The digital exam project at Gothenburg University was initiated in 2014 with a large-scale infrastructure project for online teaching and blended learning. The overall aim was to increase the use of digital tools in teaching and learning in general.
By 2015, a number of different digital platforms and virtual learning environments were used for submission of coursework and home exams at the different faculties at the university. However, on-site exams still took place with pen and paper.
The digital exam project was kicked off and mandated to find one common solution to conduct all on-site written exams digitally, from the planning phase to the grading and feedback phase. The business case for the digital exam project was based on:
● Reducing administrative work hours spent on the exam workflow
● Making it possible for academics to mark and grade independently of time and place
● Improving the student experience during on-site exams by allowing them to bring their own devices