Oral exams via video conference

Oral examinations via video conference

The rules of Hess. FernPrüfDV (opens in new tab). apply. The withdrawal rule applies as for written examinations.

The following conditions must be met at digital oral examinations:

Both you and the examiner must mutually agree to the digital format chosen. In the case of a video-based examination, you must be visible in the live image and show an identification document and the student ID. All examiners, assessors if applicable, and the person taking the minutes in written form will attend the conference. At the beginning of the exam, you must assure that you are alone in the room and that you do not have any aids available.

At the end of the examination session, you will be informed orally of the result and the grade in the video conference. The result will additionally be published in TUCaN. If the connection is interrupted for technical reasons, the exam will be considered as “not taken”.

Supplementary Information

  • Screenshots (if, for example, the examinee must write a proof)
    • Examinee holds the notes in front of the camera
    • Examiner can take a screenshot of the notes
    • Additionally: examinee can scan their notes and send the scan to the examiners
  • Discontinuation the Oral Examination
    • Stopping due to technical problems
      In the event of technical problems, the examiner can stop the exam. This does not count as a failed attempt. The cancellation must be recorded in the exam protocol.
    • Stopping in case of cheating
      If an attempt to cheat is observed, this must be recorded in the exam protocol. The examiner will decide at their own discretion whether the exam will be called off, depending on the severity of the attempt to cheat.