Information on oral online-exams
- The basic requirement is that a connection via audio and viedo has to be possible throughout the exam.
- If you are registered for skype or zoom, we can hold an exam via one of these platforms. Alternatively, I can arrange a Jitsi-session, for which neither installation of software nor a registration is required.
- At the beginning of the exam I have to check your student ID. Moreover, you have to show me the whole room in which you stay during the exam. If you want, you can ask a witness to be present during the exam. In that case, this person should sit behind you in visibility of the camera throughout the exam.
- Please prepare things for the exam to avoid having to leave. Some paper and a pen for taking notes and a glas of water will certainly be useful.
- If I get the impression that you cheat, I have to stop the exam. This does not have immediate consequences for you, but I think we both want to avoid such a situation.
- What seems a bit subtle to me is how to exchange written text during the exam. (In standard oral exams, I often ask candidates to write things up.) Presenting handwritten note to the camera seems tricky to me. In case you are faimiliar with TeX, exchanging TeX-code via chat seems to be a good possibility to me. Please think about whether this would be an option for you before the exam.
- In case I haven't examined you orally before: I tend to ask rather broad and general questions. Once you have started answering, I'll direct you by further questions and specify the amount of detail I would like to get.
- I know that an online exam is a difficult and unusual situation, but we'll get through that.