Regulations for online exams

General requirements for online exams

In order for online exams to take place, the examination regulations have to provide for this option as per §§ 32a Landeshochschulgesetz LHG (state law on higher education).

Almost all current examination regulations of the University of Konstanz provide for written as well as oral online exams, but please check this for your individual case. You can find more information in the corresponding examination regulations under § Course-related written exams and online exams in text form and § Course-related oral and practical performance assessments.

Written exams conducted online

Students complete written exams conducted online within a limited time. Almost all current examination regulations at the University of Konstanz provide for both on-campus and off-campus online exams. Off-campus online exams are possible only if the exam format is not a written on-campus exam ("Klausur", which is a supervised exam). Please check the applicable examination regulations.

Ungraded coursework in the form of online tests and take-home exams are legally permitted regardless of the provisions in the examination regulations.

You can find an overview of the provisions in our information on written online exams.

Oral exams conducted online

Oral exams generally take place in person. If oral exams or coursework are to be conducted by videoconferencing instead, either for all participants or for individual participants joining online, different rules apply depending on the type of exam. The rules are laid out in the examination regulations. Please see the following document for a quick overview: