Course planning

For course coordinators: Plan, administrate, evaluate

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A.Get an overview

B.Planning resources

C.Get resources

  • Announce course schedules and rooms on the Online Course Planner (Emner på nett). Please talk to your study adviser to find out who does this (different departments have different protocols). The schedule and room for the upcoming semester will then be listed on the course's webpage.
  • Check to see if you have reserved rooms and computer labs as needed. Your study adviser is your contact point for this.
  • Make sure to tell the administration at your department if you need student assistants.
  • Plan your academic and administrative work with the course's other teaching staff, if applicable.
  • Check your course budget.
  • Check to see if audiovisual material is accessible. Please contact the AV services (Norwegian) if you need AV equipment.
  • Do you need software?
  • What software do students need? Determine if you need to have specific software available to students in  computer labs.
  • Do you need to record your courses? (Norwegian) Deadlines: 1 October for spring semester and 1 August for autumn semester.

A.Inform your students

First lecture 

B.Follow up with student assistants


  • If there are unexpected changes in the time/place for your lecture: Inform students via Blackboardthe course channel on Innsida and/or email.
  • If there are permanent changes in the time for your class, your room or the number of students, please contact your study adviser.

D.Student evaluations

D.Safety and skills assessments

  • HSE courses: Some courses require students to pass an HSE test before they can use laboratories. The HSE consultant at your division is responsible for this.
  • Fire alarm: The course coordinator is responsible for evacuating the lecture room.
  • HSE responsibilities during fieldwork.
  • Handling threatening student behaviour
  • Suitability assessment: Course coordinators/lecturers for the following programmes must evaluate their students' skills: medicine, psychology, practical-pedagogical, vocational education, sign language and interpretation, and 5-year master's in secondary school education.

Applies for all with exception for examinations at the Medical Doctor Programme (Norwegian)

A.Write and deliver exam questions

B.Prepare the examination

  • Report the need for third-party software, hand drawings and Lovdata in this form
  • Find time, room and date for examinations on the course site.
  • If students are required to complete assignments to take the examination - make a list of students who have completed the required coursework. Give this list to the administration at your department at least 9 workdays before the scheduled examination for the course.  
  • External examiners: Please check how your department normally handles this - whether you have to suggest external examiners or if this is taken care of by the department.
  • Remember to inform the students well about the exam. General information about the exam for students.
  • Tip: The time, date and room assignment for examinations might be changed. Don't put information about examinations on Itslearning, but post information on the official course webpage.

B.During the exam 

D.After the exam

E.Re-sit exams (a.k.a. "kont")

In the case of a changed assessment form due to the corona situation, the rules for the new assessment form apply.

A.Deliver report and finish up

B.Provide feedback

Contact your department administration if you have:

  • Any suggestions about things that could be changed the next time the course is offered.
  • Have ideas for a new course.

See also: Changing a course.

Current information

Current exam information

Digital oral exam

Course and training

Exam and assessment - course and training 

New courses will be announced in the channel "Kurs og opplæring for ansatte" 
(choose "Abonner" if you're not already subscribing to the channel).

See also:

Questions about course design, rooms for different learning activities or learning technology? 

Try the Digital Open Office for Teaching Support

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What do I do if…

  • I want to change a course?
    When a course has been approved as a part of the study plan process, you cannot change it, you can only fine-tune it. Changing a course.
  • I get ill - do I have to give my lecture?
    Normally the lecture should be rescheduled. Ask your study adviser to help you book a room.
  • I have not taken Pedup?
    All academic staff must take a Pedup course (information in Norwegian)


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