Electronic Exam Service

Electronic examination system EXAM is in use at the University of Vaasa. To take an electronic exam you need a valid user account at the University. You also have to check that you have a study right to complete the course.

The electronic examination room A206 is located beside the information desk in Tervahovi, near the main entrance. The exam can be taken from Monday to Friday during 8:00-20:00 and on Saturdays during 12:00-15:00 on general Saturday exam days.

The electronic examination room is equipped with real-time surveillance and recording video/sound surveillance.

Entering the EXAM room

Students no longer need to get the room key from the janitors/security guard, since the EXAM room door is open Mon-Fri during 7:45-20:00 and on Saturdays during 11:45-15:00. Even if the student's ID's are not checked before entering the room, we would like to remind you that there will be spot-checks to the room and taking an exam on someone else's behalf is a crime and will always be dealt with by the police.

Before taking an electronic exam you have

made a reservation in EXAM https://exam.uwasa.fi

What can I take with me to the EXAM room?

You can take to the EXAM room with you only your ID with a photo / Student ID and the locker key, nothing else. The exam will be failed, if you take with you anything else. Leave your coat to the coat rack and other belongings to the lockers, which can be found on the left hand side of the staircase. Make sure that your mobile phone is turned off or silent in the locker before entering the examination room. Students face has to be visible for the cameras in the room, so baseball caps or other headgear covering the face are prohibited. Spot checks will be made in the exam room.

How does EXAM work?

  1. The teacher enters the basic information and the questions of the exam to EXAM system.
  2. Student enrolls for the exam in the EXAM system.
  3. Student receives an automated confirmation email to the University's email address telling the student the number of the computer that has been given to the student to take the exam at.
    (Teachers are sent automatically once a week a summary by email of the enrollments for teachers' own exams and of the exams requiring evaluation.)
  4. The student does not need a key to enter the exam room. Student leaves his/her coat to the coat rack and other belongings to the lockers, which can be found on the left hand side of the staircase. Student takes the exam in the EXAM-room.
  5. After the exam student empties the locker of his/her belongings right after the exam so that it will be available for the next student taking an electronic exam.
  6. The teacher is informed about the completed exam by e-mail.
  7. The teacher reviews and evaluates the exam and locks the evaluation.
  8. The student is informed about the completed evaluation by email. The student logs into the EXAM to view the evaluation and possible written feedback from the teacher.
  9. The teacher sends the grade to the assistant to be entered in to Oodi.

Benefits of EXAM for students

  • Possibility to divide your studies better
  • Possibility to choose the best exam time at the appropriate time
  • Better sufficiency of course books
  • Calmer exam situation
  • Possibility to use a computer to take the exam

Conditions of use

By using the Electronic Exam Service you undertake to abide by the conditions of use. The student consents to audio and video surveillance and to the combining of information of the examinations systems in order to confirm identity.

  1. In electronic examinations the evaluation regulations (in Finnish) will be those governing studies at the University of Vaasa.
  2. The rules governing use of information systems (in Finnish) will apply in electronic examinations.
  3. The electronic examination room is equipped with real-time and recording video and audio surveillance.

More information about the Electronic Exam Service: exam(at)uva.fi.

Kaisa Savolainen 
Specialist
University Services, Education Services
firstname.lastname@uva.fi
+358 29 449 8186
Luotsi L120