Electronic Exam service

The electronic exam service by the University of Tampere is a data system developed on the basis of Moodle learning environment. It enables implementing literary exams, lecture exams, level tests and maturity tests with the help of data network in exam rooms located in Tampere, Pori and Seinäjoki.

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Student's instructions

From the front page of the electronic exam service (https://tenttis.uta.fi), you can find the instructions for reserving an exam and accessing the exam room. The exam room has instructions for completing the exam. Please read them before starting your exam.

What exams can I take?

The exams available for students through the exam service and their ending dates can be checked from the front page of the electronic exam service, on the list of  "Available exams" -page (https://tenttis.uta.fi/tentit.php).

A student can take an exam twice, excluding a few exceptions, before evaluation. After your exam has been evaluated, you can take the exam again.  Both answering the questions and leaving the exam empty are considered as taking an exam. When the student has taken an exam twice, and it has not been evaluated yet, the exam will no longer be shown on the list of available exams. If you cannot find a certain exam from your list, but you know it should be available for reservation, try to remember if you have already taken the examination twice as described above. You can request another opportunity to take the exam from tenttis@uta.fi.

Remember to cancel the exam, if you will not use your reservation! There is a limited number of computers in electronic exam room and there are plenty of courses with electronic exams available in almost all the degree programmes. In an ideal situation, the exam rooms are always in active use during their opening hours. This is only possible if the unused reservations are cancelled and made available to other students. Additionally, a cancelled exam does not decrease the number of how many times you can redo it.

Evaluation

After the teacher has locked the evaluation in the electronic exam system, an email will be sent to the student. However, approved exam is not directly transferred to the study registry, but instead the teacher delivers the information about the completed study section and the grade to the unit's administration, where the marks are registered. In accordance with the University of Tampere's evaluation regulation, the results of an electronic exam must normally be published within three weeks after taking the exam. In summer exams, the evaluation time is longer, and exams taken after 1 June must be evaluated by 15 September.

Instructions and support services

Information about the exam rooms, terms of use, and instructions are available at: http://www.uta.fi/studies/webtools/electronic_exam/index.html

All questions related to the exam service can be sent to tenttis@uta.fi.

Support for students is provided by Study Services (service point in Registrar's Office). tenttis@uta.fi

 

Teacher's instructions

Exam process in the electronic exam service
  1. The examiner will compile the questions and order the exam for the electronic exam service through a form. (See addresses for the forms below.)
  2. The support people of the exam service create the exam into the service and make it available for students for the period requested by the examiner.
  3. The students may reserve the exam and take it in an exam room with a computer determined in the reservation.
  4. The examiner will receive a summary of the possible taken exams once a week. 
  5. The examiner will then evaluate the exam through the service and deliver the information about the student's performance to the registry.
  6. The student will receive a notification of the evaluation by email.
Reporting exams into the electronic exam service

The support people of IT-services will create the exams into the service on behalf of the teachers. The examiners will order the exams via e-mail: tenttis@uta.fi

The exams available for students through the exam service and their ending dates can be checked from the front page of the electronic exam service, on the list of "Available exams" -page (https://tenttis.uta.fi/tentit.php).

What kind of exam is suitable as electronic exam?

Students are not allowed to bring anything with them to the exam rooms of the electronic exam service, which means that exams where the students are required to utilise materials or calculators, for example, are not suitable as electronic exams. Additionally, the computers in the exam rooms do not feature any other software or functionalities, such as drawing software or tools, and the students do not have pen or paper for drafting their answers. The general method for organising an electronic exam is an exam that is continuously available for a certain period of time. The teacher will determine the period during which the exam can be taken. In addition to essay exams, multiple-choice exams, various level tests or final exams after a series of lectures can be created into the service.

Exam duration in accordance with the amount of ECTS credits

In order to utilise the capacity of the exam rooms as efficiently as possible, the duration of the exams should be determined in relation to the course's ECTS credits. The instructions for determining the duration of the exam is shown on the order form, but if certain exam has specific reasons for deviating from these instructions, this can be reported in connection to the order.

Exam's ECTS credits

Exam duration

< 1 ECTS, ungraded level tests, etc.

15 min, 30 min or 40 min

1 ECTS

1 hour

 2–4 ECTS

2 hours

≥ 5 ECTS

4 hours

Maturity tests

2 hours

Maturity tests and personal exams

The service has a separate category for maturity tests and other personal exams (such as individual, redone exams, prolonged exam time, etc.)  The exams in this category will be named after the student's student number (for example, Student 12345).

In addition to the personal maturity test, the examiner can order a more general maturation test that is intended for all students. For this kind of maturity test, the examiner can compile a more general list of questions that is suited to all, and all students taking this maturity test will answer to the questions from the perspective of their own thesis. This means that the teacher does not need to order the maturity exam separately for each student, but the general maturity test can be available for the entire school year, for example. It is recommended to name the general maturity test as follows: "Maturity test for a Bachelor's degree (examiner John Doe)" or "Maturity test for a Pro Gradu thesis (John Doe)". General maturity test can also be applied to the entire degree programme or study subject, as several examiners can be added to the test.

Evaluation

After the examiner has locked the exam evaluation in the electronic exam system, an email will be sent to the student. However, an approved exam is not directly transferred to the study registry, but instead the examiner delivers the information about the completed study section and the grade to the department's administration, where the grades are registered. In accordance with the University of Tampere's evaluation regulation, the results of an electronic exam must be usually published within three weeks after taking the exam. In summer exams, the evaluation time is longer, and exams taken after 1 June must be evaluated by 15 September.

Support services

More information on and support for using the exam service is available through: tenttis@uta.fi