Electronic Exam Service

This page provides information and instructions for electronic exams.

This page is for everyone who pursue studies at the University of Tampere.

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What exams can be taken?

Taking electronic exams is very common in the University of Tampere. An electronic exam is taken in specific computer labs at the University.
You can take book exams, lecture exams and maturity tests electronically.

Please see an updated list of electronic examsThis list includes all exams, even those that are only available in Finnish. The names of the exams available in English are written in English.

Exam registration

Registration on an electronic exam is made by reserving the time and place to your exam through the Electronic Exam Service. Only a present student can make a reservation.

  • The time period(s) during which it is possible to take the examination will be decided by the person who receives your exam.
  • These times can be found in the reservations calendar of the electronic examinations service rooms, from which you can make a reservation for yourself on a machine that is free at the time you prefer.
  • Duration of electronic exams is determined on the basis of ECTS:
    •         < 1 ECTS, ungraded diagnostic tests etc.: 15 min, 30min or 40 min
    •         1 ECTS: 1h (55 min)
    •         2-4 ECTS: 2hrs (1hrs 55min)
    •         ≥ 5 ECTS: 4hrs (3hrs 55min)
    •         Maturity tests: 2hrs (1h 55min)

Stages of making your reservation

  1. Log in to the Electronic exam service with your Basic User Account and your password.
     
  2. In the electronic exam service, you can reserve a time on a computer in the exam room to take your exam. You can also check any earlier reservations you may have made and cancel them.
     
  3. Start making your reservation using the link Make a new reservation.
     
  4. Select the degree programme area to which the exam in question belongs.
     
  5. Select the exam you want to take.
     
  6. When you have selected the exam you will see the reservations calendar announcing the times when it is possible to take that exam in the room selected. You will also see in the calendar how much time is allowed for taking the exam in question. You can browse the calendar viewing weeks and months in the overview. The calendar will also show you how many computers are free in the room (See the picture below). Make a reservation
     
  7. On the calendar for the room you have selected click the time when you want to take the exam. The text Selected will appear against the time you have selected. You can check the time and place you have selected from the bottom edge of the calendar. The Next key at the bottom of the page will allow you to continue with your reservations.

    Available times

  8. Check the information on the exam. At the side you will see the previous studies required in the exam. If there is a choice of books or a book package you will be asked to enter you choice on this page. At the Explanations box enter studies already taken and possible special arrangements relating to the exam.

    Additional exam information

  9. Check the information in the reservation you have made. You can also choose if you want notification of the reservation and/or the evaluation to be sent to your email.

    Reservation details and Terms and Conditions

  10. At the end of the page click the square if you undertake to abide by the conditions of use of the electronic examinations service.
     
  11. On the next page you will see the information on the reservation again. On this page you will also see the number of the computer where you take your exam. Make sure that you remember the number. If you try to log in on the wrong computer, it will tell you which computer you should be using.
     
  12. You can go back to the starting page, where you will see the reservation you have made. The next time you log in to the electronic examinations service you will see the reservations you have made on the starting page. In addition, you can later cancel the reservation you made on this page. In the event of a reservation not being used the same evaluation regulations will apply as for those who do not arrive to take an exam.
     
  13. Log off at the top right corner by clicking Log off.

Exam rooms


You can take your electronic exam in any of the university exam premises which are located in the main campus, Kauppi, Seinäjoki and Pori.

Please read instructions for each exam room. You can access the room with your key card.

For disabled access, there are two computers with electronically adjustable tables in the Main Building exam room A203d. In addition, Arvo building in Kauppi offers disabled access in E109.
To book an exam with disabled access, choose "A203d esteetön" or "E109 esteetön" as you select a date and time for your exam in the electronic exam service.
 

Opening hours and key cards

Tampere

Pinni B (room B4122): Mon-Fri 8–20, Sat 8-16.

Main building (room A203d): Mon-Fri 8–20, Sat 8–15.

Kauppi, Arvo building (room E109): Mon-Fri 8-20

Exceptions in opening hours

 

Locations of buildings

Seinäjoki

Exam room Tenttis, University Consortium of Seinäjoki (Frami), Kampusranta 9 C, 1. floor.

Mon-Fri 8-20.

Pori

Exam room 123, University Consortium of Pori, Pohjoisranta 11 A.

Mon-Sun 8-20.

Key cards

Tampere: Access the exam room with your key card. If you are a bachelor's or a master's student, your student card will be your key card. If you are for example an Open University or doctoral student, you will get a separate key card from IT Helpdesk.

Seinäjoki:  To get your key card, please go to the office of Open University in University Consortium of Seinäjoki. The address is Kampusranta 9C (2nd floor). The office is open Mon-Fri 10-15.

Pori: To get your key card, please go to the office of University Consortium of Pori. The office is open Mon-Fri 10-16.

Exam room instructions by premises

Pinni B

Pinni B Building: Group work room 4122

  • The exam room 4122 is on the 4th floor.
  • Do not leave your computer during the exam.
  • Electronic exams are taken in rooms equipped with video surveillance. The computers are visually separated from each other. To take an exam, reserve a computer in the Tenttis exam service.
  • You may only take your key card into the exam room. You do not need a pen or paper. Make sure that your mobile phone is turned off or silent before entering the exam room.
  • Before entering the exam room please leave your belongings on the pegs and in the lockers. In the Pinni B Building the pegs and lockers are found on the left of the main entrance to the room.
  • You can access the exam room with your key card. Using your key card is connected to confirming your identity. Always use your key card when entering the room. The information from your key card will be collated with your exam answers and the video recording to confirm your identity.
  • Go to the computer that you have reserved. When you made your reservation you were given the number of the computer where you take your exam. If you try to log in on the wrong computer, it will tell you which computer you have actually reserved.
  • If for any reason your exam is not available to you, please act according to the instructions found in the room.

Main Building

Main Building: Room A203d

  • The exam room A203d is on the 2nd floor in the Main Building.
  • To take an exam, reserve a computer in the Tenttis exam service.
  • Electronic exams are taken in rooms equipped with video surveillance. The computers are visually separated from each other.
  • You may only take your key card into the exam room. You do not need a pen or paper. Make sure that your mobile phone is turned off or silent before entering the exam room.
  • Before entering the exam room, leave your belongings in a locker. To use the locker, you need a 1€ coin for the deposit.
  • You can access the exam room with your key card. Using your key card is connected to confirming your identity. Always use your key card when entering the room. The information from your key card will be collated with your exam answers and the video recording to confirm your identity.
  • Go to the computer that you have reserved. When you made your reservation you were given the number of the computer where you take your exam. If you try to log in on the wrong computer, it will tell you which computer you have actually reserved.
  • Do not leave your computer during the exam.
  • If for any reason your exam is not available to you, please act according to the instructions found in the room.

Kauppi 

Kauppi: Arvo E109

The written instructions for the Arvo Building are coming soon.

Seinäjoki

Seinäjoki Tenttis room

  • Tenttis is located on the 1st floor of the C-building in the University Consortium area. Its visiting address is Frami, Kampusranta 9C (1st floor), Seinäjoki. Please see guide map, pdf and driving instructions.
  • To take an exam, reserve a computer in the Tenttis exam service.
  • Electronic exams take place in rooms equipped with recording video surveillance (CCTV). The computers are visually separated from each other.
  • Access the exam room with your key card. To get your card, please go to the office of Open University. It is located in Seinäjoki at Kampusranta 9C (2nd floor).  To check opening times during holidays and festivities, please see University of Tampere Open University. If you can’t pick up your key card during normal opening hours, please call 040 190 1824 to arrange another appointment. NB! These key cards are valid only in Seinäjoki.
  • When attending an exam, bring your key card with you – it is necessary for access to the exam. Everyone must use his or her own card to enter because your identity is confirmed by the system comparing the information on your key card with the video recording and your exam work.
  • You may only take your key card into the exam room. You do not need a pen or paper. Make sure that your mobile phone is turned off or silent before entering the exam room.
  • Before entering the exam room, leave your belongings in a green locker.
  • Go to the computer that you have reserved. When you made your reservation you were given the number of the computer where you take your exam. If you try to log in on the wrong computer, it will tell you which computer you have actually reserved.
  • Do not leave your computer during the exam.
  • If for any reason your exam is not available to you, please act according to the instructions found in the room.

Guide map, pdf

Taking the exam and evaluation

Take the exam on the computer reserved for you.

 Exam instructions

These instructions are also attached to the tables in exam rooms.

Logging on and taking the exam

  •     If the computer is not switched on, start it up.
  •     Log in to the electronic examinations service with your user ID
  •     Take your exam. The examinations system will store your answers one page at a time. Your answers will be preserved if for some reason the exam is interrupted. You can still go back to your earlier answers and make changes to them.
  •     End the exam by clicking the Send for evaluation button
  •     Leave the examination room

Surveillance

  •     The regulations pertaining to entry surveillance, evaluation of studies and use of information systems apply to electronic exams.
  •     The electronic examination room is equipped with real-time surveillance and recording video surveillance
  •     You may not leave the examination room during an examination
  •     Surveillance and confirmation of identity will be accomplished by collating entry surveillance and video surveillance information with your examination.

Disturbances and problems during the exam

  • In the event of your examination being disturbed or impeded, discontinue the exam and leave the electronic examination room. Always report without delay impedance or discontinuation of an exam on the appropriate form. The link to the appropriate form will be found on the front page of the examinations service. A report is required for you to be able to have a resit before the time reserved for evaluation has expired. After making your report you will receive information about the earliest date for taking the examination again.

Frequently asked questions

Why is my course unit not visible in the list of exams?

With a few exceptions that depend on the exam, a student can try to do the same exam two times. Both answering the questions and leaving the questions unanswered count as times the student has tried to do the exam. When the two times have been used up, the course is no longer visible in the student’s list of exams. After the two times are up, the student must send a request about re-opening the exam by sending e-mail to tenttis@uta.fi.

Can I retake an exam right away?

If you have not already used your right to retake an exam, you can retake the exam before it is graded. You can retake a passed exam in order to improve your grade even when you have used up the two times you can take an exam after the instructor has graded your previous exams. The best grade you receive for the assessed component will be entered in your academic record.

How much time do I have to do the exam? Can I start late?

Duration of electronic exams is determined on the basis of ECTS, please page Reserving an Examination . The duration is always visible in the exam information as well. The dedicated time slots start on the hour, for example at 8 or 12 sharp. If the student cannot start the exam at the designated time and believes that she or he needs less than four hours to complete the exam, the student can also start the exam after the time slot has started. However, please do not disturb the other students when you enter the room where the exam has already started.

Where can I do an electronic exam?

At the moment, the University of Tampere has facilities for electronic exams in three locations: in Tampere (on the main campus and Kauppi campus) and at the University Consortiums of Seinäjoki and Pori. You can do all your exams in any one of these places.

Why is it important to cancel the exam in advance?

There is limited space and times in the facilities for electronic exams and nearly all degree programmes have study units with exams. In an ideal situation, the facilities for electronic exams are in active use all the time the facilities are open. This is possible only if the cancelled exam times become available so that other students can take them. In addition, if you cancel the exam before you are supposed to take it, this does not reduce the number of times you can take the exam.
Why is my completed course unit not visible in Student's Desktop even though I already received information about the grade in my e-mail?

The student receives an e-mail message as soon as the teacher has locked the grading of the exam in the electronic exam system. However, the grade does not transfer automatically from the exam system to the academic records. The teacher must first hand in the information on the completed course unit to the Study Affairs personnel in the faculty who feed the information into the academic records. According to the University of Tampere’s Regulations on the Assessment of Studies, the results of electronic exams must in the main be published within three weeks after the exam.

Can I retake an exam right away?

If you have not already used your right to retake an exam, you can retake the exam before it is graded. You can retake a passed exam in order to improve your grade even when you have used up the two times you can take an exam after the instructor has Making a reservation for an examination

Conditions of use

By using the Electronic Examinations Service you undertake to abide by the conditions of use. Briefly they are the following:

  1. In electronic examinations the evaluation regulations will be those governing studies at the University of Tampere.
  2. The student consents to audio and video surveillance and to the combining of information of the examinations systems in order to confirm identity.
  3. The rules governing use of information systems will apply in electronic examinations.