The written campus-based exam

Requirements for your computer and IT equipment

You are responsible for your own IT equipment. Your computer must be able to connect to the University's wireless network. It is your responsibility to ensure that your equipment is compatible with the University's wireless network. Before the exam, make sure that the programs you must use, including Exam Monitor, function on your computer. Therefore, test your IT equipment in good time before the exam. Any technical questions may be directed to your local IT unit.

If the course description allows you to bring iPads/tablets for written campus-based exams and MCQ tests, they must be set to flight mode.

For exams held outside the University's premises there may be special conditions regarding access to the wireless network. Any special conditions will be announced before the start of the exam. Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HD) students should pay particular attention to this.

Preparations before the campus-based exam

It is your own responsibility to make sure you have the sufficient fundamental IT competences in order to complete the exam.
You must therefore be able to:

  • submit your paper in SDU Assignment on Blackboard.
  • apply the programs that must be used for the exam
  • assemble all sections of your paper into a single document (e.g. by transferring data, tables from Excel or hand-written graphs and calculations from a digital scanner/pen to your paper).
  • save in PDF format, which is the format your paper must be submitted in.

Remember also to:

  • make sure before the exam that you are enrolled in the correct course on Blackboard.
  • to set your computer to back up regularly.
  • to remember to save regularly when you are writing
  • to prepare a document by writing the following in either the header or footer of the page: exam number, course title and page numbers.

Examination aids and internet access

In the course description, you can read about which aids you are allowed to use, and whether use of the internet is allowed during the exam. It is not allowed to communicate with others, neither in the exam room nor outside. Any use of Facebook, email, Messenger or other social media will be considered exam cheating. So make sure that these services/programs are completely shut down during the exam.
It is not allowed to exchange files with others. Therefore, you must shut down internet drives like Dropbox and Google Drive, as well as other file-sharing services. Read more here.

When you are sitting an exam in one of the University's IT rooms, you are not allowed to bring your own computer or other equipment that can connect to the internet.

Before the campus-based exam begins

Show up one hour before the exam begins to set up your computer for the exam. Remember your power supply and an extension cord.

You must start up Exam Monitor before the exam begins. Exam Monitor must run on your computer throughout the exam. If you close down Exam Monitor before you have submitted your paper, it could be regarded as an attempt of exam cheating.

The doors to the room close 30 minutes before the exam begins. At this point, you should be sitting in your seat, ready to receive information about the exam. If you show up later than 30 minutes before the exam begins, you will not get access to the exam room. Then you cannot attend the exam, and you will have used an examination attempt.

Particularly on MCQ tests

At the start of the exam, written instructions will be handed out on how to log on to Blackboard and get access to the test. Before the exam begins, you must ensure that you have access to the correct course on Blackboard, where you will do the test.

During the campus-based exam

Equipment

It is not allowed to share equipment. You are responsible for your own equipment. If you have technical problems during the exam, you can ask the exam supervisor to call IT support.
SDU cannot guarantee that we can fix the problems on your computer, but we will of course try to help you as much as possible. If you are prevented from finishing your exam paper on your own computer, the University has a limited number of computers you can borrow.
We recommend that you make regular backups, so you can continue working on different equipment if you have problems with your own computer.
You are not allowed to use audio on the computer or use headphones. You may want to bring earplugs if you want to block out any disturbances from the exam room.

Digitising handwritten notes

At the exam, you must submit one single paper. You must therefore digitise any handwritten formulas, graphs and the like and paste them into your paper. You can use a hand-held scanner, digital pen or a camera. Transfers to your computer must be by cable. You are not allowed to use equipment that may disturb or distract your fellow students.

Particularly on MCQ tests

When the exam begins, the test will show up automatically on Blackboard, and you can start the test.
It is important that you have access to the internet throughout the exam, otherwise your answers will not be saved. Blackboard will continuously save your answers, but it is important that you keep an eye on whether BlackBoard actually does so. If BlackBoard does not save your answers, it is your own responsibility to do so.
If you leave the test before submitting it, you can recommence the test and continue from the last saved question.
If you take the test multiple times, only the last attempt counts.

Finishing the campus-based exam

When you have submitted your paper, you must show the exam supervisor the submission receipt on the screen. At the same time, the exam supervisor makes sure that Exam Monitor is still running.
The last half hour of the exam there must be peace and quiet, so the exam supervisors will not be checking receipts then.
It is not allowed to help each other or talk, and there must be complete peace and quiet in the exam room, even when the exam is over. Only when you have left the exam room, are you allowed to talk to others.

Submission of papers at written campus-based exams

The exam paper must be completed at the expiry of the exam duration. You must then convert your paper into a PDF file.

  • Your exam paper must be submitted in SDU Assignment on the BlackBoard site for the course, unless otherwise stated.
  • Only one file can be submitted, unless otherwise stated.
  • You can only submit your paper once.
  • Your paper must be submitted in PDF format.
  • Your exam number, course title and page numbers must be on all the pages of your paper. Do not write your name or cpr-number anywhere - if you do, you will no longer be anonymous.
  • If you are unable to submit your paper digitally, you must submit your paper on a USB key. The USB key must be handed to the exam supervisors in the black exam envelope.
Submitting a MCQ test
When the exam supervisors announce that the exam is over, you must save and submit your answers, regardless of the time shown on Blackboard.
It is usually not possible to see how many points has been scored.
When you have submitted your paper, you can see on the screen if the answers have been received. You do not receive a receipt by email.

Approved by the Vice-Dean for Education, Ole Friis 20 may, 2016
Entry into force 1 June, 2016

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