In the long run all exams should be digitized. That is the goal for the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (BSS) at Aarhus University Denmark. And the Faculty is well on its way with more than 90 percent of all the written exams being digital at this point.
BSS has more than 16,000 students and 1,200 academics, and the Faculty implemented WISEflow in the spring 2014. Since then the platform has been their preferred platform, and the Faculty has received great feedback from the users, including students, administrative workers and assessors.
The transition to digital exam
Asked about the transition to digital exams one of the biggest changes has been that more people now are involved in the exam process. Different new tasks have also been added to the exam process. In contrast to earlier it is for instance now necessary to have IT-support during an exam, and the use of paper has been minimized.
“It has generally been a different exam process, and the exam is maybe even easier, because there are fewer workflows. It is way easier to do everything digitally, and you can quickly set up all kinds of exams in one system,” Morten Palsgaard, Application Manager at BSS, says.
WISEflow saves time and money
WISEflow has benefited the exam process, particularly saved time and money.
“With WISEflow we have gained different savings. We do not have to print assignments, and in this way we save both time and money. We can execute all the types of exams, we want to in just one system, both Multiple Choice and FLOWoral. At the same time, it functions very well that WISEflow offers automatic plagiarism control,” Morten Palsgaard says, highlighting the long-term goal with digital exams:
“At this point more than 90 percent of all the written exams are digital at BSS. On a long-term all our exams should be digitized,” he says.