Digital school exam - for students

This site contains information for students about digital written school exams. 

Norsk versjon - Digital skoleeksamen - for studenter

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The video is only in Norwegian, but it has english subtitles!


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1. Preparations

  1. Unless otherwise specified in Studentweb, you will be required to use your own laptop. If you are seated in a computer lab, you will use NTNU desktops. This will be clearly specified in Studentweb supplementary to the room information.
    When using your own computer it will need to fulfill some requirements to run the Safe Exam Browser application:
    1. Windows 7 or 10 (Safe Exam Browser 3.0.1 64bit, Autumn 2020)
    2. MacOS 10.14 or newer (Safe Exam Browser 2.1.4, Autumn 2020 PS:The newest version 2.2.1 is not currently in use yet, always download the correct version through
    3. You will need administrator privileges to install Safe Exam Browser.
    4. Linux, Android, iOS and ChromeOS are not supported at this time.
    5. Running Safe Exam Browser in a VM is grounds for being excluded for cheating.

  2. Make sure you update your computer, run a windows update / MacOS update before the exam day.

  3. Log in to Inspera Assessment and take the demo test to ensure everything is working as it should.

  4. Experiencing any technical issues? Please contact Orakeltjenesten for assistance. If you are unable to bring a laptop to the exam, you may request to borrow a computer using this form. Do note that our supply of computers is limited. The form sends an automatic reply.

  5. Internet: We recommend that everyone delete the networks 'ntnu' and 'ntnuguest' from their WiFi interfaces. Use eduroam and check the 'connect automatically' box. Log in to eduroam using and you NTNU password. Your exam answers will synchronize and save every 15 seconds and thus require internet-connection throughout the exam. (The software also stores a local copy in case of any network issues.)

  6. It is important to check that you have installed an updated version of Safe Exam Browser before your exam. The versions are regularly updated and might not always be backwards compatible.

    demo test exams

  7. Always check where you are seated ahead of the exam (Studentweb) Note: Your subject may be placed in several rooms and zones, if you take a seat in the wrong place you may lose exam time while moving.

  8. Some exams will support sketches - See information on hand-drawn sketches

2. Day of the exam

  1. Bring your laptop and charger, unless otherwise specified on Studentweb. (If you are seated in a computer lab, you must use one of NTNU's desktops.)

  2. Bring a valid ID.

  3. Bring a blue or black pen, you will be able to draft by hand or deliver sketches for some exams.

  4. Bring your subjects permitted aids

  5. Be at the exam location early, 30 minutes is advised.

  6. Connect to Eduroam (WiFi).

  7. PIN/Password required to access the exam will be provided in the exam halls.

  8. Remember to quit Safe Exam browser before leaving the exam location.

    Help during the exam

    IT-support is available during exams in case anything should go wrong with your computer. If the problem is not quickly resolved, we will provide a NTNU computer and extra time will be given to compensate for lost time.

Special needs accommodation - for courses with digital exam

See article on special needs accommodation.

Students who have been granted special needs accommodation to use a computer will be seated in a computer lab, and will not be able to use their own equipment without having an agreement with the NTNU exams office. For students with dyslexia we can recommend using LingDys, the built-in proofing tool in Inspera Assessment or Microsoft Word proofing. Dyslexia-certificate can be uploaded as an attachment. If you would like to include your dyslexia-certificate, let us know by using this form. Please note that you must send one form per course code/exam. For home exams/other assignments you can include the dyslexia-certificate as an attachment yourself.

Cheating on exams

Cheating on exams can result in serious consequences for the student who cheats. If you are caught cheating, you may be:

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